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Guy Who Smacked Reporter's Butt on Live TV Faces the Music

Thomas Callaway pleads guilty to sexual battery, gets hit with $1K fine, year of probation

(Newser) - A Georgia man who was seen slapping a female reporter's rear on live TV pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery. Thomas Callaway, 44, was arrested and charged in December after he was caught on camera swatting the rear end of WSAV-TV reporter Alex Bozarjian as... More »

Prosecutors Add Felony Charge to Weinstein Case

California officials say they'll keep adding counts if new allegations surface

(Newser) - Los Angeles County prosecutors have added another charge, felony sexual battery by restraint, to their case against Harvey Weinstein. They said the charge involves a 2010 attack at a Beverly Hills hotel, NBC reports. The victim had been interviewed last year, prosecutors said, and provided information in March confirming that... More »

Man Accused of Groping Reporter Is Charged With Sexual Battery

Thomas Callaway accused of touching Georgia reporter Alex Bozarjian during live TV broadcast

(Newser) - A Georgia man says he got "caught up in the moment" as he ran a road race last weekend, but a local TV reporter has now filed a criminal complaint against him. WSAV's Alex Bozarjian was working a live broadcast last Saturday on Savannah's Talmadge Bridge during... More »

In Minutes, Jury Convicts Man of Florida Girl's Murder, Rape

Donald Smith posed as good Samaritan for poor family to get close to Cherish Perrywinkle, 8

(Newser) - It took less than 15 minutes Wednesday for a Florida jury to convict a 61-year-old man of abducting, raping, and murdering an 8-year-old girl, the AP reports. The Jacksonville courtroom had just gone into recess after the judge read instructions to the jurors when everyone quickly returned. A decision was... More »

Seal Told Women to Speak Up. One Named Him

Singer 'vehemently denies' allegations of sexual battery made by actress

(Newser) - This probably isn't what Seal had in mind when he encouraged sexual abuse victims to speak out in a Thursday Facebook video . After seeing the video, actress Tracey Birdsall tells TMZ she was inspired to tell her own story of assault involving the "Kiss From A Rose" singer.... More »

Mike Comrie Investigated for Sexual Battery

Hilary Duff's ex-husband allegedly says sex was consensual

(Newser) - Hilary Duff's ex-husband is being investigated for alleged sexual battery, the LAPD confirms to Us . Police did not give any further details, but TMZ , which first reported the story Wednesday, says Comrie met up with a woman, whom he's known for a long time, at a bar Saturday... More »

Glee Star Sued for Sexual Battery

Mark Salling's ex-girlfriend says he forced her to have sex without condom

(Newser) - The ex-girlfriend of Glee star Mark Salling says he forced her to have sex without a condom, and now she's suing him for sexual battery. Roxanne Gorzela says in her lawsuit that she started dating Salling in September 2010, and that by March 2011 she had agreed to sexual... More »

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