Tag: sexual abuse

Cuba Gooding Jr. Hit With New Charge as His NYC Trial on Groping Charges Was Set to Open

On what was to have been the first day of Cuba Gooding Jr.’s trial on charges he groped a woman’s breast without consent, prosecutors had the proceedings delayed after announcing Thursday that the actor has been indicted on a second charge. According to the New York Times, prosecutors did not provide details on the second […]

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James Franco Exploited Aspiring Actresses Through His ‘Sex Scenes’ Class, Lawsuit Says

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Two former students at a Los Angeles acting school that promised students unparalleled access to James Franco are alleging the endeavor was really meant to guarantee him a pipeline of young, attractive aspiring actresses, who were cajoled into exploitative and inappropriate sex […]

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Seems Like He’s Not Ready For Jail: Lawyer Complains R. Kelly Can Only Visit One of His Girlfriends at a Time

R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on September 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Antonio Perez (Pool via Getty Images) Robert “R.” Kelly wants out of jail. Naturally. Kelly’s attorney, Steven Greenberg has a couple of reasons why his client should be released, one of which happens to be Kelly’s […]

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Epstein Abused Teen for 3 Years When She Was Basically Homeless, Lawsuit Says

Another unnamed woman, known only as Victim-1 throughout the devastating July indictment against Jeffrey Epstein on charges of child sex trafficking, just sued his estate. The woman — who alleges Epstein began abusing her when she was 14 — had been involved in the New York Southern District’s investigation into Epstein’s alleged international sex trafficking […]

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R. Kelly Learns the Date He’s to Face the Music on Federal Sex Abuse Charges in Chicago

In this courtroom sketch, R&B singer R. Kelly, center, listens in federal court in New York with his attorneys Doug Anton, left, and Steve Greenberg during his arraignment, Aug. 2, 2019 on numerous federal sex abuse charges. Kelly faces federal charges in Chicago as well, where a judge Sept. 4, 2019, set an April 2020 […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Retains Position as Director of Hayden Planetarium After Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Photo: Craig Barritt (Getty Images for Onward18) Acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will retain his position as the director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Museum of Natural History after the museum has concluded its investigation into sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him. According to the New York Times, the museum released the […]

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R. Kelly Denied Bond, to Be Held in New York on Multiple Federal Sex Crime Charges

R&B singer R. Kelly covers his mouth as he speaks to members of his entourage as he leaves the Leighton Criminal Courts Building following a hearing on June 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Welp. On Tuesday in a Chicago federal court, U.S. District Harry Leinenweber ordered Robert “R.” Kelly to be […]

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#ETTU?

The fall of 2017 dumps you roundly in the wrong. You catch yourself musing aloud to a friend, regarding Louis C.K.’s admission of masturbating in front of a large minority of his industry, about whether his having asked the women’s permission first shouldn’t count for something. Under her hard, silent look, you are forced to […]

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Alleged Sex Tape Involving R. Kelly Turned Over to Defense, Judge Expects 1 of 4 Cases to Begin in Early 2020

R&B singer R. Kelly leaves the Leighton Criminal Courts Building following a hearing on June 26, 2019, in Chicago.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) It looks like one of Robert “R.” Kelly’s ongoing cases could have a trial start date as early as next year. The R&B singer appeared for an arraignment on June 26, 2019, […]

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HBO Leaving Neverland Case to Remain Open After Federal Judge Rejects Michael Jackson Estate Arbitration Request

Leaving Neverland – Michael Jackson, Wade Robson, Chantal Robson, Joy Robson (1990).Photo: Dan Reed (Courtesy of HBO) The ongoing case between HBO and Michael Jackson’s estate regarding the premiere network’s documentary Leaving Neverland has taken an interesting turn, due to a federal judge’s recent decision not to throw the case to an arbitrator, per the […]

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