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Naga judge grants GCTA to student convicted of rape by sexual assault

Mar 16, 2020 - 2:35 PM

(UPDATED) Naga City Regional Trial Court Branch 61 Judge Soliman Santos, who had approved a plea bargain agreement between the convict and the victim, rules that rape by sexual assault is not a heinous crime

Harvey Weinstein agrees on $25 million settlement with accusers – lawyer

Dec 12, 2019 - 12:22 PM

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein reaches a settlement with dozens of his alleged sexual assault victims, with the sum shared among more than 30 of them

US rapper A$AP Rocky gets suspended sentence for assault

Aug 14, 2019 - 8:55 PM

(UPDATED) A Stockholm court convicts the rapper of assault and handed the suspended over a street brawl in June

REJECTED. Rapper ASAP Rocky's appeal against his detention in Stockholm has been turned down by Swedish court. Photo from ASAP Rocky's Facebook page

US rapper A$AP Rocky faces trial over alleged assault in Sweden

Jul 30, 2019 - 12:26 PM

The rapper is scheduled to appear in court after being detained since the first week of July

Sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey on shaky ground

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:00 AM

William Little, who accused the actor of sexual assault has declined to testify due to fear of self-incrimination

NANTUCKET, MA - JANUARY 07: Actor Kevin Spacey leaves Nantucket District Court after being arraigned on sexual assault charges on January 7, 2019 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP

Accuser drops lawsuit against actor Kevin Spacey

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:51 AM

A young man accused the former 'House of Cards' star of sexual assault in a Massachusetts bar

Bill Cosby appeals sexual assault conviction

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:59 AM

Bill Cosby, who is currently serving jail time, is appealing the court's verdict that found him guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 15 years ago

Kings coach Luke Walton sued for sexual assault

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:28 AM

A female sports reporter alleges that the NBA coach forced himself on her at a hotel in California

CONTROVERSIAL. Luke Walton is already facing controversy as he takes over the Sacramento Kings' head coaching job. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Kevin Spacey denies indecent assault in groping case

Jan 08, 2019 - 10:38 AM

The actor enters a not guilt plea during the arraignment

NANTUCKET, MA - JANUARY 07: Actor Kevin Spacey attends his arraignment for sexual assault charges at Nantucket District Court on January 7, 2019 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Nicole Harnishfeger-Pool/Getty Images/AFP

Alleged victim of Kevin Spacey sexual assault filmed part of incident

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:04 AM

William Little, who was 18 at the time of the assault, says he sent the videos to his girlfriend via the Snapchat app, based on court documents

Kevin Spacey to be charged with sexual assault

Dec 25, 2018 - 11:21 AM

The actor allegedly sexually assaulted a teenager in 2016

KEVIN SPACEY. The actor faces sexual assault charges. Screenshot from

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Cosby back in court September 24 for start of sentencing

Sep 24, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Bill Cosby faces a maximum potential sentence of 30 years on sexual assault charges

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minor

Sep 20, 2018 - 6:50 PM

Cody Wilson – who advocates 3D-printed weapons – is currently in Taiwan according to the island's authorities. He is wanted in the US for having sex with a 16-year-old, according to police.

CODY WILSON. In this file photo Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed company, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator", in his factory in Austin, Texas on August 1, 2018. Photo by Kelly West/AFP

Ex-UN climate chief to face sexual assault trial

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Rajendra Pachauri is charged under various counts including sexual assault, harassment and criminal intimidation, according to the complainant's lawyer

RAJENDRA PACHAURI. In this file photo taken on December 11, 2014 Indian former UN climate panel chief Rajendra Pachauri speaks during a high level meeting at the UN COP20 and CMP10 climate change conferences in Lima. File photo by Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Catholic priests abused thousands in Germany – study

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:13 PM

According to the study, 1,670 clergymen in Germany committed some form of sexual attack against 3,677 minors between 1946 and 2014, Spiegel Online reports. Most of the victims were boys.

Indian minor raped by 17 men over weeks

Jul 17, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Among those arrested are the 300-room building's security guards, plumber and elevator operator, state police say.

Harvey Weinstein indicted for sex crimes against 3rd woman

Jul 03, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The charges is the latest for the disgraced movie producer following two accusations from 2013 and 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Producer Harvey Weinstein speaks onstage at The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner in partnership with Bvlgari and Grey Goose at Montage Beverly Hills on February 25, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Rich Polk/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company/AFP

Guess co-founder quits after sex assault probe

Jun 13, 2018 - 10:38 AM

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano has resigned from his post as executive chairman, but will remain the company's chief creative officer

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 05: Fashion designer and co-founder of Guess? Inc. Paul Marciano speaks at GUESS Celebrates 35 Years with Opening of Exhibition at the FIDM Museum & Galleries at FIDM Museum & Galleries on the Park on June 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for GUESS, Inc. /AFP

Harvey Weinstein expected to 'surrender' to New York authorities Friday

May 25, 2018 - 10:53 AM

US media reported that the former movie powerbroker is set to surrender, after being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 16, 2013 shows producer Harvey Weinstein attend the premiere of "August: Osage County," at the Regal Cinemas at LA Live in Los Angeles, California. Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's former company has announced on February 26, 2018 it will file for bankruptcy, complaining that talks with frontrunner investors to buy the troubled studio had collapsed, leaving it with "no choice" but to go to the wall. The Weinstein Company said that it had failed to reach a deal with an investor group led by Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former Obama administration official, for a reported $500 million despite a last-minute push to make the deal palatable to New York prosecutors. / AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK

Celebrity chef Mario Batali accused of sexual assault: report

May 21, 2018 - 9:55 AM

'I woke up by myself on the floor, I don't know where I am, of an empty room, wooden floor. I see broken bottles. The first thing I think is, 'I've been drugged.' '

SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS. The celebrity chef again faces allegations of sexual assault. File photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Fast Company/AFP

'I was so naive': Georgina Chapman lifts lid on scandal

May 11, 2018 - 9:09 AM

The Marchesa designer talks to 'Vogue' about the scandal involving husband Harvey Weinstein, 7 months after rape and sexual harassment allegations came out

Fashion designer Georgina Chapman, co-founder of Marchesa, talks to the press after her shows during the Arab Fashion Week in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai on May 16, 2017.   / AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB

Pop star Chris Brown named in sex assault lawsuit

May 10, 2018 - 8:33 PM

The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, says she was lured to the singer's house following a concert at a nightclub on February 23, 2017 and was raped by Lowell Grissom, who performs under the name Young Lo

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 26, 2015 shows singer Chris Brown performing during a free concert in Champ de Mars, downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  A Los Angeles woman filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 against Chris Brown and a fellow rapper, alleging she was repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted at Brown's home during a drug- and alcohol-fueled party last year. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, said she was lured to the singer's house following a concert at a nightclub on February 23, 2017 and was raped several times by Lowell Grissom, who performs under the name Young Lo.  / AFP PHOTO / Hector RETAMAL

Bill Cosby back on trial for sexual assault in #MeToo world

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:16 AM

The comedian returns to trial, to face the sexual assault case filed by former university employee Andrea Constand

NORRISTOWN, PA - APRIL 5: Bill Cosby (C) and his spokesman Andrew Wyatt (L) in the Montgomery County Courthouse after jury selection for his sexual assault retrial April 5, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A former Temple University employee alleges that the entertainer drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home in suburban Philadelphia. More than 40 women have accused the 80 year old entertainer of sexual assault. Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

Taylor Swift donates to sexual assault charity

Aug 18, 2017 - 5:35 PM

The pop star was awarded a nominal 1 in damages in a sexual assault lawsuit against DJ David Mueller

TAYLOR SWIFT. The singer said she will be donating to various organiztions that aid and empower victims of sexual assault. Photo from

U.S. judge declares mistrial in Cosby sexual assault case

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:37 PM

2nd UPDATE The jury says they remained deadlocked and unable to reach a verdict on the fallen TV star s case Prosecutors vow to seek a retrial

BILL COSBY. Actor Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 6, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. File photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

Disgraced Bill Cosby faces June 2017 sex assault trial

Sep 07, 2016 - 10:24 AM

Judge Steven O Neill sets June 5 2017 as the date of the trial in relation to an alleged sexual assault incident in 2004

Comedian Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse for a pretrial conference related to aggravated indecent assault charges on September 6, 2016, in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Cosby is expected to face trial on charges stemming from an encounter with Andrea Constand in 2004. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER

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Model files sexual assault suit against Bill Cosby

Oct 08, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Chloe Goins is the latest woman to file a case against the famous comedian

New Bill Cosby accuser could trigger first prosecution

Jan 15, 2015 - 12:22 PM

Chloe Goins claims Cosby gave her a drink then took her to a bedroom where she passed out and later woke up in bed naked with the comedian

Bill Cosby counter-sues alleged sex abuse victim

Dec 05, 2014 - 12:27 PM

Cosby s Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer says in legal documents filed Thursday that Judy Huth s lawyer called him on November 25 initially offering not to proceed with the legal action

In this file photo, actor/comedian Bill Cosby performs onstage at Funny Or Die Clubhouse + Facebook Pop-Up HQ @ SXSW - Day 2 on March 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images/AFP

Bill Cosby urged to waive right, as new accusers cry foul

Dec 04, 2014 - 11:03 AM

Lawyer Gloria Allred challenges Cosby to waive his right under the statute of limitations

Cosby sued over alleged 1970s sex assault on girl of 15

Dec 03, 2014 - 9:03 PM

Judy Huth alleges that she has sustained psychological damage and mental anguish throughout her life but only recently discovered the problems were caused by the sexual abuse perpetrated by Cosby

In this file photo, actor/comedian Bill Cosby performs onstage at Funny Or Die Clubhouse + Facebook Pop-Up HQ @ SXSW - Day 2 on March 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images/AFP