Tag Archives: sexual assault

Anonymous Kevin Spacey Accuser Dies Amidst Lawsuit

From the Hollywood Reporter: An anonymous massage therapist who claims to have been sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey has died, according to a notice filed in court by the actor’s attorneys. The individual, suing as a “John Doe,” filed claims in Sept. 2018 with the allegation of being forced to grab the actor’s genitals twice during a massage two years …

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Accuser Drops Assault Suit Against Kevin Spacey

The Associated Press reports: A young man who says Kevin Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 has dropped his lawsuit against the Oscar-winning actor, his lawyer said Friday. Spacey still faces a criminal charge. He pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery in January. His accuser’s lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, announced in an email that the suit …

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Columnist Accuses Trump Of 1995 Sexual Assault

From E. Jean Carroll’s piece for New York Magazine: The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips. I am so shocked I shove him back and start laughing again. He seizes both my arms and pushes me up against the …

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Lawsuits From Seven Accusers Settled In Cosby Case

The Associated Press reports: Bill Cosby has agreed to settle lawsuits filed by seven women who say he defamed them when he accused them of lying about sexual misconduct allegations. Court documents filed Friday in Springfield, Massachusetts, show the two sides have negotiated a settlement since Cosby went to prison last fall in a separate Pennsylvania sex assault case. The …

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FRANCE: Vatican Archbishop Envoy Investigated After Accusation Of Groping Male Employee Of Paris Mayor

The Wall Street Journal reports: French authorities placed the Vatican’s envoy to France under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting a local Paris official last month, the latest in a string of embarrassing episodes involving Holy See diplomats. Paris prosecutors opened an inquiry targeting Archbishop Luigi Ventura, the Vatican’s 74-year-old papal ambassador to France, after receiving a complaint from the office …

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Fairfax Calls For FBI Probe Into Assault Allegations

NPR reports: Virginia’s lieutenant governor showed no intention of resigning Saturday, the day after a second woman came forward to accuse him of sexual assault. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax released a statement late Saturday requesting that “no one rush to judgment,” and called for an FBI investigation so that “due process will provide the fairness, justice and honesty that is …

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VIRGINIA: Second Woman Accuses Lt. Gov Of Rape

The New York Times reports: A second woman came forward Friday with claims that she had been sexually assaulted by Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, alleging that he raped her while they were students at Duke University in 2000 and demanding that he resign immediately. The statement released by a lawyer for Meredith Watson — who sent a letter to …

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GLAAD Pulls Media Awards Nomination Of Bohemian Rhapsody After New Allegations Against Bryan Singer

Via press from GLAAD: In light of the latest allegations against director Bryan Singer, GLAAD has made the difficult decision to remove Bohemian Rhapsody from contention for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category this year. This week’s story in The Atlantic documenting unspeakable harms endured by young men and teenage boys brought to light …

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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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Opus Dei Settled $1M Sexual Misconduct Suit Against Prominent Priest Known For Converting Republicans

The Washington Post reports: The global Catholic community Opus Dei in 2005 paid $977,000 to settle a sexual misconduct suit against the Rev. C. John McCloskey, a priest well-known for preparing for conversion big-name conservatives — Newt Gingrich, Larry Kudlow and Sam Brownback, among others. The woman who filed the complaint is a D.C.-area Catholic who was among the many …

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REPORT: Spacey Groping Case Includes Video Evidence

Massachusetts Live reports: The sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey reportedly includes a Snapchat video of him touching the front of the alleged victim’s pants, according to a Massachusetts State Police investigative report. Spacey is facing a count of indecent assault on a person over the age of 14 for allegedly groping the teenage son of former WCVB news …

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Man Accused Of Groping Woman On Plane Tells Cops “The President Says It’s OK To Grab Their Private Parts”

ABC News reports: A man arrested for allegedly touching a woman’s breast on an airplane, according to court documents, told authorities “the president of the United States says it’s OK to grab women by their private parts.” Bruce Alexander was on a Houston-to-Albuquerque flight on Sunday when he twice leaned forward and touched the breast of a woman sitting in …

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Melania Wants “Hard Evidence” For Assault Claims

Mediaite reports: Melania Trump is calling on sexual misconduct accusers to produce “hard evidence” to back up their claims. During an interview which was taped in Egypt last week as part of a one-hour special set to air Friday (which was previewed on Good Morning America Wednesday), ABC’s Tom Llamas asked the First Lady whether she believes “men in the …

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Navy Vet Denounces His Mother’s Viral #HimToo Tweet

Talking Points Memo reports: Pieter Hanson, whose mother’s “MY son” tweet went viral and prompted an onslaught of memes over the weekend, says he was disoriented and mortified when he found out that he’d become the poster boy of the #HimToo movement online. “It doesn’t represent me at all,” Hanson said. “I love my mom to death, but boy. … …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Cloture Vote On Brett Kavanaugh

The Associated Press reports: The Senate is poised to take a crucial vote Friday on whether to advance Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court as key Republican senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and intense protests that have divided the nation. “I said a few things I should not have said,” he wrote in an op-ed published …

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Conway: I Won’t Share Details Of My Sexual Assault

Talking Points Memo reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday that she doesn’t plan to share any additional details from her recently revealed past sexual assault, calling the disclosure on Sunday unplanned. Speaking at The Atlantic’s Festival in Washington, D.C., the senior Trump White House aide shared that she has received negative comments since she revealed the assault during …

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Carlson: Allegations Against Kavanaugh Are Racist

“It is not about Brett Kavanaugh at this point, it is about punishing everyone who looks like Brett Kavanaugh. You might wonder what in the world this story, the Kavanaugh story has to do with race. Seemingly nothing. Everyone in it is the same color. But you’d be too literal if you have concluded that, you’d be missing the point. …

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Junior: #MeToo Makes Me Fear For My Sons

Fortune Magazine reports: In light of the sexual assault allegations leveled against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his subsequent hearing, Donald Trump Jr. fears more for his sons than his daughters. Trump Jr., who has five children, told DailyMailTV in an interview published Monday, “I’ve got boys, and I’ve got girls. And when I see what’s going on right …

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Yale Pal Recounts Time Kavanaugh Started Bar Fight

The Washington Post reports: Charles Ludington, a former varsity basketball player and friend of Kavanaugh’s at Yale, told The Washington Post on Sunday that he plans to deliver a statement to the FBI field office in Raleigh on Monday detailing violent drunken behavior by Kavanaugh in college. Ludington, an associate professor at North Carolina State University, provided a copy of …

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John Oliver Devotes Entire Show To Kavanaugh [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: John Oliver dedicated an entire episode of Last Week Tonight to dissecting — and brutally mocking — Brett Kavanaugh‘s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. “We need to talk about Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee and walking crushed beer can,” Oliver started. The HBO host took a look at Christine Blasey Ford‘s “brave and compelling” testimony, before moving …

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