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Source: BBC

Weinstein documentary claims more assault

Today 18:13 GMT

A spokesman for Weinstein said: "Mr Parfitt and Mr Weinstein had creative differences on the film, any conflict between them was solely over their different visions for the film... while Mr Weinstein has apologised for boorish behaviour in certain situations in the past, Mr Weinstein unequivocally denies he ever engaged in criminal misconduct of any kind."

The producer of Golden Globe-winning film My Week With Marilyn has accused embattled movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of physically attacking him.

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Source: CBS News

NYC rape case highlights loophole that allows police to dodge sex assault charges

Today 14:33 GMT

The officers have pleaded not guilty to rape and other charges, and the case has highlighted an apparent loophole in the laws of New York and many other states that may allow police to escape sexual assault charges by claiming sex acts were consensual.

The case underscores a chronic problem that was documented in an Associated Press investigation in 2015 that found about 1,000 officers across the country had lost their badges in a six-year period for rape, sodomy and other sexual assault.

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Source: ABC News

Trump's shifting stance on assault weapons

Today 14:32 GMT

President Donald Trump's position on gun control, particularly regarding assault rifles, has appeared to shift over the years.

Trump in 2015, however, was dismissive of calls to regulate assault rifles which, he said,0 are common semi-automatic weapons popular with many Americans. Now in the wake of the Feb. 14 massacre in Florida that killed 17 high school students and teachers, the nation is again focused on the question of gun control generally and, specifically, of regulating semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15 allegedly used by the shooter at Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Source: CBS News

Major GOP donor says he won't fund politicians who oppose assault weapons ban

Today 12:42 GMT

A major Republican donor in Florida is threatening to cut off funding to politicians who oppose a ban on assault weapons.

In the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Hoffman sent an email to other GOP donors, urging them to support a ban on assault weapons. Florida-based real estate developer Al Hoffman Jr. has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for Republicans.

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Source: Fox News

California road rage incident ends with flipped SUV, assault charges

Monday 06:05 GMT

The dramatic incident unfolded on State Route 78 in Oceanside, northwest of San Diego, on Thursday afternoon, Fox 5 reported citing California Highway Patrol.

The Ford’s driver, identified as Andrew Branch, 23, of Escondido, was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon and booked at the Vista Detention Facility, Fox 5 reported. McCall was hit with a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly spitting on the Ford’s driver.

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Source: CBS News

"It's time to take a position": Florida shooting marks turning point for couple

Sunday 14:30 GMT

He said it could take as little as 15 minutes for a law-abiding citizen with a concealed weapons permit to walk out of his store with an assault weapon.

While the assault rifle used by the suspected gunman was legally purchased and required a five-day waiting period, some want to see future sales of the weapon halted. Wednesday's mass shooting at a Florida high school has reignited the debate over gun laws.

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Source: Washington Post

Sharing stories from decades ago, older women find their place in #MeToo

Monday 21:51 GMT

They belong to an older generation of women, which suggests — according to common stereotypes and a stream of headlines about the #MeToo movement — that they should fall on the more antiquated side of a generational divide that some say has emerged in the response to the recent spate of sexual assault allegations.

As the #MeToo movement has swelledin breadth and momentum, inevitable fault lines have emerged, with women of all ages debating the boundaries and definitions of sexual harassment and assault.

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Source: New York Times

In Wake of Florida Massacre, Gun-Control Advocates Look to Connecticut

Sunday 19:05 GMT

Now, in the wake of another wrenching shooting rampage — this one at a high school in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 — and in the absence of any federal action, gun-control advocates, Democratic politicians and others are pointing to the success of states like Connecticut in addressing the spiraling toll of gun violence.

Gun-control advocates say the suspect in Florida, Nikolas Cruz, could not have bought the AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle believed used in the attack, or the high-capacity magazines, in Connecticut.

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Source: Washington Post

‘We lost five women’: Porn industry reckons with assault allegations and a string of deaths

Sunday 19:59 GMT

Adult video is dealing with its own heartache in the wake of its assault allegations and the mysterious deaths of five porn actresses in the last four months — both of which have inspired some insiders to try to fight for change.

Even before the allegations against Harvey Weinstein in October and Hollywood’s Time’s Up initiative to combat sexual misconduct, adult video had seen scandals, including star Nikki Benz’s claims of on-set sexual assault last year against producer-director Tony T. Benz said via Twitter that the director stomped her head and choked her after she yelled “cut.”

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Source: NBC News

Sheriff didn't pursue sex case against Texas church gunman

Sunday 05:10 GMT

Sheriff's deputies didn't pursue a sexual assault investigation against the gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church, even though the woman reporting it signed a complaint detailing the alleged attack, according to records released Friday.

The records contradict the reason previously given for why the case stalled against Devin Patrick Kelley, four years before the November 2017 massacre at a tiny church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.


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