sexual assault

Harvey Weinstein leaves his trial Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 11, 2020 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The defense rested its case Tuesday in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial without the disgraced Hollywood mogul taking the witness stand, setting the stage for closing arguments in a landmark #MeToo trial punctuated by graphic testimony from six accusers. As expected, Weinstein chose not...
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Model Lauren Marie Young arrives to testify at Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 10, 2020 - 12:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the strongest defense testimony yet, a Mexican model and actress denied a Harvey Weinstein accuser’s claim that she stood by and did nothing while the once-powerful movie mogul groped her in a Beverly Hills hotel in 2013. “Never happened," Claudia Salinas told jurors Monday at...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Louise Godbold, center, speaks at a news conference outside a Manhattan courthouse after Harvey Weinstein arrived in New York. Godbold, who said that Weinstein sexually assaulted her after she sought an internship in 1991, isn't sure that justice is yet available in the court system. “But, in a global sense, justice to me is that his power and influence is taken away," Godbold said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 09, 2020 - 9:29 am
Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial has unfolded this month in a 15th-floor courtroom in New York, but its reverberations are being felt far beyond, as his many accusers anxiously await the outcome. They wonder how the disgraced mogul's wealth and power might affect the verdict. They wince at...
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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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