Posts tagged "sexual assault"

Today’s Lady News: Magician David Copperfield Accused Of Rape

A 22-year-old woman claims that magician David Copperfield raped her, sexually assaulted her repeatedly, and threatened her on his private island in Musha Cay, Bahamas in 2007. The alleged victim said one of his assistants brought her backstage at a magic show and she was then invited to Copperfield's private island for work that might…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2009

Lady News: Hotel Says Woman Was Negligent In Her Own Rape

After a 40-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at gunpoint in the hotel's parking garage in front of her two kids, Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, CT, has responded to a lawsuit by the victim by saying she "failed to exercise due care for her own safety and the safety of her children and proper…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 14, 2009

Woman Faked Her Own Kidnapping To Cheat

A cheating Guatemalan woman faked her own kidnapping in Barcelona, so she could keep cheating with her Spanish lover. Ay carumba! Mark Sanford, are you taking notes? A woman in Spain texted her hubby in Guatemala that she'd been kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and held against her will with other kidnappees. In truth,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Pittsburgh Steelers QB Accused Of Sexual Assault

"Big Ben" Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers QB and Super Bowl-winner, has been accused of sexual assault by a woman in Nevada. The accuser is a casino employee who says he assaulted her last year after she came upstairs to fix a TV in his hotel suite. [NY Post] — Uh, oh.
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 21, 2009

What Tori Amos Learned From Her Sexual Assault

One of the first things you learn about alt-girl favorite Tori Amos is that she was raped when she was younger. Anyone who listens to her chilling song, "Me And A Gun," off her Little Earthquakes album knows that and Amos has been honest about her assault for years. Recently, Amo…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 13, 2009

Deadgirl, That Zombie Rape Flick You’ve Been Waiting For, Is Finally Here

Ah, horror films. If you found the corpse of a dead woman in a mental institution basement, you'd totes have sex with it, right? Then chop up the body parts...until she comes alive and eats you. Such is the plot of "Deadgirl", a new horror flick, whose movie poster even look…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 3, 2009

Woman Allegedly Punched By NYC Cop

A NYC cop allegedly punched a woman, grabbed her breasts and told her he was going to "treat her like a woman." Chrissie Brodigan, 32, tells Gothamist she exited a NYC subway with her pet pug, who was throwing up, when a cop tried to issue her a ticket for not carrying the dog inside…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2009

Rapist Of Four-Year-Old Girl Sentenced To Only One Year

After being convicted of raping a four-year-old girl, ex-convict and Oklahoman native David Harold Earls is being sentenced to only one year in prison. He reportedly “struck a deal” in which 19 out of 20 of the years he was supposed to spend in jail were suspended. So, how on earth did this happen? Supposedly,…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 18, 2009

Could Men-Only Subway Cars Become A Reality In Tokyo?

Men don't always know how to keep their hands to themselves on crowded, rush-hour subways. In Tokyo, Seibu Holdings—the company that operates their trains—has set up women-only cars to prevent the morning commute from becoming a gropefest. But now, Seibu shareholders are asking the company to designate men-only cars, too. Why? So that women can't…
By: Annika Harris / June 18, 2009

Models Open Up About Sexual Harassment In New Modeling Documentary

Even though model Sara Ziff has walked for Chanel and Marc Jacobs and has been the face of Calvin Klein, Gap, Stella McCartney and Dolce & Gabbana, she strips the modeling industry of its glamour like she's ripping off false eyelashes. Mentorship from Twiggy? Coddling from Miss Jay? Actually, the life of a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2009

Six Scary Facts About Frat Boys

OK, we know the following characterization is NOT 100 percent representative of all fraternities in this country. But still, the stats about sexual assault and tales of misogynistic behavior in the essay, "Bros Before Hos," published by history and gender studies professor Nicholas L. Syrett on the National Sexuality Resource Center's web site,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 5, 2009

Has The Word “Rape” Been Stripped Of Its Power?

Confession. Sometimes when I go on a really successful shopping binge at, say, a store like Charlotte Russe, where I literally pilfer the racks of all their amazing awesomeness, I'll declare, "I totally raped the Russe today." Yes, raped. I am not the only person who uses the word "rape" to describe something other tha…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 1, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Super High Heels, Expensive Eyelashes, & Snapple

Shoe designer Christian Louboutin announced on Sunday that he plans to produce a pair of 8-inch stilettos, supposedly the highest in mainstream fashion. Among strippers, that height of heel is only average. [HuffPo] Sexual-assault injuries may be harder to detect in darker-skinned women. [Reuters]…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 21, 2008

Obama Camp Reportedly Seeks Rape Victim For Campaign Ad

According to an email obtained by Politico.com, the Obama campaign attempted to find a rape victim to cast in a campaign commercial that would allow the Democratic Presidential nominee to discuss his stance on related issues. According to Politico's Jonathan Martin: The Obama campaign wouldn't detail the strategy behind finding an individual to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 1, 2008

Tweens And Teens Victims Of Dating Abuse

The sad, sad results of a national survey showed that about 3 percent of girls between 12 and 17 said they had been the victim of dating violence, which includes physical abuse, sexual assault, and being threatened with a weapon. In the same age group, 0.6 percent of boys said they'd been a victim. According…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 23, 2008

Young Woman Takes Her Sexual Assault Story To YouTube

CNN has a fascinating and heartbreaking story of a girl who posted a video on YouTube alleging that she was raped. In the video, a 16-year old girl cries, "Hi, my name is Crystal ... I need some help. I didn't want to do it this way, but it's the only way I know that'…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2008

U.S. Representative Proposes Ban On Men’s Magazines At Military Bases

U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-Ga) has introduced a bill that would ban all sexually explicit material from military bases overseas, including Playboy, Penthouse, and Maxim magazines -- currently there is a ban on "porn" enforced, but there is a loophole. Critics of the bill say it would be bad for morale. A Department of Defense…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 8, 2008

Today In Terribleness: Sexual Assault, Crying Rape, And That Austrian Psycho

A University of Connecticut student recounts being sexually assaulted on campus, fighting back against her attacker, and then being assaulted AGAIN by onlookers. [DailyCampus.com] A woman who was having an affair, cried "rape" when she was caught by her husband because she says she feared for her life -- her husband shot her…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2008

Sexual Assault Is No Laughing Matter

English “comedian” Johnny Vegas isn’t talented, but he is up to some serious funny business. Last Friday night, at one of his shows in London, after admitting he “had no material, and that he was there mostly to get laid,” Vegas allegedly singled out a teenage girl half his age in the audience. According to…
By: Simcha / May 2, 2008
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