Tag: sexual assault

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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Don Lemon Sued for Alleged Sexual Assault by New York Bartender, CNN Defends News Anchor

Photo: Jesse Grant (Getty Images for THR) A New Jersey bartender has filed a lawsuit against CNN anchor Don Lemon for an alleged sexual assault that took place in a Hamptons, N.Y., bar last summer. Filed on Sunday, the suit seeks unspecified damages for the “demeaning, unprovoked and offensive assault.” First reported by Mediaite, Dustin […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Is Dead After Apparent Suicide in Jail

Photo: New York State Sex Offender Registry (AP) The wealthy pedophile and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is dead after an apparent suicide at a jail in Manhattan, authorities said on Saturday. According to several media reports, Epstein hanged himself at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, in New York, and his body was found […]

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AJ Calloway, Extra Part Ways After Sexual Assault Investigation

Photo: Jemal Countess (Getty Images for Women’s Media Center) A.J. Calloway is out as a co-host of Extra. According to Deadline, after an investigation into sexual assault allegations leveled against him, Warner Bros. issued the following statement, released on Wednesday: “The company has investigated the claims made into Mr. Calloway’s conduct and he and the […]

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Pregnant Yung Miami Tears Into Kodak Black After He Threatens to Punch Her in the Stomach

Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Kodak Black, universally recognized as the bane of the universe, is a lot of things. He’s a serial mumble rapper who’s somehow parlayed his dearth of talent into becoming a premiere recording artist and a doting father who should be lauded for his philanthropic efforts, which include gifting 150 kids […]

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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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Morehouse Students’ Claims of Sexual Misconduct Prompt Additional Investigations

Screenshot: Morehouse College Viral videos containing accusations of sexual misconduct have prompted internal investigations at one of America’s most celebrated historically black colleges after two social media whistleblowers allege that they were victims of sexual harassment and assault at the hands of one of the college’s employees. Their revelations may have inspired other students to […]

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Toni Collette Hunts Down A Predator In The Trailer For An ‘Unbelievable’ True Story From Netflix

[embedded content] Share This Video Netflix‘s true-crime coffers continue to fill, and the streamer will soon unleash a limited series that looks to be a difficult but rewarding watch if the above trailer is any indication. In Unbelievable, Kaitlyn Dever (the Justified fan-favorite Loretta and more recently of Booksmart) portrays a teen who reports a […]

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‘Where’s My Daughter?’ Parents of Alleged Victim Confront Publicist for R. Kelly After New Federal Charges

R. Kelly appears at a court hearing in Chicago June 26, 2019, on state charges he faces involving allegations of multiple sex crimes. Now, Kelly faces additional federal charges.Photo: E. Jason Wambsgans-Pool (Getty) The visibly anguished parents of an alleged victim of R. Kelly confronted a spokesman for the singer Friday during a news conference […]

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If Elected, Kamala Harris Intends to Close the National Rape Kit Backlog in Her 1st Term

Kamala Harris speaks on stage at 2019 ESSENCE Festival at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for ESSENCE) We’re just short of a year away from officially naming a Democratic nominee to face off against Donald Trump in 2020, but the candidates have […]

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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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We Are All Complicit When It Comes to Assault Allegations

“I don’t think they want to hear about that kind of thing.” That’s how Boris Johnson, the man about to become the United Kingdom’s prime minister whether the public likes it or not, responded when a journalist obliquely invited him to reassure the public that he didn’t beat up his girlfriend last Friday night. Occasionally this […]

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Why It Matters How Powerful Men Treat Women

“I don’t think they want to hear about that kind of thing.” That’s how Boris Johnson, the man about to become the United Kingdom’s prime minister, whether the public likes it or not, responded when a journalist obliquely invited him to reassure the public that he didn’t beat up his girlfriend last Friday night. Occasionally this […]

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‘Your Family Loves You. They Miss You’: An R. Kelly Accuser Warns His Current ‘Girlfriends’

While many of the entertainment industry’s elite showed off their red carpet looks on Sunday at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, Asante McGee, an accuser of R. Kelly’s, shared a message for the women currently in his life—and allegedly, under his strict control—while speaking with celebrity site TooFab. “A lot of women, our voices […]

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Bill Cosby Called Himself ‘America’s Dad’ and Black Twitter Determined That Was a Lie

Photo: Matt Rourke (AP Photo) Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby might be a lot of things—an alleged serial rapist, “a sexually violent predator,” inmate number NN7687—but one title he can no longer claim is “America’s Dad.” Nah, bruh. We threw that baby out with the bathwater. America’s Dad wouldn’t be serving time in prison for sexual […]

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Mistrial Declared on Remaining 8 Rape and Kidnapping Charges Facing Ex-NFL Player Kellen Winslow II

Kellen Winslow II in 2010 when he played for the Tampa Bay BuccaneersPhoto: NFL via Getty Images A group of Southern California jurors found the charismatic former NFL player guilty of the rape of a homeless woman he befriended and of engaging in lewd and indecent conduct in front of two other women, but they […]

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Ex-NFL Player Kellen Winslow II Found Guilty of Rape, Lewd Conduct Involving 3 Women

Kellen Winslow II in 2010 when he played for the Tampa Bay BuccaneersPhoto: NFL via Getty Images Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II is facing some eight years in prison after a Southern California jury found him guilty Monday of rape and lewd conduct charges in which three women were violated. The Vista, Calif., jury […]

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