Tag: sexual assault

‘Still Gotta Pay Me’: Antonio Brown Wants Back In the NFL, Despite Accusations of Rape and Sexual Misconduct

Antonio Brown, warming up for the New England Patriots before a Sept. 15, 2019, gamePhoto: Michael Reaves (Getty) Saying “they still gotta pay me,” Antonio Brown, the wide receiver cut from the New England Patriots amid explosive accusations of rape and sexual misconduct, wants the Patriots to let him back on the team. As the […]

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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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The New England Patriots Boot Antonio Brown Amid Accusations of Sexual Violence and Intimidation

Antonio Brown playing for the New England Patriots in a game against the Miami Dolphins Sept 15, 2019Photo: Michael Reaves (Getty) To coin terminology from another sport, looks like it was three strikes and Antonio Brown was out. The embattled wide receiver got cut by the New England Patriots Friday days after being accused of […]

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Stanford students use AR to keep spotlight on campus sexual assault

One of the key features of new augmented reality applications is persistence — the use of cloud-based anchors to place digital objects in spaces that multiple people can visit and see. Now a group of Stanford students is relying on persistence to deliver on a promise broken by the university’s administration, using virtual signage to […]

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1 in 16 Women Say Their First Sexual Experience Was Rape—and They Are Likely the ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

Photo: iStock One in 16 American women considers her first sexual experience a forced one, according to a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, titled “Association Between Forced Sexual Initiation and Health Outcomes Among US Women,” analyzed 13,310 American women between the ages of 18 and 44 between […]

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Ayanna Pressley to Introduce Impeachment Inquiry of Brett Kavanaugh

Photo: Mary Schwalm (AP Photo) Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley plans on introducing a House resolution Tuesday calling for an impeachment inquiry of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who recently became the subject of another sexual misconduct allegation. “Sexual predators do not deserve a seat on the nation’s highest court and Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process set […]

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Second Woman Accuses NFL Star Antonio Brown of Sexual Misconduct

Photo: Michael Reaves (Getty Images) A week after being accused of sexual assault and rape in a civil lawsuit, NFL star Antonio Brown has been accused of sexual misconduct by a second woman. Sports Illustrated reports that in the second incident, which allegedly occurred in 2017, the New England Patriots receiver is accused of making […]

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Antonio Brown’s Former Trainer Accuses the New England Patriot of Rape in Lawsuit

Photo: Jeff Chiu, File (Associated Press) Antonio Brown, the NFL receiver who just this weekend was traded to the New England Patriots from the Oakland Raiders after getting into a dustup with his Raiders coach, is being accused of raping his former trainer in a lawsuit she filed against him Tuesday. Brown vehemently denied the […]

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Lyft Will Require Sexual Violence Prevention Training For Drivers, Following a Flurry of Lawsuits

Lyft just announced that it will add several new features for passenger safety, including mandatory sexual harassment training for drivers, in response to a spate of sexual assault and rape allegations filed last week against the rideshare giant in San Francisco. According to an email sent to Lyft users on September 10, drivers will now […]

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The Woman Sexually Assaulted While Unconscious in the Stanford U Case Says It’s Time the World ‘Knew’ Her Name

Chanel MillerPhoto: Mariah Tiffany (Viking via AP) The woman whose Stanford University attacker was sentenced to mere months in jail for sexually assaulting her as she lay unconscious has revealed her identity for the first time in the aftermath of a case that raised sharp criticisms around white privilege and rape culture. Chanel Miller is […]

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DIY Rape Kits Are a Terrible Idea, Says Basically Everyone

The first DIY rape kit is raising concerns among advocates and attorneys, who worry that the new product encourages sexual assault survivors to collect evidence that won’t be admissible in court. The “MeToo Kit”—named after the movement—advertises itself as a way for assault survivors to “take back control” of their experience by allowing them to […]

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On the Comeback Trail, Nate Parker Shows American Skin and Apologizes About ‘Tone Deaf’ Response to Resurfaced Rape Charge

Nate Parker and Spike Lee at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy on Sept. 1, 2019.Photo: Arthur Mola (Invision/AP) Nate Parker has a new attitude. And a new project he’s hawking to the masses. The once embattled actor/director—who torpedoed his Academy Award possibilities for his directorial debut, The Birth of a Nation in 2016 […]

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New Accuser Says Epstein Raped Her After She Told Him She Was a Virgin

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Three new accusers have sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein alleging that he abused them with sex toys and forced them to engage in other sex acts, according to court documents reviewed by multiple outlets. One woman said she was forced to […]

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Danny Masterson And The Church Of Scientology Have Been Sued For Allegedly Stalking His Sexual Assault Accusers

Getty Image Danny Masterson’s four rape accusers have sued him, along with the Church of Scientology, over what the women claim was a retaliatory campaign of alleged stalking and harassment. This turn of events arrives nearly two years after Netflix fired Masterson from The Ranch over the sexual assault allegations against him (following the legal […]

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Just Pitiful: An ‘Emotional’ R. Kelly Faces New Civil Suit as He Sits in Solitary Awaiting Trial on Fed Sex Charges

In this courtroom sketch R. Kelly, center, listens in federal court with his attorneys Doug Anton, left, and Steve Greenberg during his arraignment, Aug. 2, 2019, in New York. Kelly pleaded not guilty to federal charges he sexually abused women and girls. Illustration: Aggie Kenny (via Associated Press) Tsk tsk tsk. It’s a sorry state […]

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