R. Kelly’s Defense Casts Accusers as Liars and Fame-Seekers

In his closing argument, a lawyer for Mr. Kelly compared the case to the struggle for civil rights and urged jurors to “courageously” acquit the singer.

#metoo-movement, #black-people, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes

Australia Court Orders Malka Leifer to Be Tried Over Sexual Abuse

Malka Leifer, who was extradited from Israel after a long battle, pleaded not guilty to 70 counts.

#australia, #education, #fugitives, #israel, #leifer-malka, #sex-crimes

R. Kelly’s Trial Is Captivating a Black Audience Online. Here’s Why.

On the internet, both supporters and detractors of the singer have shown intense interest in the criminal trial in Brooklyn.

#metoo-movement, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes, #social-media

Why R. Kelly’s Trial Is Captivating Black Audiences Online

On the internet, both supporters and detractors of the singer have shown intense interest in the criminal trial in Brooklyn.

#metoo-movement, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes, #social-media

R. Kelly Trial Nears End, as Prosecutors Paint Portrait of a Predator

During the first day of closing arguments in Brooklyn, a prosecutor sought to knit together the government’s sprawling racketeering case.

#metoo-movement, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes

Prosecutors in R. Kelly Case Rest After 5 Weeks of Searing Testimony

The R&B superstar’s lawyers began their defense on Monday; it appeared unlikely that Mr. Kelly would take the stand.

#metoo-movement, #aaliyah, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes

R. Kelly Pressed Victims to Write Letters Absolving Him, Prosecutors Say

Many of Mr. Kelly’s accusers say he pressured them to write letters that said he was innocent of the sexual abuse that they now say he committed.

#kelly-r, #letters, #nxivm, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes

Prince Andrew Suffers Setback in Bid to Avoid Epstein Accuser’s Lawsuit

The British High Court will serve papers on the prince if necessary, allowing Virginia Giuffre’s suit, filed in New York, to proceed.

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Prominent Chinese #MeToo Figure Vows to Appeal After Losing Case

Zhou Xiaoxuan, a former television intern, became a leading voice in the movement after accusing a star presenter of assault.

#metoo-movement, #china, #china-central-television, #communist-party-of-china, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #womens-rights, #zhou-xiaoxuan

R. Kelly’s Former Employees Are Testifying. Here’s What They Saw.

Several key witnesses against Mr. Kelly, who is on trial in Brooklyn, still appear loyal to the singer — but their accounts appear to corroborate the accusations against him.

#aaliyah, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes

Texas’ Abortion Law Traps Desperate Teenagers

The six-week ban is tragic for adults. It’s worse for minors.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #incest, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #sex-crimes, #teenage-pregnancy, #texas, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Prince Andrew Seeks to Block Epstein Accuser’s Lawsuit

In the first hearing in the closely watched case, lawyers for the Duke of York argued that the lawsuit was baseless and legally dubious.

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R. Kelly Sexually Abused Aaliyah When She Was 13 or 14, Witness Says

The witness, a former backup performer, said she walked in on the singers as they were engaged in a sex act around 1993, one year before they were illegally married.

#aaliyah, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes

A Fashion Show With an Unexpected Focus: Sexual Assault Survivors

The show, organized by Rise, was designed to upend a question often asked of survivors: ‘What were you wearing?’

#crews-terry, #fashion-and-apparel, #new-york-fashion-week, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

Trevor Bauer’s Season Ends With Extension of His Leave

Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed to put off any decisions on punishment of Bauer, who is under investigation for sexual assault, until after the World Series.

#baseball, #bauer-trevor, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball-players-assn, #major-league-baseball, #sex-crimes

Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer Will Not Pitch Again This Season

Major League Baseball and the players’ union agreed to put off any decisions on punishment of Bauer, who is under investigation for sexual assault, until after the World Series.

#baseball, #bauer-trevor, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball-players-assn, #major-league-baseball, #sex-crimes

California Moves to Outlaw ‘Stealthing,’ or Removing Condom Without Consent

The bill, which the Legislature approved unanimously and which awaits the governor’s signature, would make it a civil offense to remove a condom during intercourse without a partner’s consent.

#california, #law-and-legislation, #sex-crimes

Tarana Burke Talks About the Surprising Origins of #MeToo

Tarana Burke discusses her new memoir, “Unbound,” and how she turned away from one movement to found another.

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Woman Says R. Kelly Raped Her After Promising Her an Interview

The woman, the eighth to accuse the R&B star of sexual misconduct during his trial in Brooklyn, said she was locked in a room at Mr. Kelly’s home for days.

#brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes

Will Deshaun Watson Play Football This Season?

Twenty-two women have filed civil lawsuits in Texas accusing the quarterback of a pattern of coercive and lewd behavior.

#buzbee-tony-g, #football, #friel-lisa-m, #hardin-rusty, #houston-texans, #massage, #national-football-league, #police-department-houston-tex, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995, #women-and-girls

Nxivm Leader’s Top Deputy Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison

Nancy Salzman, the Nxivm “prefect,” and Keith Raniere were closely linked. But in a letter to a judge, she portrayed herself as a dupe controlled by a “sex fiend.”

#nxivm, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raniere-keith, #salzman-nancy, #sex-crimes

The Medium of the Moment

Newsletters are a natural evolution of the creator-fan relationship.

#all-things-digital, #apple-inc, #carter-graydon, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #cook-timothy-d, #kutcher-ashton, #newsletters, #sex-crimes, #zuckerberg-mark-e

Veterans Struggle With Issues That Are Often Invisible to Others

Those who served in the wars that began after Sept. 11, 2001, are struggling with health problems, trauma and feelings of displacement and alienation.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #iraq-war-2003-11, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #september-11-2001, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

Nxivm’s Second-in-Command Helped Build a Culture of Abuse, Survivors Say

As Nancy Salzman awaits sentencing, some who fell prey to the Nxivm cultlike group say Ms. Salzman’s enabling made the group’s misdeeds possible.

#albany-ny, #bronfman-clare, #mack-allison, #nxivm, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raniere-keith, #salzman-nancy, #sex-crimes

Alibaba Manager Not Charged in China’s Latest #MeToo Moment

Prosecutors declined to charge the man, who a co-worker said had assaulted her, an allegation that highlighted sexism in the Chinese tech scene.

#metoo-movement, #alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Supermodels Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

As former models prepare to offer testimony against Gérald Marie, their former agency boss, big names like Carla Bruni, Paulina Porizkova and Karen Elson are offering their support.

#metoo-movement, #christensen-helena, #elite-model-management, #elson-karen, #jovovich-milla, #marie-gerald, #model-alliance-the, #models-professional, #otis-carre, #paris-france, #porizkova-paulina, #sarkozy-carla, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion, #ziff-sara

Threats and Fear Cause Afghan Women’s Protections to Vanish Overnight

As the Taliban advanced, safe houses for women closed, and the staff sheltered girls at home as relatives released from prison threatened to kill them.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #domestic-violence, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #shariah-islamic-law, #taliban, #women-and-girls, #women-for-afghan-women, #womens-rights, #womens-shelters-and-safe-houses

Ex-Nurse Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Patient in Vegetative State

Nathan Sutherland, a former nurse at an Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman in his care who later gave birth to his child.

#abuse-of-the-disabled, #arizona, #hacienda-healthcare, #maricopa-county-ariz, #phoenix-ariz, #sex-crimes, #sutherland-nathan

Coming to Terms With the Legacy of Rick James

For a new documentary, the director and the star’s daughter examine both his pioneering work and his misogyny, as well as a sexual assault conviction.

#bitchin-the-sound-and-fury-of-rick-james-movie, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #james-rick, #james-tyenza, #jenkins-sacha-1971, #music, #sex-crimes

Apple Has New Tools to Protect Children. But At What Cost?

Ashton Kutcher and Julie Cordua discuss Apple’s new tools to fight the sexual exploitation of young people online and what the trade-off might be for privacy.

#apple-inc, #audio-negative-tragedy, #audio-neutral-informative, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #computers-and-the-internet, #kutcher-ashton, #moore-demi, #privacy, #sex-crimes, #social-media

Vatican Clears Brooklyn Bishop of Child Abuse Charges From 1970s

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio still faces two lawsuits based on the allegations, which date to his time as a young priest in Jersey City.

#brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #dimarzio-nicholas-a, #jersey-city-nj, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

After Proudly Celebrating Women, Alibaba Faces Reckoning Over Harassment

A rape accusation at the Chinese e-commerce giant has shed light on a work culture that some former employees say is humiliating and toxic.

#alibaba-group-holding-ltd, #china, #discrimination, #ma-jack, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Martinsville 7 Are Pardoned by Virginia 70 Years After Execution for Rape

For decades, family members of the men, known as the Martinsville Seven, contended that they were denied due process. Gov. Ralph S. Northam agreed.

#amnesties-commutations-and-pardons, #black-people, #capital-punishment, #criminal-justice, #discrimination, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #grayson-francis-desales-d-1951, #hairston-frank-jr-d-1951, #hairston-howard-lee-d-1951, #hairston-james-luther-d-1951, #hampton-joe-henry-d-1951, #martinsville-va, #martinsville-seven, #millner-booker-t-d-1951, #northam-ralph-s, #sex-crimes, #taylor-john-clabon-d-1951, #virginia

R. Kelly’s 4th Accuser Describes Backstage Rape When She Was 17

On the eighth day of Mr. Kelly’s trial, a fourth woman testified that she was underage when the singer forced himself on her.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes

In R. Kelly Trial, the Verdict May Hinge on a Circle of Enablers

Accusations of sexual misconduct have long followed the R&B star. But central to the charges against Mr. Kelly are the people who prosecutors say made a pattern of abuse possible.

#metoo-movement, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes, #weinstein-harvey

R. Kelly Said He Liked ‘Young Girls,’ His Third Accuser Testifies

The third accuser to testify at the singer’s trial said Mr. Kelly described himself as a “genius” who should be allowed to do what he wanted.

#kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes

R. Kelly Trial: Key Moments and Updates

The second week of the disgraced R&B superstar’s federal trial in Brooklyn has included testimony from another accuser, and new revelations about the case.

#herpes-viruses, #kelly-r, #pace-jerhonda, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes, #sexually-transmitted-diseases

Woman Says R. Kelly Made Her Have Sex With Someone Else as Punishment

The second accuser to testify against the R&B star during his trial was once among his vocal supporters, but she said on Tuesday that Mr. Kelly had instructed her to lie.

#metoo-movement, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #pace-jerhonda, #sex-crimes

The First Report: Jason Berry Uncovers Abuse in the Church

As an investigative reporter, Jason Berry exposed the church’s systematic cover-up of sexual abuse. Somehow, it wasn’t enough.

#boston-globe, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #documentary-films-and-programs, #lafayette-la, #louisiana, #national-catholic-reporter, #news-and-news-media, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes, #spotlight-movie, #united-states, #writing-and-writers

How Can Colleges Handle Sexual Misconduct Cases More Fairly?

In “Sexual Justice,” Alexandra Brodsky, a civil rights lawyer, homes in on the processes by which such cases are typically adjudicated — and how to improve them.

#brodsky-alexandra, #school-discipline-students, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #sexual-justice-supporting-victims-ensuring-due-process-and-resisting-the-conservative-backlash-book

Witness Says R. Kelly Offered Fame for Sex: ‘I Just Wanted to Sing’

The second accuser to testify against the disgraced R&B star said she was 17 when the singer pressured her for sex, as the second week of Mr. Kelly’s trial began.

#aaliyah, #brooklyn-nyc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #sex-crimes

Michaela Coel Puts Herself Together in ‘Misfits’

The book, adapted from a speech by the creator and star of “I May Destroy You,” codifies her efforts to achieve transparency in her work and in her life.

#actors-and-actresses, #books-and-literature, #chewing-gum-tv-program, #coel-michaela, #comedy-and-humor, #content-type-personal-profile, #i-may-destroy-you-tv-program, #london-england, #misfits-a-personal-manifesto-book, #race-and-ethnicity, #sex-crimes, #speeches-and-statements, #television, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

Gambling on Trevor Bauer Is Not the Dodger Way

The team signed the 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner in anticipation of another World Series run. It ignored his troubling background, at odds with the franchise’s legacy.

#baseball, #bauer-trevor, #kershaw-clayton, #los-angeles-dodgers, #major-league-baseball, #sex-crimes

Turmoil Was Brewing at Time’s Up Long Before Cuomo

The prominent anti-harassment charity, criticized for its relationship with the former New York governor, is facing an identity crisis over its ties to those in power.

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Praise, Concern and Apple’s New Tools Against Child Abuse Imagery

The company has taken action against sexual abuse material on its platforms. Its solutions, however, have not been met with universal support.

#apple-inc, #audio-neutral-informative, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #computers-and-the-internet, #sex-crimes, #silicon-valley-calif, #software

Jerhonda Pace, R. Kelly Accuser, Says He Made Her Dress Like a Girl Scout

The singer’s lawyers sought to cast the witness, who said Mr. Kelly began abusing her when she was 16, as a disgruntled and jealous fan.

#brooklyn-nyc, #kelly-r, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

With R. Kelly on Trial, What Has Become of His Music?

The R&B superstar may have experienced a “social death,” with his music largely disappearing in public. But streaming data tells a more complicated story.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #content-type-personal-profile, #kelly-r, #radio, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #sex-crimes, #surviving-r-kelly-tv-program

R. Kelly Trial Will Involve Marriage to Aaliyah

The R&B star is on trial after years of delays. He is accused of commanding a criminal enterprise that recruited women and underage girls to have sex with him.

#metoo-movement, #black-people, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #kelly-r, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

What You Need to Know About the R. Kelly Trial

For decades, Mr. Kelly has faced allegations of sexual abuse of women and girls. Now he is being tried on federal racketeering charges.

#metoo-movement, #brooklyn-nyc, #kelly-r, #sex-crimes, #surviving-r-kelly-tv-program, #weinstein-harvey

Are Apple’s Tools Against Child Abuse Bad for Your Privacy?

The backlash to Apple’s efforts to fight child sexual abuse show that in the debate between privacy and security, there are few easy answers.

#apple-inc, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #holder-eric-h-jr, #icloud, #iphone, #kutcher-ashton, #national-center-for-missing-and-exploited-children, #privacy, #sex-crimes, #smartphones, #snowden-edward-j, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #whatsapp-inc