Tag: Sexual Assaults

Aziz Ansari Responds To Sexual Assault Allegation

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari has been accused of sexual assault. In an article published on the women’s website babe.net, a 23-year-old woman writing under the pseudonym “Grace” said she went on a date with Ansari last September that ended up being “the worst experience with a man I’ve ever had.” She said the two…

Trump: Kirsten Gillibrand ‘Would Do Anything’ For Donations

President Trump responded to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s calls for him to resign on Monday in typically forthright fashion during an early-morning Twitter tirade. He claimed the New York Democrat had “come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them).” He also accused the “lightweight” senator of…

Al Franken Resigns Following Allegations Of Inappropriate Behavior

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced his resignation “in the coming weeks” Thursday after two more women came forward Wednesday to allege he had inappropriately touched them. “I am aware of the irony that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office…

Time Names ‘Silence Breakers’ 2017 Person Of The Year

Time magazine honored the women who started the national reckoning about sexual harassment in the workplace and elsewhere, naming the ‘Silence Breakers’ the 2017 person of the year on Wednesday. On the cover, Taylor Swift, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, and Ashley Judd appear. Editor in Chief Edward Felsenthal revealed the decision on the Today…

Seventh Woman Accuses Al Franken Of Inappropriate Sexual Conduct

A seventh woman has come forward with disturbing allegations about the behavior of Democratic Sen. Al Franken (Minn.). The woman, who did not wish to be named, told Politico that Franken tried to kiss her without her consent during a taping of his radio show in 2006. “I was really startled by it and I…

Russell Simmons Steps Down After Sexual-Assault Allegation

Music mogul Russell Simmons said he is stepping down from his entertainment companies after screenwriter Jenny Lumet accused him of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s. In a letter published early Thursday in The Hollywood Reporter, Lumet described a 1991 incident in which Simmons refused to take her home, against her protests, and ordered his…

Team USA Gymnastics Doc Larry Nassar Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault

Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics doctor, admitted on Wednesday to sexually assaulting girls, several of whom were underage, under the guise of providing them medical treatment, The Detroit News reported. Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and plans to plead guilty to three additional counts of first-degree criminal sexual…

Woman Accuses AL Franken of Molesting Her During USO Tour

A Los Angeles-based radio anchor on Thursday accused Sen. Al Franken of kissing her without her consent and groping her while she was asleep. The incident allegedly occurred in December 2006 when the two were flying back to L.A. from a USO Tour to entertain deployed troops in Afghanistan. Leeann Tweeden said that, upon returning,…

More Women Accuse Roy Moore Of Sexual Misconduct

Three more women have come forward to accuse Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct. One of them, Tina Johnson, told AL.com that Moore groped her in 1991 when she was in his office. Moore was married at the time. “He kept commenting on my looks, telling me how pretty I was, how nice…

Roy Moore’s Lawyer Goes All Racist On MSNBC’s Ali Velshi [VIDEO]

Trenton Garmon, the attorney for Roy Moore’s foundation who called Don Lemon “lemon squeezy” last week, is not quite done making strange comments about the hosts of the cable news shows he’s on. MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle asked Garmon on Wednesday, “Why would he need permission from any of these girls’ mothers if they weren’t underage?”…

Sean Hannity To Roy Moore: Explain Your ‘Inconsistencies’ Or Quit

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday called on GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to prove he did not sexually pursue underage girls by providing a “satisfactory explanation” for the mounting allegations against him. Hannity, whose show has faced an advertising boycott after he initially appeared to come to Moore’s defense, has now joined top…

5 Women Allege Sexual Misconduct By Comedian Louis C.K.

Five women detailed to The New York Times their accounts of sexual misconduct by the comedian Louis C.K. in a story published Thursday. The women said C.K. either asked to masturbate in front of them or in fact did it without permission. Comedian Rebecca Corry said C.K. asked to pleasure himself in front of her…

Mitt Romney: Roy Moore ‘Is Unfit For Office And Should Step Aside’

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Friday that Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is “unfit for office and should step aside” following new allegations that he had sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl when he was 32 and had other inappropriate sexual encounters with teenage women. “Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions,…

Roy Moore Allegedly Pursued Teen Girls For Sexual Relationships

Four women have come forward to The Washington Post alleging that Roy Moore—the former Alabama judge who was twice removed from the state’s supreme court and is currently the GOP nominee for Senate—pursued them for sexual relationships when they were young teens. More than one of the women reportedly said he pursued her when she…

Heather Unruh Claims Kevin Spacey Sexually Assaulted Her Son

Former Boston TV news anchor Heather Unruh said Wednesday that her teenage son was sexually assaulted by Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey at a Nantucket restaurant in the summer of 2016. She said the incident occurred late at night in July of 2016 inside the Club Car Restaurant. “The victim – my son – was a…

Six Women Accuse Brett Ratner Of Sexual Harassment Or Misconduct

Six women, including actress Olivia Munn, accused director and producer Brett Ratner of sexual harassment or misconduct in a wide-ranging Los Angeles Times report. TV and film actress Natasha Henstridge told the Times that when she was 19 years old, Ratner forced her to perform oral sex on him after a party. “He physically forced…

Kevin Spacey Addresses Sexual Assault By Coming Out As Gay

Kevin Spacey has issued an official statement in response to allegations made by actor Anthony Rapp, who told BuzzFeed News that Spacey made a drunken sexual advance on him when he was just 14 years old. Spacey, who claimed not to remember the incident, said that if he did do what Rapp has alleged, then…

Second Woman Accuses George H.W. Bush Of Groping

A second woman has come forward with allegations that she was groped by George H.W. Bush, after actress Heather Lind said this week that the former president touched her from behind while telling her a dirty joke in 2014. New York actress Jordana Grolnick has also now accused Bush of a similar incident in 2016,…

Olympian McKayla Maroney Accuses Larry Nassar of Sexual Abuse

McKayla Maroney, an Olympic gold medalist, accused former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexually abusing her starting when she was 13-years old, ESPN reported Wednesday. Nassar is already facing 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, which could lead to a life sentence in prison if he is convicted. The now…

Report: Harvey Weinstein Allegedly Raped At Least 3 Women

Three women went on the record to tell The New Yorker that film mega-producer Harvey Weinstein raped them—including Asia Argento, an Italian film actress and director, and Lucia Evans, a former aspiring actress. Evans said Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004 when he invited her to do readings with a…

20+ Companies Pull ‘O’Reilly’ Ads Over Sexual Assault

More than 20 companies have now pulled their advertisements from The O’Reilly Factor, in response to sexual-harassment allegations against Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Among those who have ditched the firebrand are Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, BMW of North America, Mitsubishi Motors, Lexus, Constant Contact, Bayer, Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Orkin, UNTUCKit, Allstate, and Esurance. The fallout is…

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault [VIDEO]

SCOLL DOWN TO SEE COSBY on LARRY KING Bill Cosby was charged with sexual assault in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on Wednesday. District Attorney Kevin Steele said his office found evidence that Cosby drugged and digitally penetrated Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, at his home in 2004. “In the course of their association, the…

Ex-Cop Found Guilty in Serial Rapes [VIDEO]

Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma police officer, accused of raping more than a dozen women, was found guilty Thursday on a number of charges, including five counts of rape and an additional 13 counts of sexual assault. He was recommended to get a sentence of 263 years in prison, after 45 hours of deliberation by…

Cosby Accusers Recount Stories on A&E [VIDEO]

More than a dozen of the nearly 55 women who have accused Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them appeared on an A&E special on Thursday to share their harrowing and sometimes graphic accounts. The hour-long Cosby: The Women Speak special featured interviews with each of the women, who revealed similarities between their stories.…

35 Bill Cosby Accusers Posed For New York Magazine Cover [VIDEO]

The latest cover of New York Magazine pictures 35 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them. The story and pictures, put together by Noreen Malone and Amanda Demme over six months, give an in-depth view of all the women’s accusations, spanning more than five decades. The stories are remarkably similar, typically involving…

Weinstein ‘Didn’t Deny’ Groping Model [VIDEO]

Harvey Weinstein the movie mogul failed to deny allegations of sexual assault. Ambra Battilana, an Italian model, had worked with the police to record a phone call with Weinstein in which he did not deny allegations that he groped her in his office. “He didn’t deny doing what she said he did to her,” an…

Prince Andrew Is Named in Underage Sex Slave Lawsuit [VIDEO]

One of the women who claims to have been sexually abused and loaned about by millionaire Jeffrey Epstein claims in a lawsuit that she was given as an underage ”sex slave” to Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. She claims she was forced to have sex with the prince in London, New York, and on…

Jian Ghomeshi investigators hear from 3rd woman [VIDEO]

Toronto police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi for what they are calling complaints of “assault and sexual assault” after three women alleged that they were attacked by him. The investigation is in its “infancy,” sex crimes Insp. Joanna Beaven-Desjardins said Saturday. None of the allegations…

American Apparel Dismisses CEO Dov Charney for Misconduct

American Apparel Inc. (APP) replaced its chief executive officer, Dov Charney, who has faced accusations of sexual harassment, after an investigation into misconduct at the casual clothing maker he created. The board named Chief Financial Officer John Luttrell, a former executive with retailers Old Navy Inc., Wet Seal Inc. and Cost Plus Inc., as its…