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Trump Is Quietly Making It Even Harder To Report Sexual Harassment And Discrimination

To the droves of women speaking up about sexual harassment and discrimination, the Trump administration’s message is clear: Shut up.<p>Behind the scenes, and mostly through executive orders, the White House is making it harder for women to report sexual harassment and fight sex discrimination.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Judge in Stanford rape case removes himself from another sex crimes proceeding

A Santa Clara County judge who faced widespread criticism after sentencing former Stanford student Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexual assault has removed himself from another sex-crimes case, court documents show.<p>Judge Aaron Persky — who is facing a recall effort by those who say …

Canadian judge who made rape comments goes on trial for his job

A judge goes on trial for his job on Tuesday after asking an alleged rape victim why she did not keep her knees closed against an attacker, one of more than a dozen comments cited in allegations that he is unfit to be a judge.<p>Disciplinary hearings involving judges are rare – the Canadian Judicial …

U.S. Federal Courts

You Don’t Need A Daughter To Know Trump Bragging About Sexual Assault Is Vile

You don’t need to be the parent of a daughter or the grandfather of a little girl or the husband to a wife to understand that bragging about ― and committing ― sexual assault is vile.<p>To be human is all that is required to understand that Donald Trump’s comments about women, caught on a hot mic in …

Donald Trump

Variety’s Bombshell Allegations, Accusations of Serial Sexual Harassment and More: Everything We Know About Matt Lauer’s Firing From the Today Show

After 20 years at the helm of what is often America’s most-watched morning show, Matt Lauer was fired overnight after a report of “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace” by a colleague, NBC announced early on Wednesday morning. “On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a …

Poll: Democrats more likely to believe allegations of sexual misconduct

More voters find allegations of sexual misconduct against prominent public figures credible than not credible, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.<p>Few voters, in fact, say the allegations against the 10 men tested in the poll are not credible. The only public figures for whom more than …

Republicans
Republicans

Professor Resigns After Exposed As Defrocked Priest Who Abused Kids

A renowned professor of medieval art history has resigned from his post at Arizona State University after he was unmasked by the Catholic church as a former priest who was defrocked for sexually abusing children 25 years ago.<p>James Lara, who also went by the first name Jaime, served 19 years in the …

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Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor apologizes, pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct

<b>(CNN) —</b> Larry Nassar, the former acclaimed USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and admitted in a Michigan court to using his position to sexually abuse underage girls.<p>Three of the charges applied to victims under 13, and three …

Crime

Millions of men suffer in silence after sexual abuse. How can we help them better?

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, more and more men in Hollywood are coming forward with their own stories of sexual harassment and sexual abuse within the entertainment industry. As they bravely share their experiences, a long taboo issue is being brought to the surface. To the tens …

Being sexually assaulted can have long term physical effects

Being sexually assaulted is a harrowing experience; something that leaves its survivors feeling shaken, vulnerable, angry and in pain.<p>If the attack …

Texas man gets 1,000 years in prison in sex abuse of young girls

A Texas man has been sentenced to more than 1,000 years in prison after his conviction in the sexual abuse of two young girls.<p>Prosecutors said Robert Benjamin Franks, 39, of San Marcos, repeatedly abused the girls, ages 9 and 10, who were related to him, Austin's FOX 7 reported.<p>Franks on Monday was …

Crime