Posts tagged "sexual assault"

Today’s Lady News: NYPD Officer Being Investigated For Unsolved Rapes

Last week, New York City police officer officer Michael Pena was charged with allegedly grabbing a 25-year-old woman off the street, flashing his gun, and raping her in her…

Jessica Wakeman | August 25, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: All Charges Dismissed Against Dominique Strauss Kahn

All criminal charges for sexual assault against Dominique Strauss Kahn, former head of the IMF, were dismissed by a judge today. Prosecutors said that they could not prove beyond…

Jessica Wakeman | August 23, 2011 - 6:40 pm

No Sexual Assault Charges For Dominique Strauss Kahn, Sources Say

“We couldn’t tell the jury that she kept lying to us but that they should believe her.”

That’s an anonymous official speaking to The New York Times regarding the…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: NYPD “Rape Cops” Sentenced

The NYPD officer accused of raping a drunk woman in 2008 was sentenced today. Kenneth Moreno, who was acquitted of rape charges in May, was sentenced to one year…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Date Rape Drug Test May Soon Be Available

A test for date rape drugs may soon be available so women can learn in real-time if their drinks have been spiked. All a boozer has to do is dip…

Jessica Wakeman | August 3, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Esquire Magazine Tweets A Sexual Assault Joke

Really, Esquire? Someone posting to the magazine’s Twitter feed tweeted a link to an article earlier today which read, “How to get a better blowjob than DSK – we think.”…

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Nafissatou Diallo, Maid Who Accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn Of Sexual Assault, Speaks Out

Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel maid who accused the head of the International Monetary Fund of sexual assault two months ago, has finally spoken out. She granted interviews with both Newsweek

Jessica Wakeman | July 25, 2011 - 1:40 pm

NYPD “Rape Cops” Had Prior Abusive Incident Towards A Woman

Two months ago, a New York City jury acquitted two NYPD officers who were accused (in a 2008 incident) of allegedly entering the apartment of a drunk woman — who…

Jessica Wakeman | July 6, 2011 - 1:20 pm

“New York Post” Calls Dominique Strauss-Kahn Accuser A Prostitute; Her Phone Call Worried Lawyers


The hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault was tape recorded on the phone within a day of the attack telling a man in prison,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 2, 2011 - 1:15 pm

Investigators Find Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Accuser Has Lied About Some Stuff

The hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former chief of the International Monetary Fund, of sexual assault has lied to investigators numerous times about her past and has some dodgy…

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2011 - 11:19 am

How Much Do We Really Need To Know About Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s Sexual Assault Accuser?

How much does the world need to know about the woman who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault? Where she’s from? The years of schooling she had? Her romantic…

Jessica Wakeman | June 15, 2011 - 4:20 pm

A Handy Checklist Of Things That Cause Rape

I can think of a few people who need this sign someplace where they can always see it. Sadly. [BuzzFeed]…

Jessica Wakeman | June 11, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Male Editor Blames Lara Logan’s Boobs For Her Assault, Extols “Conquering An Unwilling Sex Partner”

An online Philadelphia arts and culture site called Broad Street Review, which reviews local theater and music, isn’t typically a site on The Frisky’s radar. But a victim-blaming, thoroughly sexist…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Gabrielle Union Weighs In On Rihanna’s “Man Down”

Rihanna’s video for “Man Down,” in which she plays a character who guns down her rapist, has been super controversial. I’ve seen so many opinions on it—from those who say…

Kate Torgovnick/ | June 7, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Dominique Strauss-Kahn Pleaded “Not Guilty” In Sexual Assault

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former chief of the International Monetary Fund, pleaded not guilty to the accusation that he sexually assaulted a maid in a New York City hotel room. [New

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2011 - 6:40 pm

“Rape Cop” Street Posters Reveal Where Accused Officer Kenneth Moreno Lives

Things are getting ugly: after NYPD officer Kenneth Moreno was acquitted of rape last week, posters went up in his Brooklyn neighborhood allegedly listing the street on which his family…

Jessica Wakeman | June 3, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Girl Talk: Why Being Drunk Is A Feminist Issue

Last weekend, I stood on the subway platform, thumbing through a magazine and grumbling about how the next train wouldn’t arrive for another 11 minutes. As I waited, more and…

Kate Torgovnick/ | June 1, 2011 - 2:00 pm

NYPD “Rape Cop” Accuser Speaks Out About Verdict

The woman who accused NYPD officer Kenneth Moreno of raping her in own home while his partner, Franklin Mata, stood watch, released a statement yesterday responding to the jury’s acquittal.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 1, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Rihanna Kills Her Rapist In “Man Down” Video

Rihanna kills her rapist in her new music video, “Man Down,” a reggae-influenced song about a woman who gets revenge on “somebody’s son” “in front of a crowd.” It’s…

Jessica Wakeman | June 1, 2011 - 11:20 am

Bangladesh Woman Cuts Off Accused Rapist’s Penis

A 40-year-old woman in Bangladesh cut off the penis of a man she said tried to sexually assault her. She then took it to the local police station as evidence.

Jessica Wakeman | May 31, 2011 - 2:40 pm
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