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Cosby Rape Accusers: Here's What Happened, in Detail

Five women tell the Post about alleged horrific encounters

(Newser) - Details of alleged sexual assaults by Bill Cosby just keep on coming. Today five women describe his purported attacks in blood-curdling detail to the Washington Post , with some saying they were drugged before the encounter and others claiming they screamed, tried fighting him off, or said they would fight him... More »

Gang-Rape Report Shuts Down UVa Frats Until January

President calls on those with information to come forward

(Newser) - A Rolling Stone report on an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity has prompted the school's president to suspend all frats until the spring semester. In an open letter to students and staff today, president Teresa Sullivan calls for "the collective strength of the members... More »

Casinos in Tucson, Vegas Dump Cosby

Comedian's performances canceled as sexual-assault accusations mount

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's appearances at casinos in Las Vegas and Tucson, Ariz., have been canceled amid widening allegations of sexual assault. Officials at the Treasure Island hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip say they've mutually agreed with the comedian to cancel his upcoming performance. "It wasn't a... More »

Latest Cosby Accuser: Lou Ferrigno's Wife

Another woman says Cosby drugged, raped her

(Newser) - Yet more women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them—or in the case of Carla Ferrigno, wife of Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, attempting to sexually assault them. Ferrigno tells the Daily Mail that in 1967, when she was still a teenager, a date brought... More »

Cosby Again Asked About Claims, Responds Differently

He doesn't stay silent in AP interview, then asks that the exchange be 'scuttled'

(Newser) - The Hollywood Reporter calls it "uncomfortable footage." And how. The AP yesterday released video shot during a Nov. 6 interview with Bill Cosby and wife Camille about artwork they loaned to the Smithsonian . Historically, and in a recent NPR interview , Cosby has remained silent if the interviewer asks... More »

Janice Dickinson: Bill Cosby Raped Me

Netflix shelves Cosby comedy special

(Newser) - Former supermodel Janice Dickinson has a message for Bill Cosby: "Go f--k yourself. How dare you take advantage of me. And I hope you rot." The America's Next Top Model judge has become the third woman in the last month to accuse Cosby of sexually assaulting her.... More »

Cosby Once Did a Bit About Drugging Women's Drinks

Behold 1969's 'Spanish Fly'

(Newser) - As the sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby continue to mount , Alan Scherstuhl at the Village Voice makes an interesting observation: Cosby's accusers all have a similar story, that of feeling drugged after having drinks with the comedian, then getting assaulted. "Curiously, Cosby himself once made such scenarios... More »

Ferguson Officer Accused of Raping Pregnant Inmate

Jaris Hayden allegedly forced himself on woman before allowing escape

(Newser) - More trouble for authorities in Ferguson, Mo.: As the city braces for the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown police shooting case, a correctional officer has been accused of serious misconduct. Jaris Hayden, 29, allegedly raped a pregnant inmate in his custody before allowing her to escape from the... More »

Another Cosby Rape Accuser Steps Forward

Joan Tarshis says comedian drugged and raped her twice when she was 19

(Newser) - The sex assault accusations against Bill Cosby keep snowballing. After a week in which one of his more vocal accusers, Barbara Bowman, hit the media circuit , a new accuser has come forward. Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere says "old friend [and] journalist" Joan Tarshis has now revealed her own... More »

Rampant Sex Abuse Dogs USA Swimming

Coaches have attacked young athletes amid years of limited oversight

(Newser) - In an environment of little oversight, leading swim coaches across the US have taken advantage of a power dynamic to abuse their athletes for decades. In an in-depth piece at Outside , Rachel Sturtz recounts the story of Anna Strzempko, a former top swimmer who has reported repeated rapes by her... More »

Asked About Rape Allegations, Cosby Goes Silent

NPR interviewer offered chance to respond to accusations

(Newser) - When Bill Cosby spoke to NPR recently about his art collection, the interviewer raised the question of rape allegations against the comedian that have recently made headlines . Cosby didn't respond, the Guardian reports. "This question gives me no pleasure, Mr. Cosby, but there have been serious allegations raised... More »

LA Schools Blame Girl for Sex With Teacher

District wins civil suit brought by family of 14-year-old

(Newser) - The LA school district is taking flak for going after one of its own middle-school girls in court over a sexual abuse case. Attorneys for the district argued that the 14-year-old should be held responsible for a sexual relationship with a teacher and thus deserved no money for emotional trauma.... More »

Nobody Believed That Bill Cosby Raped Me

At least not until a man started raising allegations, writes Barbara Bowman

(Newser) - Last month, comedian Hannibal Buress called Bill Cosby a rapist in a video that quickly went viral. "Google 'Bill Cosby rape,'" Buress told an audience during a standup routine—and suddenly, Cosby's name and the accusations that he raped several women in the 1980s were... More »

Rape Victim: I Was Hounded About Faulty Hospital Bill

Hospital threatened to send bill to collections if she didn't pay for rape kit

(Newser) - Christine is a sexual assault forensic nurse from suburban Chicago; helping to put together Highland Park Hospital's sexual assault response protocol was one of her duties. So it was a particularly unwelcome surprise when, after she went to that same hospital in 2013 after being raped, she received a... More »

Ex-NFL Cheerleader Accused of Rape Now Divorced

Molly and Mayo Shattuck, married 17 years, have lived apart for more than a year

(Newser) - The former Ravens cheerleader charged with raping a 15-year-old boy is now officially divorced. Molly and Mayo Shattuck, married for 17 years, have lived apart for more than a year, reports the Baltimore Sun ; the couple filed for divorce on Sept. 29, a judge signed the final order on Nov.... More »

Ex-NFL Cheerleader Accused of Raping Teen

Mother of 3 allegedly performed oral sex on oldest son's classmate

(Newser) - Molly Shattuck, estranged wife of Constellation Energy CEO Mayo A. Shattuck III and a lifestyle guru who was once the oldest cheerleader in the NFL, was arrested in Delaware yesterday and charged with third-degree rape, unlawful sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy, and providing alcohol to minors, reports the News ... More »

Man Invites Over Daughter's Rapist, Fatally Tortures Him

Indian dad confesses to murdering man with hot tongs

(Newser) - A man in India has confessed to inviting over his daughter's alleged rapist, serving the man dinner, and murdering him with a pair of hot tongs, Fox News reports. The unidentified 36-year-old says he only meant to torture the man with tongs and strangulation, and wept when he died... More »

Hannah Graham Suspect Charged in Old Sex Crime

Jesse Matthew is indicted by a grand jury on 3 counts

(Newser) - Sitting in a Virginia jail, the suspect in Hannah Graham's disappearance is about to face three new counts—linked to another case dating back nine years, NBC 12 reports. Jesse Matthew, who's been charged with abduction with intent to defile in the Graham case, was indicted by a... More »

Husband Raped Her Son, but Mom Got More Jail Time

Victim Collin Grant misses his mother, wishes he had never come forward

(Newser) - A 12-year-old Oklahoma boy just wanted to escape from the repeated rapes he suffered at the hands of his stepfather, so 10 years ago he turned the man in. But Collin Grant now says he wishes he had never told anyone about Jimmy Don Mackey's reign of terror—which... More »

Iran May Spare Woman Who Killed Would-Be Rapist

Reyhaneh Jabbari accused of killing man during rape attempt

(Newser) - Iranian authorities may have decided not to execute Reyhaneh Jabbari, who has faced the gallows since 2009 after being convicted of killing a man she says tried to rape her, the LA Times reports. Authorities are working to commute the death sentence against the 26-year-old woman, an Iranian judiciary spokesman... More »

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