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Kanye West Compares Being Followed By The Paparazzi To “Rape”

“Everybody needs a day off, everybody needs the right to say ‘hey, you know what I need a minute to breathe. I want to bring my family to the movies without 30 motherfuckers following me. Everybody here, they like sex right? Sex is great when you and your partner be like ‘hey, this is what we both want to do.’ But if one of those people don’t want to do that, what does that constitute, that’s called rape. That is called violation.”

Add Kanye West to the list of celebrities who need better analogies to describe invasions into their personal life which come with fame. This is what Kanye said onstage yesterday at the Wireless Festival in Birmingham, UK, and well, do I really need to say more?  Much like when Charlize Theron compared Googling herself with “feeling raped,” the public is snapping back at Kanye — quite rightly. Think of another analogy, celebs. [Mirror UK] [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

UK Judge Says Man Convicted Of Raping Unconscious Woman Is Not A “Classic Rapist”

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UK Judge Says Man Convicted Of Raping Unconscious Woman Is Not A "Classic Rapist"

The good news: 29-year-old Lee Setford has been jailed for five years after a jury found him guilty of raping a drunk woman passed out on his couch. The bad news: the judge in the case, Michael Mettyear, is really sad about it and had the nerve to offer Setford some consoling words after the verdict was read that reenforce dangerous myths about sexual assault. Namely, that Setford isn’t a “classic rapist” — are there also avant garde rapists and mod rapists and sporty rapists? — and that it’s a shame he didn’t just plead guilty so he could get a lesser sentence. Yes, seriously. Keep reading »

Watch “The Daily Show” Dole Out Some Real Talk About Campus Sexual Assault

Watch “The Daily Show” Dole Out Some Real Talk About Campus Assault
Sometimes Humor Says It Best

When three students at James Madison University sexually assaulted a classmate on tape, their punishment was expulsion – after they graduated. Yes, really. JMU, along with 55 other schools, are under investigation for their mistreatment of on-campus assault cases. Other recent absurd assault punishments have included 30-day suspensions and book report assignments. Jon Stewart was just as appalled by that as the rest of us, so he got a real about the dismal state of affairs by bringing in “Daily Show” correspondents Jessica Williams and Jordan Klepper to offer some safety tips to students. [TIME]

Cloudy With A Chance Of “Rape”? Weather Report Subtitle Goes Very Wrong

There’s awkward errors and then there’s really awkward errors: subtitles on a BBC News weather report this week accidentally warned Glastonbury Gestival-goers to prepare for “rape” instead of rain. This Instagram pic shows the “unfortunate typo,” as a BBC spokesperson put it. I’m sure most newswatchers put it together themselves when the subtitles showed the newscaster advised packing one’s “wellies” — not a good deterrent of sexual assault. [Independent UK]

The “Central Park Five” Settle With New York City For $40 Million

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New York City has reached a $40 million settlement with the five wrongfully convicted men who as teenagers were falsely accused and imprisoned for an attack on a jogger.

In 1989, a white female investment banker named Trisha Meili was brutally beaten and raped while jogging in Central Park at nighttime. Meili fell into a coma and remembers nothing about the attack. The NYPD pinned the brutality on five Black and Latino teenaged boys, despite the fact that some of the evidence didn’t add up.  Keep reading »

Here’s A Look At Lady Gaga & R. Kelly’s Never-Released “Do What U Want” Video

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Here's A Look At Lady Gaga & R. Kelly's Never-Released "Do What U Want" Video
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  • TMZ has released a portion of that Terry Richardson-directed, never-released Lady Gaga/R. Kelly video, and YUP, it’s gross. [TMZ via Jezebel]
  • Kanye West and Annie Leibovitz released a joint statement today, dispelling rumors that the former is mad at the latter for not photographing the big Kimye wedding. “Although Kanye expressed frustration that he was not able to collaborate with Annie Leibovitz at his recent wedding, he is not assigning blame, and is not accusing Annie in any way,” the statement reads. “Kanye and Annie’s representatives were in negotiations for weeks that were not completed by the time of the wedding. Annie would have been happy to do the portrait but she was never confirmed.” Okay then. Also, I don’t care. [Just Jared]
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