Tag: sexual abuse

Prince Andrew Is ‘Bewildered’ That the FBI Wants to Question Him About Jeffrey Epstein

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Now that Ghislaine Maxell has been arrested and charged, Britain’s Prince Andrew is under increasing pressure to talk to the FBI about his involvement with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. But even as lawyers for Epstein’s victims say Maxwell is likely to […]

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Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Fixer Ghislaine Maxwell Was Just Arrested by the FBI

Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite accused of becoming the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s madam, has been arrested by the FBI, News 4 New York reported Thursday. Maxwell has been accused of helping Epstein — a financier who escaped harsh federal charges during a Florida sex abuse investigation in the late 2000s — recruit underage […]

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Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Fixer Ghislaine Maxwell Was Just Arrested by the FBI

Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite accused of becoming the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s madam, has been arrested by the FBI, News 4 New York reported Thursday. Maxwell has been accused of helping Epstein — a financier who escaped harsh federal charges during a Florida sex abuse investigation in the late 2000s — recruit underage […]

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The DeanBeat: How to have peace of mind in the face of multiple crises

This week started out as difficult as any that I can remember in games, and it ended with a reminder of why we’re in this business. The accusations of sexual harassment exploded after prominent video game writer Chris Avellone was accused of harassing women in the industry. Within a couple of days, he lost two […]

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Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders: What’s the Connection?

Barbara (all names changed for confidentiality) describes, “My father’s best friend molested me in our garage starting when I was seven. I was filled with such anxiety that I began gorging on everything that wasn’t tied down. I gained 30 pounds by the time I was 11 which my mother attributed to my eating too […]

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Sexual abuse allegations rock the game industry again

The game industry reached a new boiling point this week as more than 200 people in the game industry made allegations of sexual assault, rape, and harassment. They took to social media to tell harrowing tales of overcoming fear of ostracism and proceeded to relate stories of disgusting behavior by their abusers. This week feels like […]

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Death of Oluwatoyin Salau: What We Know So Far

Photo: David Ryder (Getty Images) Citizens are demanding answers surrounding the death of 19-year-old Oluwatoyin Salau, a Black Lives Matter activist from Tallahassee, Fla., who went missing on June 6, the same day she tweeted about her experiences with sexual assault. The Tallahassee Democrat reports that her body was found on Saturday, and her family […]

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Same Man Who Feigned Concern Over Zaya Wade Admits He Allowed ‘Grown Women’ to Perform Oral Sex on His Son and Nephews

Lil Boosie appears onstage during a taping of MTV’s Sucker Free in Times Square on January 23, 2007 in New York City. Photo: Bryan Bedder (Getty Images) Boosie Badazz (formerly known as Lil Boosie, born Torrence Hatch Jr.) is perpetually using his phone to display his stupidity, and his most recent act is disturbingly dangerous, […]

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The Oprah ‘Sex Trafficking’ Fake News Conspiracy Theory Explained

Source: Kevin Mazur / Getty By Wednesday morning, Oprah Winfrey was trending on Twitter because of a horrible rumor that reportedly stemmed from one tweet. The rumor snowballed into a Twitter storm of dangerous narratives that linked the coronavirus to child trafficking and pedophilia. Things got so bad that Oprah herself had to hop on […]

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Keep It: Simone Biles Rejects USA Gymnastics’ Birthday Wishes, Calls for Accountability for Sexual Abuse Scandal

Photo: Craig Barritt (Getty Images for SK-II) For months, Simone Biles has asked USA Gymnastics for one thing: an independent investigation into its handling of the Larry Nassar scandal. So when the USAG attempted to @ the greatest gymnast of all time this weekend, it should have known what her response would be. The organization […]

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Where Misplaced Loyalty and Misogynoir Collide: On Snoop, Cosby, and Why Protecting Black Women Always Seems the Last Priority

Snoop Dogg attends the “Queen & Slim” Premiere at AFI FEST 2019 on November 14, 2019, in Hollywood, Calif.Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images) It was another ritualistic dragging on social media this week, as Black Twitter read Gayle King for filth for daring to ask WNBA veteran Lisa Leslie about the darker side of Kobe […]

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