Disgraced Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial is expected to wrap up today; CBC reports that his defense team has chosen not to put him on the stand. Nor will they call any other witnesses or present any evidence; the trial has focused entirely on the credibility of his accusers.
Wolfgang Ballinger, the president of Psi Upsilon at Cornell University, has been banned from campus after being charged with three felonies in connection with an alleged sexual assault.
In Los Angeles, a judge has thrown out Janice Dickinson’s defamation complaint against Bill Cosby’s former attorney Marty Singer.
The 21-year-old president of an Ivy League fraternity has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred last weekend at his fraternity house.
The sexual assault trial against disgraced Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi began on Monday. Two women have testified against him thus far; both have been aggressively cross-examined by Ghomeshi’s defense attorney about why they continued to communicate with him after the alleged assaults took place.
In a hideous bit of irony, the president-elect of a group for college administrators—a group that teaches them how to handle student misconduct cases, including sexual assault—says that her predecessor sexually assaulted her at a conference. Jill L. Creighton of NYU says Jason Casares of Indiana University assaulted…
In Pennsylvania, a judge ruled that the criminal assault charge against Bill Cosby is worthy of a trial, despite a claim from a former District Attorney that he’d granted the comedian immunity 10 years ago.
New York City is denying responsibility after two Manhattan special victims unit detectives—Officer Lukasz Skorzewski and Lt. Adam Lamboy—took a rape victim on a 10-hour bar crawl and brought her back to a hotel room where she woke up being groped by Skorzewski.
On Wednesday, in Pennsylvania, Bill Cosby’s team continued to try to get him out of the criminal case lodged against him by Andrea Constand. His lawyer Jack Schmitt told a judge his client never would’ve testified in Constand’s 2005 civil suit, stemming from allegations that he’d raped her, if he’d known there would…
By now, over 50 women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, and according to The Washington Post, the public vindication of these women’s stories may have contributed to a shift in progress: more victims are coming forward to police departments, who are in turn listening to more women, and altering…
On Tuesday, Bill Cosby heads to court in Pennsylvania, where a judge will decide if his criminal charges are worthy of a trial. On December 30, Cosby was charged with aggravated indecent assault, which is a felony. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison—but, according to ABC News, there’s a twist.
Earlier this week, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections removed former cop and convicted rapist Daniel Holtzclaw from their online system. His mugshot, offense information, and where he’s in custody were deleted, with a DOC spokesperson telling a local news station it was a “security matter.” He has also, as a…
On January 26, a teenage girl in Jamshedpur, India, was reportedly raped by a teenage boy in the Parsudih area of the city. Police arrested her assailant, and took the girl—reported in most places to be 15, and in a few as 13—to the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital for treatment. On Sunday night, police…
On Monday, former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi will face the first trial for numerous sexual assault allegations made against him, The Guardian reports. In October 2014, three women came forward with stories of abuse from Ghomeshi, with one claiming he choked her almost to the point of unconsciousness.
Florida State has reached a settlement agreement with Erica Kinsman, the former student who said she was raped by quarterback Jameis Winston in 2012. Kinsman initially filed the Title IX lawsuit over a year ago.
Since Kesha is unable to release new music due to legal limitations, the pop star offered up a sad video of herself singing “Amazing Grace” over the weekend. Ahead of a trial date related to her lawsuit against producer Dr. Luke, she also posted a series of messages to fans.
Despite the recent allegations of rape and sexual abuse brought on by former girlfriends and sex industry performers, porn actor James Deen won two awards at the Adult Video News Awards held in Las Vegas on Saturday. The AVN awards are considered “the Oscars” of the adult entertainment industry.
The sexual assault allegations against music industry publicist Heathcliff Berru this week have inspired the creation of a Tumblr account that encourages women to write about their experiences with abuse and sexual harassment in the music business.