sexual assault

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
13 hours ago
supreme court

Trump Questions If Ford's Alleged Assault Was 'As Bad As She Says'

In a Friday tweet, President Donald Trump wondered why Brett Kavanaugh's accuser hadn't "immediately filed" a complaint with authorities after her alleged assault more than three decades ago.
Marie Solis
16 hours ago
supreme court

At Least One Woman Who Signed Letter Defending Kavanaugh Never Spoke to Him

Sixty-five women signed a letter defending Brett Kavanaugh against sexual assault allegations—some without knowing him personally.
Marie Solis
2 days ago
supreme court

A Running List of Senators' Comments on Christine Blasey Ford's Allegation

Democratic women in the Senate have spoken out to say they stand by Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, while Republican men have been her biggest detractors.
Marie Solis
3 days ago
supreme court

Senator Hirono Tells Men to 'Shut Up and Step Up' on Kavanaugh Allegations

Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono, who asked Brett Kavanaugh about his history of sexual misconduct under oath, calls on men in the Senate to do better.
Marie Solis
3 days ago
sexual assault

Brett Kavanaugh's Sexual Assault Accuser Willing to Testify Before Congress

Christine Blasey Ford alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh held her down and attempted to force himself on her when they were both in high school.
Marie Solis
5 days ago
Power

Asia Argento Threatens to Sue Rose McGowan Over Sexual Assault Statement

The actress and #MeToo activist asked her former friend Rose McGowan to retract her public statement about Argento's alleged sexual assault of Jimmy Bennett.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
5 days ago
supreme court

After Assault Allegations, GOP Points to 65 Women Saying Kavanaugh Is a 'Good Person'

Following accusations that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman when he was in high school, Senator Chuck Grassley released a letter including the names of 65 women defending his character.
Marie Solis
9.14.18
Culture

Lady Gaga Lives With the Impact of Her Teenage Rape Every Day

At the age of 19, Lady Gaga was sexually assaulted by a music producer.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
9.12.18
Title IX

As Campus Sexual Assault Survivors, We Call on DeVos to Do Better

Two law students who survived campus sexual assault explain how Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education are poised to undermine Title IX.
Alyssa Leader
Sarah Nesbitt
9.11.18
Campus sexual assault

Betsy DeVos' Proposed Title IX Policies Harm Sexual Assault Survivors, Advocates Say

The Department of Education has outlined new guidelines that would protect the rights of the accused and leave the handling of sexual assault cases largely up to universities' discretion.
Marie Solis
8.30.18
sexual assault

Rose McGowan Releases Letter to Asia Argento After Sexual Assault Allegations

"Be the person you wish Harvey could have been," McGowan tells Argento.
Amy Rose Spiegel
8.27.18