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She Got Her Finger Up His Nose. That's All Cops Needed

DNA sample helped Seattle police find Jose Luis Tum-Coronado, 35

(Newser) - A woman helped police track down a sexual-assault suspect by literally getting in his face, Q13 Fox reports. Prosecutors in Washington state have charged Jose Luis Tum-Coronado, 35, as he sits in a Georgia prison—all because the unidentified assault survivor stuck her finger up his nose. "My main... More »

Weinstein Out on Bail as Legal Troubles Grow

Former movie exec pleads not guilty in case involving a 3rd woman

(Newser) - The charges keep piling up for Harvey Weinstein: The 66-year-old disgraced movie mogul pleaded not guilty Monday to more sexual assault allegations, reports the Daily News . Weinstein's previous legal trouble involved alleged assaults on two women, and Monday's charges add a third woman. Prosecutors say Weinstein performed oral... More »

Robin Wright Finally Speaks on Spacey: 'I Didn't Know the Man'

'House of Cards' actress says Spacey was 'great' to her, but that they 'never socialized' outside work

(Newser) - What did Robin Wright know about the alleged dark side of House of Cards co-star Kevin Spacey? Not much, per the actress' interview with Savannah Guthrie on the Today show. "We were co-workers, really," Wright said in a clip that aired Monday morning. She noted they had a... More »

Paul Ryan: Allegations Against Rep. Jordan Are 'Serious'

'The university has rightfully initiated a full investigation into the matter,' Ryan says

(Newser) - With political pressure rising, House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke up Friday on the question of whether Jim Jordan knew about sexual abuse by Ohio State University's wrestling-team doctor decades ago, USA Today reports. "These are serious allegations and issues," Ryan says via a spokesman. "The university... More »

More Trouble for Spacey in UK

Scotland Yard is investigating 3 new claims against the actor

(Newser) - British police investigating abuse allegations against actor Kevin Spacey have doubled their case load . Already looking into two complaints of sexual assault and one of assault in London between 2005 and 2008, Scotland Yard is probing three new complaints of sexual assault by the Oscar-winning actor, who was artistic director... More »

Sports Doc Larry Nassar Now in Trouble in Texas

New charges are linked to six former patients treated at Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville

(Newser) - Disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar, who has already been sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing former patients in Michigan, is facing an additional six counts of sexual assault in Texas, reports NBC . Authorities have also charged trainer Debbie Van Horn with one count of sexual... More »

Woman Wielding Machete Forced Ex to Have Sex: Cops

Samantha Ray Mears allegedly entered house while ex was out, then accosted him

(Newser) - A 19-year-old Montana woman was arrested Friday after allegedly lying in wait for her ex-boyfriend with a machete and forcing him to have sex with her. The alleged victim, who had reportedly been in a relationship with Samantha Ray Mears for seven years before they broke up, told police he... More »

50 Cent Mocks Terry Crews' Groping Claim

'Size doesn't matter when it comes to sexual assault,' Crews responds

(Newser) - Terry Crews testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to advocate for the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights, repeating claims he was sexually assaulted at a 2016 party. The outing drew praise from many corners— Esquire 's Justin Kirkland described an "impassioned and honest... More »

FBI: Sexual Assault on Planes Up 'Alarmingly'

'Hit that call button'

(Newser) - "Sexual assault on an aircraft is a federal crime," the FBI warns in its new Be Air Aware campaign —and it's a crime that the agency says has increased "at an alarming rate" in recent years. The bureau says there has been a steady rise... More »

Chris Hardwick 'Heartbroken' Over Assault Allegations

Actress Chloe Dykstra made the accusations about an ex, without naming him

(Newser) - Actress Chloe Dykstra dated Chris Hardwick (founder of the website Nerdist, current host of an NBC game show and AMC talk show) for three years—and she wrote a first-person post on Medium this week detailing a controlling relationship with an unnamed partner that was rife with sexual and emotional... More »

Prosecutors Reviewing Stallone Sexual Assault Allegation

Woman says he assaulted her decades ago

(Newser) - A special entertainment task force is reviewing a sexual assault allegation against Sylvester Stallone, prosecutors in Los Angeles County have confirmed. Greg Risling, a spokesman for the district attorney's office, says prosecutors are investigating whether the 71-year-old actor should face charges in connection with the alleged incident, which dates... More »

Jamie Foxx Denies Allegation Involving His Genitals

Woman says he assaulted her in 2002

(Newser) - Jamie Foxx is denying allegations that he slapped a woman in the face with his penis almost 16 years ago in Las Vegas. The accuser says she was with a friend at Foxx's place for a party in 2002 when he attempted to get her to perform oral sex... More »

Coming to a Theater Near You This Summer: Kevin Spacey

Actor stars in 'Billionaire Boys Club,' filmed before he was accused of sexual assault

(Newser) - We may not be seeing Kevin Spacey in House of Cards anymore, but he will be coming to the big screen this summer. Sky News reports the 58-year-old actor, virtually banished from Hollywood after sexual assault allegations against him first emerged in October, will appear in Billionaire Boys Club, co-starring... More »

Valedictorian: My Mic Was Cut Due to 'Fear of the Truth'

17-year-old Lulabel Seitz was silenced when she started talking about sexual assault

(Newser) - As valedictorian of California's Petaluma High School, Lulabel Seitz took to the podium at the June 2 graduation to give the commencement speech. But a few minutes in, after speaking on typical topics like good times and facing adversity, the 17-year-old broached a not-so-typical subject: sexual assault. "The... More »

Jury Awards Record $1B to Georgia Rape Victim

Security worker raped her when she was 14

(Newser) - "A jury, from now on, will know there is no ceiling on the damages that rape causes to a woman," attorney L. Chris Stewart said Wednesday after a jury awarded his client $1 billion in a civil case. Hope Cheston, now 20, was 14 years old when she... More »

Cosby Will Be Sentenced in September

He's expected to get up to 10 years

(Newser) - Bill Cosby will be sentenced Sept. 24, almost five months to the day after he was convicted of sexual assault, a judge said Tuesday. Lawyers for the comedian, who turns 81 in July and faces the prospect of the rest of his life in prison, had asked Judge Steven O'... More »

Uber CEO Vows to 'Do the Right Thing' With Newest Move

San Francisco company will allow court action, public airing of sexual assault allegations

(Newser) - Uber will give its US passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior, reports the AP . The shift announced Tuesday will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape, sexual assault, and harassment in... More »

There Will Be No Nobel for Literature This Year

Prize called off amid sex-abuse scandal

(Newser) - The Nobel Prize in literature will be not awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues within the ranks of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner. The academy said Friday the 2018 prize will be given in 2019. The decision was made at a weekly meeting in Stockholm... More »

Camille Cosby: Undo Bill's Conviction for America

Comedian's wife fires off lengthy statement attacking legal system, 'unconstitutional frenzy'

(Newser) - In the wake of his conviction for sexual assault, we've heard from Bill Cosby and the women who've accused him . Now Camille Cosby, who's been married to the disgraced comedian for almost 55 years, is taking her turn at the podium, via a statement released Thursday that... More »

There's a New Crisis at Rohingya Camps

A 'child protection crisis' as officials prepare for wave of births

(Newser) - Soldiers committed no rapes during a crackdown on the Rohingya in Myanmar, the country's army chief told a UN Security Council delegation on Monday, per AFP . But such denials will only become harder to sustain with the cries of infants taking over refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh, where hundreds... More »

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