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Cosby Trial in PA Continues to Be Derailed by Decade-Old, Informal Promise Between Lawyers

On Wednesday, in Pennsylvania, Bill Cosby’s team continued to try to get him out of the criminal case lodged against him by Andrea Constand. His lawyer Jack Schmitt told a judge his client never would’ve testified in Constand’s 2005 civil suit, stemming from allegations that he’d raped her, if he’d known there would…

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…

15-Year-Old Rape Victim in India Seeks Medical Treatment, Is Raped Again at the Hospital 

On January 26, a teenage girl in Jamshedpur, India, was reportedly raped by a teenage boy in the Parsudih area of the city. Police arrested her assailant, and took the girl—reported in most places to be 15, and in a few as 13—to the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital for treatment. On Sunday night, police…

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Ex-Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced to Full 263 Years in Prison for Raping, Assaulting Black Women 

Ex-Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, 29, has been sentenced to 263 years in prison, the full amount recommended by a jury. Holtzclaw was convicted in December of 18 counts of rape, sexual battery, and assorted other crimes after 13 black women testified he’d used his badge to assault them, then intimidate…

Former Prosecutor Made Agreement With Bill Cosby To Keep 2005 Deposition Out of Criminal Trial

In his 2005 civil deposition, Bill Cosby admitted to buying Quaaludes, “with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.” That admission came during a lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand who claims that Cosby raped her in 2004. Constand sued Cosby for battery, assault, and defamation.

George Washington University Backtracks, Rescinding Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree 

George Washington University is the latest school to announce they’re rescinding Bill Cosby’s honorary degree. GW said in October it wasn’t their practice to revoke honorary degrees, even in light of the tens of rape allegations against Cosby. On Monday, though, the school’s president said he’d reconsidered after…