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Suit: Epstein's Psychiatrist Raped, Trafficked Women

Accuser's New York filing says she was sent to doctor for treatment

(Newser) - A woman who says she was a sexual abuse victim of Jeffrey Epstein has sued his psychiatrist, accusing him of raping and trafficking her. The federal suit filed Monday in Manhattan says Epstein sent her to Dr. Henry Jarecki for treatment after she became distressed when the money manager abused...

Girl, 17, Rescued After Texting 911 for Help

Authorities say she was trafficked from Mexico to California

(Newser) - A 17-year-old girl saved herself from an alleged sex trafficking scheme by texting 911 for help, southern California authorities say. The girl sent the text asking for help, in Spanish, on May 9, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office says in a news release . In subsequent communications with call takers...

Agents Raid Combs' Properties
Agents Raid Combs' Properties

Agents Raid Combs' Properties

Hip-hop mogul faces accusations of sex trafficking in lawsuits

(Newser) - Federal agents searched homes in Miami and Los Angeles on Monday that are associated with Sean Combs, who has been accused in lawsuits of sexual assault and sex trafficking. The raid was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, NBC News reports, under warrants issued by the Southern District of...

Britt Sticks to Sex Trafficking Tale

No one else can find story's relevance to Biden's border policies

(Newser) - Pressed Sunday about the sex trafficking story she included in her Republican response to President Biden's State of the Union address, Sen. Katie Britt said everyone should have listened to her more carefully. In her nationally televised appearance Thursday night, she described the horrific sexual abuse of a woman...

2 Women Fight Back at Ex They Say Sexually Trafficked Them

'Cosmopolitan' details their sex-trafficking lawsuit

(Newser) - There is the "Hollywood version" of sex trafficking, write Christopher Johnston and Erin Quinlan at Cosmopolitan —one in which a girl is abducted off the streets and sold into a brutal underworld. But "a more insidious scenario often goes unrecognized: the one where the 'unmarked van'...

Feds Investigate Vince McMahon on Sex Trafficking Allegations

WWE founder's legal trouble escalates

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors in New York spent months investigating sex trafficking allegations against World Wrestling Entertainment founder Vince McMahon before a former WWE employee detailed her allegations in a lawsuit last week. Federal agents executed a search warrant for McMahon's phone and delivered a grand jury subpoena for documents related...

Lawsuit Accuses Vince McMahon of Sex Trafficking
WWE Founder

WWE Founder McMahon Resigns

This following a suit accusing company's founder of sexually assaulting former employee

(Newser) - Vince McMahon has cut ties with the WWE. The AP reports that the wrestling giant's 78-year-old founder resigned his position Friday as executive chair of the board of TKO Group Holdings, WWE's parent company, a day after former WWE staffer Janel Grant filed a suit accusing McMahon and...

Ex-Abercrombie Chief at Center of FBI Probe

Investigation follows allegations that Mike Jeffries sexually abused more than 100 men

(Newser) - The FBI has reportedly launched a criminal investigation of former Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries following claims that he lured male models into an international sex-trafficking ring . The agency has subpoenaed potential witnesses and begun interviews as part of an investigation led by agents specializing in sex crimes, as...

One Day After Suit Against Combs, a Resolution

Hip-hop mogul, R&B singer Cassie say they've reached a settlement 'amicably'

(Newser) - A day after R&B singer Cassie filed a federal complaint against hip-hop mogul Sean Combs (aka Diddy, aka Puff Daddy), accusing Combs of rape, physical abuse, and sex trafficking over their decadelong relationship, the two arrived at a settlement, reports the AP . In a Friday statement sent by Douglas...

'Canada's Jeffrey Epstein' Indicted on US Charges
Fashion Tycoon Convicted
of Sexual Assaults

Fashion Tycoon Convicted of Sexual Assaults

'Canada's Jeffrey Epstein' is also fighting extradition to US on other charges

(Newser) - "Canada's Jeffrey Epstein" was convicted in Toronto on Sunday of sexually assaulting women between the late 1980s and 2005. Fashion tycoon Peter Nygard, 82, was found guilty of four counts, the Guardian reports. He was acquitted on the fifth count of sexual assault as well as one count...

Lawsuit: Abercrombie CEO Ran Sex-Trafficking Ring

Retailer enabled Mike Jeffries' sexual abuse of models, filing says

(Newser) - A former model for Abercrombie & Fitch on Friday sued the fashion retailer, alleging it allowed former CEO Mike Jeffries to run a sex-trafficking organization during his 22-year tenure. Jeffries, who left Abercrombie in 2014, converted the chain from an struggling retailer of hunting apparel to a seller of must-have...

JPMorgan Settles Epstein Case With $75M Payment

Virgin Islands accused the bank of turning a blind eye to his sex trafficking of girls

(Newser) - JPMorgan Chase will pay $75 million to close an ugly chapter in the banking giant's history. The payment settles a lawsuit brought by the US Virgin Islands that accused the bank of turning a blind eye to the sex trafficking of girls by Jeffrey Epstein, reports the New York ...

Tucker Carlson's Latest Interview Is Raising Eyebrows

Former Fox host chats with influencer Andrew Tate, detained in Romania on rape, trafficking charges

(Newser) - The ninth installment of Tucker Carlson's Twitter program aired Tuesday, and on it was a surprise guest that even some conservatives were side-eyeing. The former Fox host interviewed a person he called "the most Googled man in the world last year"— Andrew Tate , the misogynistic social-media influencer...

'Evil Genius' Dad Who Lived in Daughter's Dorm Gets 60 Years

Larry Ray sentenced after conviction in abuse case involving Sarah Lawrence students

(Newser) - Larry Ray, the dad convicted in April of sex trafficking and racketeering after moving into his daughter's Sarah Lawrence dorm and sexually, emotionally, and physically abusing her classmates, was sentenced to 60 years behind bars on Friday. Calling Ray an "evil genius," Judge Lewis Liman handed the...

Epstein Victim, Dershowitz Issue Joint Statement

Virginia Giuffre admits possible 'mistake in identifying' the celebrity lawyer in sex abuse

(Newser) - Virginia Giuffre, the woman who has long claimed sex abuse by Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew, and Alan Dershowitz, now says she may have "made a mistake" in accusing that third man. "I have long believed that I was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein to Alan Dershowitz. However, I was...

Gaetz Expected to Avoid Trafficking Charges

Sources cite credibility issues with witnesses, per the Washington Post

(Newser) - Matt Gaetz is likely to skirt sex trafficking charges related to his alleged sexual involvement with a 17-year-old girl, according to the Washington Post . Prosecutors have recommended that the Justice Department not lay charges against the Florida congressman as a conviction would be unlikely. According to the Post's sources,...

Gaetz Wanted a Pardon in Sex Trafficking Case: Witness

Panel had heard testimony that pardon requests were over efforts to overturn election

(Newser) - Rep. Matt Gaetz, who's under federal investigation on suspicion of sex trafficking, told former President Donald Trump's chief of staff that a preemptive pardon in the case "would be great," a witness told a House committee. Johnny McEntee, a White House aide during Trump's term,...

Teen Who Killed Alleged Rapist Ordered to Pay Restitution

Pieper Lewis was a victim of human trafficking in Iowa

(Newser) - A teenage human trafficking victim who was initially charged with first-degree murder after she stabbed her accused rapist to death was sentenced Tuesday in an Iowa court to five years of closely supervised probation and ordered to pay $150,000 restitution to the man’s family. Pieper Lewis, 17, was...

Court Lets Homicide Defendant Use Sex Trafficking Defense

Chrystul Kizer will have to provide evidence for the claim, Wisconsin decision says

(Newser) - A defendant will be allowed to argue in her trial defense that she killed a man because he sexually abused her for years, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided Wednesday. The state's affirmative defense law was designed to safeguard sex trafficking victims from facing prosecution for "any offense committed...

Ghislaine Maxwell Gets 20 Years in Epstein Case

It's far fewer than the 30 to 55 years federal prosecutors sought

(Newser) - Federal prosecutors wanted 30 to 55 years, but Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to far fewer on Tuesday. The jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents, and billionaires was sentenced to 20 years for helping the financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. Defense attorneys wanted a five-year term. That...

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