Nine women had come forward with allegations against Ghomeshi in recent months. The judge released him on bail and imposed a publication ban on all evidence and allegations presented at the trial.
Three students from Norman High School in Oklahoma say they were raped by the same young man, who filmed one of the encounters and showed the video to friends. The alleged rapist has been suspended, but now his victims say they’re getting bullied by other students.
In an interview with a student-run media organization, Dean Nicole Eramo said the University of Virginia hasn’t expelled a student accused of rape during her tenure, even when individuals have confessed. The school’s handling of sexual assault has been in the spotlight following the publication of a Rolling Stone article last week.
“We may be looking at America’s greatest serial rapist that ever got away with this,” Jewel Allison told the New York Daily News.
In light of allegations of a gang-rape at the University of Virginia (UVA) branch of Phi Kappa Psi, the university suspended all fraternities for the rest of the semester. A scroll through the anonymous app Yik Yak shows how students feel about the decision.
Former model-actress Angela Leslie said Cosby tried to drug her and forced her to fondle him in a Las Vegas hotel room in 1992. Meanwhile, his upcoming shows in Las Vegas and Tucson were canceled.
Therese Serignese, now a nurse in Florida, said Cosby raped her in 1972 when she was 19. It is the latest in a series of similar accusations from women against the comedian.
“I would appreciate it if that was scuttled,” Bill Cosby said during a recent interview after sexual assault questions were raised.
UPDATE: After mounting public pressure, and a rash of renewed and new criminal accusations against Cosby, NBC has dumped the developing sitcom it had once touted while TV Land has pulled video clips of The Cosby Show off its website. On Tuesday, Janice Dickinson said Cosby had raped her in 1982.
Eight women testified in a preliminary hearing Monday that Officer Daniel Holtzclaw used his authority as a police officer to sexually assault them.
A St. Louis, Missouri, woman says that she was raped by a corrections officer in exchange for her release from the Ferguson jail. WARNING: Graphic language.
The players are not allowed to practice in the meanwhile, per team coach Butch Jones.
For the second time this month, a TV interview with Bill Cosby has been canceled. The comedian also stayed silent when grilled on the rape accusations on NPR.
Top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett in an exclusive BuzzFeed News interview on the newest iteration of the White House’s It’s On Us anti-sexual assault campaign.
There are hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits sitting in storage across the United States. Manhattan District Attorney’s office will use money from legal settlements to test some of them.
Like, immediately. And it’s now been taken down — updated!
A photo went viral today suggesting that the police had recently created new posters in response to a recent sexual assault on campus. BuzzFeed News spoke to Greater Manchester Police to find out more.
“I’m not embarrassed or ashamed of anything.”
The sexual assault allegations against radio host Jian Ghomeshi are all the more painful for Canadians because he seemed to represent our cultural scene so well.
Two of the women told a newspaper Ghomeshi introduced them to a teddy bear, then turned the bear around and slapped and choked them. UPDATE: Ghomeshi has dropped his $55 million lawsuit against the CBC.
CBC fired Jian Ghomeshi Sunday after receiving information it says “precludes” it from continuing to employ him. Ghomeshi took to Facebook to defend his sex life and said he would sue CBC for $50 million.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration promises a plan to end the practice of billing sexual assault victims for their exams and treatment.
“To take action, not watch in silence.”
A lawyer for Treon Harris said the University of Florida student withdrew her complaint against the suspended Florida Gators player.
Exclusive: The woman, who filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday, told BuzzFeed News Sam Pepper assaulted her last month in Los Angeles.
A Canadian law prevents the press from naming Rehtaeh Parsons, the Canadian teen who killed herself after she was cyberbullied following an alleged gang rape. Her family says it protects the system — not Rehtaeh.
“We pledge that we will never give up the struggle for women’s rights.”
Stacey Dean Rambold’s initial one-month sentence was thrown out because his judge implied the victim was to blame for her own rape. A new judge re-sentenced him Friday.
“I got it wrong in the handling of the Ray Rice matter.”
Biographer Mark Whitaker comments on why, in its nearly 500 pages, Cosby: His Life and Times doesn’t address the 2006 sexual assault lawsuit that led to 13 other women coming forward with similar stories.