State Department Official Arrested for Soliciting Sex with a Minor 

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. » 2/25/15 1:30pm 2/25/15 1:30pm

Jury Finds Ex-Vanderbilt Football Players Guilty of Rape

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. » 1/27/15 6:55pm 1/27/15 6:55pm

Mattress-Carrying Columbia Senior to Attend State of the Union

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. » 1/18/15 4:30pm 1/18/15 4:30pm

Woman Accuses Cosby of Rape; Media Can't Shut Up About His Tour

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. » 1/18/15 2:30pm 1/18/15 2:30pm

Supermodel Beverly Johnson: Cosby Drugged Me; There Are 'Many' Others

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. » 12/11/14 1:50pm 12/11/14 1:50pm

South Park Tackles the Cosby Scandal With a Date Rapey Christmas Song


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. » 12/11/14 9:55am 12/11/14 9:55am

Alleged Cosby Victim Sues Bill Cosby For Calling Her a Liar

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. » 12/10/14 2:10pm 12/10/14 2:10pm

Ghomeshi Surrenders to Police After Being Charged With Sexual Assault

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… » 11/26/14 11:10am 11/26/14 11:10am

Virginia Governor Calls for Investigation Into UVA Gang Rape Frat

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. » 11/21/14 12:10pm 11/21/14 12:10pm

On Camille Cosby and the Problem With Asking, 'Why Did She Stay?'

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, … » 11/20/14 4:00pm 11/20/14 4:00pm

New Orleans to Reopen Hundreds of Botched Rape Cases

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. » 11/18/14 5:30pm 11/18/14 5:30pm

New Orleans Cops Straight Up Didn't Investigate Over 1,100 Sex Crimes

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. » 11/12/14 4:40pm 11/12/14 4:40pm

Keith Urban Fans Watch as Man Rapes 17-Year-Old At Outdoor Concert

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. » 7/30/14 5:40pm 7/30/14 5:40pm

Former Marine Charged With Murdering Woman Who Wouldn't Date Him

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? » 7/15/14 1:20pm 7/15/14 1:20pm

Horrifying New Details On the 'Viral' Rape of 16-Year-Old Jada

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… » 7/11/14 5:00pm 7/11/14 5:00pm

16-Year-Old's Rape Goes Viral Because Human Beings Are Terrible

The recorded rape of a Houston area teen has gone viral on social media, sparking its own mocking hashtag on Twitter and sending humanity spiraling ever more rapidly toward its inevitable and rapidly approaching self-inflicted demise. » 7/10/14 12:00pm 7/10/14 12:00pm

Women Post Awful Tales of Workplace Harassment on Secret Sharing Site

The last couple of years have produced seemingly endless stories about the sexual assault crisis on American college campuses. But the threat of sexual assault doesn't end when a woman turns her tassel and picks up her diploma from the framers. » 7/08/14 5:00pm 7/08/14 5:00pm

Jocks Who Secretly Filmed Sex With Teen Girl Score Child Porn Charges

Two players for the top junior hockey league in the US have been charged with making and distributing child pornography after one of them secretly filmed the other having sex with a 15-year-old girl and then sent the video to a bunch of friends via social media, thereby becoming the literal incarnation of the phrase… » 6/25/14 5:40pm 6/25/14 5:40pm

About That Time Hillary Clinton Smeared a Tween Rape Victim

This week, the so-called "Hillary tapes" — recordings of Hillary Clinton discussing defending a child rapist early in her career — were again discussed publicly when a conservative outlet claimed to "unearth" them. Other right-wing media pounced, claiming that the tapes were newly discovered (they're not) and that… » 6/20/14 1:20pm 6/20/14 1:20pm

3 Frat Members Film Sexual Assault, Are Allowed to Graduate Anyway

Three James Madison University Sigma Chi fraternity members who filmed themselves sexually assaulting a woman on spring break and then distributed the film to others via social media received quite the punishment from their college: a permanent ban from campus. After they graduate. What the fuck, James Madison… » 6/19/14 4:00pm 6/19/14 4:00pm