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Fifty Shades 'Reenactment' Lands Freshman in Jail

Felony sex assault charge after he tied up, beat partner

(Newser) - University of Illinois at Chicago freshman Mohammad Hossain, 19, is a student leader and athlete; he's also sitting in Cook County lockup on felony sex assault charges after what he says was a reenactment of a scene from Fifty Shades of Grey, reports the Chicago Tribune . The alleged Saturday... More »

Why Rape Fantasies Should Be Legal

Ironically, the UK's proposed ban is an assault on consent, Tracy Clark-Flory argues

(Newser) - The UK is considering banning porn that depicts rape —not just actual rape, but simulated rape scenes between actual consenting adults. And that distinction matters a whole lot, writes Tracy Clark-Flory at Salon . "In general, the BDSM scene … is smarter about consent and negotiation than the vanilla... More »

DNA Found on Bag Spy's Body Was Stuffed In

Inquest reveals new evidence in spy's seemingly kinky death

(Newser) - Police investigators found tiny traces of another person's DNA on the zipper and lock of the sports bag that MI6 spy Gareth Williams was found dead in , a detective told the inquest investigating Williams' death today. "My thought or opinion since I went into the scene is that... More »

Cops Seek Bondage Partners in Murdered Spy Case

Was Gareth Williams' death a sex game gone wrong?

(Newser) - The murder case of a code-cracking British spy gets kinkier and kinkier. Police are now seeking possible sex bondage partners of Gareth Williams, who was found suffocated in a padlocked canvas bag in his apartment last year. There was no sign of forced entry, a struggle, or that he had... More »

Police Believe Dead Spy Killed in Sex Game

Toxicology report comes up empty for MI6 agent found in bag

(Newser) - Police have hit a dead end in the strange case of Gareth Williams, the MI6 codebreaker whose naked, decomposing body was found inside a locked sports bag in his bathroom. Toxicology reports have revealed no trace of drugs, alcohol or poison, sources tell the Daily Telegraph , and since there’s... More »

Conservative Chief Tells Group Not to Give to RNC

Bondage club incident further shows 'tone-deaf' brass

(Newser) - The influential head of a key conservative group is urging that group’s members to avoid donating to the Republican National Committee in the wake of its most recent scandal. “This latest incident is another indication to me the RNC is completely tone-deaf to the values and concerns of... More »

Steele Drives Away RNC Donors

Bondage club fiasco exacerbates problem for committee

(Newser) - The RNC’s bondage club incident has been yet another blow to an organization that’s been struggling to pull in big donors ever since Michael Steele took over. At least eight of the RNC’s top individual donors haven’t donated in the past 14 months, according to FEC... More »

RNC Staffer Fired in Bondage Flap Was Female Recruiter

Allison Meyers ran 'Young Eagles' program

(Newser) - The RNC staffer fired for reimbursing a consultant for a $1,946 night at a bondage club has been revealed: It was Allison Meyers, director of the “Young Eagles” program, sources tell Politico . It was her job to recruit donors under 50 years old. The now-infamous trip to Voyeur... More »

Rove: Strip Club RNC Staffer a 'Pervert'

Elsewhere, hecklers shout him down at book signing

(Newser) - Karl Rove is aghast at RNC spending at a Los Angeles bondage-themed strip club. “Somebody ought to lose their credit card,” he told Jay Leno last night on the Tonight Show. “Find that pervert, and get his card.” Elsewhere, Rove commented on health care reform—“... More »

Steele's Other Expenses Come Under Fire

RNC staffer fired over bondage club visit on party's tab

(Newser) - The RNC staffer who ensured donor Erik Brown was reimbursed for footing the tab for a visit to a bondage-theme club has been fired, but the controversy is just beginning for Michael Steele. Non-bondage related expenses recently disclosed by the RNC include lavish spending on private jets ($17,000 in... More »

Bondage Club Patron ID'd as RNC Member, Not Steele

Erik Brown will return $2K reimbursement

(Newser) - The Republican Party official reimbursed for nearly $2,000 spent at an LA fetish club was a member of the RNC, not committee chair Michael Steele. The mystery patron who hit up the RNC for the $1,946 he spent at Voyeur West Hollywood is marketing exec Erik Brown, reports... More »

Michael Steele Blew $1,946 at S&M Club

Chairman uses RNC money to travel in style; suggested buying jet

(Newser) - Michael Steele’s getting a real flogging this morning for lavish spending, but hey, maybe he likes it that way. On a recent trip to California, FEC records show that Steele enjoyed a $9,099 stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel, spent another $6,596 at the nearby Four Seasons... More »

Weird Stuff for Sale on Amazon

Buy the world's largest book, or a life-size grim reaper statue

(Newser) - Amazon.com long ago expanded beyond books and now offers appliances, musical instruments, and as Random Good Stuff points out, some decidedly odd items:
  • The world’s largest book. At 5 by 7 feet, the photographic book Bhutan includes lifesize portraits of its subjects. It's a steal at $30,000.
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Woman Gets 8 Years for Banker's Bondage Murder

Sex game killing scandalized French financial world

(Newser) - A woman who shot one of France's richest men in the head as he sat tied to a chair in a latex bodysuit has been found guilty of his murder, the Wall Street Journal reports. Cécile Brossard was sentenced to 8½ years for killing her lover, financier Edouard Stern,... More »

Spanking's Stressful, but S&M Brings Couples Closer

(Newser) - Spanking your partner may ratchet up their stress hormones, but they’ll thank you when it’s over, according to a new study. Researchers measured levels of the stress hormone cortisol in 13 men and women at one S&M party, and testosterone levels at another. Those on the receiving... More »

LiLo's Dad: Sam Is 'Destroying' Her

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan’s girlfriend, Samantha Ronson, gets no love from LiLo's dad, the New York Daily News reports. Michael Lohan said in a recent blog post he thanked “God for Lindsay's freedom from Samantha's bondage,” but “since Samantha has once again weaseled her way back into Lindsay's... More »

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