Suspect arrested for sexually assaulting little girl in viral Facebook child porn clip. She is now safe.

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Dylan Farrow speaks on TV for first time about her sexual assault allegations against Woody Allen

Dylan Farrow was seven years old when she told her mother, Mia Farrow, that her father, Woody Allen had sexually molested her. She described the assault in detail in a 2014 open letter published in The New York Times. Today she went on CBS This Morning to talk about the alleged assault. Read the rest

Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller accused of punching, choking, and sexual assault

A woman has accused Silicon Valley star T.J. Miller of sexually assaulting, choking and punching her while they were both in college. She'd actually accused him after it happened and had brought it to a student court at George Washington University, but now she is accusing him publicly, giving the full story to The Daily Beast. She wishes to remain anonymous to avoid retribution, so The Daily Beast simply refers to her as "Sarah."

The story isn't new to everyone – some female comedians have refused to work with Miller throughout the years because they had heard about his alleged misconduct.

Sarah and Miller met in the same comedy troupe at George Washington, and started dating. One night, a couple of months into their relationship, they had "had a lot to drink," so Sarah's memory of that night is a bit spotty.

According to The Daily Beast:

However, Sarah said she has a distinct memory that as they were “fooling around” at her place, Miller began “shaking me violently” and punched her in the mouth during sex.

Sarah said that she woke up the following morning with a fractured tooth and a bloodied lip. When she asked Miller about it that morning, he claimed, according to Sarah, that she had simply fallen down drunkenly the past evening.

Although she was "unsettled," she continued to see Miller.

They soon met at a college party, and left in a cab to head back to the apartment she had been renting with her roommates.

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Stanford rapist Brock Turner appeals sentence

Though already released from the very light sentence imposed on him by a sympathetic judge, Stanford rapist Brock Turner wants to have his verdict overturned all the same.

Turner's lawyers argued in their appeal filed Friday that the initial trial was "a detailed and lengthy set of lies."

They are also hoping to overturn the lifetime requirement that Turner register as a sex offender.

Turner's case became a flashpoint in the debate on campus sexual assault after an impassioned victim impact statement from the accuser went viral.

He served only three months of his six-month sentence. One of the high notes in the appeal is its objection to his being described in court as assaulting his victim behind a "trash bin," when it was in fact a "garbage receptacle."

In either case, Turner was gotten off his victim by passers-by who then chased him down.

Just before 1 a.m. on Jan. 18, 2015, Jonsson and Arndt were riding their bikes along a path near the Kappa Alpha fraternity. Jonsson told the cops that movement by a dumpster caught his eye, and he saw a guy on top of a female who was lying on her back, according to a police report.

At first, Jonsson and Arndt assumed the interaction was consensual. But Jonsson said he noticed that the female wasn’t moving as he peddled by. “Something seemed weird,” he told police, because the woman appeared to be unconscious.

Jonsson and Arndt approached the dumpster and yelled “Hey” to the guy who was later revealed to be Turner.

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Actor on Transparent says Jeffrey Tambor sexually assualted her

Trace Lysette plays Shea on Amazon Studios' Transparent, one of my favorite shows. Lysette says the star of the show, Jeffrey Tambor, sexually harassed and assaulted her during the second season.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

According to Lysette, when she emerged from wardrobe in her costume — a salmon-colored lingerie top and matching short-shorts — Tambor remarked, "My God, Trace. I want to attack you sexually." Alexandra Billings, the third actor in the scene, was present to hear the remark, she confirms. Both "laughed it off because it was so absurd," Lysette says.

A few minutes later, while waiting for a camera setup between takes, Lysette was standing in a corner of the soundstage set. That's when she says Tambor, dressed as Maura, wearing a green satin kimono and gray wig, approached her.

"He came in close, put his bare feet on top of mine so I could not move, leaned his body against me, and began quick, discreet thrust back and forth against my body. I felt his penis on my hip through his thin pajamas," Lysette says.

Lysette pushed Tambor away and "rolled my eyes." Billings was not present for this alleged incident, and several crewmembers were nearby "but they were focused on their jobs. It was discreet. If you were behind Jeffrey you might have thought he was giving me a hug."

This is the second woman who has accused Tambor of sexually harassing her. Amazon Studios has opened an investigation into Tambor's conduct.

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Terry Crews names his sexual assaulter: William Morris Endeavor superagent Adam Venit

Actor and former pro football player Terry Crews went on Good Morning America to share the story of how he was assaulted at a party by Adam Venit, head of the Motion Picture Department at William Morris Endeavor.

From ABC News:

Crews was with his wife, Rebecca King-Crews, at the party last year when he claims Venit began making tongue moves at him.

"I’m looking like, 'Is this a joke?' ... It was actually so bizarre," Crews said. "He comes over to me. I stick my hand out and he literally takes his hand and puts it and squeezes my genitals. I jump back like, ‘Hey, hey.’"

Crews continued, "And he’s still licking his tongue out and all this stuff and I go, ‘Dude, what are you doing? What are you doing?’ and then he comes back again. He just won’t stop."

Crews claims he then pushed Venit away from him, causing Venit to bump into other partygoers.

"I have never felt more emasculated, more objectified. I was horrified," Crews said. "It’s so bizarre. I wake up every morning wondering, ‘Did this really happen?'"

Venit has been suspended from his job. I predict Venit will say he had a bad reaction to alcohol and medication and can't remember what he did and he's sorry but it's not his fault.

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Louis C.K. says "these stories are true"

Comedian Louis C.K. admitted today that he masturbated in front of women.

His statement:

I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not.

These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.

I have been remorseful of my actions. And I've tried to learn from them. And run from them. Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions. I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position.

I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn't want to hear it. I didn't think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it.

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Kevin Spacey made 'House of Cards' set 'toxic' with sexually 'predatory' behavior, sources say

Eight current or former "House of Cards" employees claim they were sexually harassed and/or physically sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey. Read the rest

A "deeply troubled" Netflix cancels House of Cards after Kevin Spacey revelation

After six seasons House of Cards is history.

From a Netflix statement issued this afternoon:

"Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night's news concerning Kevin Spacey. In response to last night's revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time."

The statement was issued one day after Spacey posted a bizarre apology on Twitter in which he said "I choose now to live sa a gay man."

From CNN:

On Sunday, actor Anthony Rapp told BuzzFeed about an alleged encounter with Spacey at a party in 1986, during which Spacey made a sexual advance toward the then 14-year-old Rapp. Spacey issued a statement late Sunday, claiming he did not recall the incident but apologized for what he said would have been "inappropriate drunken behavior."

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Quinn Norton on sexual assault, community response, and restorative justice

In the early 2010s, Quinn Norton (previously) was sexually assaulted by Robert Scoble (previously), a well-known technology exec and anti-privacy advocate while attending O'Reilly Media's FOO Camp, a private tech gathering that has a well-earned reputation as a safe and congenial space. Read the rest

All feminists want to be raped, says Red Pill Reddit thread boss. Is he New Hampshire State Rep. Robert Fisher?

A GOP lawmaker swears he's not the notorious internet misogynist who said this... Read the rest

'A Border Agent Took My Sister and Me Into a Closet and Sexually Assaulted Us,' say teen sisters

Two sisters who were trying to escape violence and poverty in Guatemala for a better life “became so desperately lost trekking across the Texas desert that when they saw a U.S. Customs and Border Protection truck, they waved for help,” reports the Los Angeles Times. An officer in that truck later confined them by force, and sexually assaulted them, one by one. Read the rest

Jogger's fitness tracker captures how she fought off an attacker

Kelly Herron stopped while jogging in a Seattle park to use a public restroom, where she was set upon by a sex offender. After a brutal fight, she managed to escape, thanks to a recent self-defense class. Her GPS fitness tracker captured the ordeal. Read the rest

Woman accusing Trump of child rape cancels public announcement, citing threats

Attorneys representing a woman who sued Donald Trump, charging him with child rape, said earlier today the woman planned to speak publicly about the ongoing case Wednesday afternoon. At the time of the scheduled press conference, her lawyer canceled the event saying her client had received many threats. Read the rest

New Trump accuser Karena Virginia claims Donald grabbed her breast, asking, "Don't you know who I am?"

The morning after America's third and final presidential debate, a new woman has come forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault. By my count, Karena Virginia is at least the 10th women to accuse the GOP presidential nominee of sexual assault. There are probably more. Read the rest

"It's Not OK." After Donald Trump and Billy Bush tape, celebrities share their sexual assault experiences

This video released today from the social media campaign “Humanity for Hilary” features Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and other women who share their own experience of surviving sexual assault. It's a powerful response to recent events surrounding the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump. Read the rest

Lou Dobbs apologizes for (maybe) doxxing Jessica Leeds, one of Donald Trump's alleged sexual assault victims

On Thursday, Lou Dobbs appears to have doxxed a woman who said Donald Trump sexually assaulted her. The Fox Business Channel anchor tweeted what is believed to have been Jessica Leeds' home address and phone number, and claimed she was linked to the Clinton Foundation. Read the rest

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