"I'm A Grown-Up Now": The Teen Who Accused Kevin Johnson Of Sexual Abuse Speaks Out

There is a photograph of a pile of pink and white paper hearts atop Mandi Koba’s Facebook page. She cut the hearts out of hard copies of a 1996 police report from Phoenix, Ariz. The cops, according to the vintage report used in the arts and crafts project, were investigating “a celebrity involved in a reported child… »9/25/15 9:21am9/25/15 9:21am


Subway Removes 'Jared Pants Dance' Game From Site

Speaking of sandwiches, in wake of the recent Jared Fogle scandal, Subway has removed a strange video game that had been featured on the kids division of their website. The game was called “Jared’s Pants Dance” which allowed players to catch sandwiches and other menu items with a cartoon version of Fogle’s iconic… »8/19/15 10:15pm8/19/15 10:15pm

Mike Huckabee Now Has Ties To Another Accused Child Molester

The man who co-wrote two books for Mike Huckabee is an accused child molester. BuzzFeed reports John Perry, co-author of books with titles like Character Makes a Difference, So Help Me God, and (get a load of this one) For Faith & Family: Changing America by Strengthening the Family, “was accused of child molestation… »6/11/15 2:10pm6/11/15 2:10pm

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 12:49pm1/17/14 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 4:15pm10/15/13 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 3:20pm5/28/13 3:20pm

Dominican Police Confirm That the Made-Up Prostitution Scandal Surrounding Sen. Bob Menendez Is Really, Truly Made-Up

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 6:00pm3/18/13 6:00pm

Scandal Surrounding French Diet Pill Widens as Pharmaceutical Chief Is Charged with Manslaughter

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 4:00pm1/06/13 4:00pm

Why is Roseanne Barr Aligning Herself with Anonymous and Calling Herself "Rononomous?"

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 2:30pm12/29/12 2:30pm

Oklahoma State University Frat Bro Charged With Groping Multiple Male Students While They Were Sleeping

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 6:40pm12/17/12 6:40pm

We Wouldn't Know About the Steubenville Rape Case If It Wasn't for the Blogger Who 'Complicated' Things

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 3:00pm12/17/12 3:00pm