sexual assault

Defense attorney Donna Rotunno arrives for the Harvey Weinstein rape trial, in New York, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 08, 2020 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the third week of testimony at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial, the prosecution rested, the defendant dozed off and there was the most intense testimony yet, with jurors being sent home early one day after a key accuser started sobbing uncontrollably. After several witnesses...
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French Ice Skating Federation (FFSG) president Didier Gailhaguet speaks to the media during a press conference in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Gailhaguet faces media questioning after refusing to resign, despite being asked to by Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu after figure skater Sarah Abitbol and another skaters accused their former coach Gilles Beyer of rape when they were teenagers. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
February 08, 2020 - 11:46 am
PARIS (AP) — After the long-serving head of France's skating federation resigned Saturday, amid suspicions that he covered up for a coach accused of rape and sexual abuse by former figure skaters, one of the coach's accusers spoke of her relief. Ten-time French champion Sarah Abitbol said she was...
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February 07, 2020 - 5:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pop singer Kesha made a false claim that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry when there's “no evidence whatsoever” that he did, a judge ruled this week while sending a long-running clash between Kesha and her former mentor toward trial. Kesha's lawyers said in a statement that they plan to...
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Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus, left, leaves the Harvey Weinstein rape trial, in New York, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 07, 2020 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With Harvey Weinstein’s fate hinging largely on what his accusers remember about alleged sexual assaults years ago, his lawyers Friday turned to an expert known for studying false, repressed and unreliable memories. “It doesn’t take a Ph.D. to know that memory fades over time,"...
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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, shows Manish Shah. The British doctor who sexually assaulted two dozen female patients was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison Friday Feb. 7, 2020. (Yui Mok/PA via AP, file)
February 07, 2020 - 10:03 am
LONDON (AP) — A British doctor who sexually assaulted two dozen female patients was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison Friday by a judge who accused him of wanting to “control and on occasions humiliate women." Manish Shah was convicted at two separate trials of committing 90 offenses between...
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February 06, 2020 - 2:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah kidnapping and rape survivor Elizabeth Smart said Thursday that she was sexually assaulted on an airplane last year while she was sleeping. Smart, now a 32-year-old mother of three, referenced her kidnapping from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 in describing her reaction...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 06, 2020 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial rested their case Thursday after more than two weeks of testimony punctuated by harrowing accounts from six women, including some who said he ignored pleas of “no, no, no” and justified his behavior as the cost of getting ahead in...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019, file photo, E. Jean Carroll poses for a photo in New York. Lawyers for Carroll who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s are asking for a DNA sample, seeking to determine whether his genetic material is on a dress she says she wore during the encounter. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
February 06, 2020 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers want to put the brakes on a lawsuit filed by an advice columnist who has accused him of raping her in the 1990s and is seeking his DNA as possible evidence. Trump attorneys argued in legal papers this week that E. Jean Carroll's defamation suit and “...
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February 06, 2020 - 11:37 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Lithuanian tourist was killed and his partner was allegedly raped in an attack near a popular seaside town south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said Thursday. One suspect was arrested. Police said they found the body of Adam Zindul in his rented residence, and that his...
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FILE - This Dec. 14, 1970, file photo shows civil rights leader Bayard Rustin at the New York Hilton. California's governor announced Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, that he is posthumously pardoning Rustin, a gay civil rights leader, while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity. Rustin was a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a key organizer of the March on Washington in 1963, and helped plan other nonviolent protests and boycotts to end racial discrimination. He served 50 days in Los Angeles County jail and had to register as a sex offender before returning to his home state of New York. He died in 1987. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
February 05, 2020 - 2:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustinwhile creating what gay rights groups say is apparently the nation's first pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity...
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