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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...

New Trump Accuser: 'I'm Sick of Him Getting Away With This'

Former model says Trump groped her at 1997 US Open, offers photos as evidence

(Newser) - Another woman— at least the 26th —has come forward to accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct. Amy Dorris, a former model and actress from Florida, says she was 24 when Trump assaulted her outside the bathroom in his VIP box at the 1997 US Open in New York. "...

Yang's OB-GYN Arrested on Federal Charges

Robert Hadden is accused of molesting dozens of patients

(Newser) - A New York City gynecologist accused of molesting scores of patients—including the wife of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang—was arrested Wednesday morning on federal charges. Robert Hadden, who dodged jail time in a 2016 plea deal after 19 patients accused him of abuse, faces six counts of inducing...

India's Rape Cases Continue to Shock

Latest incidents involve a coronavirus patient and an octogenarian

(Newser) - Women's rights campaigners are at the end of their wits following two shocking rape cases in India, just the latest to make headlines since a 2012 gang rape on a moving bus triggered an uproar over sexual violence in the country. In the first, a 19-year-old coronavirus patient was...

Ron Jeremy Faces More Sexual Assault Charges
Porn Star
Faces Another
20 Charges

Porn Star Faces Another 20 Charges

New accusers came forward after Ron Jeremy was hit with first counts

(Newser) - After Ron Jeremy was charged in June with sexually assaulting four women, dozens of women contacted investigators with accusations of their own. The result is 20 more charges against the porn star, involving crimes against another 13 women, Rolling Stone reports. The charges cover allegations between 2004 and Jan. 1...

Cosby's Lawyers Repeat Argument, Ask for New Trial

They argue 2018 trial was 'fundamentally unfair'

(Newser) - After nearly two years behind bars, Bill Cosby is still fighting to get out. Lawyers for the 83-year-old appealed for a new sexual assault trial on Tuesday because, they claim, the one in which Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand during a 2004 encounter was "...

Bieber Files Suit: Evidence in My Favor Is 'Indisputable'

26-year-old star is fighting back against sexual assault claims

(Newser) - He said the sexual assault claims against him were "factually impossible." Now, Justin Bieber is determined to prove it. Per legal docs obtained by TMZ , the 26-year-old Canadian singer has filed suit against two Jane Does ostensibly named "Danielle" and "Kadi" who claimed on social media...

Bieber Calls Sexual Assault Claim 'Factually Impossible'

2 women post on Twitter about alleged attacks

(Newser) - Two women came forward on Twitter over the weekend with sexual assault claims against Justin Bieber, spurring a response from the 26-year-old Canadian pop star on the same platform—for one of the allegations, at least. Per USA Today , the first accusation came Saturday evening from someone named "Danielle"...

Woody Allen Takes a Swing at His Son's Work

The filmmaker calls Farrow's reporting 'shoddy'

(Newser) - With Ronan Farrow on the ropes, his dad is taking a shot of his own. "People are beginning to realize that it isn't just in relation to me that his journalism has been kind of shoddy," Woody Allen tells the Telegraph . "And I'm not so...

Judge Banned After Telling Woman to 'Close Your Legs'

NJ Superior Court Judge John Russo can't preside over courtroom anymore

(Newser) - A judge who suggested that a woman seeking a restraining order could "close your legs" to prevent a sexual assault was removed from the bench Tuesday by the New Jersey Supreme Court and permanently barred from presiding over a courtroom. The unanimous decision cited "repeated and serious acts...

Epstein 'Madam': Don't Make Me Answer

Ghislaine Maxwell wins a key victory in US court

(Newser) - Looks like Ghislaine Maxwell can breathe a sigh of relief. The alleged madam—who's accused of procuring girls for Jeffrey Epstein's underage sex ring—was granted a stay in questioning Friday for a civil suit filed by a female accuser, Fox News reports. A federal magistrate judge, Debra...

Tara Reade's Attorney Just Made a Big Announcement

Douglas Wigdor is dropping Biden accuser as his client, but he's offering few details

(Newser) - The attorney working with Tara Reade, the former Joe Biden Senate staffer who alleged he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, said Friday he's no longer representing her, just two weeks after he first began working with her. Douglas Wigdor said the decision wasn't a reflection on the...

NFL Player: I Was Sexually Assaulted on a United Flight

2 men say attendants ignored their complaints

(Newser) - An NFL player and a second man say they were sexually harassed and assaulted during a late-night flight—and United Airlines flight attendants failed to take their complaints seriously. In a lawsuit filed Monday, the player, identified only as John Doe 1, says he was on a flight from Los...

Former WWE Champ Accused of Horrific Sexual Assault

Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan, aka Alberto Del Rio, arrested in Texas

(Newser) - A professional wrestler is facing charges after a woman accused him of a horrific, hours-long assault, News 4 San Antonio reports. Jose A. Rodriguez Chucuan, 42, known to wrestling fans as Alberto Del Rio, was arrested in San Antonio, Texas, after a woman told police that Chucuan beat her on...

Kevin Spacey Compares Your Pain to His Pain

The actor compares his banishment to the pandemic lockdown

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey is back in the news for the first time in months—this time for comparing his professional exile to the lockdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, Mediaite reports. "I don't often like to tell people that I can relate to their situation because I think it...

Advocates Vow to Fight New Campus Sexual Assault Rules

DeVos overhaul gives alleged perpetrators more rights

(Newser) - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has released the department's overhaul of how schools and colleges should handle sexual misconduct complaints—and while some controversial proposals have been watered down, victims' rights groups are still vowing to fight the new rules. Under the new guidelines, which replace some Obama-era policies that...

Man Gets 7 Life Sentences for Horrific 3-Week Assault

Nicholas John Crilley is going away for a long time

(Newser) - What Nicholas John Crilley did is hard to read about—so if you have any doubt, please stop here. The Australian was sentenced Friday to seven life sentences for torturing, raping, beating, and burning a woman over three unimaginable weeks, 7 News reports. The 34-year-old's attacks left her so...

Biden Accuser: My Report Didn't Say 'Sexual Assault'

Tara Reade says she 'chickened out' at the last minute

(Newser) - Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who alleges Joe Biden sexually assaulted her 27 years ago, says she filed a limited report with a congressional personnel office that did not explicitly accuse him of sexual assault or harassment. "I remember talking about him wanting me to serve drinks because...

Biden Goes on the Record About Tara Reade Accusation

'No, it's not true'

(Newser) - After what the New York Times says were "intensive discussions" within Joe Biden's campaign on how he should best address former aide Tara Reade's sexual assault allegations against him, the former vice president appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe program Friday morning to directly speak to the...

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