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Sexual Assault

  1. from the archives
    Sexual Assault in the AmazonAs the ayahuasca tourism industry grows, so do accounts of abuse.
  2. crime
    Prosecutors Ask Supreme Court to Review Bill Cosby’s ReleaseIn order to “right what we believe is a grievous wrong.”
  3. power
    Judge Says It’s ‘Inappropriate’ to Send Rapist to PrisonAfter pleading guilty to rape and sexual abuse of four teenage girls, Christopher Belter got eight years’ probation.
  4. power
    Puerto Rico’s Loudest Whisper NetworkFed up with a broken justice system, the organizers of an Instagram account started naming alleged abusers. Then one of the accused killed himself.
  5. power
    Huma Abedin Says She Was Sexually Assaulted by a SenatorThe allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh resurfaced her own experience, she writes in her forthcoming book.
  6. crime
    Lyft Received Over 1,800 Sexual-Assault Reports in a YearAfter dragging its feet for years, the company has finally released new safety data.
  7. crime
    A Woman Was Raped on a Train While the Rest of the Passengers Stood ByPennsylvania police said not a single bystander tried to intervene during the eight-minute attack.
  8. q&a
    How Do We Investigate Sexual Offenses Fairly?If you care about sexual violence, you have to care about due process, argues the lawyer and activist Alexandra Brodsky.
  9. power
    Untangling the Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against DiploThe producer may be facing criminal charges after a woman accused him of sexual assault and distributing revenge porn.
  10. power
    Emily Ratajkowski Accuses Robin Thicke of Groping Her on Set“I was an unknown model and if I had spoken out or complained, I would not be where I am today.”
  11. crime
    She Warned Us About R. Kelly. No One Believed Her.Sparkle has been waiting 20 years for this verdict.
  12. law & order
    Treat Stealthing Like the Crime That It Is AlreadyA change to California’s civil code could make the act of agreeing to protected sex and then surreptitiously ditching the condom illegal.
  13. hm?
    R. Kelly’s Defense Team Just Compared Him to … MLK?They’ve completely lost the plot.
  14. lawsuits
    Is Nicki Minaj Trying to Distract Us From Her Legal Trouble?A new lawsuit claims the rapper harassed Jennifer Hough, who accused Minaj’s husband of sexual assault.
  15. team usa
    Simone Biles Says the FBI ‘Turned a Blind Eye’ to Larry NassarTestifying in a Senate hearing, she blamed “an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse.”
  16. crime
    Apparently Bill Cosby Finally Read the RoomThe known rapist will not do a comedy tour, actually.
  17. power
    Working at Brandy Melville Sounds Like an Absolute NightmareA new report from over 30 employees details racist hiring policies, Holocaust jokes, “storewide diets,” and more.
  18. sexual harassment
    Bruce Weber Has Settled Another Sexual-Assault LawsuitThe photographer has been accused of inappropriate behavior and assault by more than 20 male models.
  19. protests
    Students Call to Abolish University of Nebraska FratHundreds gathered outside of the fraternity house after a student was allegedly sexually assaulted this week.
  20. power
    R. Kelly’s Trial Is Finally Set to BeginThat Kelly’s many accusers have thus far been denied legal redress is no anomaly.
  21. crime
    They Thought They Were Lucky to Get an AppointmentDr. Joseph Silverman was renowned for treating young girls with anorexia. But patients in his care allege he raped them repeatedly.
  22. first person
    I Still Worry That I’ll Be NextA lifetime of being taught to fear sexual assault didn’t make it easier for me to call what happened by its name.
  23. power
    Washington Post Sued for Gender DiscriminationReporter Felicia Sonmez says she was banned from covering sexual misconduct after going public with her own assault allegations.
  24. crime
    Bill Cosby Is Reportedly Already Planning His Comeback TourAccording to his publicist, “The world wants to see Mr. Cosby.”
  25. power
    ‘We Gave It Our Best Shot’Four of Bill Cosby’s accusers react to the news of his release from prison.
  26. power
    Who Our Legal System ServesFour years into the Me Too movement, we still don’t do enough to support women who come forward.
  27. power
    When Is It Enough?Bill Cosby’s overturned conviction is a reminder that the legal system remains stacked against accusers.
  28. sexual violence
    The Worst Reaction to Bill Cosby’s Release So FarPhylicia Rashad, Cosby’s former co-star, tweeted her support after the actor’s sexual-assault conviction was overturned.
  29. crime
    Bill Cosby Has Been ReleasedAfter serving just over two years of his prison sentence, his sexual-assault conviction has been overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
  30. power
    A Fourth Woman Sues Marilyn Manson for Sexual AssaultAshley Morgan Smithline says she was raped, cut, and “branded” by the singer.
  31. marilyn manson
    A Warrant Is Out for Marilyn Manson’s ArrestNew Hampshire authorities are seeking the singer, who allegedly assaulted a videographer in 2019.
  32. sexual assault
    Lady Gaga Says She Suffered a ‘Total Psychotic Break’ After Being RapedIn a new interview, she discussed the lasting trauma after being sexually assaulted as a teenager.
  33. power
    ‘I Was His Property’: Marilyn Manson’s Former Assistant SuesAshley Walters says she was sexually assaulted, harassed, and psychologically abused by the singer in a new lawsuit.
  34. power
    Best-Selling Philip Roth Biographer Accused of Sexual AssaultA new publisher has purchased the rights to Blake Bailey’s book despite allegations of rape against the author.
  35. the body politic
    Life As a ManWhen Valentina Rice wrote a letter to Blake Bailey’s publisher alleging that he had raped her, they forwarded the message right to him.
  36. power
    YouTuber Jake Paul Has Been Accused of Sexual AssaultIn a new video, TikToker Justine Paradise says she was assaulted in 2019.
  37. sarah everard
    Sarah Everard Deserved Better Than ThisA cop is accused of kidnapping and killing her. On Saturday, police violently broke up a vigil in her honor.
  38. power
    Alexander Wang Met With His AccusersIn a statement released afterward, he said he will “do better.”
  39. power
    Alexander Wang Off DutyThe designer was famous for his partying. Now, he could become infamous.
  40. power
    Gérard Depardieu Charged With Rape and Sexual AssaultHe allegedly assaulted a 22-year-old actress while helping her rehearse in 2018.
  41. power
    Britney Spears Was Never in ControlWhy did I ever believe a teen girl could hold all the power?
  42. power
    The Willful Misunderstanding of KinkWhat does it mean to conflate a sexual practice with abuse?
  43. power
    Marilyn Manson ‘Almost Destroyed Me’Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco says her relationship with the singer left her with physical scars and PTSD.
  44. power
    The Clarifying Power of AOC’s StorytellingThe congresswoman spoke openly about her trauma, and in doing so made it clear that Republicans must be held accountable.
  45. power
    AOC Says She Is a Survivor of Sexual AssaultIn a livestream where she discussed the trauma of the Capitol insurrection.
  46. power
    Evan Rachel Wood: Marilyn Manson ‘Horrifically Abused’ MeFour other women also described their experiences with the singer on social media.
  47. power
    Alexander Wang Denies ‘Atrocious’ Sexual Assault AllegationsIn a statement to the New York Times, he decried the accusations as “baseless and grotesquely false.”
  48. introductions
    Nick Robinson Was Done Playing a TeenBut he went back to high school for A Teacher, a show about an abusive teacher-student relationship.
  49. crime
    Fashion Mogul Arrested on Sex-Trafficking ChargesPeter Nygard is accused of sexually assaulting over 50 women. They say he used violence, intimidation, and company resources to prey on them.
  50. power
    What Daisy Coleman ChangedBefore the recent campus anti-rape movement, before Brock Turner, a 14-year-old girl was terrorized for speaking out.
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