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Sexual Assault

  1. virginia
    Read the Statement Accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Sexual Assault“I cannot believe, given my obvious state of distress, that Mr. Fairfax thought this forced sexual act was consensual,” writes Dr. Vanessa Tyson.
  2. virginia
    Scandal Engulfs Virginia’s Top 3 State OfficeholdersThe governor and attorney general wore blackface. The lieutenant governor is facing sexual-assault allegations. The way forward is unclear.
  3. the kavanaugh hearings
    Report: The FBI’s Investigation of Kavanaugh Was a ShamThough it appears only six people were interviewed for the probe, the White House said it shows there’s “no support” for claims against Kavanaugh.
  4. the kavanaugh hearings
    Trump Mocks and Imitates Christine Ford at Campaign Rally, Crowd Goes WildDays after calling Ford a “very fine woman,” Trump goes on the attack.
  5. 2018 midterms
    Flake Admits He Wouldn’t Have Rebelled on Kavanaugh If He Were Running AgainThe Arizonan’s brave act of bipartisanship was actually the lame gesture of a lame duck.
  6. the kavanaugh hearings
    Christine Blasey Ford Is a Class TraitorThat’s why she scares Republicans.
  7. the kavanaugh hearings
    Trump Says Kavanaugh’s Accusers Are Like His Own: FraudulentIn a press conference, Trump dismissed sexual assault accusers — Brett Kavanaugh’s and his own — while hinting he could yet nix the nomination.
  8. jeff flake
    Jeff Flake Just Used Christine Ford As a Political PropFlake congratulated himself for taking sexual assault seriously, while personally obstructing a full probe into the allegations against Kavanaugh.
  9. brett kavanaugh
    GOP Senate Candidate Keeps Offering Worst Possible Defenses of KavanaughKevin Cramer argues that if Christine Ford is telling the truth, then “nothing happened” – and if Kavanaugh’s lying, he should still be confirmed.
  10. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Goes to War As New Sexual-Assault Allegations EmergeThe guarded judge of the earlier Senate hearings is gone, as Kavanaugh identifies with his angry defenders.
  11. the kavanaugh hearings
    It’s Official: Christine Ford Will Testify Against Kavanaugh on ThursdayFord committed to publicly testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee following days of fraught negotiations between her lawyers and Republicans.
  12. the kavanaugh hearings
    Christine Ford Wanted to Leave Country If Kavanaugh Became Supreme Court JusticeHer husband says she was overwhelmed with anxiety over the possibility of her alleged attacker becoming so powerful.
  13. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Grassley Closes, then Reopens Talks with Ford Over TestimonyLooks like Republicans have decided they’ve got the votes to confirm Kavanaugh and will no longer try to look sympathetic to the judge’s accuser.
  14. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Trump Attacks Ford for Not Going to Cops in 1982Frantic efforts by aides to keep him from attacking Kavanaugh’s accuser failed as Trump lashed out on Twitter.
  15. the kavanaugh hearings
    Republicans Regain Confidence in Fight to Confirm KavanaughRepublicans who initially stood up for Ford appear to have accepted their colleagues’ argument that she deserves a speedy hearing, but no FBI probe.
  16. supreme court
    GOP Rejects Kavanaugh Accuser’s Call for FBI Probe After Saying They Want FactsSenator Grassley said he’ll limit testimony to Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, and quickly rejected her request for a full investigation.
  17. supreme court
    Read the Letter From Christine Blasey Ford Requesting an FBI InvestigationFord’s attorneys say that following her sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh she received death threats, forcing her out of her home.
  18. the kavanaugh hearings
    Kavanaugh Is Becoming a Headache the GOP Could Do WithoutEven as they try to save Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Republicans are preparing for a “post-Kavanaugh” world.
  19. the kavanaugh hearings
    Will Trump Stick With Kavanaugh Come Hell or High Water?It might be more rational to dump Kavanaugh and go with another SCOTUS nominee. But presidential rage may come into play.
  20. brett kavanaugh
    Senate to Hold Public Hearing on Kavanaugh Sexual-Assault AllegationSenator Grassley said Monday’s session will “give these recent allegations a full airing,” with Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh set to testify.
  21. supreme court
    3 GOP Senators Open to Delaying Kavanaugh Vote Over Sexual Assault ClaimFlake and Corker said senators must learn about the attempted rape allegation before voting, and Murkowski said they “might” need to delay.
  22. Eighth Former OSU Wrestler Says Jim Jordan Knew About Sexual AbuseThe former wrestler says that when he told Jordan about the team doctor’s inappropriate touching, “he just snickered.”
  23. criminal-justice system
    Is There Justice for Rikers Inmates Who Accuse Guards of Rape?The crime that is the women’s jail.
  24. scandals
    Woman Accuses Missouri Governor Greitens of Violent, Nonconsensual Sex ActsThe Republican governor denied a legislative report’s appalling allegations, claiming he’s the victim of a “witch hunt” just like Trump.
  25. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: The Assault on MuellerWe’ve learned a new and sickening thing this month: GOP tribalism demands that the special counsel be aggressively smeared.
  26. Kentucky Lawmaker Commits Suicide After Being Accused of Sexual AssaultRepublican state representative Dan Johnson allegedly assaulted a 17-year-old girl in 2013.
  27. Moore Accuser Says She Added Notes to His Signature in Her YearbookMoore’s defenders are crowing that this vindicates him. They’re wrong.
  28. Trump Opens the Door to Campaigning for Roy MooreYou’d think the last thing Trump would do is to place himself in a position where he would have to address issues like sexual harassment and assault.
  29. select all
    NFL Investigates Jameis Winston for Allegedly Groping Female Uber DriverThe incident allegedly took place in Arizona last year.
  30. Radio Host Leeann Tweeden Accuses Sen. Al Franken of Kissing and Groping HerThe senator allegedly assaulted her on a USO trip in 2006.
  31. With Franken, the Reckoning Over Sexual Misconduct Comes to the DemocratsCould the debate over expelling Roy Moore also bring down Al Franken?
  32. Roy Moore’s Campaign Demands Accuser ‘Release the Yearbook’Moore’s lawyer argues that one of the sexual-misconduct allegations against the candidate could be false, according to a handwriting expert.
  33. Pence, GOP Senators: Roy Moore Should Withdraw From Race If Accusations Are TrueSenator John McCain dispensed with the caveat and said Moore needs to step aside.
  34. select all
    Robert Scoble Is ‘Ashamed’ He Sexually Assaulted WomenSeveral women in tech have accused Scoble of sexually assaulting them in professional settings.
  35. select all
    Two Women Have Accused Robert Scoble of Sexual Harassment and AssaultQuinn Norton writes that Scoble grabbed her after he was pried away from a drunk woman he’d been kissing.
  36. Joe Biden Condemns Harvey Weinstein As ‘Disgusting and Immoral’The former vice-president called on men in Hollywood to speak up, too, as “silence is complicity.”
  37. NBC Under Fire for Passing on Harvey Weinstein ExposéNBC says that despite months of reporting, Ronan Farrow’s story wasn’t publishable. Others claim network executives were dragging their feet.
  38. Title IX Enforcement Is Such a Mess Right NowThe most recent bizarre Title IX case involves a student whose university told her, despite her protestations otherwise, that she was a victim.
  39. Trump Says His Accusers Are Pawns in a Global Conspiracy to End U.S. SovereigntyTrump says he is only being accused of sexual assault because he stands in the way of Clinton’s plan to sell America to “international bankers.”
  40. Can the Murdochs Contain the Damage From the Ailes Investigation? It may prove difficult as the accusations continue to pile up.
  41. Trans Woman Says She Was Raped at Stonewall InnAssault at a gay-rights landmark.
  42. awful things
    District Judge Resigns After Sex Abuse ChargeRoberts’s accuser says he raped her repeatedly in 1981.
  43. sexual assault
    Bill to Require Sexual Assault PreventionIt applies to drivers of yellow cabs, green cabs, Uber, and Lyft.
  44. Two LAPD Officers Charged With Committing Repeated Sexual Assaults While on DutyThe abuse continued over a period of five years.
  45. Hot-Yoga Guru Ordered to Pay $925K in Sexual-Harassment JudgmentNow who’s sweating?
  46. Former Oklahoma Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced to 263 Years in PrisonHis sentences will run consecutively.
  47. Mount Sinai ER Doctor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two PatientsBoth victims are women in their 20s.
  48. German City Bans Asylum-Seekers From Public PoolThe ban will remain in place until “the message has come across.” 
  49. Four in Custody After Brooklyn Gang Rape, Two Turned in by Their Families The incident became a public manhunt over the weekend. 
  50. crimes and misdemeanors
    Former Oklahoma Cop Found Guilty of Multiple Rapes, Faces Life in PrisonProsecutors accused him of preying on black women with criminal records because he thought no one would believe them.
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