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Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 01:33 PM PDT

Weinstein Accuser Delivers Searing Speech at Cannes Closing

Weinstein Accuser Delivers Searing Speech at Cannes Closing

Asia Argento, the Italian actress and director who accused disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, delivered a blistering speech at the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 02:11 PM PDT

California Military Base Psychologist Accused of Rape

California Military Base Psychologist Accused of Rape

A Travis Air Force Base psychiatrist has been charged with several counts of sexual assault on patients under his care. The psychiatrist, identified in court documents as Heath Sommer, 41, is accused of using...

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 06:23 PM PDT

Ex-Student Files Sexual-Abuse Lawsuit Against NH Prep School

Ex-Student Files Sexual-Abuse Lawsuit Against NH Prep School

A former New Hampshire boarding school student says in a lawsuit the school violated her civil rights by failing to protect her from sexual assault in a "hypersexualized environment" where older students scored...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 07:20 AM PDT

Victims Question When Karolyis Learned of Nassar Sex Abuse

Victims Question When Karolyis Learned of Nassar Sex Abuse

Gymnasts who say they were molested by doctor Larry Nassar are calling for an investigation from Texas' attorney general into legendary Olympic coaches Martha and Bela Karolyi, NBC News reported. The Karolyis...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 12:40 PM PDT

NBC Says No Culture of Harassment in Its News Division

NBC Says No Culture of Harassment in Its News Division

NBC's internal investigation following Matt Lauer's firing says it doesn't believe there is a culture of sexual harassment at the news division and that current news executives weren't aware of Lauer's behavior...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 06:22 AM PDT

Amid #MeToo, More Colleges Host Women as Graduation Speakers

Amid #MeToo, More Colleges Host Women as Graduation Speakers

This graduation season, the podium is all hers. For the first time in at least two decades, the majority of the nation's top colleges are featuring women as their spring commencement speakers, a shift that...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 08:24 PM PDT

More Fallout After Whirlwind AG Resignation, Abuse Claims

More Fallout After Whirlwind AG Resignation, Abuse Claims

The Manhattan district attorney's office said early Tuesday it had opened an investigation into the allegations of physical abuse four women made against Eric Schneiderman, accusations that prompted a resignati...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 03:39 AM PDT

NY Attorney General Resigning Amid Abuse Allegations

NY Attorney General Resigning Amid Abuse Allegations

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who had taken on high-profile roles as an advocate for women's issues and an antagonist to the policies of President Donald Trump, announced late Monday that he would...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 01:55 AM PDT

Pentagon: Claims of Retaliation for Complaints on Rise

Pentagon: Claims of Retaliation for Complaints on Rise

More U.S. service members said they faced retribution for filing sexual assault or harassment complaints last year than in 2016, according to an annual Pentagon report, as the Defense Department saw a growing...

Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 at 06:38 AM PDT

Ashley Judd to Assault Survivors: Healing Is Our Birthright

Ashley Judd to Assault Survivors: Healing Is Our Birthright

Actress Ashley Judd, one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of misconduct, read aloud a personal letter she'd written to sexual assault survivors Saturday, telling them that healing is not only...

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Smiling, Cuffed Weinstein Charged With Felony Rape in NYC
Smiling, Cuffed Weinstein Charged With Felony Rape in NYC

Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein was charged in Manhattan Friday with felony rape and criminal sex act connected to cases involving two separate women, capping a months-long saga that saw dozens come...

Cheetos-Munching Suspect Sucker Punches Victim in WeHo Store
Cheetos-Munching Suspect Sucker Punches Victim in WeHo Store

The sheriff's department needs help in identifying a Cheetos-munching suspect who sucker-punched a man in a Best Buy store in West Hollywood before taking the victim's cellphone.

Despite Protests, Councilman Vows to Move Forward With Koreatown Shelter
Despite Protests, Councilman Vows to Move Forward With Koreatown Shelter

Despite hundreds of demonstrators marching Thursday in Koreatown in opposition to a proposed temporary homeless shelter, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson vowed to keep moving forward with his plans...

Don't Drink and Drive. Buckle Up. CHP Planning Holiday Crackdown
Don't Drink and Drive. Buckle Up. CHP Planning Holiday Crackdown

The California Highway Patrol will be cracking down on impaired driving in Los Angeles and across the state beginning Friday night as part of a stepped-up Memorial Day weekend enforcement effort.

Death Sentence Overturned for Man Convicted of 1983 Long Beach Murder
Death Sentence Overturned for Man Convicted of 1983 Long Beach Murder

A man who has been on California's death row for more than three decades can't be executed because he's intellectually disabled, the state's highest court ruled Thursday.

Hey LA, Burger Day Is on the Way
Hey LA, Burger Day Is on the Way

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