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Source: BBC

Uma Thurman vents anger at Weinstein

Friday 23:51 GMT

US actress Uma Thurman has sent out a Thanksgiving message venting anger at movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women.

(Except you Harvey, and all your wicked conspirators - I’m glad it’s going slowly - you don’t deserve a bullet) -stay tuned Uma Thurman. In an earlier interview, Thurman said it was commendable that women were speaking out about harassment and assault.

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Source: DW

Nobel literature academy cuts ties with man accused of sexual assault

Today 05:11 GMT

The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in literature, is cutting all ties with a man facing a series of sexual harassment allegations.

The organization said in a statement that "members of the academy, daughters of academy members, wives of academy members and staff of the academy have experienced unwanted intimacy or inappropriate behavior" by the man. The unnamed man is not a member of the institute, but is married to a writer with "close links to the academy."

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Source: Common Domain

Women who accused 'Gossip Girl' star Ed Westwick of sexual assault speak out; actor denies allegations

Friday 23:52 GMT

Cohen and Cao met for the first time one recent afternoon at the LAPD’s Hollywood station, where Cao filed a sexual assault report.

In light of the allegations, the BBC announced that it was suspending the debut of “Ordeal by Innocence,” a new television series starring Westwick, “until these matters are resolved.” Los Angeles police opened an investigation after Cohen filed a report this month at the LAPD’s Hollywood station.

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Source: DW

Jordanian ex-lawmaker storms off DW program after woman talks about sexual assault

Today 05:10 GMT

An ex-Jordanian MP has cause a stir by storming off DW's "Shabab Talk" television set after a woman talked about sexual assault.

A Jordanian woman sharing her experience with sexual harassment and assault in a televised debate, only to be insulted by a former lawmaker, has sparked a sharp debate in the Arab world. The incident happened on this week’s episode of DW’s Arabic program "Shabab Talk," during which host Jaafar Abdul Karim defended a 21-year-old woman against prominent Jordanian former legislator and former domestic intelligence officer Mahmoud al-Kharabshe.

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Source: Global News

#ChurchToo: Hashtag explains sexual assault goes beyond politics and Hollywood

Friday 21:52 GMT

Social media users are shedding light on sexual abuse that occurs in religious organizations using the hashtag #ChurchToo.

WATCH: Roy Moore accuser Leigh Corfman details alleged assault at 14 years of age. The #ChurchToo hashtag is a spin-off of the #MeToo movement, which opened up the conversation about sexual misconduct in Hollywood to the greater public. Since the Harvey Weinstein controversy broke, several women have come forward sharing their experiences with assault and harassment.

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Source: Fox News

Football players beat teammate unconscious at party, authorities say

Friday 10:50 GMT

Authorities say an 18-year-old senior, Wyatt Tungland, is accused of punching a 16-year-old teammate in the face and head while the other three teens held him down.

Some parents at the school board meeting suggested it may have had to do with the suspects being star players on the football team. In addition to Tungland, who was charged with third-degree assault and aiding and abetting third-degree assault, senior Dalton Nagel, also 18, was charged with third-degree aiding and abetting.

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Source: The Guradian

UK police investigate second Kevin Spacey sexual assault claim

Thursday 21:50 GMT

The earlier claims related to an alleged sexual assault perpetrated against a man identified as Victim 1 in 2008 and were referred by the same force.

It said 14 were so serious it had advised the complainants to contact the police, and apologised for failing to ensure there was an environment in which people felt they could come forward. Last week, the Old Vic theatre, where he was artistic director from 2003 to 2015, said it had been contacted by 56 people with 20 individual allegations of inappropriate conduct, including some allegedly perpetrated against former staff.

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Source: ABC News

Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sexual assault charges

Thursday 18:11 GMT

The sports doctor accused of molesting young athletes while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty today to multiple charges of sexual assault.

Clad in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs, Dr. Larry Nassar appeared in court in Michigan's Ingham County where he agreed to plead guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving girls who were younger than 13 and as old as 15.

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Source: Washington Post

Calls to rape crisis centers are surging amid the outpouring of sexual assault allegations

Thursday 18:11 GMT

Calls to rape crisis centers are surging in Washington and around the country amid an unprecedented public outpouring of survivors’ stories about sexual misconduct.

Terri Poore, policy director for the national alliance of sexual assault coalitions and rape crisis centers, said the increased demand in requests for these kinds of prevention programs is a very hopeful sign.

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Source: Washington Post

Larry Nassar, former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleads guilty to sexual assault

Thursday 18:11 GMT

Former Olympic gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, accused of sexual assault by more than 130 women, including several Team USA gymnasts, pleaded guilty to seven sexual assaults Wednesday in Michigan, in a deal that will send him to prison for at least 25 years.

The guilty plea to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct was the first admission by Nassar, a 54-year-old father of three and formerly one of the most respected sports physicians in elite gymnastics, that he was not performing legitimate medical therapy as he touched his victims, often without gloves.

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Source: Fox News

Border agent's death being investigated as 'potential assault'

Thursday 02:29 GMT

The FBI is investigating a border patrol agent’s death as “potential assault” after he was attacked Saturday while on patrol in Texas, a bureau official said Tuesday afternoon. Officials are still working to “gather the facts” of the incident, which left U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Rogelio Martinez dead and another agent, who has not been identified, injured.

BORDER PATROL AGENT APPEARED TO BE AMBUSHED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, BASHED WITH ROCKS BEFORE DEATH. FBI Spokeswoman Jeanette Harper told the San Antonio Express-News on Sunday that Martinez and his partner were “not fired upon.” While the FBI is investigating the attack on the officers as a “potential assault,” Special Agent in Charge Emmerson Buie Jr. said they’re currently treating the incident as an assault on a federal officer.

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Source: Common Domain

Wave of Hollywood sex assault claims sends LAPD into uncharted territory

Thursday 20:01 GMT

The flood of sexual assault allegations coming out of the Hollywood entertainment industry has the Los Angeles Police Department negotiating uncharted territory.

Russell Simmons' accuser tells Megyn Kelly: 'There was no dispute about what happened'. Disney, Pixar Animation executive John Lasseter to take a leave of absence, citing 'missteps'

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Source: CBS News

Gymnasts who accused Dr. Larry Nassar of sexual assault speak out

Thursday 20:01 GMT

Several gymnasts who accused a former doctor accused of molesting them while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University (MSU) spoke out on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to sex abuse charges.

The Michigan criminal cases filed against Nassar followed reports last year in the Indianapolis Star about how USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians, mishandled complaints about sexual misconduct involving the doctor and coaches.

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Source: New York Times

What Parents Can Do to Help Keep Their Children Safe From Assault

Thursday 08:06 GMT

Over the past 25 years, the overall rate of reported cases of sexual abuse of children in the United States has actually declined by 65 percent, according to research conducted by David Finkelhor, director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center and professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire.

Often children have been told by the perpetrator that nobody will believe them if they tell, they will lose their social status, they will be blamed or that they will give up what may seem like a special relationship with the offender, said Dr. Tara Harris, medical director of the Pediatric Center of Hope at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.


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