Tag: sexual abuse

Salim Akil Requests Dismissal for Domestic Violence and Copyright Infringement Case 

Director and showrunner Salim Akil speaks during a screening and Q&A for ‘Black Lightning’ on Day 3 of the SCAD aTVfest 2018 on February 3, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for SCAD aTVfest 2018) When news arose of Amber Dixon Brenner’s sexual abuse and copyright infringement allegations, Salim Akil called the accusations […]

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Atlanta Police Investigate Facebook Livestream of Alleged Sexual Assault in Atlanta Nightclub

iStock Police in Atlanta say they have identified and contacted a man seen in a video showing an alleged sexual assault at a local nightclub early Sunday morning. The video—a Facebook livestream—was shared from inside Opera nightclub and was intended to show a young woman’s birthday celebration. Instead, people who watched the video saw her being […]

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R. Kelly Accused of Sexually Abusing a Former Epic Records Intern When She Was 16

Tracy Sampson says R. Kelly sexually abused her when she was a teen. Screenshot: Dateline (NBC News) In an episode of NBC’s Dateline scheduled to air Friday night, a woman who worked as an intern for Epic Records when she was teen says R. Kelly sexually abused her. Tracy Sampson, now 36, told Dateline that […]

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#MuteRKelly: NYC Rally Planned to Pressure RCA to Drop ‘The Pied Piper of R&B’

Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ on January 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Prosecutors in Illinois and Georgia have opened investigations into allegations made against the […]

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#MuteRKelly: NYC Rally Planned to Pressure RCA to Drop ‘The Pied Piper of R&B’ [Updated]

Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ on January 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Prosecutors in Illinois and Georgia have opened investigations into allegations made against the […]

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‘We’re Dancing to These Women’s Pain’: Female Activists Escalate Protests Against R. Kelly—and Call Out RCA and Sony

Demonstrators gather near the studio of singer R. Kelly to call for a boycott of his music after allegations of sexual abuse against young girls were raised on the highly-rated Lifetime mini-series ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ on January 9, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Prosecutors in Illinois and Georgia have opened investigations into allegations made against the […]

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Leaving Neverland, a Documentary Based on Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Michael Jackson, to Premiere at Sundance 2019

Michael Jackson prepares to enter the Santa Barbara County Superior Court to hear the verdict read in his child molestation case June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. After seven days of deliberation the jury has reached a not guilty verdict on all 10 counts in the trial against Michael Jackson. Jackson was charged in […]

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Leaving Neverland, a Documentary Based on Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Michael Jackson, to Premiere at Sundance 2019 [Updated]

Michael Jackson prepares to enter the Santa Barbara County Superior Court to hear the verdict read in his child molestation case June 13, 2005 in Santa Maria, California. After seven days of deliberation the jury has reached a not guilty verdict on all 10 counts in the trial against Michael Jackson. Jackson was charged in […]

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Lady Gaga Apologizes For Working With R. Kelly, Vows to Remove ‘Do What U Want’ From iTunes 

Singers R. Kelly (L) and Lady Gaga perform onstage during the 2013 American Music Awards on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Lady Gaga has finally said it, publicly: she has acknowledged R. Kelly’s reported victims and is remorseful. If you recall correctly, “Do What U Want (With My […]

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Top Dallas R&B Radio Stations Saw Something Wrong With R. Kelly’s Bump N’ Grind—and Banned His Music 

Photo: Daniel Boczarski (Getty Images) Almost a week after Lifetime’s docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, we’ve been issued the remix to conviction with Georgia’s Fulton County District Attorney’s Office opening up an investigation against the “Pied Piper of R&B” for his years of allegedly abusing black women and girls. And today, two prominent Dallas radio stations, […]

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After Surviving R. Kelly, What Now? How About Trusting Survivors and Dismantling Systemic Misogynoir?

Survivor Jerhonda Pace, Surviving R. KellyScreenshot: Lifetime (YouTube) It was three nights of television that rocked the black community—surprising since they detailed approximately three decades of well-known allegations of predation, exploitation and abuse by R&B artist R. Kelly. But if Lifetime’s record-breaking documentary Surviving R. Kelly finally put a human face onto the collective trauma […]

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk Put on Hold Pending Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Photo: Getty For nearly four years, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has invited celebs to sit and chat about science on the late night show StarTalk. This week, Nat Geo confirmed that they’re putting the show on hold as they look into claims of sexual harassment and abuse against Tyson. The show, which just entered […]

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Only 2 Hours Into Surviving R. Kelly, the Conclusion is Simple: Black Girls Deserve Better  

R. Kelly performs in concert at Barclays Center on September 25, 2015.Photo: Mike Pont (Getty Images) I’m tired. We’re tired. On the evening of January 3, 2019, I bundled up my anxiety and turned to Lifetime to watch what I knew would be one of the most noteworthy moments of media history. Executive produced by […]

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R. Kelly Threatens to File Federal Lawsuit Against Lifetime If It Airs Documentary 

R. Kelly performs during The Buffet Tour on May 7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Daniel Boczarski (Getty Images) The much-anticipated night of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly has come and right on schedule, Robert Kelly is threatening legal action. According to TMZ, Kelly’s lawyer Brian Nix is threatening to file a federal lawsuit against Lifetime […]

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R. Kelly Threatens to File Federal Lawsuit Against Lifetime If It Airs Documentary [Updated]

R. Kelly performs during The Buffet Tour on May 7, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Daniel Boczarski (Getty Images) The much-anticipated night of Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly has come, and right on schedule, Robert Kelly is threatening legal action. According to TMZ, Kelly’s lawyer Brian Nix is threatening to file a federal lawsuit against Lifetime […]

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Amen Dunes Discussed His Childhood Sexual Abuse Following Criticism Of His Past Comments About Women

Getty Image Over the past several days, Amen Dunes leader Damon McMahon has been the subject to an onslaught of online criticism following the resurfacing of a 2014 quote in which the songwriter, who is responsible for one of Uproxx’s favorite albums of the year, appeared to make a misogynist remark about working with women. […]

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Salim Akil Accuser Amber Dixon Brenner Says Love Is ____ Cancellation is ‘A Bit of an Acknowledgement’ of What She’s Been Through

Actress Amber Dixon Brenner attends the premiere of RADiUS and The Weinstein Company’s ‘Escobar: Paradise Lost’ on June 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez (Getty Images) Hearts were broken when OWN announced the cancellation of its romantic drama, Love Is ___, supposedly inspired by the real life love story of Mara Brock […]

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Pope to Abuser Priests: Turn Yourself in and ‘Prepare for Divine Justice’

It’s Christmastime. The season of giving and overeating and awaiting the birth of the Lord. But if you’re Pope Francis, that has come to mean something rather different, too: getting up to a microphone once a year and, during these supposedly most joyous of times, ridiculing the leadership of the Holy See, and all its […]

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Somehow, the Catholic Church Is Still Getting Worse

On Thursday, the New York Times published yet another damning report about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, the latest in an endless series of horror stories about a broken institution that has long provided predators with access to children. In this case, Reverend Donald G. Timone, a priest repeatedly accused of sexual abuse, was […]

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OWN’s Love Is ___ Canceled Amid Abuse Claims Against Salim Akil [Updated]

(L-R) Director Salim Akil, actress Oprah Winfrey, writer Mara Brock Akil, and actors Michele Weaver and William Catlett attend the premiere of OWN’s ‘Love Is_’ on June 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: David Livingston (Getty Images) It’s official: Love Is… no more. According to Variety, the OWN television show from Mara Brock Akil […]

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