sexual assault


Asia Argento's Accuser Came Forward Because of #MeToo Movement She Helped Inspire

Actor Jimmy Bennett brought sexual assault allegations against Asia Argento after seeing her speak out against Harvey Weinstein last year.
Marie Solis
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Taylor Swift Opens Up to Fans About Her 'Really Horrible' Sexual Assault Trial

On the one-year anniversary of her trial, Taylor Swift recalled her experiencing defending herself in court as a victim of sexual assault.
Marie Solis
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After Losing Appeal, Brock Turner Must Register as a Sex Offender for Life

A court rejected Brock Turner's request for a new trial on Wednesday after his lawyer argued he wanted "outercourse" with his victim, not intercourse.
Marie Solis

Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing 14-Year-Old Girl in Immigrant Detention Center

Fernando Magaz Negrete is being held on bond after allegedly kissing and touching an immigrant teen at a detention facility in Phoenix.
Marie Solis

Activists Fight for Appeal for Girl Raped By Brother Then Jailed for Abortion

Sexual assault experts are afraid that the case will set a dangerous new precedent for rape survivors in Indonesia.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
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Brock Turner's Lawyer Tells Judge His Client Wanted 'Outercourse,' Not Intercourse

Brock Turner is appealing a court's decision to convict him for assaulting a Stanford University student in 2015.
Marie Solis
sexual assault

R. Kelly's Victimhood Doesn't Excuse His Alleged Sexual Misconduct

“I Admit” addresses sexual misconduct accusations against Kelly and mentions his childhood experiences with abuse. Critics say the song seems like a bizarre attempt to garner public sympathy in the hopes of absolving Kelly of his alleged crimes.
Leila Ettachfini
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DJ Who Assaulted Taylor Swift Says She 'Ruined' His Life

Former DJ David Mueller says that he's avoided women ever since he was found guilty of assaulting Swift at a meet and greet, and that his "life is totally screwed up."
Leila Ettachfini

What You Should Know About the New Charges Against Harvey Weinstein

If he is convicted, he could face up to life in prison.
Kimberly Lawson

Half of the Country Doesn't Have a Legal Definition of Consent

State by state, there’s little consensus on what counts as consent. Some legal experts and advocates are aiming to change that.
Kimberly Lawson

The Judge Who Sentenced Brock Turner Has Been Removed From Office

Santa Clara County voters cast their ballots in favor of recalling Aaron Persky, the Californian judge who sentenced Brock Turner to six months in jail.
Sirin Kale

What It's Like to Direct a Film About Your Childhood Sexual Abuse

Filmmaker Jennifer Fox opens up about the decades-long process of writing her story for the highly-anticipated "The Tale."
Kerensa Cadenas