Oklahoma Will Now Require Schools to Teach Sexual Assault Prevention

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has signed a new bill into law that requires school districts in the state to develop rape and sexual assault prevention curriculum. The Safe Schools Act was promoted by the feminist knitting circle turned activist group who publicized the way Norman High School dealt with a series of… » 6/11/15 10:50am 6/11/15 10:50am

L.A. Times: Dennis Hastert Was Paying to Conceal His 'Sexual Misconduct'

When it was announced Thursday that former House speaker Dennis J. Hastert has been indicted on blackmail charges, nobody had any idea what the hell was going on. The plot has thickened rapidly: Hastert is accused of paying roughly $1.7 million in hush money since 2010, and the L.A. Times is reporting it was to cover… » 5/29/15 4:10pm 5/29/15 4:10pm

The Creepy Fundamentalist Homeschool Cult That Trained the Duggars

You know about the Duggars, the evangelical Christian family whose 19 children catapulted them to fame through Discovery Health specials and TLC show, 19 Kids and Counting, and you know about Josh Duggar, the eldest son, who admitted last week to molesting several underage girls as a teen—including his own sisters. » 5/26/15 6:28pm 5/26/15 6:28pm

Mike Huckabee Supports Josh Duggar, Whose 'Judgment Was Not Mature'

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who’s built his political career on moral uprightness and fulminating against the dangers of homosexuality, wants you to know that he’s here for the Duggar family at this trying time. Duggar admitted yesterday to sexually abusing five underage girls as a… » 5/22/15 1:10pm 5/22/15 1:10pm

Jian Ghomeshi Reporter's New Tell-All Book Upsets Victims 

It’s been seven months since the first allegations that Jian Ghomeshi is a sexually abusive creep surfaced, and six since he surrendered to police after being charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking. Now, one reporter who investigated him is writing a “tell-all” book, which the second… » 5/06/15 11:30am 5/06/15 11:30am

Man Charged in 1995 New York City Rape and Robbery After DNA Match

The Manhattan District Attorney has charged Joseph Giardala, 44, with raping and robbing a woman in New York City’s West Village in 1995. New York couldn’t identify Giardala by name after the rape, but entered his DNA into a national database, where it matched with a case in Florida earlier this year. In the years… » 5/04/15 12:40pm 5/04/15 12:40pm

Ex-Legislator Denies Having Sex with Wife with Alzheimer's Disease

Testimony in the trial of former Iowa state legislator Henry Rayhons concluded Friday; Rayhons, 78, is charged with felony sexual abuse for allegedly having sex with his wife Donna while she was in a nursing home and in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. On Friday, Rayhons denied having sex with Donna, testifying,… » 4/20/15 12:50pm 4/20/15 12:50pm

Ex-Legislator on Trial for Sexual Abuse of Wife with Alzheimers

The trial of 78-year-old Henry Rayhons began last week; the former Iowa state legislator was arrested last year, accused of having sex with his wife Donna, who was in a nursing home and suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Staff members told Rayhons eight days before the incident allegedly occurred that… » 4/14/15 12:50pm 4/14/15 12:50pm

Catholic Church Says It's Against Religion to Pay Sex Abuse Victims

The Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee, which owes victims of pedophile priests (including one, Think Progress notes, who was accused of assaulting approximately 200 deaf children) $17 million has decided to put that money into a fund reserved for cemeteries and claims that to pay the victims what they're owed is a… » 3/11/15 10:30pm 3/11/15 10:30pm

Politician Accused of 'Giving Away' Adopted Child to Sexual Abuser

An intense and disturbing investigative piece published by the Arkansas Times alleges that State Representative Justin Harris, a devout Christian who also owns a religious preschool, gave away two little girls he and his wife had adopted six months before. The little girls were "re-homed" with a former teacher at the… » 3/05/15 6:45pm 3/05/15 6:45pm

'Men Take Things': How to Get Away with Murder Addresses Sexual Abuse

Viola Davis already acts her ass off on How to Get Away with Murder, so it's a smart move pairing her with Cicely Tyson, who masterfully played Annalise Keating's mom on Thursday night's How to Get Away with Murder. The most intense moment in the episode was a scene where they addressed rape and molestation. » 2/20/15 1:15pm 2/20/15 1:15pm

Ex-CBC Employee: Jian Ghomeshi Is a Creep; CBC Brass Are Lying Weenies

Among the many allegations against former Q host Jian Ghomeshi were those of a former coworker who claimed that her old boss once said he wanted to "hatefuck her." Now, that employee—who was previously anonymous for professional reasons—has come forward with more details about what a fucking ordeal working for… » 12/02/14 11:50am 12/02/14 11:50am

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