On July 23, Washington will require survivors of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault be notified if their abuser fails a background check when attempting to purchase a firearm. According to The Trace, Washington will be the first state to enact this form of gun control.
On his eighth day in solitary confinement and seventh without water, Terrill Thomas died last year while being held at the Milwaukee County Jail. The medical examiner classified his death as a homicide resulting from “profound dehydration.”
Tonight, ABC will air a 20/20 report on gay conversation therapy camps around the U.S., where parents send their kids in attempt to exorcise them of their same-sex attraction. If that already sounds abusive—keeping in mind that so-called “reparative therapy” has been denounced as at least unnecessary by a laundry list…
After speaking with dozens of former congregants of the Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale, North Carolina, the Associated Press has uncovered years of brutal physical abuse—often perpetrated against children—ordered by church leaders, namely the husband and wife pastor duo, Sam and Jane Whaley.
In 2014, Jacqueline Sauvage was found guilty in the murder of her husband, Norbert Marot. Sauvage shot Marot three times in the back with a hunting rifle in 2012. During her trial, it was revealed that she had endured decades of abuse at his hands, as did his children, whom he sexually assaulted. Sauvage was…
People have been complaining for years that Twitter needs to do more to protect people from online abuse and harassment, and give them a clearer system to report threats and hate speech. Now you can at least mute the racist frog in your life, if that’s any solace.
Michel’le’s Lifetime movie, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel’le, received an unexpected publicity boost Sunday when news broke that mogul/producer/rapper Dr. Dre sent a cease and desist letter to Sony over his portrayal in the biopic, threatening to sue if the film aired. Surviving Compton is Michel’le’s answer…
The estranged husband of Tierne Ewing, the woman found dead in a Pennsylvania barn Tuesday night, has been declared brain dead. Kevin Ewing was discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head near where Tierne’s body lay.
A Pennsylvania woman was found shot to death in a barn Tuesday night after being kidnapped by her husband, who had a long and documented history of violence towards her. Kevin Ewing was previously charged with kidnapping Tierne Ewing in July, but was able to post bond and get out of jail. He was found alive, with a…
Comedian and actress Leslie Jones is reportedly the victim of a deeply invasive and dangerous hack that, along with the usual (but no less abhorrent) racist memes, has exposed her driver’s license and passport information, along with several private naked photographs of the Ghostbusters star on her own website.
In 2013, a lawsuit was filed against USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for U.S. gymnastics that is responsible for selecting teams for the Olympics and World Championships. The lawsuit accused the organization of neglecting to adequately report the abuse allegations coming from its gyms, leading to the…
There’s a YouTube mystery around beauty blogger Marina Joyce, and even after the police got involved the conspiracy theories keep coming.
Leslie Jones appears to have taken a break from Twitter after a deluge of disturbing and extremely racist tweets were directed her way. But now, other celebrities are trying to spread the Leslie Jones love, and condemning Twitter’s inability to protect users.
A nanny who traveled to Woodbury, Minnesota, from China was found wandering two miles from her home by police. She had two blackened eyes, and following a trip to the hospital, x-rays revealed several broken ribs and a broken sternum.
In an astoundingly tone deaf case of choosing bros before...common decency, Disney CEO Bob Iger has spoken out in something resembling support of Johnny Depp because the star has made the company so much dang money by playing Captain Jack Sparrow.
In an interview with Vulture last week, ABC’s The Real O’Neals star Noah Galvin made some flippant comments about director Bryan Singer’s alleged abuse of young men in Hollywood. Vulture went so far as to delete the already published remarks, and Galvin quickly issued an apology, specifically saying sorry to Modern…
The Supreme Court of Canada made a pretty crazy ruling about sexual contact with animals on Thursday. The decision was the result of a very sad case in which teenage girls were sexually abused by their stepfather.
A new story from the Chicago Reader is making waves around Chicago and outside of that city for its in-depth look at the abuse allegedly perpetrated over the course of decades by the artistic director of one of its most respected theaters, Profiles Theatre Company.
Yeah, that is something you can do, if you’re someone who wanted to do that. Whoever that might be.