On Thursday, the BBC released a report that attempted to figure out how former DJ Jimmy Savile and broadcaster Stuart Hall could have been permitted to sexually abuse almost 100 victims total over several decades.
In this weekend’s New York Times Magazine The Ethicists column, a moral quandary with national implications.
In 2005, Duggar Family patriarch Jim Bob brought his son Josh to the Arkansas state troopers’ office after catching him fondling a female minor. As reported by In Touch and Radar, the two met with Joe Hutchens, a 26-year veteran state trooper, who counseled Josh but failed to follow up on his offense against the young…
Associate Dean of Students Nicole Eramo, the UVA official who was depicted most harshly in Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s now-retracted Rolling Stone story on campus rape, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the magazine and Erdely.
Daniel Rosen, the director of the U.S. State Department's counterterrorism program, has been arrested for allegedly soliciting sex with a minor. Rosen was reportedly arrested after exchanging explicit online messages with someone he believed was a juvenile. Guess whether it was actually a police officer. Just guess.
Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg have been found guilty of all charges relating to the gang rape of a fellow Vanderbilt student in the summer of 2013. A guilty verdict in a rape case. Would you look at that.
Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz - who gained attention last year for carrying around the mattress on which her alleged 2012 sexual assault took place - is headed to the State of the Union address.
Saturday's media headlines about Cosby's scheduled Denver performance read "Cosby takes stage despite protest over sex-assault claims" and "Protesters, fans greet Bill Cosby at Denver shows." But buried in these articles is the story we should actually be reading.
This afternoon, Vanity Fair published a first-person account from supermodel Beverly Johnson claiming that Bill Cosby once drugged her. Johnson is the 20th woman to come forward in recent weeks with similar allegations.
Last night, as promised/threatened, South Park tackled the Bill Cosby rape allegations in the most South Parkian way possible — by weaving it into an initially inscrutable subplot that only played a small part in lampooning a meta cultural force.
Retired attorney Tamara Green has been publicly accusing Bill Cosby of raping her for just shy of a decade. But enough time had passed since the commission of the crime—which Green says occurred in the early 1970s—that the statute of limitations expired long ago. Green now seems to have found a way around that.
When allegations against Jian Ghomeshi first surfaced, the radio host defended himself by pointing out that none of his "jilted" exes who were now claiming he'd abused them had gone to police at the time. Well, throw that shit out of the window: he's just been charged with sexual assault and Wednesday morning, he…
Two days ago, Rolling Stone published a bombshell article about an alleged gang rape at UVA's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity in 2012, and the labyrinthine headache that greeted the woman who tried to seek justice. Now, the Governor of Virginia is calling on the University to thoroughly investigate the fraternity.
Every time a wife stands by her scandal-mired celebrity husband, we eventually reach a point in the ensuing, endlessly looping discussion where we ask ourselves why she stayed, how much she knew, and whether her refusal to leave him is a reflection of her own shortcomings. If it were me, naysayers say triumphantly, …
Last week, an internal investigation revealed that the New Orleans Police Department failed to investigate over 1,100 sexual assault cases, leaving victims — including many children—without justice. Now, the city's mayor has pledged that many of those cases will be reopened.
On July 1, New Orleans resident Maria Treme woke up with bruises, next to a brand of personal lubricant she'd never seen before. Her car was gone, as was any memory of anything that had happened the night prior.
Over the weekend, a 17-year-old girl attending a rowdy Keith Urban concert outside of Boston broke away from her friends with a man she'd just met. Minutes later, the man was sexually assaulting her out in the open as more than a dozen passersby watched, with some even taking cell phone videos.
It's a story with which we've all grown grimly familiar. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Girl doesn't like boy back. Boy brutally murders girl in retaliation. Boy was owed girl. How dare girl turn boy down?
Over the last few days, the stomach-churning story of Jada — a 16-year-old girl whose rape was recorded and then shared and mocked on social media — has shown up everywhere. Now, it Jada's mother and a family spokesperson are claiming that Jada's far from the only girl victimized by the people who allegedly drugged…