Bill Cosby's Long-Overdue Downfall May Be Empowering More Rape Victims to Report Their Assaults

By now, over 50 women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, and according to The Washington Post, the public vindication of these women’s stories may have contributed to a shift in progress: more victims are coming forward to police departments, who are in turn listening to more women, and altering…

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LA County Spent 5 Years and $400,000 Trying to Discredit a Woman Raped by an On-Duty Cop

An estimated 68 percent of rapes go unreported. It’s hard to go a day in the news without another horrible reminder why this is the case—why women correctly assume they’ll be dragged hard in the process of attempting to secure justice—and Katie J.M. Baker’s latest story at BuzzFeed is another example, particularly…

'Savage' Teacher Makes Students Submit Final Papers From Home During LA Terror Threat

For students and teachers all over the country, we’re currently at the tail-end of the semester before a much-needed winter break. It’s the home stretch, no doubt, but before our weeks off, every student must buckle down and finish finals season, whether that student is an AP eighth grader or home at sick with the…

Tinder Confidential: The Hookup App's Founders Can't Swipe Away the Past

Ashley Terrill was in hiding the first time I heard her voice, splitting time between her Los Angeles home and a $600-a-night room at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Terrill had locked her laptop and phone in a secret vault, and would only contact me on disposable phones—all because, she claimed, the estranged co-founder…

The Story and Nightmare Emails Behind One Elite Silver Lake Preschool's Turmoil

A specter of tyranny is haunting Silver Lake, Los Angeles. At Camelot Kids, a preschool in the ultra-hip east side of the city, where parents pay $18,000 a year for their progeny to have a full-service alternative nursery school experience, this summer saw a wave of toddler purges, mass teacher firings, and public…

Why Did a Teen Claim Kylie Jenner Is Stalking and Trying to Kill Her? 

Earlier this week, TMZ reported on the strange case of a 17-year-old girl who claimed that the youngest and most popular Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, had been stalking and harassing her, and even staged a car accident in an attempt to kill her. The teen went as far as filing a temporary restraining order against Kylie…

Saudi Prince Arrested in Los Angeles on Charges of Sexual Assault, False Imprisonment 

A Saudi prince living in Los Angeles has been charged with sexual assault after neighbors reportedly saw a bleeding woman screaming for help as she tried to scale the walls surrounding a large estate in Beverly Glen. Los Angeles police told reporters that Prince Majed Abdulaziz Al Saud is accused of trying to force a…