Posts tagged "sexual assault"

Today’s Lady News: NYPD “Rape Cop” Jurors Speak Out

After yesterday's acquittal of two NYPD cops accused of raping a drunk woman who needed assistance getting into her apartment, several jurors speak out about the case. Do the jurors comments change how you feel? [NY Times] The Daily Beast's Jesse Ellison on the time her friend was raped by a cop.
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn May Argue Maid He Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Is A Prostitute

Warning: the following blog post will make you stabby. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the ex-chief of the International Monetary Fund who is accused of sexually assaulting a New York City hotel maid, may argue in court that the victim was a prostitute who threatened to blackmail him. The Sun reports that Strauss-Kahn's defense team…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2011

Two NYPD Officers Acquitted Of Raping Drunk Woman

Two New York Police Department officers were acquitted by a jury for the alleged rape of a drunk woman inside her Lower East Side apartment. One cop was accused of raping her while his partner napped. The jury found officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata guilty of official misconduct for going into the woman'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Semen Found On The Maid’s Clothes, French Newspaper Reports

Dominique Strauss-Kahn's semen was found on the clothing of the New York City hotel housekeeper he allegedly sexually assaulted, according to the French newspaper, Atlantico. The NYPD reportedly examined her clothes for DNA evidence, and removed a portion of the hotel suite carpet. (This is why it's very, very, very important that you…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2011

“Saturday Night Live” Opens With A Rape Joke

I have a sense of humor. I swear to God, I do. But, damn it, rape jokes are never funny. Even though the opening skit of this weekend's "Saturday Night Live" starred the only two black men in the cast as inmates at Rikers Island meeting accused sexual predator Dominique Strauss-Kahn (played by…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2011

YWCA’s “Safety Siren” iPhone App Sends An S.O.S. Message For Help On A Sketchy Date

Ten years ago, when I was 17, I got into a car with a young guy I barely knew who was a customer at my job. We drove deep into the woods, parked his car, and got stoned. Bryan* eventually became my boyfriend, but I often think back to that night when I went off…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2011

Scott Weiland Reveals He Was Raped In A New Memoir

"[A] big muscular guy, a high school senior … raped me [when I was 12]. It was quick, not pleasant. I was too scared to tell anyone. 'Tell anyone,' he warned, 'and you'll never have another friend in this school. I'll ruin your f***in' reputation' … This is a memory I suppressed until only a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 20, 2011

Virginia Sugar Daddy Paid For College, Gave Women Spankings

Henry Allen Fitzsimmons has some explaining to do. The 54-year-old restaurant owner reportedly paid college tuition and a $200 allowance per week to three young women who agreed to his "Spencer Scholarship Plan," which required following a set of rules like telephoning him and not drinking alcohol. The crux of the plan? Fitzsimmons administered…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2011

8 Things To Know About The Dominique Strauss-Kahn Sexual Assault Scandal

This weekend, police apprehended International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on an airplane moments before takeoff over accusations that he sexually assaulted a New York City hotel maid earlier that day. Strauss-Kahn, a French politician, is now the center of what the London Guardian is calling "France's Monica Lewinsky moment"…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 18, 2011

Today’s Lady News: NYPD Cops Deny Raping Drunk Woman

The closing argument by the defense in the trial of two NYPD police officers — one who is accused of raping a drunk East Village woman while his partner napped — gives me the skeevies. You can read all about the case here. In the closing arguments, the lawyers for Officers Kenneth Moreno and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 17, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Head Of The IMF, Arrested For Attempted Rape

This weekend, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, was arrested in New York, minutes before his flight to France took off, for the alleged attempted rape of a hotel maid. The bigwhig in French politics allegedly sexually abused a 32-year-old maid who came into his room at the Sofitel hotel in NYC…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2011

Today’s Lady News: An Apology For Gang Rape, 65 Years Too Late

Sixty-five years too late, Recy Taylor, 91, has received an apology from her hometown and the state of Alabama, which refused to prosecute the seven white men who abducted and gang raped her in 1944. Rosa Parks took up Taylor's case and directed attention to the racial and sexual injustices faced by black women i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 13, 2011

Houston Press Lists Top 10 “Hottest” Female Sex Offenders, Including Women Who Victimized Kids

Sometimes the universe makes me want to crawl into a hole in the ground and cry. It happened yesterday when Glenn Beck spent three minutes of his show making barfing noises while talking about Meghan McCain naked. (She's "fat," you know!) And it happens again now with one of the most depraved blog post…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 13, 2011

Lara Logan Speaks Out On “60 Minutes” About Her Sexual Assault In Egypt’s Tahrir Square

Last night on "60 Minutes," reporter Lara Logan shared with the world the horrific beating and sexual assault she suffered in Egypt's Tahrir Square while reporting on the country's revolution. Since the incident on February 11, the world knew Logan had been separated from her producer, cameramen and bodyguards and assaulted…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 2, 2011

Lara Logan Opens Up About Sexual Assault In Egypt: “They Raped Me With Their Hands”

In February, the world held its breath when CBS's "60 Minutes" reporter Lara Logan was badly beaten and sexually assaulted while covering the political uprising in Egypt's Tahrir Square. After being rescued by civilians and a group of soldiers, Logan abruptly left her coverage and flew home to the U.S., where she wa…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 28, 2011

Sexual Assault Victim Wants Match.com To Screen For Criminals

A woman who was sexually assaulted by her date from Match.com — a man with six separate convictions for sexual battery — is now demanding the online dating site take steps to screen out criminals. Would we all feel safer if sexual predators with a criminal history were screened from online dating sites?
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2011

NYC Cop Allegedly Raped Drunk Woman In Her Apartment After 911 Call (While His Partner Napped)

A bizarre and troubling story out of New York City this week: police officer Kenneth Moreno, 43, is standing trial for the alleged rape of an intoxicated woman whom he and his partner were called to help. What happened next is beyond f**ked up ... and a "Law & Order: SVU" episode…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 6, 2011

Lawrence Taylor Gets Slap On The Wrist For Raping Underage Prostitute

If you're going to rape a 16-year-old prostitute, I recommend being a highly paid professional athlete. Last May, Lawrence Taylor, a former football player for the New York Giants, was arrested for hiring a 15-year-old girl who was prostituted out by a pimp at a Holiday Inn in New York. The 51-year-old…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2011

Raped 14-Year-Old Girl Charged With Adultery, Lashed To Death

A 14-year-old girl in Bangladesh, who was raped by her cousin, was sentenced to 101 lashes for "adultery" and died. Hena Akhter from rural Shariatpur was the fifth child of a day laborer and his wife. An older male cousin — who was forced to marry his wife because he had raped her 15…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2011

Activists To March On Toronto For A “SlutWalk”

All women are responsible for their own rapes, duh, which is why a Toronto police officer brilliantly advised the female students of Osgoode Hall Law School in January that "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized." Yeah, a cop actually offered that as a "safety tip."…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 30, 2011
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