Stories tagged: sexual assault
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
Lawsuit claims Idaho school failed to protect child
A recently filed lawsuit claims a former staffer at a southwestern Idaho school sexually assaulted a child while other office employees did nothing to stop the behavior.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:22 p.m.
Roy Moore accuser files defamation lawsuit against him
A woman who says failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore molested her when she was 14 filed a defamation lawsuit against Moore and his campaign Thursday.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
German police union chief slams NYE ‘safe zone’ for women
A German police union boss has criticized organizers of Berlin’s annual open-air New Year’s Eve party for designating a special “safety area” for women, saying it suggests they aren’t safe …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
Past victims of sexual assault by Washington politicians say generational changes have helped women
Two women at the center of sexual assault or harassment complaints against Washington politicians a generation ago reflect on how some things have changed in the way today’s victims are …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
University of Washington student sues rapper Nelly over alleged rape
A 22-year-old University of Washington student sued the rapper Nelly on Wednesday, claiming he sexually assaulted her on his tour bus while it was parked outside a Walmart in Auburn …
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Franken back at Senate job despite soon-to-be-gone status
Al Franken is the Senate’s dead man walking, still doing his day job despite his soon-to-be-gone status.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Kentucky lawmaker won’t resign; says assault claim false
A Republican state representative in Kentucky says a woman’s claim that he sexually assaulted her in 2013 has no merit and he won’t resign.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
Expelled Yale captain has enrolled at Belmont University
Former Yale basketball captain Jack Montague, who was expelled from the Ivy League school in 2016 for sexual misconduct, has enrolled at Belmont University in Tennessee.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Charlie Sheen sues tabloid over assault allegation
Charlie Sheen is suing the National Enquirer, saying that the magazine defamed him by alleging he sexually assaulted teen actor Corey Haim.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 7:31 p.m.
California lawmaker resigns after bathroom sex assault claim
California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh announced Friday that he’s resigning after a lobbyist alleged he sexually assaulted her in a bathroom last year.
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Director Bryan Singer accused in lawsuit of assaulting teen
A new lawsuit accuses “Superman Returns” director Bryan Singer of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy at a party on a yacht more than a decade ago.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Keillor: Radio station fired me without full investigation
Garrison Keillor says Minnesota Public Radio was wrong to fire him last week without fully investigating what a senior executive has described as “multiple allegations” spanning an extended period against …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Yale alumni contribute to star athlete’s sex-expulsion case
Yale University alumni are helping pay the legal costs of a former basketball star who is fighting his expulsion for sexual misconduct.
Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Midler to Rivera: Apologize for alleged sexual assault
LOS ANGELES – Bette Midler renewed an allegation of 1970s sexual misconduct against Geraldo Rivera on Thursday, a day after Rivera called the news business “flirty” amid Matt Lauer’s dismissal …
Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Source: Gymnastics doctor facing at least 25 years in prison
A person with knowledge of the agreement said a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor will plead guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and face at least …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Spin Control: We need a better policy to fight sexual harassment, women tell top lawmakers
Women lawmakers, lobbyists and staff members say it’s time to really have zero tolerance for sexual harassment.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Former TV anchor says Spacey sexually assaulted her son
A former TV news anchor said Wednesday that Kevin Spacey sexually assaulted her teenage son at a Nantucket restaurant and that police are investigating.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Uber tackles sex assault problem by pledging $5M to training
Uber is pledging $5 million over the next five years to seven organizations that work to prevent sexual assaults, a move aimed at helping the ride-hailing service combat its own …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Number of rapes reported in Vancouver on the rise
The number of rapes reported in Vancouver has risen in recent years, and police say they fear that the actual number of sexual assaults in the city could be much …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Energy chief Perry: Fossil fuels can prevent sexual assault
Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he thinks using fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Four women accuse former Washington state lawmaker of harassment, assault
Three women have accused a former Washington state lawmaker of sexual harassment and assault during his time in the Legislature, becoming the latest statehouse with women reporting misconduct by men.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Actress Rose McGowan says her silence over on sexual assault
In her first public comments since accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, actress Rose McGowan said Friday she has been “silenced for 20 years” but won’t remain quiet about …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Student sues University of Idaho over response to sexual assault
A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges the University of Idaho failed to accommodate and protect a victim of sexual assault.
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017
Heidi Stevens: It’s not about flirting, sexy clothing
Weinstein stands accused of multiple rapes and a growing list of skeezy, sexually charged power grabs. There’s zero evidence his victims flirted with him. It could not matter less what …
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Witherspoon reveals Hollywood assault; Lawrence talks abuse
For her part, Jennifer Lawrence pledged to be an advocate for “anyone who has ever felt threatened in this industry.”
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Spokane residents join #MeToo social media campaign bringing awareness to sexual harassment
Spokane victims of sexual harassment and assault share experiences with #MeToo posts.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Hypocrisy obsolete; predator era soon will be
If women didn’t want to play nasty with the boss, who could conjure dreams or nightmares with a phone call, they were finished.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Nearly 3 decades later, Anita Hill sees the needle moving
Will the sordid Harvey Weinstein scandal be recalled as another one of those watershed moments, its reverberations spilling out of Hollywood into the everyday workplace? Hill is one of those …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Senator says sexual assaults remain pervasive in U.S. military
Sexual assault in the U.S. armed forces remains pervasive despite the military’s attempts to eradicate sex crimes from the ranks, according to a new report by a Senate Democrat who …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Minnesota girl held 29 days, tied up and raped, prosecutor says
A Minnesota teenager was held captive for 29 days, repeatedly raped, locked in a closet and bound by zip ties before she escaped and swam across a lake to safety, …