On Monday, Kenyon College alum Michael Hayes published an open letter to his alma mater regarding the alleged rape of his sister, a current student. In the letter, shared on Facebook over 800 times, Hayes claimed Kenyon dropped his sister’s case despite overwhelming evidence of a nonconsensual encounter—including…
After an almost two-month wait, the Pennsylvania Superior Court has refused a motion filed by Bill Cosby’s legal team to dismiss charges against the star, allowing the trial for the alleged sexual assault of Andrea Constand, a former employee at Temple University, to proceed.
Paul Nungesser, the alleged rapist of Columbia graduate Emma Sulkowicz—who came into the spotlight for her senior thesis art project, Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)—has filed a new 100-page complaint against the school one month after a judge dismissed his case.
After sparking a Twitter debate in which it sure sounded like she was telling young women it was their responsibility to stave off grown men’s advances via their clothing choices, Erykah Badu is back to explain herself—and what she has to say now isn’t much better. Lawd help us.
At Brigham Young University, the flagship school of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints, the Honor Code rules campus life. The Honor Code, a broad and far-ranging document governed by LDS’s Church Education System, covers everything from drinking coffee to a “chaste and virtuous life,” “homosexual behavior,”…
A new investigation from the Associated Press says that officials at the Pentagon deliberately misled Congress about the number of military sexual assault cases and how they’re being handled. The AP says the Pentagon used “inaccurate or vague information” to convince Congress not to pass a law giving more power to…
In a recent study of six states, the Government Accountability Office found that rape victims in rural areas often have little to no access to forensic examiners who are trained in collecting and analyzing DNA (i.e. performing rape kits) immediately following a sexual assault.
During a town hall in Watertown, New York, presidential candidate John Kasich reminded voters that he is both still campaigning and still an asshole.
In an interview with Rolling Stone published this week, Grimes says she’s unsurprised about the Dr. Luke fiasco, as she’s personally experienced multiple cases of men trying to blackmail their way into sex.
After the Chicago Tribune reported that former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert paid millions of dollars in hush money to underage victims, four separate people came forward and made public allegations against him. Last week, a federal filing alleged that Hastert had sexually abused five minors while he was the…
In a Los Angeles, Janice Dickinson and her lawyer Lisa Bloom have asked that Cosby’s former lawyer Marty Singer be re-added to their defamation case against Bill Cosby as a defendant. Judge Debre Weintraub dismissed Singer in February.
In the classic tradition of responsibility-evading white men the world over, Owen Labrie has filed a motion requesting a new trial after his conviction on sexual assault charges. Labrie, who was also recently sentenced to a year for violating his probation, has a new attorney, who is arguing that his old ones provided…
Earlier today Louisiana State University’s student newspaper, The Daily Reveille, reported that the vast majority of reported rapes on campus happened during gamedays or gameday weekends. The Reveille looked at the 12 reported rapes on campus and found:
In an about face, gossip TV host Wendy Williams has decided that she believes Kesha’s allegations that pop producer and Kemosabe record label head Dr. Luke raped her. Welcome Wendy, welcome.
Gloria Allred has requested to depose Playboy owner Hugh Hefner in the case of Judy Huth, who alleges that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was a teen.
On Wednesday, a Palo Alto jury found ex-Stanford student Brock Turner guilty of sexual assault against a fellow student. Turner, now 20, was a member of the university swim team. And we know what that means: it’s time for someone to write a story about his “once-promising future.”
Following criticism of Siri’s inadequate responses to the phrase “I was raped,” Apple has made its voice assistant better equipped to react to questions about sexual assault.
A German railway company recently announced their plan to roll out train cars designated only for women.
A judge has ruled that Janice Dickinson’s defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby can continue after months of maneuvering by the comedian’s legal team.