Posts tagged "child molestation"

The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post] Vice President Biden will be the headline speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual convention this year. [AP] A “sex gang” in Oxfordshire has assaulted 373 children in the last 16 years.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 3, 2015

Princeton Mom Thinks Child Molestation Is Just Bad Manners

Susan Patton, AKA "Princeton Mom" has a pretty sweet gig. She flits around TV saying incredibly horrible things for…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 6, 2015

Lena Dunham: “I Do Not Condone Any Kind Of Abuse”

"First and foremost, I want to be very clear that I do not condone any kind of abuse under any circumstances. ... If the situations described in my book have been painful or triggering for people to read, I am sorry, as that was never my intention. I am also aware that the comic use…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2014

Mommie Dearest: On Lena Dunham & Teaching Children About Boundaries And Consent

This post isn't about Lena Dunham… really. So many others, including The Frisky's own Amelia, have written about Dunham, her book, and the passages about her sister that have led to claims of molestation. But, I'm writing this because of the conversation that's currently being had about Lena Dunham, so we can't not talk…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 4, 2014

Lena Dunham Faces Accusations That She “Molested” Her Younger Sister

In her new memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, Lena Dunham tells a couple of stories that include references to her younger sister Grace which are intended to illustrate Lena's "weirdness" as a child, as well as her youthful obsession with the baby of the family. Instead, critics both on the right and the left…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 3, 2014

June Shannon’s Daughter Chickadee Claims She Was The 8-Year-Old Victim Of Her Mom’s Child Molester Boyfriend

Well, this is deeply upsetting. Anna Shannon Cardwell, aka Chickadee from "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," is claiming she was the child molested by (Mama) June Shannon's sex offender boyfriend, Mark McDaniel, when she was eight years old.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 27, 2014

Stephen Collins On Jessica Biel’s Topless Gear Spread In 2000: “It’s Child Pornography”

Back in 2000, Jessica Biel, then starring as eldest daughter Mary Camden on TV's "7th Heaven," made waves by appearing on the cover of men's magazine Gear in just a pair of panties, with her arm draped across her bare chest, covering her nipples. Given the "family-friendly" tenor of the religious-leaning show, this magazine spread…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2014

False Reports Of Suicide At Stephen Collins’ Home Swirl Amidst Child Molestation Scandal

Last night, the interwebs were all aflutter after false reports circulated of a suicide at "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins' home, following yesterday's reveal that he had admitted to molesting multiple young girls. When police arrived, they discovered Collins wasn't…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2014

“7th Heaven” Dad Stephen Collins Confesses, On Tape, To Sexually Abusing Multiple Young Girls

Actor Stephen Collins, best known for playing Reverend Camden on the TV show "7th Heaven," admitted on a secret recording (taped during a therapy session with his estranged wife, with whom he is going through a divorce) to molesting and exposing himself to multiple young girls. In the confession, which he did not know wa…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2014

RIP Society: Du Pont Heir Only Gets Probation For Raping Young Daughter, Because Judge Thinks He Won’t “Fare Well” In Prison

Well, this is quite simply an appalling story. Robert H. Richards IV, an heir to the du Pont fortune, was convicted of raping his then three-year-old daughter and given only probation for the crime, because, as the female Superior Court judge wrote in her decision, "Defendant will not fare well in Level 5 [prison] setting." Judge Ja…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2014

Scarlett Johansson Calls Dylan Farrow’s Criticism “Irresponsible”

"I think it's irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me." I would like to pour Scarlett Johansson a big ol' glass of STFU for telling the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 17, 2014

Penn State Scandal: Victim 1’s Mother Speaks, McQueary Not Coaching On Saturday & Did Sandusky “Pimp” Boys To Wealthy Donors?

It's clear from the response we received in the comments to yesterday's piece on the Penn State scandal that people have strong feelings on the topic. I'm going to keep writing about any new developments as the story continues to unfold.  The…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 11, 2011

Kindergarten Teacher Tonya Craft Acquitted Of Molestation Charges

For the last few weeks, I've been following the trial of Tonya Craft, the kindergarten teacher accused of molesting three young girls (one of whom is her daughter). Craft maintained her innocence the entire time, taking the stand in her own defense, and yesterday she was acquitted of all the charges. While obviously relieved…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 12, 2010