Tag: sexual crimes

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…

Trump Endorses Roy Moore In Morning Tweets

The polls are mixed and pollsters flummoxed heading into Alabama’s Dec. 12 special election for a Senate seat, with many Republicans leery of both Republican Roy Moore, credibly accused of sexual improprieties with teenage girls as young as 14, and Democrat Doug Jones, because he’s a Democrat. On Monday morning, President Trump moved from criticizing…

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…

Garrison Keillor Fired Over Improper Behavior

Garrison Keillor, the former host of Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, told the Associated Press on Wednesday that was fired after being accused of improper behavior. He responded that he was terminated over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.” Keillor retired last year…

NBC Fires Longtime Host Matt Lauer Over ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior’

NBC News’ Matt Lauer has been terminated over “inappropriate sexual” workplace behavior. “We just learned this moments ago,” said Lauer’s former co-host, Today’s Savannah Guthrie, early Wednesday morning. “We are devastated.” In a memo to staff, NBC News chairman Andy Lack explained that “on Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about…

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…

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…

New Docs: Joe Paterno Knew Of Jerry Sandusky Abuse

According to newly unsealed court testimony, former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno knew of sexual-abuse allegations against assistant coach Jerry Sandusky as early as 1976. A man identified as John Doe 150 testified in 2014 that he informed Paterno about Sandusky’s inappropriate touching of him in 1976 when he was a young teenager, and…

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…

1st Conviction in Fake Girl Sex Sting

An Australian man is believed to be the first convicted as a result of online sex sting operated through Sweetie, a fake 10-year-old Filipino girl. Scott Robert Hansen pleaded guilty to three charges related to child sex abuse in Brisbane District Court. He is one of the more than 1,000 men that have interacted with…

Pope Francis Plans Vatican Meeting With Sex Abuse Victims

Speaking to reporters on the plane returning from the Middle East, Pope Francis branded sexual abuse of children by priests an ugly crime comparable to a “satanic Mass” and said he would show zero tolerance for anyone in the Catholic Church who abused children. Francis also said that three bishops are under investigation by the…

U.S. names schools under federal sexual assault investigation

Fifty-five colleges and universities are under a federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. The U.S. released a list on Thursday naming the schools with open probes, which included Harvard and Princeton. The list is part of the Obama administration’s push to bring greater transparency to sexual assault cases in higher…

US Army General to admit guilt on 3 counts; denies assault

A U.S. Army general accused of sexually assaulting a junior officer will admit guilt on three lesser charges but maintains his innocence on allegations that he forced her to perform oral sex, his lawyer said Wednesday night. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is set to enter the plea Thursday morning before opening statements are scheduled…

Documents detail sexual abuse by Chicago priests

The Archdiocese of Chicago took steps to hide sexual abuse by serial abusers for decades, documents released today show. The archdiocese promoted and moved priests with multiple accusations against them and had victims making the allegations investigated. The Chicago Sun-Times

Woman Hanged From Tree in India

Police in Bihar found a 45-year-old mother of four children hanging from a mango tree by her sari on Sunday. Though they are still investigating, there is evidence that she was sexually assaulted and that there was more than one attacker. The incident came days after a 29-year-old woman riding on a bus was raped…

India Gang-Rape Accused Appear In Court

Five men accused of the gang rape and murder of an Indian student appeared in court on Monday to hear charges against them, after two of them offered evidence possibly in return for a lighter sentence in the case, which is at the center of a global outcry. The five men, along with a teenager,…

5 Suspects Charged In New Delhi Gang Rape

Five men have been formally charged in court with the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old Indian physiotherapy student. The Dec. 16 attack on the student and a male companion has provoked protests in new Delhi and fueled a nationwide debate about sexual crimes in India. A sixth accused is under 18 and will…