Posts tagged "sexual assault"

Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Prevention Funding Vetoed, Called “Distraction” By SC Gov. Nikki Haley

South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley — who is buds with Mitt Romney! — vetoed $453,680 last week for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention through the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence And Assault. According to the Charleston City Paper, Haley’s explanation was that the funds would “distract” the Department of Health and Environmental…

Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2012

Daniel Tosh Issues Half-Assed Twitter Apology For Rape Jokes

Daniel Tosh apologized yesterday for suggesting onstage Friday night that it would be funny if a female audience was raped by five dudes — although it was a pretty meh apology, given it was just tweeting “all of the out of context misquotes aside, I’d like to sincerely apologize.” Tosh had told a rape…

Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2012

Daniel Tosh Suggests Audience Rape Woman Who Complains About Rape Jokes

“Tosh 2.0″ host and comedian Daniel Tosh suggested an audience rape a woman who complained about rape jokes, asking “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by, like, five guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her?” I just can’t even with this one. [Cookies

Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2012

Project Unbreakable Sheds A Different Light On Sexual Assault

I don’t think I’ve ever been so moved, and yet so disturbed, by a series of photographs than I am by Grace Brown’s “Project Unbreakable.” Totally enveloped by each and every image and accompanying text, I could not hold back a few tears, or the goose bumps. “Project Unbreakable,” a photography project created in October 2011,…

Daley Quinn / July 6, 2012

Ex-NYPD Cop Admits He Raped Woman, Lied About It

Nearly one year ago, those of us who put our faith and trust in the police had our world rocked: an New York City Police Department officer named Michael Pena was charged with grabbing a 25-year-old woman off the street, threatening to shoot her, and raping her in a yard. A neighbor saw Pena raping…

Jessica Wakeman / June 22, 2012

OK Doctor Refuses To Provide Emergency Contraception To Rape Victim In ER

An Oklahoma doctor working in an emergency room refused to provide emergency contraception to a 24-year-old rape victim because EC is against her personal beliefs. (Yes, the doctor was a woman.) According to the rape victim’s mother Rhonda, the doctor said, “I will not give you emergency contraceptives because it goes against my beliefs.”…

Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2012

Christina Hendricks On Joan’s Rapey Ex-Husband

“Well, everyone knew [Joan’s husband] had to go at some point, right? I mean, you can’t rape your wife in the office and not expect to go away. … It was the first time it was mentioned and I think it was a long time coming, for the audience in particular. I think everyone kept thinking…

Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 2012

Morning Quickies: John Travolta’s Marriage To Kelly Preston Headed Towards Divorce?

Kelly Preston is allegedly fed up at all the male masseur-diddling her hubby John Travolta has been accused of lately and is considering divorce. But take this information with a grain of salt, because it came from The National Enquirer. [Celeb Dirty Laundry]
And your new “American Idol” winner is …

Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2012

Morning Quickies: John Travolta’s Lawyers Allegedly Offered Masseur $125K To Shut Up

John Travolta’s legal team offered $125,000 in hush money to a Georgia-based masseur (the second accuser) who claimed recently that he was sexually assaulted by the actor, The New York Daily News reports. Travolta’s lawyer called the allegation of hush money “completely false” and called the accusations “ridiculous.” [NY Daily News
Jennifer Lopez ha…

Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2012

Morning Quickies: John Travolta Allegedly Tried To Give Blowjob To “Grease” Co-Star Jeff Conaway

John Travolta allegedly tried to give a blowjob to his “Grease” co-star Jeff Conaway during the 1990s, Conaway’s former financée Vikki Lizzi claimed in The National Enquirer. The two men were friends since appearing in “Grease,” in which Travolta played Danny Zuko and Conaway played Kenicke. But their friendship ended, Lizzi claimed, when Travolta…

Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2012

Evening Quickies: Will John Travolta Financially Settle With Masseurs?

The second man to accuse John Travolta of sexual assault has agreed to settle matters privately behind closed doors, Radar Online reports. The anonymous masseur, who claims Travolta assaulted him during a massage session in Atlanta this January, could stand to win a financial settlement from such a mediation. Regardless of the outcome, all…

Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2012

Morning Quickies: John Travolta Accused Of Sexual Assault By Third Man

A third man has accused John Travolta of a sexual assault, following two lawsuits filed earlier this week by two unnamed masseurs that say the actor came onto them sexually during a session. The latest accuser, Fabian Zanzi, said Travolta assaulted him in 2009 when Zanzi met him while working with VIP guests o…

Jessica Wakeman / May 11, 2012

Morning Quickies: John Travolta Accused By Second Masseur Of Grabby Grope

A second masseur has accused John Travolta of groping him during a massage. The suit claims Travolta allegedly asked for a massage at an Atlanta motel and requested an unusual amount of “glutes” work on his butt muscles. He allegedly then tried to touch the masseur and ended up fondling himself. When the masseur…

Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2012

Morning Quickies: John Travolta Did Not Grope That Masseur’s Penis, Says John Travolta

John Travolta totally denied a masseur’s claims that he groped the man’s penis and scrotum during a massage session at the Beverly Hills Hotel in January.  In a statement to People, Travolta called the lawsuit “complete fiction and fabrication.” The $200-an-hour masseur alleged that he told Travolta he did not have sex with hi…

Jessica Wakeman / May 8, 2012

Dominique Strauss Kahn Accused Of Gang Rape By Prostitute

What hasn’t Dominique Strauss Kahn been accused of? 

The former chief of the International Monetary Fund —who resigned in shame after he was accused of sexually assaulting a New York City hotel maid in May 2011 — allegedly participated in a gang rape of a prostitute, prosecutors claim. DSK is currently being investigated…

Jessica Wakeman / May 4, 2012

Justice Dept. To Investigate Handling Of Sexual Assaults At University Of Montana

The U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday that it will launch an investigation into how the University of Montana at Missoula handled over 80 sexual assault reports in the past three years and whether proper procedures were followed.

Eleven of those alleged sexual assaults took place in the past 18 months and at…

Jessica Wakeman / May 2, 2012

DJ Dominic Dieter Tells Father To Have Daughter Raped To Make Her Straight

On air Friday, Cleveland radio personality DJ Dominic Dieter advised the father of a teen girl who was caught kissing another girl that he should have one of his friends rape the young woman so she was “screw[ed] straight.” On the syndicated morning talk/comedy show “Rover’s Morning Glory,” Dominic Dieter read an apparent email from…

Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Extra-Large Condom Ad Zeroes In On Ladies Scared Of Big Penises

Big penises have us running to lock ourselves in the bathroom, don’t they, ladies? That’s what the ad agency behind a (real?) ad for Prudence Extra-Large Condoms wants to think. Although the idea of the ad is clever — a long, wordy rant from a guy trying to be “persuasive” — the actual text…

Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2012

Girl Talk: Our Drinks Were Roofied

“We have a ride to the club tonight,” my friend announced. We left our dormitory and headed into the vehicle of a man my friend met a party.

In the vehicle, a young man that I recognized from a nightclub we frequented was in the driver’s seat. I asked his name because, other tha…

Lyneka Little / April 9, 2012

Actress From Rapey Belvedere Vodka Ad Files Lawsuit

Two weeks ago, Belvedere Vodka tweeted an ad depicting a man pulling a surprised, open-mouthed woman down onto his lap. The headline read: “Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly.” Decent people got the skeevies and called the ad out as rapey. Belvedere quickly tweeted that they were sorry “if any of our fans were…

Jessica Wakeman / April 2, 2012
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