Why Do We Let Corporations Profit From Rape Videos?

With help from Google and PayPal, XVideos lets people leer at the worst moment in a child’s life.

#assaults, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #children-and-childhood, #computers-and-the-internet, #domestic-violence, #law-and-legislation, #sex, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #yahoo-inc

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Kristin Smart Was Killed During Attempted Rape, Prosecutor Says

Ms. Smart, 19, a California college student who disappeared in 1996, was killed as she was being sexually assaulted, the San Luis Obispo County district attorney said.

#california-polytechnic-state-university, #flores-paul-1976, #flores-ruben-1941, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #san-luis-obispo-calif, #sex-crimes, #smart-kristin-d-1996

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Indicted Gaetz Associate Is Said to Be Cooperating With Justice Dept.

Joel Greenberg, a former elected official in Florida, has been talking to federal investigators since last year about the conduct of Representative Matt Gaetz and others.

#florida, #gaetz-matt, #greenberg-joel-1985, #human-trafficking, #justice-department, #mandatory-sentencing, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Girl’s Rape in Venezuela Becomes a Rallying Cry for Abortion Activists

The assault of a 13-year-old girl in Venezuela and the arrest of her mother and a teacher who helped her end the pregnancy have forced a national debate about legalizing abortion.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #maduro-nicolas, #sex-crimes, #venezuela, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Matt Gaetz Is Both Unique and … Not So Unique

The sex scandals of the present look a lot like the sex scandals of the past.

#adultery, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gun-control, #kennedy-edward-m, #reade-tara, #republican-party, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Matt Gaetz Tells Supporters He Is a Victim of Leaks and Lies

The congressman defended himself in his first major public appearance since a Justice Department inquiry came to light last week.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #florida, #gaetz-matt, #greenberg-joel, #house-committee-on-ethics, #house-of-representatives, #justice-department, #sex-crimes, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-for-america-first

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Women Suing Deshaun Watson Must Reveal Their Names, Judges Rule

The rulings applied to just 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing the Houston Texans quarterback of assault and sexual misconduct. But it appears unlikely that any plaintiff will be allowed to remain anonymous.

#buzbee-tony-g, #hardin-rusty, #houston-texans, #massage, #national-football-league, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995, #women-and-girls

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Matt Gaetz Faces House Ethics Inquiry on Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The scope of the inquiry into the Florida congressman appeared to be exceedingly broad and overlap with an ongoing Justice Department investigation.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gaetz-matt, #house-committee-on-ethics, #house-of-representatives, #prostitution, #sex-crimes

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Second Matt Gaetz Aide Quits Amid Justice Dept. Investigation

The aide, Devin Murphy, resigned as Mr. Gaetz’s legislative director on Friday.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #gaetz-matt, #house-of-representatives, #human-trafficking, #justice-department, #murphy-devin-m, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Indicted Matt Gaetz Associate Is Expected to Plead Guilty, Lawyers Say

The associate could cooperate with prosecutors, giving them information about Mr. Gaetz’s relationships that investigators are examining for possible sex trafficking violations.

#florida, #gaetz-matt, #greenberg-joel, #human-trafficking, #justice-department, #sex-crimes, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Outcry in Pakistan After Imran Khan Links Rape to How Women Dress

Activists have accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of “baffling ignorance” and victim-blaming after he said rape cases had risen because of “vulgarity.”

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-commission-of-pakistan, #islamabad-pakistan, #khan-imran, #lahore-pakistan, #pakistan, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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South Korean Man Gets 34 Years for Running Sexual Exploitation Chat Room

Moon Hyeong-wook, 25, was accused of luring young women with promises of high-paying jobs and then forcing them into pornography.

#cho-joo-bin, #computers-and-the-internet, #pornography, #sex-crimes, #south-korea, #telegram-llc, #womens-rights

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In France’s Delayed #MeToo, Powerful Men Fall, One After Another

Since the start of the year, well-known men from diverse fields have been accused of sexual abuse and placed under investigation.

#metoo-movement, #brion-eric, #deneuve-catherine, #duhamel-olivier, #france, #haenel-adele-1989, #matzneff-gabriel, #men-and-boys, #muller-sandra-journalist, #poivre-darvor-patrick, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #springora-vanessa, #weinstein-harvey, #womens-rights

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Here’s … Matt Gaetz

Trouble for the Florida fanboy.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #foxe-fanne-annabel-battistella-1936-2021, #gaetz-matt, #hill-katie-1987, #human-trafficking, #mills-wilbur-d-1909-92, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Two of Deshaun Watson’s Accusers Take Their Claims Public

Over 20 women have filed civil assault lawsuits against the quarterback anonymously, but Tuesday two of the complainants gave emotional statements describing sexual abuse.

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

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‘The Most Unsafe Workplace’? Parliament, Australian Women Say

More and more women are describing Parliament House as a sexist backwater. A staff member’s accusation of rape — in a minister’s office, no less — was the catalyst.

#metoo-movement, #australia, #higgins-brittany, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls

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Fort Sill Soldiers Suspended as Army Investigates Sexual Assault Claim

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the allegations, which were brought forward by a female trainee late last month.

#defense-department, #guillen-vanessa, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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Oxfam Suspends 2 Workers in Africa After Sexual Abuse Claims

The accusations in the Democratic Republic of Congo came three years after the British charity’s government assistance was suspended over sexual exploitation in Haiti.

#congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #humanitarian-aid, #oxfam, #sex-crimes

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How Matt Gaetz Got Here

A prominent young Republican and Trump ally faces a head-spinning scandal.

#florida, #gaetz-matt, #human-trafficking, #justice-department, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Matt Gaetz Investigation: What We Know

The Justice Department is said to be investigating the congressman’s encounters with women recruited online for sex and whether he had sex with a 17-year-old girl.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #florida, #gaetz-donald-j, #gaetz-matt, #greenberg-joel, #human-trafficking, #justice-department, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Queens Man Is Charged in 1976 Killing of Pregnant Teenager

Luis Sierra, 63, of Ozone Park, was arrested this week in the killing of Evelyn Colon, a Jersey City 15-year-old whose dismembered remains were found along a riverbank in Pennsylvania, the authorities said.

#assaults, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #extradition, #forensic-science, #jersey-city-nj, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-jersey, #ozone-park-queens-ny, #pennsylvania, #queens-nyc, #sex-crimes

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Justice Dept. Inquiry Into Matt Gaetz Said to Be Focused on Cash Paid to Women

The congressman and a former official in Florida sent money to the women using cash apps, receipts showed.

#florida, #gaetz-donald-j, #gaetz-matt, #greenberg-joel, #human-trafficking, #justice-department, #levinson-robert-a, #presidential-election-of-2020, #seeking-arrangement, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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‘They Told Us Not to Resist’: Sexual Violence Pervades Ethiopia’s War

Rape is being used as a weapon as fighting rages in remote parts of Tigray region. “Even if we had shouted,” one woman said, “there was no one to listen.”

#ahmed-abiy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #doctors-without-borders, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sex-crimes, #tigray-ethiopia, #tigray-peoples-liberation-front, #united-nations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls

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Women Are Calling Out ‘Rape Culture’ in U.K. Schools

Thousands of anonymous online accounts have shone a spotlight on sexual violence against young women and girls.

#education-k-12, #everyones-invited, #great-britain, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #women-and-girls

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Ruling in Minnesota Rape Case Fuels Calls to Change Sexual Assault Law

The state Supreme Court tossed out a man’s conviction on a third-degree sexual conduct charge because the woman he was accused of assaulting was “voluntarily intoxicated” at the time.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #law-and-legislation, #minnesota, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #state-legislatures, #supreme-courts-state, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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It’s Time to Revisit the Satanic Panic

As the United States shifted with the anxieties of the 1980s, baseless conspiracy theories about satanic cults committing mass abuse spread around the country.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #conspiracy-theories, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #mcmartin-preschool, #news-and-news-media, #nineteen-hundred-eighties, #occult-sciences, #rivera-geraldo, #sex-crimes

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I Spent My Life Consenting to Touch I Didn’t Want

A year of isolation made me consider all the casual, unwanted touch women endure — and why it’s so hard to refuse it.

#prostitution, #sex, #sex-crimes, #touch-sense, #women-and-girls

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Matt Gaetz Is Said to Be Investigated Over Possible Sexual Relationship With a Girl, 17

An inquiry into the Florida congressman was opened in the final months of the Trump administration, people briefed on it said.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #florida, #gaetz-matt, #house-of-representatives, #justice-department, #sex-crimes, #stone-roger-j-jr, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Ghislaine Maxwell Charged With Sex Trafficking of 14-Year-Old Girl

A new indictment accuses Ms. Maxwell of paying a victim of her longtime associate Jeffrey Epstein.

#epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #sex-crimes

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Australia’s Leader Demotes 2 Ministers Amid Accusations of Rape and Misogyny

The attorney general and the defense minister, tied to separate scandals, will stay in the government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

#australia, #higgins-brittany, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #liberal-party-australia, #morrison-scott-1968, #porter-christian-1970, #reynolds-linda-1965, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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In China Sex Scandal, Many See a #MeToo Moment

A young woman from a modest background gets a long prison term. The powerful officials who paid her draw lighter punishment. The Chinese public has questions.

#metoo-movement, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #china, #government-employees, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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Leon Black to Step Down as MoMA Chairman

In the wake of protests from artists and activists over his ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the investor agreed not to stand for re-election in June.

#ai-weiwei, #apollo-global-management, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #black-leon-d, #dechert-llp, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #finances, #human-trafficking, #lowry-glenn-d, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #sex-crimes

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Housing Boss Who Was Accused of Sexual Abuse Now Faces Bribery Charges

Prosecutors accused Victor Rivera of enriching himself through kickbacks as he led one of the largest homeless shelter operations in New York City.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #homeless-persons, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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Her Film on Sex Assault Depicts Her Own and Fuels a #MeToo Moment

Danijela Stajnfeld included her account of being assaulted in a film that has led to contentious debate in Serbia and prompted other women to come forward to say they were sexually abused.

#metoo-movement, #actors-and-actresses, #belgrade-serbia, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hold-me-right-movie, #lecic-branislav, #movies, #serbia, #sex-crimes, #stajnfeld-danijela, #women-and-girls

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The Atlanta Shootings and a Religious Toxicity

Did racism or religion or gender motivate the shootings in Georgia? All of the above.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #evangelical-movement, #sex, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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Deshaun Watson’s Lawyer Issues Denial of Assault Claims

Since the quarterback’s initial denial on social media, an array of civil suits have been filed that accuse him of a pattern of coercive behavior and, in two cases, sexual assault.

#buzbee-tony-g, #hardin-rusty, #harris-county-tex, #houston-texans, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995, #women-and-girls

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Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon Did Not Break Rules, Inquiry Says

After a bitter feud with her predecessor, Ms. Sturgeon has been cleared by one inquiry into claims that led to calls for her resignation.

#great-britain, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #salmond-alex, #scotland, #scottish-national-party, #secession-and-independence-movements, #sex-crimes, #sturgeon-nicola

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After Sarah Everard’s Killing, Women’s Groups Want Change, Not More Policing

A rising movement in Britain asserts that the police are part of the problem, and seeks the recognition that violence against women must be addressed at the societal level.

#domestic-violence, #everard-sarah, #great-britain, #law-and-legislation, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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What to Know About the Lawsuits Against Deshaun Watson

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

#buzbee-tony-g, #football, #hardin-rusty, #harris-county-tex, #houston-texans, #national-football-league, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995, #women-and-girls

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Tony Buzbee, Lawyer for Deshaun Watson’s Accusers, Addresses Skeptics

“This case is about female empowerment, taking the power back,” said Tony Buzbee, who represents seven women in lawsuits accusing the Texans quarterback of sexual assault.

#buzbee-tony-g, #football, #houston-tex, #houston-texans, #police-department-houston-tex, #sex-crimes, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995, #women-and-girls

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A Top Woman in Canada’s Military Issues a Stinging Rebuke of Its Culture

In a letter, one of the Canadian military’s most prominent women resigned, saying she’s “sickened” by sexual misconduct allegations.

#canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #defense-and-military-forces, #mcdonald-art-1967, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #vance-jonathan-1964

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The David Dobrik Story, Explained

A YouTuber famous for his prank videos has lost multiple sponsors this week.

#dispo-mobile-app, #dobrik-david, #mobile-applications, #seatgeek-inc, #sex-crimes, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #your-feed-selfcare

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LAPD Investigating Armie Hammer Sexual Assault Allegation

The Los Angeles Police Department disclosed the investigation after a woman said at a news conference that Mr. Hammer had sexually assaulted her in 2017.

#hammer-armie, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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N.F.L. Opens Investigation Into Accusations Against Deshaun Watson

Three women have filed lawsuits against the Houston Texans quarterback, accusing him of sexual assault.

#football, #houston-texans, #massage, #national-football-league, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995

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Deshaun Watson Accused of Sexual Assault in Civil Suit

A lawsuit filed late Tuesday accused the Houston Texans quarterback of misconduct during a massage in March 2020. He has denied the account.

#buzbee-tony-g, #football, #houston-tex, #houston-texans, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995

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‘Children Are Off-Limits’: France on Course to Set 15 as Age of Consent

The bill, which characterizes sex between adults and minors under 15 as rape, was adopted by the National Assembly after a series of sexual abuse scandals and may become law by April.

#metoo-movement, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #france, #incest, #law-and-legislation, #sex, #sex-crimes, #statutes-of-limitations

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‘March 4 Justice’: Thousands Turn Out in Australia

The protests in at least 40 cities represented an outpouring of anger over the treatment of women at the highest levels of power, organizers said.

#australia, #bishop-julie-1956, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #higgins-brittany, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #liberal-party-australia, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government, #porter-christian-1970, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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‘Allen v. Farrow’ Episode 4 Recap: An Adult Dylan Farrow Speaks Out

The finale of the HBO docuseries delves into the changing perception of Woody Allen and Ms. Farrow’s decision to go public with her allegations of sexual abuse.

#metoo-movement, #allen-v-farrow-tv-program, #allen-woody, #apropos-of-nothing-book, #books-and-literature, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #documentary-films-and-programs, #farrow-malone-dylan, #farrow-mia, #farrow-moses, #farrow-ronan, #home-box-office, #maco-frank-s, #previn-soon-yi, #sex-crimes, #television

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Linda Reynolds, Australian Minister, Settles ‘Lying Cow’ Defamation Case

The fallout from the Brittany Higgins rape case and other sexual assault allegations continues to reverberate in the government.

#apologies, #australia, #higgins-brittany, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #linda-reynolds, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes

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Cuomo Sexual Harassment Accusation Is Referred to Albany Police

The police characterized the alleged groping by the governor of a female aide as something that may rise “to the level of a crime.”

#metoo-movement, #albany-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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