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Woman Alleges Rape In Massive Civil Suit Against Cosby

Law & Crime reports: An accuser who says Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her during a purported mentorship that began on the set of his popular television show has filed a $225 million civil suit in federal court. Documents obtained by Law & Crime say Lili Bernard, whose name has long been publicly associated with accusations against Cosby, is …

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12 Women Sue Liberty U For “Enabling Campus Rape”

Lynchburg’s ABC News affiliate reports: A 15-year-old reported being sexually assaulted at a Liberty University camp, according to a class action lawsuit, but university police blamed her for violating the “Liberty Way” and needlessly had her strip naked and spread her butt cheeks for a photograph. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court for the Eastern of New …

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Jury Socks GA Pastor With $500,000 Verdict After He Refused To Apologize To Woman Suing Him For Rape

The Christian Post reports: Pastor Lewis Clemons of Kingdom Awareness Ministries International in Columbus, Georgia, could have settled a civil case against him for zero dollars if he agreed to acknowledge and record a public apology for allegedly sexually abusing and raping his former congregant, Lequita Jackson. He refused and went to trial. On Wednesday, a jury in the Superior …

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Evangelical Outfit Sorry After Founder Accused Of Rape

The Christian Post reports: Ravi Zacharias International Ministries issued an apology Thursday as it announced the results of a monthslong independent investigation in which victims claimed the late Christian apologist engaged in “sexting, unwanted touching, spiritual abuse, and rape” during his life. Atlanta law firm Miller & Martin, independent investigators hired by RZIM, released an in-depth report this week detailing …

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New Child Rape Charges For CA Megachurch Leader

The Christian Post reports: New charges of child rape were filed against Naasón Joaquín García, leader of the La Luz del Mundo megachurch, four months after an appeals court dropped a criminal case against him. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra refiled the charges this week and added at least six additional felony charges each against the 51-year-old leader of the …

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Claims Of Abuse By Catholic Clergy Quadrupled In 2019

The Washington Post reports: The number of allegations of Catholic clergy sex abuse of minors more than quadrupled in 2019 compared to the average in the previous five years, U.S. church officials reported this week, in part the result of new church-run compensation programs for victims as well as survivors driven to come forward by several major clerical abuse scandals. …

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Bill Cosby Ineligible For Release Despite COVID Fears

USA Today reports: Bill Cosby won’t be leaving incarceration any time soon, despite concerns that he could be susceptible to coronavirus while in prison. Because he’s a sex offender, “inmate Cosby is not eligible for a reprieve by the governor,” Pennsylvania Department of Corrections spokeswoman Susan McNaughton told USA TODAY in an email Saturday. Cosby representatives were surprised to learn …

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Harvey Weinstein Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison

The Daily Beast reports: Two years after dozens of women bravely stepped forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, the disgraced movie mogul has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. Weinstein, 67, was convicted last month of sexually assaulting former Project Runway production assistant Miriam Haleyi and raping former actress Jessica Mann. He …

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BREAKING: Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty Of Rape

The Guardian reports: Harvey Weinstein, the fallen titan of Hollywood whose sexual abuse of aspiring young female actors sparked the #MeToo movement, has finally been brought to justice after a New York jury found him guilty. The movie mogul’s epic fall from grace is now complete, toppled from the pinnacle of independent cinema where he helmed films such as Pulp …

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Trump Asks Judge To Toss Rape/Defamation Lawsuit

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump asked a New York judge to throw out an advice columnist’s lawsuit accusing him of defamation after he denied her claim that he raped her in a department store dressing room two decades ago. E. Jean Carroll [photo], who went public with her allegation against Trump in a June magazine article, can’t sue the …

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Trump Rape Accuser Sues Him For Defamation

The Washington Post reports: A writer and longtime women’s advice columnist on Monday sued President Trump, accusing him of defaming her this summer after she claimed he sexually assaulted her two decades ago in an upscale New York City department store. E. Jean Carroll publicly described the alleged assault for the first time in June, in a published excerpt of …

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Murdoch Flack Scrubs Trump/Rape Story From NY Post

Slate reports: The New York Post tabloid has reportedly scrubbed the conservative news site of any mention of E. Jean Carroll’s recent rape allegation made against President Donald Trump last week in New York magazine. The Post’s website had carried two posts about the bombshell, one by a New York Post reporter and another Associated Press wire story about the …

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Sen. Martha McSally: I Was Raped By Superior Officer

The Associated Press reports: Sen. Martha McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, said Wednesday that she was raped in the Air Force by a superior officer. The Arizona Republican, a 26-year military veteran, made the disclosure at a Senate hearing on the armed services’ efforts to prevent sexual assaults and improve the response when they occur. …

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Sen. Joni Ernst Reveals Being Raped In College [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: Republican Senator Joni Ernst says that she was raped in college by someone she knew and that her ex-husband physically abused her, making her one of the highest-profile women in her party to allege assaults in the era of the #MeToo movement. Ernst publicly disclosed the rape in an interview with Bloomberg News, which she decided to do …

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Ann Coulter: White Western Men Are “Less Rapey”

From Ann Coulter’s latest column: What is the thinking behind snickering at “white men” judging an accusation of sexual assault? Chuck Grassley is a big rapist? You can be for rape or against it — I happen to be against it — but the idea that alleged sexual assault survivors need the loving care of black, Indian or Hispanic men …

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Harvey Weinstein Surrenders On Rape Charges [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Film producer Harvey Weinstein on Friday surrendered to authorities at a New York City police station on sex crime charges, months after he was toppled from Hollywood’s most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct. Weinstein arrived at the station house shortly at about 7:25 a.m. EDT wearing a dark jacket over a blue sweater …

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Trump: April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump is getting a jump start on April Fools’ Day. Without a hint of irony, Trump announced Friday that next month will be dedicated to “sexual assault awareness and prevention.” Trump, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by nearly two dozen women, said in a presidential proclamation that sex crimes remain “tragically …

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Father & Son Church Staffers Charged With Child Rape, Pastor At Same Church Charged With Rape In 2011

NBC News Dallas reports: A father and son, both on the staff of a North Texas Baptist Church, have each been accused of sexual assault of a child, Mesquite police say. Steven Aaron Winn, 33, of Crandall, and his father, Larry Allen Winn, 65, of Dallas, are both employed at the Open Door Baptist Church in Mesquite. The elder Winn …

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Doctors Claim Assange Needs Safe Passage To Hospital

The Guardian reports: Julian Assange’s long stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London is having a “dangerous” impact on his physical and mental health, according to clinicians who carried out the most recent assessments of him. The pair renewed calls for the WikiLeaks publisher to be granted safe passage to a London hospital. Sondra Crosby, a doctor and associate professor …

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Sessions Credits Trump With Downtick In Violent Crime

Politico reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is embracing newly-released FBI statistics as evidence that America has turned the tide in its battle against violent crime — a shift he credits in large part to the policies of President Donald Trump. The FBI numbers, covering the first six months of 2017, show overall violent crime declined by 0.8 percent, with rape …

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