Posts tagged "sexual assault"

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 magazine and ABC News, which aired her interview by Robin Roberts this morning.

Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2011

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 they’d been called to help — several times over the course of one night and raping her. Kenneth Moreno was accused of raping the woman,…

Jessica Wakeman / July 6, 2011

“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, something like “Don’t worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I’m doing,” according to a source who spoke to The New

Jessica Wakeman / July 2, 2011

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 connections to a drug dealer, according to a bombshell New York Times story published last night. The woman’s inconsistencies about her personal life — like…

Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2011

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 liaisons and sex life?

The New York Times did not name the alleged victim. But an article published yesterday provided lots of detail…

Jessica Wakeman / June 15, 2011

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

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 “editors notebook” by its editor-in-chief, Dan Rottenberg, is too dumb to let pass without comment. The piece is all over the place, as far a…

Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2011

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 violence is not condoned ever to those who sympathize with the plot. Today, actress Gabrielle Union weighed in on the video via Twitter. And she…

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 York Daily News]
Demi Moore will host a CNN special report on sex trafficking. [New York Times]
Victims of sterilization in North Carolina, targeted by…

Jessica Wakeman / June 6, 2011

“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 resides. “Police rapist Kenneth Moreno lives on [blank] street in Park Slope,” the signs read (above), which have been posted on New York City-based blog…

Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2011

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 more feet descended the stairs. Two pairs caught my attention — one was manicured with bright red polish and strapped into a sky high silver…

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. The 29-year-old woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, says that the verdict “brought me to my knees” and is “overwhelmed by the support” offered…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 1, 2011

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 a head-scratching song and music video from a woman who is perhaps most famous for getting the crap beaten out of her. Is this supposed…

Jessica Wakeman / June 1, 2011

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

Meet Julia Moreno: Newspapers Give The “Rape Cop”‘s Wife A Platform To Trash Alleged Victim

“SHE CAN GO TO HELL: Says woman ‘made up’ rape for money.”

That was the cover story headline on The New York Post on Sunday morning.

The woman who can go to hell? The 29-year-old fashion executive who accused an NYPD officer of raping her when she was blackout drunk one night…

Jessica Wakeman / May 31, 2011

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. [The Daily

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 will claim the…

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’s apartment…

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 do not…

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…

Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2011
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