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Maid Looking for Other Strauss-Kahn Victims

She hires French lawyer to head up search

(Newser) - The hotel maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault has hired a well-known lawyer in France to look for other women who may have fallen prey to the banker, the Telegraph reports. “I was hired to see if we can contact other victims,” Thibault de Montbrial says, explaining... More »

Strauss-Kahn Tried to Claim Diplomatic Immunity

He later dropped strategy, asked to call attorney

(Newser) - So much for the consensual sex argument. Ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn didn't make that claim when he was busted for sexual assault of a Manhattan hotel maid , but declared that he had diplomatic immunity. He also complained his handcuffs pinched, according to new details revealed yesterday in court documents.... More »

Thug Drops Dead While Raping Victim, 77

Overweight con rode bike 2 miles to get to elderly woman's home

(Newser) - A knife-wielding, overweight sex offender dropped dead while raping a 77-year-old Texan woman. Isabel Chavelo Gutierrez broke off his attack to complain he wasn't feeling well—then keeled over. The victim ran from the house, and by the time police arrived, Gutierrez, 53, was dead. Investigators believe he died... More »

Strauss-Kahn Accuser to Take the Stand

Housekeeper will 'tell the world' her story, says lawyer

(Newser) - As Dominique Strauss-Kahn pleaded not guilty yesterday, the lawyer for the hotel housekeeper accusing him of sexual assault announced his client would take the witness stand. “She is going to come into this courthouse, get on that witness stand, and tell the world what Dominique Strauss-Kahn did to her,... More »

France Looks Hard at Pols Gone Wild

Female politicians get catcalls, abusive language

(Newser) - The Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case in New York has French society taking a hard look at sexist politicians like never before, reports the Telegraph . "[I]f all those who mix power and sex had to account for their actions, half of our [male] politicians would be in trouble,"... More »

Take a Tour of DSK's Über-Luxe 'Jail'

Could Dominique Strauss-Kahn's house arrest be any more splendiferous?

(Newser) - You have to see it to believe it. Former IMF boss and accused sex attacker Dominique Strauss-Kahn is doing "confinement" the way only a fallen world leader could— under house arrest with a spa, movie theater, granite-countered kitchen, and a giant terrace with a spectacular view of Manhattan. As... More »

Strauss-Kahn Hit On Hotel Receptionist

The next morning, sobbing maid tells of alleged rape

(Newser) - Accused sex attacker and former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn was apparently a man on a mission the week he was charged with the attempted rape of a New York hotel maid . Just after he checked into his $3,000-a-night Sofitel suite he called the hotel receptionist and asked her to... More »

Match.com Will Now Check Sex Offender Registry

Action has nothing to do with attack lawsuit, company says

(Newser) - Match.com has decided to check members against a national registry of sex offenders following a lawsuit —though the company says the move is not in direct response to the suit. A California entertainment executive sued for the action earlier this month after she was allegedly attacked by a... More »

Woman Sues Match.com Over Sex Assault

Attacker had history of attacks, victim demands Match.com screening

(Newser) - A Los Angeles entertainment executive is suing an online dating site for failing to screen out a man who she says sexually assaulted her. The woman is seeking an injunction barring Match.com from signing members until it begins a process to filter out sex predators like her alleged attacker,... More »

Yale Branded 'Hostile Sex' Campus in Complaint

'No means yes' chants by men 'aren't funny,' says student

(Newser) - Federal officials are investigating a complaint charging Yale University with failing to address a "hostile sexual environment" on campus. The complaint claims that university officials ignore or cover up reports of sex assault, and tolerate open expressions of hostility toward women. "Yale, in its failure to respond to... More »

Annual Yale Nude Bash Ends in Sex Assault Probe

Naked party may have been part of hazing by Pundits prank society

(Newser) - Police are investigating an annual nude bash by a private Yale student club that ended with several students in a local hospital following a suspected sexual assault. Yale police officials alerted the student body in an email that a “possible sexual assault involving Yale undergraduates occurred at an off... More »

Logan Attack Highlights Women's Plight

Will Egypt revolution help stem tide of assaults, harassment?

(Newser) - For a moment the glorious dream of liberation in Egypt appeared to hold promise for everyone. But the vicious sexual assault on CBS News' Lara Logan underscored the plight of women in Egypt, who are often subjected to catcalls, groping and assaults in their own country, reports MSNBC . The same... More »

2nd Suspect Surrenders in Disabled Rapes

Cops press on in 'most heinous' attacks

(Newser) - A second man is in custody in an investigation into a disturbing string of sex assaults of severely disabled women revealed in more than 100 hours of videotaped attacks. The tapes were discovered by a tech hired to scrub a hard drive containing film of the assaults, according to cops.... More »

While in Sweden, Assange Stole Reporter's Girlfriend, Too

Days after odd encounter he's with women who accuse him of assault

(Newser) - Julian Assange not only mixed it up with two women now accusing him of sexual assault, but reportedly managed to steal the girlfriend of a mystery American journalist during an interview that same week, reports the Daily Mail . Assange allegedly started sweet-talking the woman almost immediately after the interview began... More »

Assange's Prison Reality: Limited Internet Access, Bad TV

He can't stand daytime TV at prison

(Newser) - WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange has been transferred to a segregation unit at Britain's Victorian Wandsworth prison, where his Internet access will be restricted, reports the Guardian . He's "quite chipper" and seems to be "bearing up," said attorney Mark Stephens. Assange, who's wearing standard-issue gray track-suit prison duds,... More »

Rape-Scene Row Forces Jolie Out of Bosnia

Victims claim her directorial debut will show 'loving surrender' to rapists

(Newser) - A film production involving inter-ethnic love and a rumored rape scene sparked so much controversy in Bosnia that novice director Angelina Jolie has been forced to abandon shooting there. Bosnian rape victims protested that Jolie's movie aimed to depict a "loving surrender" by women to Serbian rapists who used... More »

Google Blogger Accuses Twitter Engineer of Sex Attack

'I'm tired of the fear' at conferences, complains tech writer Noirin Shirley

(Newser) - A Google tech writer has accused a Twitter engineer of sex assault, which she detailed in her personal blog. Noirin Shirley claims the engineer accosted her in a pub near Atlanta's ApacheCon tech conference last week, kissed her against her will, then "jammed" his hand down her underwear. Shirley,... More »

Fox Reporter Busted in Sex Assault on Minor

Ground-Zero mosque critic Charles Leaf in Jersey jail

(Newser) - An Emmy award-winning Fox News reporter is in a New Jersey jail after being charged with aggravated sex assault of a minor. Charles Leaf , 41, a married dad of two, has also been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, reports the Record . Details of the crime were not... More »

Pediatrician Hit With 529 Kid Sex Charges

127 victims in case against Delaware doc

(Newser) - A Delaware pediatrician charged with sexually assaulting more than 100 of his small patients has been hit with another 58 counts of sex offenses, reports CNN , boosting the total against him to a record 529 charges. Dr. Earl Bradley, 56, has pleaded not guilty to 471 felony counts involving sex... More »

Georgia Police Will Quiz Roethlisberger Again

Sexual assault investigation involving Steelers QB continues

(Newser) - Milledgeville, Ga., police and Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents will interview Ben Roethlisberger this week about the allegations of sexual abuse against him. They're investigating accusations by a 20-year-old college student, who identified the Steelers QB as the man who "sexually assaulted or sexually manipulated" her Thursday. Police say... More »

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