The Witch Elm, which follows a privileged man whose life gets derailed, is a timely window into what happens when men lose their precious power.
Controversy over Brett Kavanaugh's nomination has raised the question: Should 17-year-old boys be held responsible later in life for alleged sexual assault? That depends on whose pain we value most.
He'll continue to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
A lawyer for the former Stanford University student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman argued that Brock Turner did not show an intent to rape her.
"We ask judges to follow the rule of law, not the rule of public opinion," Judge Aaron Persky said.
Turner's lawyers argue that the jury had insufficient and incorrect information.
The Criminology Textbook Using Brock Turner's Case As An Example Of Rape Has Been Addressed By Its Publisher
An image of Turner's picture included in a criminal justice textbook's definition of rape went viral this week.
Is it possible to voluntarily have sex while blackout drunk? Kim Fromme, one of the country’s foremost experts on alcohol-induced blackouts, isn’t afraid to say so, and has testified in high-profile sexual assault cases from Steubenville to Stanford.
In a statement filed late Friday, Judge Aaron Persky does not specifically mention Brock Turner, but defends his sentencing decisions.
"In a lot of ways, this case is more egregious than Brock Turner," District Attorney Dale Trigg said.
The woman known as "Emily Doe" told Glamour what happened in the months after she read her powerful victim statement.
Warning: This video contains sensitive material related to sexual assault.
The legislation aims to close a loophole that allowed rapists to avoid prison time.
"My leg hair." #ThingsLongerThanBrockTurnersRapeSentence
«Ça peut arriver à tout le monde.»
"This [bill] becoming law means so much, not just for the 25 million estimated rape survivors across America, but to me personally," advocate Amanda Nguyen told BuzzFeed News.
"It happens to anyone." WARNING: The post contains graphic images.
Some protesters wrote messages on the sidewalk of the home in chalk, such as "Shoot your local rapist."
The former Stanford swimmer's lenient sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman sparked national outrage.
Judge Aaron Persky said he remains dedicated to making decisions free from political influence, and a Retain Judge Persky committee has registered with state election officials.
The bill closed a loophole in existing law related to unconscious victims and was inspired by the case of Brock Turner, lawmakers said.
Judge Aaron Persky, under fire for his sentencing of former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, delayed sentencing for a domestic violence offender so he could play football in Hawaii. “They made it easy for him,” the victim told BuzzFeed News.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky has asked to be assigned to civil cases after becoming the target of protests and a recall campaign.
Only beer and wine will be allowed at on-campus undergraduate student parties.
Austin Wilkerson, a former University of Colorado student, faced 4 to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman he pretended to take care of.
The lawyer focused his questions on the woman's behavior the night of the assault.
After being roofied twice, I realized I didn't always know who was watching me. And how dangerous that is.
"Why under the law is a sexual assault of an unconscious woman, less terrible than that of a conscious woman?”
"So get ready, Brock Turners of the world. #IAmEmilyDoe and I am not afraid."
Scott Bennett, a former keyboardist for the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, was sentenced to five years in prison for rape by instrumentation.
The Santa Clara district attorney said he did not believe the judge could be fair after he sentenced a former Stanford student to six months in jail for sex assault.
"And so you have Mr. Turner expressing remorse, which I think, subjectively, is genuine, and [the survivor] not seeing that as a genuine expression of remorse."
In an "unusual" act of protest for a school not known for activism, many Stanford students used their own graduation as a platform to protest what they believe to be an overly lenient sentence for a former student convicted of sexual assault on campus.
Brock Turner, a rising collegiate swimming star, was not a current member of USA Swimming, but now, the option to rejoin is off the table for good.
"The victim's voice was not heard, it was not respected, and she was not given dignity in the process."
If he remains on good behavior, Brock Turner will be released after three months.
The vice president, in an open letter sent to BuzzFeed News, said "a lot of people failed" the Stanford sexual assault survivor and that she will "save lives" thanks to the powerful message she read to her assailant in court.
"As a grandfather, I want to know that my granddaughters are growing up in a society that has zero tolerance for this crime," Rep. Ted Poe said. "No means no."
Feminists and activists are sharing photos of themselves in support of the anonymous victim.
Tejpal was charged with sexually assaulting a co-worker, which "Mid-Day" described today as simply "a grave error".
The survivor of a sexual assault at Stanford read a powerful statement to her assailant in court last week.
Brock Turner's friend initially wrote a letter saying the sexual assault was a "huge misunderstanding."
Read the statement Brock Turner's victim responded to in her letter.
"I am coming out to you as simply a woman wanting to be heard."
The two men tackled Brock Turner and held him down until the police came. Turner's victim called them heroes.
The reading lasted more than half of the show.
A petition signed by 250 Stanford students, professors, and alumni called for a minimum sentence of two years in jail for Turner. The judge assigned six months.