sexual abuse


'Leaving Neverland' and the Complex Process of Revising Your Memories

Learning of a loved one’s sexual violence can feel akin to betrayal, as I was reminded by HBO's documentary about Michael Jackson.
Lydia Mack
revenge porn

Revenge Porn Will Soon Be Illegal in New York State

New York state lawmakers passed legislation on Thursday that would make revenge porn a crime punishable by up to one year in jail.
Marie Solis
sexual abuse

'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Rape and Abuse

A new investigation published in The Atlantic contains testimony from multiple men who alleged Singer and his associates targeted underage boys in a pattern of sexual coercion and abuse.
Sirin Kale
sexual assaut

Amber Rose Speaks Out About R. Kelly and the 'Cycle of Abuse'

After watching "Surviving R. Kelly," Amber Rose detailed her experiences with sexual assault victims and why there's no excuse for the singer's alleged behavior.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark

'Cat Person' Author Kristen Roupenian Wants to Let Women Be Bad

In its quest to give its characters "equal opportunity" to be depraved, Kristen Roupenian's new collection of short stories falls short of capturing the nuances of gender and power that made "Cat Person" so resonant.
Marie Solis

CEO of Nursing Home Where Comatose Woman Gave Birth Resigns

Amidst intense scrutiny of the facility where a woman allegedly gave birth while in a coma, Hacienda HealthCare confirmed to The New York Times that its long-standing CEO had resigned.
Sirin Kale
me too

Geoffrey Rush Accused of Using a Mirror to Watch His Co-Star Shower

In a new interview, "Orange Is the New Black" actress Yael Stone accused Geoffrey Rush of committing sexual misconduct when the two starred in a 2010 theater production.
Sirin Kale

Topshop Owner Philip Green Accused of Sexual Harassment, Racist Abuse

“He loved that I was scared,” one woman said of her alleged encounter with the British businessman.
Sirin Kale

#MeToo Anniversary: Women Around the World Speak on Its Impact

As the movement marks its first year of existence, we asked women how things have changed—or not—in their respective countries.
Broadly Staff
sexual assault

Why Other Women's Trauma Can Feel Like Your Own

Experts say national events like Christine Blasey Ford's testimony can make trauma and the reliving of it a collective experience.
Marie Solis
sexual assault

Assault Survivors Are Telling Trump Why They Didn't Report

On Twitter, #WhyIDidntReport is a collection of stories from sexual assault survivors that mirror what research proves: Victims who come forward will face more scrutiny, stigma, and blame than their perpetrators.
Leila Ettachfini

Louis C.K. Receives Standing Ovation at First Set Since Admitting Sexual Misconduct

Months after confirming sexual misconduct allegations against him, Louis C.K. made a surprise appearance at New York City's comedy cellar last night, where he was greeted warmly by a sold-out crowd.
Sirin Kale