Bill Cosby Testified in 2005 That He Drugged Women with Quaaludes 

The Associated Press is reporting that they’ve obtained a 2005 deposition from Bill Cosby in which he admits to buying Quaaludes, “with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.” Cosby’s attorneys fought releasing the deposition on the grounds that it would “embarrass” him. We’ll say. » 7/06/15 5:52pm Today 5:52pm

Paul Nungesser's Lawyers Accuse Emma Sulkowicz of 'Anti-Male' Campaign

In April, Columbia University student Paul Nungesser filed suit against the school, claiming that the school had allowed “the gender-based harassment and defamation” of Nungesser by not stopping fellow student Emma Sulkowicz from publicly accusing him of sexual assault. In a new court filing, Nungesser’s attorney says… » 6/25/15 11:30am 6/25/15 11:30am

Bill Cosby's Lawyers Fighting for His Right to Discredit His Accusers

In a slimy bout of legal gymnastics, Bill Cosby’s lawyers have argued that the defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing Cosby of sex crimes is unconstitutional, and that the First Amendment protects his right to publicly talk shit about the women he allegedly raped or sexually assaulted over the course of his… » 6/22/15 9:15pm 6/22/15 9:15pm

New York Wants Sexual Assaults To Appear on Students' Permanent Records

New York state is proposing new legislation that would require college transcripts to note when a student has been found responsible for sexual assault. The measure, which is currently only required in Virginia, would help put a stop to students being able to transfer schools without the new institution knowing about… » 6/19/15 9:50am 6/19/15 9:50am

New Poll Backs Statistic: 1 in 5 College Women Are Sexually Assaulted

A new poll done by the Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation backs the oft-quoted—and lately, often disputed—Justice Department statistic that one in five college women are sexually assaulted. The poll surveyed 1,000 people who attended college in the last four years and found that twenty percent said they were… » 6/12/15 7:10pm 6/12/15 7:10pm

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

Emma Sulkowicz's Newest Art Project is a Disturbing Sex Tape 

Artnet has confirmed that Emma Sulkowicz, the former Columbia University student known for “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight),” is behind the website “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol .” The site hosts an artist’s statement from Sulkowicz, who graduated from Columbia in May of this year, and a video she filmed with… » 6/05/15 1:28am 6/05/15 1:28am

Mystery: Who Impersonated a Reporter to Doxx a Sexual Assault Victim?

Last month, Jezebel ran a piece written by a woman who had filed a successful complaint against accused Columbia rapist Paul Nungesser. She chose to remain anonymous to protect herself. Days later, her identity was doxxed on the website of a well-known bumbling wannabe conservative provocateur famed for his unethical… » 6/02/15 5:10pm 6/02/15 5:10pm

Very Dumb #BlameOneNotAll Campaign Is India's Answer to #NotAllMen

Mintified is an Indian website devoted to “inspiring” and/or “viral” posts, using Upworthy-style, desperate headlines. You’ve never heard of it before, you’ll never read about it here again, and you’re only reading these words at this exact moment because of the thunderous trainwreck that is their latest effort:… » 5/26/15 7:00pm 5/26/15 7:00pm

Loser Son of Alaska State Senator Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child

Welcome to Loser Sons of Politics, a new column where members of the Jezebel staff recall with fondness the antics of the loser sons of politicians. Today, with considerably less fondness, we bring you Alaska State Senator Pete Kelly, who believes birth control is for loose women and whose son, Devin, was just charged… » 5/26/15 12:30pm 5/26/15 12:30pm

Texas Mostly Agrees to Comply with Federal Anti-Prison Rape Laws

In a remarkably civil letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said the state would comply with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act “wherever feasible.” That’s a big step from previous Governor Rick Perry, who called the law “counterproductive” and “unnecessarily cumbersome.” Texas is… » 5/21/15 2:15pm 5/21/15 2:15pm

Posters on Columbia Campus Call Emma Sulkowicz a 'Pretty Little Liar'

As Commencement Week continues at Columbia University, someone spent last night hanging large posters featuring a photo of Emma Sulkowicz and the words “Pretty Little Liar,” “#fakerape,” and “#rapehoax.” They’ve also created a Twitter account, Fake Rape. Guess everyone has to have a gross hobby. » 5/20/15 9:05am 5/20/15 9:05am

Emma Sulkowicz and Friends Carried Mattress During Columbia Graduation

Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz, who accused fellow student Paul Nungesser of rape and then carried a mattress all year in protest of the administration’s handling of her claims, carried that mattress onstage during Tuesday’s commencement exercises. Sulkowicz was helped by several friends; the audience cheered as they… » 5/19/15 1:45pm 5/19/15 1:45pm

Report: Military Sexual Assault Survivors Not Protected from Retaliation

A new report says that military service members who report sexual assault face a very high risk of retaliation, including threats, harassment, and loss of promotions and work opportunities. The report says military sexual assault survivors are twelve times more likely to be retaliated against than their attackers are… » 5/18/15 2:30pm 5/18/15 2:30pm

Tristen Killman-Hardin Pleads No Contest to Raping Unconscious Teen

Tristen Killman-Hardin, the Norman, Oklahoma man who was accused of rape by three high school classmates, entered a no contest plea today on charges that he raped one of them while she was unconscious. Killman-Hardin, 18, admitted to the rape in an audio recording obtained by Jezebel in November. » 5/18/15 12:45pm 5/18/15 12:45pm

Indonesia Still Using Humiliating 'Virginity Tests' on Female Soldiers

Human rights groups are calling on Indonesia to end the practice of requiring “virginity tests” for female military recruits, in which a doctor visually and manually checks for the presence of a hymen. An Indonesian military official told the Guardian the practice was necessary to weed out “naughty” women, while Human… » 5/15/15 7:00pm 5/15/15 7:00pm