sexual assault

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Blaming Women's Dress for Rapes Doesn't Go Over Well

Pakistan's leader referred to 'vulgarity' when asked about sexual assaults

(Newser) - The prime minister's office has said Imran Khan was misunderstood when he appeared to hold women partly responsible for the increase in sexual assaults, after Pakistan had a bad reaction to his remarks. Asked on a live TV show what the government was doing about the issue, Khan mentioned...

Accused Actor's Studios Now Have All Dropped Him

Armie Hammer loses role in 'Billion Dollar Spy' after sexual assault accusations

(Newser) - Armie Hammer had a full slate of film roles lined up until accusations of sexual assault began surfacing a few months ago. Now, Walden Media has dropped the actor from Billion Dollar Spy, the last job on his schedule. That means all the studios that were working with Hammer when...

'Hero' NFLer Saves Elderly Woman From Sexual Assault
NFLer Was Walking in a Public
Park. Then, Screams for Help
in case you missed it

NFLer Was Walking in a Public Park. Then, Screams for Help

Patriots lineman Justin Herron, bystander helped stop attempted sexual assault on elderly woman

(Newser) - Police are calling NFL player Justin Herron a hero after he intervened to save an elderly woman from an attempted sexual assault. The 25-year-old, who just wrapped up his rookie season with the New England Patriots, was walking in a public park in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday when he heard...

Conviction Overturned Because Rape Victim Drank

Law only protects victims when they were given alcohol or drugs without their consent

(Newser) - Saying the victim had been drinking earlier of her own free will, the Minnesota Supreme Court has overturned a sexual assault conviction. A lawyer for Francois Khalil, who was convicted in the case in 2019, argued that the felony charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct could not apply because the...

Texans QB Now Faces 12 Sexual Misconduct Suits

Massage therapists accuse Deshaun Watson of sexual harassment, assault during sessions

(Newser) - The legal problems are piling up for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Five more women have filed lawsuits accusing Watson of sexual misconduct during massage sessions, bringing the total to at least 12, NBC reports. Seven other massage therapists filed lawsuits last week accusing Watson of sexual assault and harassment...

Woman Claims Armie Hammer Raped Her for Hours

Effie, now 24, says it happened in 2017

(Newser) - "I thought that he was going to kill me." So says a 24-year-old woman who claims actor Armie Hammer violently raped her for more than four hours in 2017. The woman identified as Effie spoke at a virtual news conference with attorney Gloria Allred on Thursday, the same...

Demi Lovato: I Was Raped While Working for Disney Channel

Star, now 28, says she was sexually assaulted as a teen, had to see her attacker 'all the time' afterward

(Newser) - Demi Lovato has been candid in recent years about her mental health struggles and substance abuse problems , and now she's opening up about another personal trauma. Per the Guardian , the 28-year-old singer reveals in her YouTube docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil that when she was a 15-year-old...

Suit: For Months, Cop Gained Teen's Trust. Then He Raped Her

Complaint filed by mom says Rodney Vicknair was officer originally sent to take girl for a rape exam

(Newser) - A New Orleans cop is now a former one after accusations that he groomed and raped a 14-year-old girl he'd taken for a rape evaluation. The allegations against Rodney Vicknair are detailed in a lawsuit by the teen's mother, which says that Vicknair was the police officer dispatched...

Damning Report Details Claims Against Freshman Congressman

Dozens of ex-college classmates allege sexual misconduct by Madison Cawthorn to BuzzFeed

(Newser) - Madison Cawthorn spoke at CPAC on Friday, as well as voted by proxy against President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill . But there's another reason the 25-year-old North Carolina congressman's name is now in headlines. BuzzFeed News interviewed more than two dozen former classmates, as well...

Ex-NFL Player Agrees to 14-Year Sentence

Kellen Winslow II was convicted of rape in 2019

(Newser) - Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II agreed Friday to accept a 14-year prison sentence for raping a homeless woman and assaulting two other women, the AP reports. Winslow, 37, agreed to changes to a previous guilty plea in order to avoid a potential 18-year sentence. In 2019, Winslow was...

PM Responds to Alleged Rape in Australian Parliament

Adviser Brittany Higgins plans to reopen 2019 police complaint against colleague

(Newser) - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologized to a former adviser who says she was raped in a parliamentary office. In a Monday interview with The Project , Brittany Higgins said she'd been working with Defence Industry Minister Linda Reynolds for a few weeks when she went out for drinks...

AOC: 'I Thought Everything Was Over'

Congresswoman recounts Capitol attack, reveals she's a sexual assault survivor

(Newser) - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez revealed she is a sexual assault survivor Monday in a candid 90-minute discussion about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which left her fearing for her life . "I'm a survivor of sexual assault," an emotional AOC announced on Instagram Live, at times speaking to an...

Evan Rachel Wood Puts a Name to Abuse Allegations

'Westworld' actor, other women say singer Brian Warner, aka Marilyn Manson, victimized them

(Newser) - Evan Rachel Wood has previously spoken , including before Congress, about how she'd been abused and raped multiple times by a former partner. She didn't name that partner then, but a new Instagram post from Wood has changed that. "The name of my abuser is Brian Warner,"...

Skater Who Said He Was Abused to Walk With $1.45M

US Figure Skating settles with Adam Schmidt

(Newser) - The start of the US Figure Skating Championships was overshadowed Thursday by news that the organization had agreed to pay $1.45 million to a former skater who claimed he was sexually abused by a coach. Adam Schmidt, 36, sued US Figure Skating in 2019, claiming he suffered "numerous...

She Accused Mayor of Sexual Assault, Got All the Punishment

Japanese councilwoman Shoko Arai says expulsion—her 2nd—is 'unjust'

(Newser) - The sole female councilor in Kusatsu, Japan, has been forced out of her seat after residents decided her sexual assault claim against the mayor had damaged the town's reputation. Now, officials worry the decision has put a black mark on the town on the international stage. Shoko Arai, 51,...

More Problems for Cop Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case

10 women accuse Brett Hankison of sexual misconduct in lawsuit

(Newser) - The lone police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor now faces allegations of sexual assault and battery. A lawsuit filed Tuesday describes former Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Brett Hankison as a "sexual predator" who "used his police uniform and secondary nightclub employment as mechanisms...

US Embassy Worker Called 'Experienced Sexual Predator'

Brian Jeffrey Raymond charged with crimes against one victim so far

(Newser) - A 23-year veteran of the US government who lately worked as first secretary at the US Embassy in Mexico is an "experienced sexual predator" with at least 22 victims, according to federal prosecutors. Brian Jeffrey Raymond, 44, was arrested in California on Oct. 9 and charged with videotaping and...

Court to Look at 2 Issues in Cosby Appeal

Hearing in felony sexual assault case will be Dec. 1 in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear Bill Cosby's appeal of his felony sexual assault conviction on Dec. 1. Cosby, 83, is serving a three- to 10-year prison term. A lower appeals court had upheld his conviction, but the state's high court agreed this year to review two key...

It's Not Over: More Bad News for Harvey Weinstein

2 more women accuse the former movie mogul of rape

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein was charged Friday with the rape of two more women, Los Angeles County prosecutors said, per the AP . Weinstein was charged with three counts of rape and three counts of forcible oral copulation involving the two women, the district attorney's office said. A criminal complaint alleges Weinstein...

Model From 'Blurred Lines' Video Makes Big Accusation

Emily Ratajkowski says photographer Jonathan Leder sexually assaulted her in 2012

(Newser) - Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski has penned an essay for New York magazine, in which she claims she was sexually assaulted by photographer Jonathan Leder in 2012, before making it big. Ratajkowski, who came to stardom in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" music video, had met with Leder at...

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>
Popular on Newser
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.