Jian Ghomeshi Showed Graphic Film of Himself Beating Women to the CBC

Increasingly unhinged-sounding Canadian DJ Jian Ghomeshi was fired from his job at the CBC last weekend after allegations surfaced that he had been subjecting women to sexual violence to which they did not consent for years. But before he was fired, he made sure he showed his colleagues a film he thought would prove… » 10/31/14 7:00pm 10/31/14 7:00pm

New Details Emerge in Case of Horrifying British Sex Abuse Ring

It's been a week since a horrific report was released detailing the systematic child sexual abuse of approximately 1400 girls in Rotherham, England, between 1997 and 2013. The damning report, investigated by Professor Alexis Jay OBE, highlighted the failure of community leaders, council leaders, and of course police… » 9/02/14 12:45pm 9/02/14 12:45pm

Thank Goodness Richard Dawkins Has Finally Mansplained Rape

Noted evolutionary biologist and atheist yellthinker Richard Dawkins, in his perpetual and incredibly grating quest for absolute rightness, has issued a curious series of thoughts regarding sexual assault. Because some things are worse than others, he reasons (sorry, Reasons. Must capitalize his thoughts. Too… » 7/29/14 2:15pm 7/29/14 2:15pm

The Hollywood Sex Ring Lawsuits Might Be Slowly Unraveling

On Wednesday, Michael Egan dropped his lawsuit against TV executive Garth Ancier, one of several men named in the Bryan Singer Hollywood teen sex abuse lawsuit. And on Thursday, BuzzFeed released a story alleging that one of the men who helped bring Egan into a dark world of men who have sex with underage boys (and… » 6/26/14 2:45pm 6/26/14 2:45pm

More Hollywood Big Shots Named in the Bryan Singer Sex Abuse Suit

In a press conference Monday afternoon, Michael Egan, his mother Bonnie Mound and his lawyer Jeff Herman announced that they have filed lawsuits against Garth Ancier, David Neuman and Gary Goddard for supplying Egan with drugs and alcohol and sexually abusing him when he was between 15 and 17 years of age. » 4/21/14 6:40pm 4/21/14 6:40pm

Chris Brown Didn't 'Lose His Virginity' at Age 8. He Was Raped.

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… » 10/08/13 6:00pm 10/08/13 6:00pm

Australian Army Chief Demonstrates How to Properly Confront Sex Abuse

Australia's army chief, David Morrison, is pissed off, and he's laying down the fucking law. After this week's news that 17 military personnel, including high-ranking officers, were under investigation for allegedly creating and exchanging "explicit and profane" emails, he's looking for change. Scratch that, he's … » 6/14/13 3:00pm 6/14/13 3:00pm

Catholic Church Quietly Declares Holy War on Child Sex Abuse Victims

In a time of war, widespread poverty, disease, and suffering, only the Catholic Church has the strength to bravely stand against the real enemy of world peace and justice: kids who were sexually abused. In fact, the Church so strongly believes that it should be difficult for child sex abuse victims to press charges… » 6/14/12 10:50am 6/14/12 10:50am

Irish Priest Accidentally Shares Gay Porn Powerpoint Presentation with…

Powerpoint is seriously awful. It's boring and nobody gives enough of a shit about your presentation subject to sit through thirty-seven slides of your notes transcribed in size 24 Helvetica font against a monotonous paisley template interrupted only by the occasional piece of stupid light-bulb-over-a-cartoon-head… » 4/29/12 6:00pm 4/29/12 6:00pm

Young Actresses Aren't the Only Ones Scarred by Sleazy Hollywood…

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… » 4/19/12 3:40pm 4/19/12 3:40pm

Legendary Penn State Coach Prolific At Winning, Child Abuse

This has been a weekend of complicated emotions for fans of Penn State's Nittany Lions football team. On one hand, they're number 1 in this week's Big Ten Power Rankings and have an impressive 8-1 record; it's possible the team could be headed to the Rose Bowl. On the other, former longtime defensive coordinator Jerry… » 11/07/11 12:40pm 11/07/11 12:40pm

After Fundamentalist Church Expose, One Pastor Is Unrepentant

In the course of 20/20's exhaustive investigation last week into abuses and coverups within the Independent Fundamental Baptist Church (IFB), there is some penitence. Well, just a little. But not with Jack Schaap, who was shown excoriating women for being fat and not having any scriptural authority. » 4/12/11 6:30pm 4/12/11 6:30pm