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Runner Sues Coach, Nike: I Was So Hungry I Stole Food

Mary Cain says she was so underfed she stole Clif Bars

(Newser) - In 2015, Newser summarized a New York Times Magazine profile of Mary Cain. Our headline: " This Teen Runner May Be the Best Ever, Someday ." That's not what happened, and now Cain is suing. On Monday, the now-25-year-old filed a $20 million lawsuit against her former distance running...

'Men Protecting Men': Rapinoe Slams League Amid Scandal

2 National Women's Soccer League coaches fired over allegations of misconduct, abuse

(Newser) - The National Women's Soccer League is calling off games scheduled for this weekend amid scandals involving two coaches:
  • Coach I: North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley was fired Thursday by the team following a report in the Athletic that detailed alleged misconduct, including claims from two former players of
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He Was Her Stepdad, Then Her Husband. Now, a Murder Trial

More than 600K call for release of Valerie Bacot, who says Daniel Polette abused her for 24 years

(Newser) - The trial of a Frenchwoman who allegedly shot her husband to death started Monday, and the suspect herself says she deserves to be punished. But Valerie Bacot's story has infuriated activists on domestic violence who say she should be given her freedom, as her husband was also her stepfather,...

LaBeouf Denies Abuse Claims, Is Said to Be in Treatment

He's seeking compensation from ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs

(Newser) - Lawyers for Shia LaBeouf have responded to his ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs' claims of abuse by denying every single one. In documents filed this week, lawyers say the 34-year-old actor "denies, generally and specifically, each and every allegation contained" in the lawsuit that 33-year-old Twigs filed against LaBeouf in December,...

Paris Hilton Testifies About Abuse She Suffered

Reality TV star urges state and federal legislation to improve oversight

(Newser) - Paris Hilton testified about abuse she says she suffered years ago at a boarding school in Utah, as she lobbied Monday for a bill seeking to regulate the state's troubled teen sector. Hilton was sent to Provo Canyon School for 11 months at age 17, where she says she...

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,"...

She Scored Win Over Abusive Hubby. Then, Molotov Cocktails

Battered wife Natasha Bourdon's home burns to the ground

(Newser) - A Canadian woman won a divorce battle that meant she'd be allowed to stay in her home while her abusive husband paid the mortgage—and less than 48 hours after that decision, the house burned to the ground. Police in Calgary, Alberta, confirmed the Dec. 3 fire occurred under...

Roommate Armed With Bacteria, Needles 'Essentially Went Mad'

Janie Lynn Ridd injected friend with E.coli, insulin

(Newser) - A Utah woman had so much faith in her roommate that she made her the beneficiary of a $500,000 life insurance policy. In turn, the roommate knocked out the woman with sedatives and injected her with insulin and E.coli, reports the Deseret News . "She essentially went mad,...

Under Fire, Texas Tech Fires Coaches

Players said they were punished if their heart rate wasn't high enough during games

(Newser) - After reports of pervasive abuse in its women's basketball program, Texas Tech has fired head coach Marlene Stollings and assistant Nikita Lowry Dawkins. The firings were prompted by 10 players accusing the school of permitting a culture of verbal and emotional abuse and sexual harassment. The players' claims were...

Olympic Gymnast Posts of Abuse After Coach Suspended

Laurie Hernandez took to Instagram after Wednesday's ruling on Maggie Haney

(Newser) - USA Gymnastics on Wednesday suspended coach Maggie Haney for eight years over allegations of verbal and emotional abuse. A three-person panel found the former coach of Olympic champion Laurie Hernandez had "engaged in severe aggressive behavior toward a minor that included teasing and ridiculing" and failed "to provide...

More Nike Athletes Speak Out on Weight 'Obsession'

Amy Yoder Begley says she was told she had 'the biggest butt on the starting line'

(Newser) - Nike says it had no prior knowledge of elite runner Mary Cain's claims that she developed osteoporosis, broke five bones, missed her period for three years, and began having suicidal thoughts as Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar pushed her to lose weight, per the Guardian . But it says it...

Youth Ranch Raided After Complaint About Nail Gun

Children allegedly 'hit, kicked ... spit on' at Montana's Ranch for Kids

(Newser) - Montana has removed 27 children from a home for troubled youth after reports of abuse, including one mentioning a nail gun shot at a child, per NBC News . "No child should have to experience what multiple sources have alleged has happened at the Ranch for Kids" in Rexford, near...

Depp's Latest on Heard: She Pooped in My Bed

Actor firing back at ex-wife, saying she was the 'perpetrator' and he was the 'victim'

(Newser) - The ball was in Johnny Depp's court, and he just hurled it. Following a $50 million defamation lawsuit the 55-year-old actor filed earlier this year against ex-wife Amber Heard, the 33-year-old actress offered her rebuke in the form of an April motion outlining what she says was a litany...

Court: Arrest Warrant Out for Stan Lee's Former Manager

Keya Morgan accused of elder abuse against late comic book legend

(Newser) - It's been just over six months since Stan Lee died , but controversy still swirls around the late Marvel Comics leader's ex-manager and business partner. Reuters reports that the latest in the saga involving Keya Morgan includes five counts of elder abuse filed against him Friday, including charges of...

Amber Heard's New Claim: I Was Abused by 'the Monster'

Actress alleges ex Johnny Depp became 'delusional and violent' when drinking, on drugs

(Newser) - The Johnny Depp–Amber Heard saga churns on. Last month, the former slammed the latter with a $50 million defamation lawsuit , with Depp insisting Heard's claims of domestic violence were a "hoax." Now the 32-year-old actress is outlining those abuse claims, with a motion filed Thursday that...

US Warns World Court to Stay Away From Americans

Pompeo warns against inquiries into soldiers in Afghanistan or elsewhere

(Newser) - The US will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who try to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by US forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday. The Hague-based court, the first global tribunal for war crimes, said it would continue to...

Steven Tyler Opens Another Home to Help Abused Girls

Aerosmith singer says the project 'does my heart and my soul good'

(Newser) - Janie's got a new home. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith has helped establish a refuge for abused girls near Memphis. "This does my heart and my soul good," Tyler said at the dedication Monday. WJHL reports Tyler donated $500,000 to renovate Janie's House, which is named...

Iowa Senator: I Was Assaulted by Ex, Raped in College

In the wake of her divorce, startling revelations from Joni Ernst

(Newser) - Disturbing allegations have emerged in the wake of Joni Ernst's divorce, thrusting her straight into the middle of the #MeToo movement. The 48-year-old Iowa senator's divorce from Gail Ernst, 65, was finalized earlier this month, and in their divorce documents, the Republican accuses her spouse of 26 years...

Chinese Company Forced Workers to Eat Roaches

3 managers jailed over bizarre punishments

(Newser) - Sales staff at a home renovation company in the Chinese city of Zunyi had a choice: Meet their sales targets, or face punishments including being forced to eat cockroaches and drink urine. Police investigated the company after reports and video surfaced of the cruel and bizarre punishments, the BBC reports....

Former Hostage Says Husband Abused Her in Captivity

Canadian Joshua Boyle loses custody of children

(Newser) - Caitlan Coleman, the American woman held hostage in Afghanistan for 5 years , says her own husband made the ordeal much worse. In court papers obtained by the Ottawa Citizen , the 32-year-old Coleman says Joshua Boyle, her 34-year-old Canadian husband, became mentally and physically abusive, confining her to a shower stall...

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