Sexual Assault

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July 19, 2017

One woman living in R Kelly’s alleged “sex cult” says everything is fine. That doesn’t mean it is.

Jocelyn Savage says she's "happy" and "totally fine" in her arrangement with R. Kelly. Experts say that's common behavior among abuse survivors.

July 17, 2017

Democratic senator calls for removal of Education Dept. civil rights head for sexual assault comment

The acting assistant secretary for civil rights said 90% of sexual assault cases can be attributed to alcohol.
July 3, 2017

Swedish music festival cancelled after spate of sexual assault reports

Bråvalla's 2018 show will not go on after the festival logged high rates of sex crimes for the second consecutive year.
July 3, 2017

Lonely Lingerie works with teen with terminal cancer to help sexual assault survivors

"Our vision is to create a world that I can feel safe leaving my loved ones in without me being there to look after them."
June 28, 2017

Bill Cosby to appear in court for alleged 1974 assault of 15-year-old girl

Cosby will appear in court on July 30, 2018 for allegedly forcing a teen girl to perform oral sex on him over 40 years ago.
June 28, 2017

Nearly 850 backlogged rape kits were found infested with mold in Texas

The mold-infested rape kits don't appear to have contaminated the DNA samples inside, according to authorities.

June 27, 2017

There's a new effort to recall Judge Aaron Perksy, who sentenced Brock Turner

If voters in Persky's county collect enough signatures, the judge could be on the chopping block in 2018.
June 23, 2017

What does consent look like on a show like 'Bachelor in Paradise'?

Warner Bros. has cleared the allegations involving Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, leaving many questions about consent on the show in its wake.
June 23, 2017

In North Carolina, women can't withdraw consent after giving it

The state's consent law says that once someone gives consent, they can't revoke it.
June 20, 2017

Why did two black-owned networks bring back 'The Cosby Show' amid assault accusations?

Despite the allegations against Bill Cosby, Bounce TV and TV One say viewers still want to see the Huxtables.
June 19, 2017

Like Tupac himself, 'All Eyez on Me' is better at confronting racism than misogyny

It's a pattern that is starting to define biopics about famous rappers.

June 16, 2017

New Tupac biopic 'All Eyez on Me' takes a skewed look at sexual assault allegations

While he acknowledges Tupac as a flawed figure, director Benny Boom has made a movie that is more reverent than revolutionary.
June 13, 2017

Janet Mock: "My body, no matter how much I grew to accept it, could be violated"

Janet Mock shares reveals story of surviving campus sexual assault in this excerpt from 'Surpassing Certainty'
June 13, 2017

Indiana lawmaker suggests women carry guns to learn how "not to be a victim" of rape

Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Ind.) asked a local news reporter to write an article encouraging women to arm themselves.
June 11, 2017

Uber may ask CEO Travis Kalanick to step down

Kalanick may not even get the opportunity to return at a less powerful role.
June 11, 2017

Yes, famous black men have spoken out against Bill Cosby — here's a list

Black men have spoken out against Bill Cosby.

June 9, 2017

Bill Cosby sexual assault trial: 3 key takeaways from day 5

Prosecution just wrapped up the first week of the Cosby trial. Here's what you should know going into next week.
June 9, 2017

Woman allegedly raped while pregnant in Sheriff David Clarke's jail awarded $6.7 million by jury

The alleged victim was pregnant when three of the five assaults occurred.
June 9, 2017

3 key takeaways from day 4 of the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial

Day 4 presents perhaps the most damning evidence to date.
June 9, 2017

Comey wasn't being victim-blamed, but there's a reason so many people thought he was

A feminist rhetoric scholar said sexualized language is baked into American politics.
June 8, 2017

Judge jailed assault victim near alleged assailant to ensure her testimony in court

A Canadian justice has ordered an investigation into the court's treatment of the alleged victim, an indigenous woman who was homeless at the time of her attack.

June 6, 2017

First witness in Cosby trial recalls actor checking to ensure she swallowed the pill he gave her

Kelly Johnson said Cosby inspected her mouth to make sure she swallowed a white pill.
June 5, 2017

3 key takeaways from day 1 of Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial

Here are the most important things you should know about the first day of Cosby's trial.
June 5, 2017

Ashley Graham speaks out about being sexually harassed at 17

The 29-year-old supermodel broke her silence in an interview with 'Glamour' for the magazine's July cover.
June 4, 2017

Bill Cosby's rape trial: Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know about Bill Cosby's rape trial.
May 26, 2017

A Berkeley professor's firing is the latest fallout in a pattern of harassment on UC campuses

UC Berkeley has fired professor Blake Wentworth nearly two years after finding him guilty of sexual harassment.

May 22, 2017

Billy Bush would like you to know he's very sorry about Trump's hot mic tape

Bush says he didn't have the "strength of character" to shut down Trump's "grab them by the pussy" comments.
May 18, 2017

PR firm founder accused of assault launches company called "Dignity for our Daughters"

Trevor FitzGibbon's former employees say he's using his new company to shame his alleged victims.
May 18, 2017

Kesha pens powerful essay about her battle with mental illness

After a turbulent year, the singer says she's learning to embrace her emotional scars.
May 17, 2017

Wisconsin Rep. Melissa Sargent wants to make "stealthing" a crime

Sargent introduced a bill that would define nonconsensual condom removal as sexual assault.