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Two arrested after teen raped, murdered in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri; charges to be filed under NSA, says police
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Two arrested after teen raped, murdered in UP's Lakhimpur Kheri; charges to be filed under NSA, says police

Police said charges will also be filed under the relevant IPC sections pertaining to rape, POCSO Act and the stringent National Security Act

LA prosecutors agree to postpone Harvey Weinstein's extradition process citing coronavirus outbreak
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LA prosecutors agree to postpone Harvey Weinstein's extradition process citing coronavirus outbreak

Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence on convictions for rape and sexual assault against two women, made a brief appearance Friday in a Buffalo courtroom in the US

'Shaken my soul': Kejriwal visits 13-yr-old sexual assault survivor, says will ensure strict punishment in case
India

'Shaken my soul': Kejriwal visits 13-yr-old sexual assault survivor, says will ensure strict punishment in case

Arvind Kejriwal said that the news about the sexual assault on a 12-year-old girl in Delhi's Paschim Vihar has shaken his soul to the core

Victims of sexual assault within the home fight lonely battles; Netflix whodunit Raat Akeli Hai probes why
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Victims of sexual assault within the home fight lonely battles; Netflix whodunit Raat Akeli Hai probes why

Radhika Apte's character in Raat Akeli Hai assumes that the sexual abuse she is subjected to is a one-off affair, only to discover that all the other women in the family, too, have suffered similar fates.

COVID-19 positive teen sexually assaulted at Delhi's Chhatarpur care centre; two held
India

COVID-19 positive teen sexually assaulted at Delhi's Chhatarpur care centre; two held

The 19-year-old man, who allegedly sexually assaulted the 14-year-old girl, was arrested along with one of his associates, the police said

Investigation into molestation case against junior Davis Cup player leads to discovery of age fraud
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Investigation into molestation case against junior Davis Cup player leads to discovery of age fraud

The victim was molested by a junior Davis Cup player and four others at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association complex last year, and subsequent investigation into the matter resulted in the discovery of age fraud on the part of the alleged perpetrator.

Cole Sprouse denies sexual assault allegations against him, three Riverdale co-stars
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Cole Sprouse denies sexual assault allegations against him, three Riverdale co-stars

Cole Sprouse condemned any and all "false accusations" made, stating they do "tremendous damage" to victims of "actual assault"

UK tabloid The Sun responds to criticism against article on JK Rowling's ex-husband; says it did not glorify domestic abuse
Lifestyle

UK tabloid The Sun responds to criticism against article on JK Rowling's ex-husband; says it did not glorify domestic abuse

The article around JK Rowling's ex-husband and the headline sparked outrage among campaigners who have long pushed the media to exercise care in reporting on domestic violence.

JK Rowling responds to criticism against her stance on trans issues; discloses past abuse, sexual assault
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JK Rowling responds to criticism against her stance on trans issues; discloses past abuse, sexual assault

In a 3,600-word essay, published on her website, JK Rowling explained in detail her research and beliefs on trans issues, and the concerns she has about how women’s rights and some young people’s lives were being impacted by some forms of trans activism.

Notice to sexual assault survivor necessary while deciding offender’s bail plea, orders Delhi HC; calls for sensitisation of trial court judges
India

Notice to sexual assault survivor necessary while deciding offender’s bail plea, orders Delhi HC; calls for sensitisation of trial court judges

Courts cannot ignore issuing a notice to victims in sexual assault cases while deciding bail pleas of offenders, the Delhi High Court has held, noting that survivors were not being informed in a majority of matters

How 13 Reasons Why stands firm in its motto of 'love over hate,' despite grave personal loss, mental trauma
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How 13 Reasons Why stands firm in its motto of 'love over hate,' despite grave personal loss, mental trauma

The 13 Reasons Why season finale says very less in terms of plot progression, but speaks volumes on mental health

Harvey Weinstein hit with four additional charges of sexual assault, including rape of a minor
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Harvey Weinstein hit with four additional charges of sexual assault, including rape of a minor

Harvey Weinstein, the Oscar-winning producer of Shakespeare in Love, was convicted of raping an aspiring actress in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on a TV and film production assistant in 2006.

Judge dismisses criminal charges against former Michigan State University president regarding Larry Nassar case
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Judge dismisses criminal charges against former Michigan State University president regarding Larry Nassar case

A judge dismissed criminal charges against former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon, who was accused of lying to investigators in 2018 as they tried to learn what she knew years earlier about sexual assault complaints involving Larry Nassar.

Kevin Spacey says he 'relates' to those who lost jobs due to coronavirus, compares it to career downfall after #MeToo
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Kevin Spacey says he 'relates' to those who lost jobs due to coronavirus, compares it to career downfall after #MeToo

Kevin Spacey spoke about the coronavirus pandemic in a new video that he recorded from home for a German business conference

Joe Biden accuser Tara Reade says 1993 plaint against ex-VP mentioned 'inappropriate touch', but not sexual assault
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Joe Biden accuser Tara Reade says 1993 plaint against ex-VP mentioned 'inappropriate touch', but not sexual assault

Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer who alleges Joe Biden sexually assaulted her 27 years ago, says she filed a limited report with a congressional personnel office that did not explicitly accuse him of sexual assault