A man who tied up a 14-year-old girl before sexually assaulting her will serve no jail time after defence lawyers told a US court the incident was consensual. Logan Michael Osborn, 19, pleaded guilty and was originally sentenced to 10 years in prison with eight years suspended by a judge in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
Former Stanford student Brock Turner's attorney is arguing that his 2016 conviction should be overturned because he had “sexual outercourse" with his victim.
In the wake of an offensive #MeToo joke during the Miss Massachusetts competition, two contestants weigh in on what's at stake.
Constand told NBC that she was helpless to fight back as Cosby sexually assaulted her.
On Thursday, many observers made a point of highlighting what turned out to be a noteworthy personal fact about Andrea Constand in the case: her sexuality.
The hypocrisy of Bryant's win is notable because men like James Franco, Casey Affleck, Kevin Spacey, and more have been ostracized from Hollywood for their sexual misconduct allegations.
Through the efforts of a Stanford law professor, the site of a traumatic 2015 assault is now a reflective space that avoids serving as a trigger but still testifies to what happened there.
Borzin Mottaghian, a 34-year-old Utah man, allegedly posed as a doctor on Craigslist to sexually assault women.
The disgraced movie exec is facing more allegations of rape following claims by former Boardwalk Empire actress Paz de la Huerta in a Vanity Fair interview published Wednesday.
'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' star admits via Facebook that she 'made a mistake' and 'should have known better.'
“If I had asked you to cover your body which is much more precious than the iPad, would you have readily agreed?” a father asks his daughter. “Indecent dressing and exposure of your body reduces your value and respect.”
Sexual assault wasn’t even something on my radar because it had never been talked about, especially by my school. All I was taught was that a sexual encounter was a sexual encounter — I had no way of distinguishing between consensual sex and rape.
In a landmark decision, a man in Switzerland was convicted of rape on Monday for removing a condom during sex without his partner’s knowledge, according to The Independent. The debate about whether or not removing a condom without consent made headlines in 2010, when Swedish WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was accused separately of sexual assault by two women, Sofia Wilen and Anna Ardin, according to The Observer. Ardin paints a portrait of a more violent encounter, with Assange pinning her arms back and putting on a condom at her insistence.
A New York Police Department captain is in the hot seat after making a public statement regarding the issue of date rape. Essentially, the officer downplayed a series of recent sexual assaults. The department and Mayor Bill de Blasio are distancing themselves from the chatter.
Dear Abby has come under fire for her response to a letter by “Uncertain in Illinois" about an encounter she had with a male that she thought might be rape.
SuperGurl, a clothing company I’d never heard of until now, is suddenly gaining loads of press—for a fairly unsavory and decidedly un-PC reason.
Nov. 14 – 20 of this year (2015) is Transgender Awareness Week; and one major issue facing those in the trans community is the process of accessing healthcare that is inclusive, respectful, and knowledgeable of non-binary gender identities. (Yahoo Health) Cazembe Jackson of Atlanta, Georgia, has lived one of the most difficult, traumatic iterations of needing healthcare as a trans person. While a junior in college, and out as a gender non-conforming person, Cazembe was raped, became pregnant – and quickly found himself in the acutely painful situation of being someone other than a woman in need of abortion care. Cazembe ultimately found the care he needed at a Planned Parenthood health center.
Last Sunday night, New York magazine dropped a bombshell online —original portraits, videos and interviews with 35 of the by-now 46 women who have come forward to allege that legendary comedian Bill Cosby drugged and raped them at some point(s) in the past 50 years. Prior to Sunday, of course, the sheer number of women who had come forward since last fall–when stand-up comic Hannibal Buress unleashed the floodgates by publicly calling Cosby a rapist— was astounding.
A male student at UC San Diego who was accused of sexual assault and suspended after a campus investigation filed a countersuit — and won. Experts say a new ruling in a sexual assault case involving two students at UC San Diego should be a wakeup call to schools across the country that sexual misconduct processes can be flawed.