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Stanford Swimmer Charged in Rape of Passed-Out Woman

Brock Turner has been arrested, withdrew from university

(Newser) - A former freshman swimmer at Stanford University has been barred from the campus and is facing felony charges after allegedly raping a woman as she lay unconscious on campus. Early on Sunday, Jan. 18, two male cyclists saw the woman on the ground and a man on top of her;... More »

Ex-Vanderbilt Students Guilty on All Counts in Rape Trial

Cory Batey, Brandon Vandenburg face long prison sentences

(Newser) - One stared ahead stoically and the other mouthed "No"—after a jury found two former Vanderbilt football players guilty on all counts in a rape trial that included shocking video and images of the assault, the AP reports. Cory Batey, 21, and Brandon Vandenburg, 21, each face decades-long... More »

DA: Vanderbilt Players Giggled, Texted During Rape

Jurors shown video of accused carrying passed-out victim into dorm

(Newser) - Jurors in the rape trial of two ex-Vanderbilt football players have watched surveillance video of a female student being carried into a dorm, put in an elevator, and dragged out after the doors opened. Four former players are accused in the alleged rape of the unconscious female in a dorm... More »

Report: Cosby Pays for 'Dirt' on Rape Accusers

Comedian specifically targets Beverly Johnson, source says

(Newser) - Bill Cosby plans to fire back at his rape accusers by digging up tidbits about their past—or, rather, paying private investigators six-figure sums to do so for him, according to unnamed sources in the New York Post . A firm in Glendale, Calif., and about six former LAPD detectives are... More »

Mass. Uber Driver Accused of Raping Passenger

Alejandro Done has pleaded not guilty

(Newser) - More trouble for Uber : A driver for the ride-sharing service has been charged with rape, among other things, for a Dec. 6 incident in Massachusetts. The alleged victim says Alejandro Done, 46, picked her up from a Boston residence after she had been out with friends and, instead of taking... More »

Rolling Stone Orders Audit of UVa Rape Story

Jann Wenner has asked Columbia Journalism School to examine what went wrong

(Newser) - Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner is ordering an independent audit to get to the bottom of what went wrong with Sabrina Rubin Erdely's University of Virginia rape story , and the Columbia Journalism School will do the honors, the Washington Post reports. The investigative team, headed by deans Steve Coll... More »

Student Accused of Columbia Rape: I'm a Feminist

Paul Nungesser holds that sex was consensual

(Newser) - A Columbia University senior is drawing attention to the issue of rape on campus by carrying a mattress with her, saying she'll keep bearing the load until her rapist is kicked out of school. Now, the man she accuses of the attack is speaking publicly for the first time,... More »

How Rapists Who Wear Condoms Could Be Caught

Bacterial profiles of pubic hair so unique they could identify perpetrators

(Newser) - Investigators routinely analyze pubic hairs found at crime scenes where rape is suspected, but it's rare that the hair has its root, and thus sufficient DNA to identify its former owner. Now researchers say that bacterial colonies on pubic hairs appear to be so unique to an individual that... More »

Bill Cosby's Wife Reacts to Rape Allegations

Camille Cosby says her husband is 'kind' and 'generous'

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's wife emerged from the shadows today to defend her husband against rape accusations, but doesn't deny them exactly—she just says the allegations by more than 15 women don't jibe with the man she knows, CBS News reports. "He is a kind man, a... More »

Why Did We Believe the Jackie Rape Story?

...and other reactions to Rolling Stone's controversial article

(Newser) - With the University of Virginia gang-rape story springing leaks , reactions are rolling in—including a piece on why many people believed the horrific tale of seven frat-house boys committing ritualized rape. The answer: "We found something in that article that struck a chord with us," writes Julia Horowitz,... More »

India Arrests Uber Driver in Rape of Passenger

Police threaten taxi company with legal action for failing to screen driver

(Newser) - India police today arrested a 32-year-old Uber driver in the rape of a New Delhi woman who used the taxi service on Friday, and they're threatening legal action against Uber itself, reports Reuters , saying that the company failed to adequately screen the driver or install a GPS location device... More »

Bill Cosby Tweets for First Time in Weeks

Thanks supporters as new accusers emerge

(Newser) - Bill Cosby has been pretty quiet since rape accusations against him started becoming big news, but this week tweets appeared on his Twitter feed for the first time since Nov. 17. "Thank you @WhoopiGoldberg," he tweeted Tuesday, following that up yesterday with "Thank you @MissJillScott, from the... More »

Lady Gaga: I Was Raped at 19

By a man 20 years older, she tells Howard Stern

(Newser) - Lady Gaga was raped when she was 19 by a man 20 years her senior, she told Howard Stern yesterday. "I went through some horrific things that I'm able to laugh [at] now, because I've gone through a lot of mental and physical therapy and emotional therapy... More »

Janice Dickinson: Cosby a 'Monster' Who Raped Me

Model says she was 'humiliated,' demands comedian acknowledge alleged attack

(Newser) - "I remember being humiliated, disgusted," Janice Dickinson tells Fredricka Whitfield in a CNN interview last night, describing how Bill Cosby allegedly raped her. The model, who claims the sexual assault took place after a 1982 dinner in Lake Tahoe, went into graphic detail during the interview, saying that... More »

Co-Artists: Shia LeBeouf Did Face Sex 'Incident'

Actor says he was raped at gallery

(Newser) - Artists who worked with Shia LaBeouf are offering support for his assertion that he was raped during an art exhibition, Gawker reports. Nastja Säde Rönkkö, who was involved in a project that saw LaBeouf sitting in a gallery with a paper bag on his head, tweeted some "... More »

UVa Rape Story Reporter: School 'Stonewalled' Me

Sabrina Rubin Erdely says university only cared about its reputation

(Newser) - Sabrina Rubin Erdely's story on alleged sexual assault at the University of Virginia has made waves, with the university temporarily shutting down fraternities as it investigates the horrific report. Now, Erdely is offering a glimpse into her experience reporting the story, telling the Washington Post that the university stood... More »

How Technology Led to a Child's Abduction— and Rescue

iPod helped authorities find girl said to have been talking to man online

(Newser) - The story of a 12-year-old girl's kidnapping fuels concerns about the dangers of the Internet—even as it demonstrates how today's devices can come to the rescue, Ars Technica reports. The Baltimore-area girl, identified in court as Jane Doe, communicated with several men via Xbox Live and social... More »

Death to the Fraternity System

We can't trust 'reform': Jordan Sargent

(Newser) - A report about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia shut down the school's fraternities until Jan. 9—but actually, "the right time to bring back the fraternities is never," writes Jordan Sargent at Gawker . It's time, he says, to do away with a... More »

Okla. Students Walk Out in Rape Protest

They support classmates who say they were bullied after being raped

(Newser) - High school students in Oklahoma walked out of classes yesterday in solidarity with three classmates who say they were raped by a fellow student and then bullied by the alleged attacker's friends. Hundreds of teens at Norman High School participated in the protests, which accused school officials of failing... More »

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 »

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