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The Time Donald Trump's Ex-Wife Accused Him of Brutally Raping Her

During Donald Trump’s 1992 divorce proceedings, his wife provided a deposition that detailed an upsetting, ugly sexual assault. The episode was recounted in The Lost Tycoon, a gossipy biography that’s now out of print—but you can read it right here.http://gawker.com/donald-trump-s... » 7/30/15 3:25pm 49 minutes ago

He Said, She Said: The Mythical History of the False Rape Allegation

An odd place where men’s rights activists and feminists meet is at the idea that false rape allegations ruin lives. The first side is infuriated that with a single accusation, someone (usually female) can destroy the reputation and future of someone else (usually male). The second side argues that false allegations… » 7/30/15 10:50am Today 10:50am

A Brief Overview of Dudes Who Are Pretty Sure You Can't Rape Your Wife 

Another beautiful morning in America, another Republican with fun, fresh opinions about rape: this week’s first-place winner in the “You Can’t Possibly Mean That” Olympics is Donald Trump’s attorney Michael D. Cohen, who told The Daily Beast, “You cannot rape your spouse. And there’s very clear case law.” » 7/28/15 12:30pm Tuesday 12:30pm

Pres. Obama: There Is No Way To Revoke Bill Cosby's Medal of Freedom

At a press conference on July 15, President Barack Obama was asked about his opinion regarding whether Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom should be revoked following his admission that he drugged and sexually assaulted dozens of women. In his response, Obama managed to get his opinion across without explicitly… » 7/15/15 5:30pm 7/15/15 5:30pm

The Author of the Runaways Book, On Jackie Fox's Rape

The story of Kim Fowley sexually abusing a young, intoxicated woman in a hotel room after a Runaways show is grim and horrifying. I would like to say it has knocked many readers into a stunned silence–but in these days, it instead seems to have ignited a firestorm. I personally need more time with the story to say all… » 7/13/15 11:00am 7/13/15 11:00am

Jackie Fuchs on Former Bandmates: 'Being a Bystander Is Not a Crime' 

Former Runaways bassist Jackie Fuchs has responded to the outpouring of support and outrage that’s followed from a Huffington Post story in which she says she was raped by producer Kim Fowley in front of her bandmates. Joan Jett and Cherie Currie have disputed her account; Fuchs wrote in a Facebook note, “All of us… » 7/13/15 9:30am 7/13/15 9:30am

Joan Jett and Cherie Currie Respond to Jackie Fox's Rape Allegations

Last week, the Huffington Post ran an interview with Jackie Fuchs—who went by Fox—former bassist for rock group, the Runaways. Fuchs gave a chilling account of Kim Fowley, the band’s manager and producer, raping her at a party in front of a room full of people, which included other band members. Fuchs describes seeing… » 7/12/15 9:40pm 7/12/15 9:40pm

Bill Cosby's Wife: Women Consented to Drugs and Sex 

The New York Post reports that, during a meeting on Tuesday night, Bill Cosby’s wife Camille told a group of close professional advisors that she believes her husband’s accusers consented to both drugs and sex. Camille Cosby’s words come on the heels of an Associated Press report of a 2005 deposition in which Bill… » 7/12/15 11:15am 7/12/15 11:15am

New Study Finds That Sexually Abused Girls Get Prison, Not Help

A scathing new report critiques the “sexual abuse-to-prison pipeline,” in which girls under 18 who are raped or sexually assaulted are increasingly funneled into the juvenile justice system instead of receiving actual help. That’s particularly true for girls of color, who are disproportionately detained and committed,… » 7/09/15 1:15pm 7/09/15 1:15pm