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Al Gore Accused Of Sexual Assault

This news comes to us by way of the National Enquirer, so we have to take it with a grain—or maybe a whole shaker—of salt. But the tabloid claims that a masseuse in Portland, Oregon, has accused Al Gore of sexually assaulting her on October 24, 2006. This masseuse has not been named, but we know that she is a 54-year-old redhead. While she never brought charges against Gore, she supposedly filed a police document that said that there was “unwanted sexual contact at a local upscale hotel.” In the end, she sent Gore a bill for $540, which sounds pretty high for a massage, and kept her pants as evidence of the incident. Holy blue dress, Monica! Eek. Guess we’ll have to wait for more information on this story, but we’re really hoping that it’s not true. [Celebitchy] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: South African Women Get 30,000 Free Condoms For World Cup

  • A South African doctor is giving away 30,000 free “Rape-aXe” condoms for women in South Africa before the start of the World Cup soccer games. The “Rape-aXe” condom has tiny hooks on it which attach to an attacker’s penis and can only be removed by a doctor in a hospital, where he would be identified as a rapist. The latest version of the condom does not pierce the skin, so the transmission of AIDS is not a concern. [Metro]
  • Women kicked ass in last night’s primary elections across the nation! Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay, won the Republican gubernatorial nomination in California and Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO, won the state’s Republican Senate primary. In South Carolina, Nikki Haley also won the Republican’s gubernatorial race. [CBS News]
  • But it’s not all good news: South Carolina’s Democratic nominee to challenge the incumbent senator was arrested in November and charged with showing obscene internet photos to a female University of South Carolina student. Records also say Alvin Green, 32, talked about going to the young woman’s room at a university dorm. The woman’s identity is unclear. Green’s felony charge carries up to five years in prison. [AP]

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Quotable: Kristen Stewart Apologizes For Comparing Paparazzi Pics To Rape

“I really made an enormous mistake – clearly and obviously. And I’m really sorry about my choice of words. ‘Violated’ definitely would have been a better way of expressing the thought. People thinking that I’m insensitive about this subject rips my guts out. I made a big mistake.”

— Kristen Stewart pulls her foot out of her mouth after comparing paparazzi photos to rape in British Elle magazine. K-Stew played a rape victim in the 2004 film, “Speak,” based on a great young adult book by Laurie Halse Anderson about a teen girl who stops speaking after she is raped at a party. Stewart has also filmed public service announcements for sexual assault awareness groups the Rape And Incest National Network and for Security On Campus. Now, can we all please move on and be pissed off at actual rapists instead? [People] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Arizona Gang Rape Teen Gets Probation

  • A 15-year-old boy who participated in the gang rape of an 8-year-old girl in Arizona has received probation from a judge. All of the children were immigrants from the war-torn country of Liberia. The boy, who held the girl down while she was assaulted by three boys, will remain in treatment for the next year and will be on probation until he turns 18. The judge said he will decide whether or not the boy must register as a sex offender once he’s seen how the boy has responded treatment. [Arizona Republic]
  • Attention California: Carly Fiorina wants to be your senator! The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard is gunning for Barbara Boxer’s seat. [New York Times Magazine]

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Apparently, U.K. Men Need A PSA To Be Reminded Not To Rape

Advertising blog Copyranter is unimpressed with this rape awareness ad, which one of their readers snapped a pic of in a bar bathroom. The ad pictures a woman wearing panties with a stop sign on them and the text reads, “Have sex with someone who hasn’t said yes to it and the next place you enter could be prison.” Copyranter sniped, “Call me confused, but showing a half-naked woman in a rape awareness ad being viewed by plastered horny pissing men is just bloody stupid, right?” Actually, I believe anything that makes a person think about consent is valuable. What do y’all think? [Copyranter] Keep reading »

A Second Woman Says She Was Sexually Assaulted By Roman Polanski

Today, British actress Charlotte Lewis and ever-present celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred held a press conference in which Lewis accused director Roman Polanski of sexually assaulting her. Both women remained vague on the details, but stated that the assault happened in 1982 when Lewis was only 16. This was four years after Polanski fled the United States to avoid sentencing in the Samantha Geimer case. Lewis says that the director forced himself on her at his apartment in Paris. She said the circumstances were similar to Geimer’s case, though she would not comment on if this meant that rape or drugs were involved. Keep reading »

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