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Months after release, Bill Cosby faces another sexual assault lawsuit for 1990 hotel room encounter
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Months after release, Bill Cosby faces another sexual assault lawsuit for 1990 hotel room encounter

“When Bill Cosby was released, it retraumatized me, it terrified me. I was really horrified for any woman or girl that would come into contact with him," says the accuser.

Supreme Court reserves verdict on appeals against 'skin-to-skin' judgment of Bombay HC
India

Supreme Court reserves verdict on appeals against 'skin-to-skin' judgment of Bombay HC

The earlier Bombay HC verdict had said that groping a minor's breast without "skin to skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault as defined under the POCSO Act

Emmys 2021: Michaela Coel wins best writing for a limited series for I May Destroy You
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Emmys 2021: Michaela Coel wins best writing for a limited series for I May Destroy You

"Write the tale that scares you, that makes you feel uncertain, that isn't comfortable," Michaela Coel said in her acceptance speech, dedicating her award to survivors of sexual assault.

India recorded 77 rape cases, 80 murders daily in 2020, says NCRB report; crimes against women highest in Rajasthan
India

India recorded 77 rape cases, 80 murders daily in 2020, says NCRB report; crimes against women highest in Rajasthan

Among states, UP reported the maximum of 3,779 murder cases, followed by Bihar with 3,150 cases, in Maharashtra 2,163 cases were registered, the data showed

Crimes against women, children drop in 2020 but disobedience cases up, says NCRB
India

Crimes against women, children drop in 2020 but disobedience cases up, says NCRB

A total of 3,71,503 cases of crime against women were registered during 2020, showing a decline of 8.3 percent over 2019

Troubles mount for Britain's Prince Andrew as he's served with legal papers in sexual assault lawsuit
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Troubles mount for Britain's Prince Andrew as he's served with legal papers in sexual assault lawsuit

A woman has alleged that the prince forced her to have unwanted sexual intercourse at the London home of Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and friend of late financier Jeffrey Epstein

LA judge rejects sexual assault account in indictment of Harvey Weinstein, says its outside statute of limitations
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LA judge rejects sexual assault account in indictment of Harvey Weinstein, says its outside statute of limitations

While the count is a small part of the case, dismissing it removes one of five accusers from Harvey Weinstein’s forthcoming trial.

No lowering of age limit to 16 from 18 for serious POCSO cases: What it means, challenges of preventing child sexual abuse
India

No lowering of age limit to 16 from 18 for serious POCSO cases: What it means, challenges of preventing child sexual abuse

POCSO Act was amended in order to make it more effective in dealing with cases of child sex abuse in the country and notified on 6 August, 2019 and made effective from 16 August, 2019

Bumble, Bloom team up to create global complimentary trauma support to sexual assault survivors
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Bumble, Bloom team up to create global complimentary trauma support to sexual assault survivors

Bumble's community will receive up to six therapy sessions and one-to-one chat support with the Bloom team, alongside Bloom’s library of resources.

Explained: How one out of 11 charges against Harvey Weinstein got dismissed in LA court
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Explained: How one out of 11 charges against Harvey Weinstein got dismissed in LA court

The judge agreed with Harvey Weinstein's defense attorneys that a count alleging sexual battery by restraint in May of 2010 was too old, and outside the statute of limitations.

#MeToo activists worry acquittal of Bill Cosby could wither movement's hard-won momentum
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#MeToo activists worry acquittal of Bill Cosby could wither movement's hard-won momentum

When America watched Bill Cosby — once 'America’s Dad' — go off to prison nearly three years ago, it was perhaps the most stunning development yet of the nascent #MeToo movement, which had emerged in late 2017 with allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

'Good lessons for prosecutors and hard lessons for survivors': Outcomes of revoking Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction
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'Good lessons for prosecutors and hard lessons for survivors': Outcomes of revoking Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction

The upturning of Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction illustrates the need for legal agreements that are “open, fair, and transparent.”

Explained: Why Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction was revoked by US court three years after he was found guilty
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Explained: Why Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction was revoked by US court three years after he was found guilty

Here's all you need to know about Bill Cosby's trial and background on the nonprosecution agreement that set him free

As a generation of thinkers grapples with notions of consent, an observation of the word's travels, its odd, nagging magnetism
Arts & Culture

As a generation of thinkers grapples with notions of consent, an observation of the word's travels, its odd, nagging magnetism

Recent novels, philosophical inquiries, young adult and romance fiction, films and television shows join a robust literature from the fields of feminist and disability studies to ask who and what the term “consent” excludes today.

Goa court gives benefit of doubt to Tarun Tejpal in sexual assault case, finds fault with probe
India

Goa court gives benefit of doubt to Tarun Tejpal in sexual assault case, finds fault with probe

In the 500-page order, the court has observed that the Investigating Officer (Crime Branch officer Sunita Sawant) did not conduct investigation on vital points of the eight-year-old case

Fresh development in sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey underscores a pertinent MeToo dilemma
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Fresh development in sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey underscores a pertinent MeToo dilemma

In the #MeToo era, as more people have been turning to civil courts with accounts of sexual assault, judges are increasingly being asked to weigh the strong desire of many accusers to maintain their anonymity.

Danny Masterson to stand trial on 3 rape charges, LA judge rules after testimonies of survivors
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Danny Masterson to stand trial on 3 rape charges, LA judge rules after testimonies of survivors

The LA judge ordered Danny Masterson to trial on three counts of rape by force or fear, charges that could get him up to 45 years in prison.

Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco sues Marilyn Manson, alleging sexual, physical abuse
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Game of Thrones actress Esmé Bianco sues Marilyn Manson, alleging sexual, physical abuse

Esmé Bianco says that Marilyn Manson violated human trafficking law by bringing her to California from England under false pretences of roles in music videos and movies

Armie Hammer is under investigation for sexual assault, confirms LA Police; actor's attorney denies allegation
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Armie Hammer is under investigation for sexual assault, confirms LA Police; actor's attorney denies allegation

The complainant claims that in 2017, Armie Hammer raped her for four hours, slammed her head against a wall and committed other violent acts against her

Madhur Mittal denies sexual assault allegations, calls them ‘extremely disturbing’
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Madhur Mittal denies sexual assault allegations, calls them ‘extremely disturbing’

Madhur Mittal asked people to “not jump to conclusions” about him through the many “one-sided reports”