sexual assault

crime

Student Jailed for Sexual Assault in Campus Attack That Echoes Brock Turner

Edinburgh University undergraduate Felix Beck left an 18-year-old woman bleeding after he choked her and bit her all over her thighs and genitals.
Sirin Kale
18 hours ago
sexual assault

Trump's Accusers Take Center Stage in 'The Pussy Grabber Plays'

On Monday night, a play spotlighting the stories of seven of President Donald Trump's accusers debuted in New York.
Marie Solis
1.16.19
Books

'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
1.15.19
sexual assault

Prosecuting R. Kelly Is More Difficult Than It Sounds

An attorney who worked on R. Kelly's child pornography defense team shares why it may be an uphill battle to prosecute the controversial singer.
Tiffany Walden
1.14.19
#metoo

Judge Throws Out Ashley Judd's Sexual Harassment Case Against Weinstein

On Wednesday, a federal judge dismissed actress Ashley Judd's sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, leaving her with the sole option of suing him on the grounds of defamation.
Marie Solis
1.10.19
Review

'Surviving R. Kelly' Revealed Black Women's Roadblocks to Exposing Abuse

Lifetime's docuseries about R. Kelly provided a platform for his alleged victims to talk about nearly two decades of abuse, but also showed their obstacles to coming forward and finding justice.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
1.7.19
consent

Coachella Is Taking Steps To Prevent Sexual Assault

Coachella's new Every One initiative will include trained counselors, consent guidelines, and "safety ambassadors" at this year's festival.
Leila Ettachfini
1.4.19
sexual assault

After Years of Appeals, Prep School Grad Owen Labrie Goes to Jail for Assault

Owen Labrie will serve a 10-month sentence for assaulting a 15-year-old classmate in 2014, when he was an 18-year-old senior at the elite St. Paul's School in New Hampshire.
Marie Solis
12.28.18
#metoo

Judge Rejects Weinstein's Ask to Dismiss All Sexual Assault Charges

New York Judge James Burke ruled on Thursday that Harvey Weinstein will go to trial for five felony charges of sexual assault.
Marie Solis
12.20.18
sexual assault

Christine Blasey Ford Presents Award to First Gymnast to Speak Out Against Nassar

Ford presented Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year award to Rachael Denhollander, who brought the first of more than 160 allegations of sexual abuse against Larry Nassar.
Marie Solis
12.12.18
sexual assault

Baylor Frat Judge Has Recent History of Lenient Sentences for Accused Rapists

Texas Judge Ralph Strother has received backlash for helping men accused of sexual assault avoid harsher sentences.
Marie Solis
12.11.18
#metoo

Time's Up Broke GoFundMe Record Raising Money for Victims of Harassment

The Time's Up Legal Defense Fund raised $22 million in the last year for victims of sexual assault and workplace harassment who can't afford legal assistance.
Marie Solis
12.6.18
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