Confessions Of A Tonya Harding Apologist

I was 5 years old when I fell in love with Tonya Harding. The year was 1988, and I had just taken up figure skating. My favorite aunt, Julie, had recently moved from my Maryland neighborhood to Portland, Ore., and I was determined to find something to like about the state. Tonya, a scrappy Oregonian underdog, was the… » 1/17/14 12:49pm 1/17/14 12:49pm

I'm Sorry For Making You Read Rielle Hunter's Hilarious Apology Letter

Well, America: you win. Rielle Hunter, who burned herself into the public's eyeballs after an affair with then-married-to-a-cancer-patient Presidential candidate John Edwards that resulted in a child and a short lived career giving jaw droppingly gross interviews, is sorry. She's so sorry she did all those things she… » 10/15/13 4:15pm 10/15/13 4:15pm

Rutgers Won't Fire Athletic Director Accused of Emotional Abuse

We all got excited when Rutgers hired Julie Hermann as its Athletic Director; she was only the third female AD ever at a BCS school. Awesome! Then allegations surfaced that Hermann humiliated and emotionally abused players while coaching Tennessee’s women’s volleyball team 16 years ago. Not so awesome. » 5/28/13 3:20pm 5/28/13 3:20pm

Dominican Police Confirm That the Made-Up Prostitution Scandal…

News of a prostitution scandal (which turned out to be totally fake, btw) involving U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez enraptured the right-wing blog The Daily Caller for months. Ooh, a Democratic Senator caught soliciting sex with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic? A major donor was somehow involved? The… » 3/18/13 6:00pm 3/18/13 6:00pm

Scandal Surrounding French Diet Pill Widens as Pharmaceutical Chief Is…

A troubling new development in a long-running pharmaceutical scandal in France has people wondering just how much power drug companies wield in the country. The Guardian's Angelique Chrisafis reports that victims of a controversial (read: fucking dangerous) ampehtamine-derived weight-loss pill called Mediator have… » 1/06/13 4:00pm 1/06/13 4:00pm

Why is Roseanne Barr Aligning Herself with Anonymous and Calling…

A rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, involving some members of the city's beloved football team has drawn national attention. The Times said that it was a notable case because it was "a sexual assault accusation in the age of social media, when teenagers are capturing much of their lives on their camera phones ... and… » 12/29/12 2:30pm 12/29/12 2:30pm

Oklahoma State University Frat Bro Charged With Groping Multiple Male…

Nathan Michael Cochran, a 22-year-old Oklahoma State University student and former FarmHouse fraternity member, was charged with three counts of sexual battery on Wednesday. Each charge carries a possible sentence of up to three years in prison. Oh, and they think he probably assaulted others, too, since the reason… » 12/17/12 6:40pm 12/17/12 6:40pm

We Wouldn't Know About the Steubenville Rape Case If It Wasn't for the…

The New York Times has a lengthy piece today on a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, which the paper has deemed particularly notable because it is "a sexual assault accusation in the age of social media, when teenagers are capturing much of their lives on their camera phones ... and then posting it on the Web, like a… » 12/17/12 3:00pm 12/17/12 3:00pm

Who's to Blame for British Nurse Jacintha Saldanha's Suicide?

Should anyone take responsibility for the death of Jacintha Saldanha, the British nurse who killed herself after she was duped into sharing Kate Middleton's private medical records by two Australian radio DJs impersonating Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles? Not exactly. But it's telling how our culture lusts after… » 12/10/12 11:50am 12/10/12 11:50am

Jill Kelley's Probably Not Writing A Petraeus Tell-All (Yet)

Socialite Jill Kelley, an integral part of the David Petraeus-Paula Broadwell-shirtless FBI agent-General John Allen bee's nest of upper-echelon fuckery, sat by the window for awhile and reflected. But the Daily Mail reported yesterday that Kelley had begun to meet with publishers to discuss releasing a book about the… » 12/08/12 2:40pm 12/08/12 2:40pm

Lawyers Say Hasidic Teen Accusing Community Leader of Repeated Sexual…

The ongoing case against 54-year-old Nechemya Weberman, a beloved pillar of Brooklyn's Satmar Hasidic community who is accused of repeatedly raping a now 17-year-old girl during years of one-on-one "counseling sessions," is illustrative of how sexual molestation is covered up within close-knit communities, but also of… » 12/04/12 11:40am 12/04/12 11:40am

Anti-Choice Rep. Scott DesJarlais Says That God Has Totally Forgiven…

Having admitted that he "made a very poor decision" in his first marriage when he cheated on his wife and pressured his mistress into have an abortion, Uncle Fester stunt-double and anti-choice U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R., Tenn.) insisted on a conservative Nashville radio show that God has "forgiven" him for being… » 12/02/12 12:00pm 12/02/12 12:00pm

Meet 'Lucille Baller,' the Violent Rap Alter-Ego of a Dallas Cop

During the day, Dallas Police Lieutenant Regina Smith oversees burglary and theft investigative detectives. Off hours, however, she's a rapper named "Lucille Baller," who calls her revolver "Ms. Lucy," brags about her shooting skills, and, much like any run-of-the-mill rapper, threatens to fuck her haters up. The… » 11/29/12 4:00pm 11/29/12 4:00pm

Jill Kelley Loses That Honorary Diplomat Title She Kept Bragging About

Jill Kelley, the Florida recipient of threatening emails from David Petraeus mistress Paula Broadwell who requested diplomatic protection from the media even though she is a voluntary social coordinator for a military base, has had her "honorary consul" title revoked by the South Korean embassy on the grounds that the… » 11/27/12 5:40pm 11/27/12 5:40pm