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As Accusations Against Nassar Continue, a First

Jacob Moore is Nassar's 1st male accuser

(Newser) - The over 300 women who've accused Larry Nassar of sexual abuse have been joined by the first man, the New York Daily News reports. Jacob Moore's name appeared in an amended complaint filed against the former doctor Wednesday in federal court. The complaint states Moore was 15 in... More »

Evan Rachel Wood: I've Been Raped Multiple Times

She spoke before Congress in support of the Survivors' Bill of Rights Act

(Newser) - Evan Rachel Wood gave harrowing testimony to Congress Tuesday detailing her sexual abuse at the hands of an ex-partner, in an effort to support passage of the Survivors' Bill of Rights Act. She was raped by him while unconscious, she told a House Judiciary subcommittee, and she was "mentally... More »

School Hid Sex Abuse for Decades. Now It's Paying Up

Hawaiian school reaches massive $80M settlement with 32 victims

(Newser) - For 27 years, Dr. Robert Browne drugged, raped, and psychologically tortured students of Hawaii's Kamehameha Schools under the guise of psychiatric care, the Washington Post reports. Now 32 of his victims and their families have been awarded what is believed to be the largest personal injury settlement in Hawaiian... More »

Frat Chapter at Cornell 'Horrified' Over 'Pig' Sex Game

Zeta Beta Tau members had sex contest based on women's weight

(Newser) - A Cornell University fraternity chapter that held a sex contest that members dubbed the "Pig Roast" in reference to the weight of the women they slept with has been placed on probation for two years. The university said officials launched an investigation of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity last... More »

Larry Nassar Handed His Final Sentence

Given 40 to 125 years in prison over Twistars abuse

(Newser) - Larry Nassar was sentenced Monday to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years behind bars for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training center. He had pleaded guilty to penetrating girls with ungloved hands when they sought treatment for injuries at Twistars, a gymnastics club that was... More »

NYT Finds 40 More Reasons for Anger Over Nassar Case

That's how many victims he molested during the span of the FBI investigation

(Newser) - Victim after victim has come forward to describe how former sports doctor Larry Nassar molested them during exams. Now the New York Times reports that the list could have been shorter by at least 40 names. That's how many girls and women say they were abused by Nassar as... More »

Seething Father Goes After Larry Nassar in Court

He asked to be allowed in a locked room with the 'demon'

(Newser) - Larry Nassar's victims are continuing to speak out, but the father of three did more than talk in a Michigan courtroom Friday. Following testimony from two of his daughters—including one abused at age 13, per the Detroit News —Randall Margraves took the floor and addressed Nassar as... More »

Nassar Attorney Has 'Hard Time' Buying Accusers' Stories

Shannon Smith called 'vile' by victims' attorney for saying number of accusers was 'really extreme'

(Newser) - The dozens of victims who spoke at Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing earlier this month served up scathing rebukes against the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor, who received up to 175 years in prison for his crimes. One person not as moved by their testimony: a Nassar defense attorney, who said during... More »

Woody Allen Gets Another Celeb Defender

And a critic in Judd Apatow

(Newser) - Diane Keaton is the latest celebrity to defend Woody Allen from allegations that he sexually molested his adopted daughter in 1992. Keaton—who won the best actress Oscar for her role alongside Allen in 1977's Annie Hall, which Allen also directed—took to Twitter on Monday to describe Allen... More »

Scott Baio Says He Didn't Molest Underage Co-Star

'What I'm being accused of is horrible'

(Newser) - "Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep," Nicole Eggert tweeted Saturday, setting off a storm of claims and counterclaims between her and her former Charles in Charge co-star. In later tweets, Eggert, 46, said the inappropriate behavior had started... More »

MSU President Quits After Nassar Sentenced

Lou Anna Simon denies there was a cover-up

(Newser) - The "death warrant" a judge delivered to disgraced former doctor Larry Nassar on Wednesday also marked the end of Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon's career. The university's first female president said she was resigning because "as tragedies are politicized, blame is inevitable," and... More »

Nassar Victim Says He Abused Her, Missed Broken Leg

'You were never a real doctor'

(Newser) - A former elite gymnast said Tuesday that sports doctor Larry Nassar overlooked what turned out to be a broken leg while he molested her in the basement of his home. Isabell Hutchins, one of the latest victims to testify at a Michigan sentencing hearing for Nassar, practiced for weeks at... More »

After Girl's Death, Evidence Suggests a Serial Killer of Kids

Pakistan rocked by brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari

(Newser) - The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around Pakistan, revealing a string of child abductions and killings by a suspected serial predator and generating outrage at a culture of silence surrounding sexual... More »

UN Peacekeepers Again Accused of Raping Kids

Advocates say little progress has been made in Central African Republic

(Newser) - The UN publicly maintains a zero tolerance policy on sexual abuse. Less publicly, it stands by as peacekeepers rape women and children in the Central African Republic, victims and human rights organizations allege. Four years after UN peacekeepers were first accused of rape in the country following a decade of... More »

Pope's Remarks Stun Victims of Pedophile Priest

He accuses them of slandering bishop

(Newser) - Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop... More »

Maroney Thought She'd Die During Night With Nassar

He is a 'monster of a human being'

(Newser) - Former USA Gymastics team doctor Larry Nassar "was not a doctor, he in fact is, was, and forever shall be, a child molester, and a monster of a human being. End of story!" McKayla Maroney wrote in a powerful victim statement read aloud by a prosecutor on the... More »

Dylan Farrow Speaks on TV for First Time About Woody Allen

32-year-old says of alleged 1992 sexual assault: 'I want to show my face and tell my story'

(Newser) - One person vigorously reupping her claims in the wake of the #MeToo movement: Dylan Farrow, who continues to insist her father, Woody Allen, molested her when she was a child at the home of her mother, Mia Farrow. On Thursday, Farrow appeared on CBS This Morning and says she wishes... More »

Lawyer: Maroney Threat Was Only Dropped After Outrage

Coach tells Nassar to 'go to hell'

(Newser) - USA Gymnastics told McKayla Maroney it wouldn't fine her $100,000 for speaking out against her abuser not because it was the right thing to do, but because public outrage forced the organization to back off, a lawyer for the gymnast says. Attorney John Manly tells USA Today that... More »

Victim Describes Nassar Abuse Starting When She Was 6

I'm here to 'destroy your world,' Kyle Stephens tells disgraced ex-Team USA coach in court

(Newser) - "Little girls don't stay little forever. They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world" and "I have been coming for you for a long time," Kyle Stephens told disgraced ex-USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday. Revealing her identity for the first time,... More »

Chrissy Teigen: I'll Pay Fine if Maroney Speaks at Sentencing

Gymnast could have been penalized $100K under NDA

(Newser) - Under the terms of a nondisclosure agreement she signed as part of a settlement with USA Gymnastics in 2016, McKayle Maroney could face a $100,000 fine if she speaks out about her sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nasser—and model Chrissy Teigen says she will pay it.... More »

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