Posts tagged "sexual abuse"

On #SurvivorPrivilege And Losing My Virginity To Rape

This weekend, Washington Post columnist George Will wrote an article about sexual assault on college campuses in which he called "victimhood ... a coveted status that confers privileges." In response, survivors of sexual assault having been sharing their stories with on Twitter with the hashtag #SurvivorPrivilege. Here, one survivor shares her story. #SurvivorPrivilege…
By: Anonymous / June 10, 2014

Three Georgia High School Student Athletes Charged For Alleged Post-Prom Sexual Assault

Three student athletes from Calhoun High School in Georgia have been charged with sexual battery after allegedly sexually assaulting a drunk 18-year-old girl after a post-prom party on May 11th. The alleged assault took place at a cabin in the woods of Gilmer County, where nearly 30 students partied and drank after prom. During the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2014

Male Student Suspended By Columbia For Alleged Sexual Misconduct Sues School For Title IX Discrimination

In September 2013, a female student at Columbia University filed a complaint against "John Doe," a sophomore and member of the crew team from Florida, over alleged nonconsensual sex in her dorm room that had occurred  in May 2013. This February, a school tribunal found "John Doe" guilty of sexual misconduct and suspended him for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2014

Pamela Anderson Opens Up At Cannes About Childhood Sexual Abuse

Pamela Anderson launched her own foundation at the Cannes Film Festival and publicly spoke about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child and an adolescent. From age six to 10, Anderson was molested by a female babysitter and at 12, she was raped by the older brother of a friend's boyfriend. Then in 9th…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2014

Dylan Farrow Will Model In A Charity Event For Sexual Abuse Survivors

Dylan Farrow will model in a charity event on Friday night in Connecticut to support survivors of sexual abuse through organization called Jane Doe No More. The usually-private Farrow wrote a piece in the New York…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2014

RIP Society: Texas Teacher Gave 15-Year-Old Student A Lap Dance For His Birthday

Birthday celebrations sure have changed since I was a kid: a middle school teacher in Texas has been arrested for performing a lap dance for her 15-year-old student on his birthday. Felicia Smith, 42, allegedly gave a four-minute, full-contact lap dance in February to the unnamed boy in front of other student…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2014

“X-Men” Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Drugging, Raping Underage Boy

According to court documents obtained by The Wrap, Bryan Singer, director of the hit "X-Men" franchise, is accused of drugging, raping and using his power to manipulate a then-17-year-old male, in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Hawaii this week. According to the lawsuit, plaintiff Michael Egan -- who was named i…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 17, 2014

Brad Pitt To Produce Movie About Steubenville & Hacktivist Group Anonymous

Brad Pitt and his producing team have bought the rights to the Rolling Stone article, "Anonymous Vs. Steubenville," about the online hacktivist group who brought nationwide attention to the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2014

Interns Deserve Protection From Sexual Harassment, Too

Unpaid interns in New York City are now protected from sexual harassment and racial/religious/sexual discrimination, following the passage of a bill that protects them on the job even if they are not earning a wage or salary. [Think Progress] A Pakistani politician introduced a bill to increase the punishment on any adult who…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2014

Lena Dunham Weighs In On Woody Allen Molestation Accusations & Jamie Lynn Spears’ Wedding Got Kinda Weird

Lena Dunham said something smart (again) about Dylan Farrow's accusations against Woody Allen: "I'm decidedly pro-Dylan Farrow and decidedly disgusted with Woody Allen's behavior. But for me, when people go through his work and come through it for references to child molestation, that's not the fucking point. I'm not comfortable living…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 19, 2014

Terry Richardson Calls Models’ Complaints About Sexual Abuse A “Witch Hunt”

Fashion photographer Terry Richardson has released a statement (posted to at least Page Six and Huffington Post, so far) defending himself against the mounting complaints from young models who have accused the "porno-chic" photog of sexual abuse. Earlier this week, a former model revealed on Reddit that she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Richardso…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2014

Fashion Blog Launches #NoMoreTerry Campaign To Stop Hiring Terry Richardson

Fashion blog OMG That Dress has launched a campaign called #NoMoreTerry to boycott brands (cough Marc Jacobs cough) and publications (cough Vogue cough) that hire photographer Terry Richardson, who has repeatedly been accused of sexually abusing young women. #NoMoreTerry comes just days after former model Charlotte Waters, 24, outed herself to Vocativ a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 13, 2014

Former Model Charlotte Waters Outs Herself As Terry Richardson’s Alleged Victim

Charlotte Waters, a 24-year-old nurse's assistant in L.A., has identified herself as the former model who took to Reddit to accuse Terry Richardson of sexual coercion and inappropriate behavior back in 2009 in his studio. You can read parts of her Reddit post…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2014

Lena Dunham Cracked A Molestation Joke On Twitter

Lena Dunham tweeted and then deleted a rather unfunny joke about molestation this weekend. After she appeared on "Saturday Night Live," a fan tweeted at her, "You don't always have to get naked" and  Lena replied, "Please tell that to my uncle, mister. He's been making me!" She quickly deleted the tweet and then tweeted,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2014

Model Opens Up On Reddit About That Time Terry Richardson (Allegedly) Came On Her Face

Horror stories from barely-legal models about working with photographer Terry Richardson are becoming more common. Now, a woman has posted yet another story about the renowned photographer hooking up with one of his young photography subjects, this time pressuring the then-19-year-old into aggressive sex and then allegedly ejaculating on her face.
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2014

Massachusetts Judge Rules It’s Legal To Take Photos Up Women’s Skirts

Good news, creeps and perverts: yesterday, a judge in Massachusetts ruled that it is legal to photograph or film underneath a woman's skirt. The judge ruled that women don't have the reasonable expectation not to have their vagina filmed without their consent in public, as "peeping tom" laws only apply to private dressing rooms and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2014

“Modern Family” Star Sarah Hyland Groped By Stranger Outside Of Party

A 29-year-old man groped "Modern Family" actress Sarah Hyland while posing with fans at an event in Australia. After he grabbed her breast, Hyland burst into tears and left the meet-and-greet early. He was charged with indecent assault. [US Weekly, TMZ] Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green named their newbor…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 20, 2014

Fundamentalist Christian College Bob Jones University Halts Study On Its Handling Of Sexual Assault

Bob Jones University, an uber-Christian fundamentalist college in South Carolina, has drawn attention for commissioning and then covering up a study on how well the institution handled sexual abuse. According to The New York Times, the university solicited a consulting group, Godly Response To Abuse In The Christian Environment (Grace) to serve as an ombudsma…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 12, 2014

Woody Allen’s NY Times Response To Dylan Farrow’s Molestation Allegations Is Arrogant, Repulsive & Full Of Distorted Information

Last night, The New York Times posted Woody Allen's response to daughter Dylan Farrow's allegations that he molested her as a child which, he writes, will be his final word on the matter. If it is, the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 8, 2014

Woody Allen May Respond To His Daughter’s Sexual Abuse Accusations In The New York Times

It's not that I don't think a human being who is accused of something does not have the right to respond or defend himself But the possibility that Woody Allen may use the New York Times op-ed page to respond to the sexual abuse allegations published on Sunday by his daughter Dylan Farrow…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 5, 2014
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