Before this week, when reality star and conservative political activist Joshua Duggar admitted to molesting several underage girls, including his own sisters, what most people knew about the Duggar family could be counted on two fingers: They have 19—19!—kids, and they’re extremely religious Christians.
America’s most awful sanctimonious family is finally getting the kind of recognition they deserve: In the wake of Josh Duggar’s admission that he had molested children as a minor, TLC has pulled 19 Kids & Counting from their schedule, removing all traces of the Duggars from our televisions. At least for now.
In 2006, Oprah Winfrey canceled an appearance on her show by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the parents whose 15 children had made them famous not just to fellow evangelical Christians but to the secular world as well. »
In an attempt to maintain some sort of relevance in 2015, Princeton Mom (aka "author" Susan Patton) stopped by Fox & Friends to point out that most molestation is, how shall we say it, just a comedy of errors and does not mean that children should be taught about sex ed. Because sex ed is vulgar. Things the Princeton… »
The Honey Boo Boo horror show continues: Sandra Hale, mother of June "Mama June" Thompson and grandmother to Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, told ET that she fears for Alana's safety now that her daughter has reportedly reunited with ex boyfriend Mark McDaniel, a convicted child molester. According to Hale, child… »
A middle-schooler in Texas was violated when his teacher interrupted his third-period class to give him a full-contact lap dance at, she says, the urging of other students in the course. Because when kids say "give the birthday boy a lap dance," you listen. You don't want to be the one with the bad reviews on… »
Unless you shut down your laptop or smartphone and smashed them under a rock, then you've probably seen all of the articles swirling around this weekend (or past week and month) concerning the 1992 child molestation investigation against Woody Allen. In reading these articles, or seeing them bandied about on Facebook… »
This weekend, Chris Brown told The Guardian that his first sexual experience happened when he was 8 years old, a claim met with doubt from some and horror from others. Brown didn't discuss what happened to him — uh, child rape, and the law is crystal clear about that — as something traumatic or hurtful; instead, he… »
Singapore, which might be one of the worst places in the world if you're looking to break the law, has apparently rolled out an anti-public-groping campaign, which would be very helpful and nice if its street-side ads didn't features incredibly creepy pictures supplemented with a litany of instructions about what… »
The famously anti-gay Boy Scouts of America organization has been ordered to release its fiercely protected "perversion files," which contain information about thousands of instances where trusted BSA adult leaders victimized children involved in scouting. The files, which cover incidents that occurred between the… »
As anyone who's attended a freshman orientation rape prevention seminar can tell you, sexual victimization is much more common than most people are comfortable admitting, and most sexual abuse goes unreported. And while profiles of sexual abuse victims are more diverse than fast food restaurants' Kidz Klub mascots,… »
The classic Hollywood exploitation story involves a young/naive struggling actress, a sleazy older man, and the promise of fame. But there's another sad tale to be told: That of the male child actor, sexually abused by a man with "connections." Former child stars Todd Bridges and Corey Feldman are teaming up to… »
Fallout from the case of Jerry Sandusky, the disgraced former Penn State defensive coordinator who stands accused of sexually abusing several boys he met through his charity, has extended to the upper reaches of Penn State University. Head football coach Joe Paterno and University President Graham Spanier's jobs were… »
In yet another instance of child abuse victims being inspired to go public by the case against Jerry Sandusky, three women and a man have come forward to say that they were molested by Bill Conlin, a Philadelphia Daily News columnist and Hall of Fame baseball writer. The alleged abuse occured in the '70s, but they say… »
Another day, another horrifying dispatch in the case of former Penn State football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Two more young men have come forward to testify that abused them, bringing his total number of alleged victims to 10. All together now: Ugh. »
23-year-old Zach Tomaselli, the third man to accuse Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of molesting him as a child, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he abused a 13-year-old boy in a similar way, but now he says he'll change his plea to guilty. Tomaselli admitted to the Associated Press… »