The power of outcry momentum — and having a famous accuser.
Dunham went on a self-described “rage spiral” on Saturday, calling the accusations against her disgusting. UPDATE: Dunham’s sister, Grace, has issued a statement.
My mother’s husband confessed to having spied on me in my bedroom and bathroom years ago. Figuring out how to maintain a relationship with him — and with my mother — has been traumatic, even if they don’t consider it sexual abuse.
“I’m not embarrassed or ashamed of anything.”
The Special Victims Squad of the New York Police Department is investigating a complaint that Singer forcibly sexually assaulted a man in his twenties — but Singer has not been charged with a crime.
Sena Cech — who has accused Richardson of abusing her at age 19 — criticized New York’s new profile of the fashion photographer. The magazine says the story “treats [the accusations] with the seriousness they deserve.”
“I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” said St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, who is part of a lawsuit accusing more than 100 priests and church employees of sex abuse. “I understand today it’s a crime.”
Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh said a 14-year-old girl was “as much in control of the situation” as the teacher who raped her. The comments have now earned Baugh a public rebuke and a month without pay.
Lisa Gary endured sexual abuse as a child at the hands of her grandparents. She became an addict; then a lawyer. Now, she’s specializing in abuse cases.
In a deposition in 2003, Michael Egan swore under oath that he had never traveled outside the continental United States during the time he now says he was assaulted by Singer. “I’m not sure how he interpreted the continental United States,” Egan’s lawyer said.
The phrase evolved from clinical psychiatry, moved from LiveJournal fan fiction to Tumblr to mainstream media, and eventually ended up on college syllabi. Here’s the story of how it happened.
Since the middle of last year, students at Oxford have been posting their stories about sexual abuse they’ve suffered to an anonymous Tumblr. The women behind the campaign explain why.
Marc Collins-Rector, accused of hosting parties where Hollywood executives sexually abused boys, was the founder of a company that produced Chad’s World, a pilot about a sexually confused teenage boy who moved into a California mansion with three men.
It teaches children how to talk about the experiences they’re told to keep secret. Trigger warning for sexual abuse.
The Oscar Award-winning director speaks out in the New York Times about the allegations that he sexually assaulted his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was 7 years old. Updated - Feb. 8, 11:17 a.m. ET: Dylan Farrow has released a statement in response to Allen’s letter. She said, “I won’t let the truth be buried and I won’t be silenced.”
“The more you will talk, the less it will happen.”
The teacher — now an assistant principal — has since resigned from California’s Alhambra High School. Update: Another woman has claimed she was molested by the same teacher.
After having lived in the United States, going back home to India in 2013 means readjusting to more than modest dress and unwanted stares. It means confronting a past I’d rather forget.
Some psychologists are pushing to legalize computer-generated child pornography, but critics say this could lead to more abuse of children, not less.
Today, inspired in part by Republican opposition to renewing the Violence Against Women Act, Fem2.0 hosted a tweetchat under the hashtag #endthesilence. The goal was to spread information about sexual assault and violence against women, and here are 15 thought-provoking tweets that resulted.
Cain’s finally got his very own Ben & Jerry’s flavor. Perfect for nervously shoveling into your mouth during the next, squirm-inducing press conference. Look forward to Herman’s Gropeberry Sorbet later this primary season!