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Jun 11, 2020. 6 comments

Russell Simmons Accuser Calls Out Offensive Breakfast Club Interview

Russell Simmons Accuser Calls Out Offensive Breakfast Club Interview

Over 20 women to date have accused music mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault—some of whom shared their accounts in the new HBO Max documentary On the Record. Simmons, who has repeatedly denied the allegations, was given a platform to discredit his accusers in an interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club on Wednesday.

The video interview, which showed Simmons sitting cross-legged in a...

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Jun 11, 2020. 24 comments

Tara Reade, Class, and Credibility

Tara Reade, Class, and Credibility

For months, journalists have worked to corroborate Tara Reade’s allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Joe Biden in 1993. Much of that reporting has focused on the particulars of the allegation: journalists have interviewed 74 former Biden staffers and dug up

tape appearing to show Reade’s mother calling into a long-ago Larry King Live episode to discuss her daughter’s “problems” with...

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Jun 10, 2020. 6 comments

One of the Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor Allegedly Has a History of Assaulting Women While On Duty

One of the Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor Allegedly Has a History of Assaulting Women While On Duty

In the early morning hours of March 13, three Louisville Metro Police Department officers burst into the home of Breonna Taylor while she and her boyfriend were sleeping and fired more than 22 rounds, killing Taylor, a 26-year-old paramedic. Despite growing demands for the three officers—Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove—to be fired and charged for killing Taylor, the...

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May 02, 2020. 5 comments

Biden Just Wants You To Take His Word For It

Biden Just Wants You To Take His Word For It

Former Vice President

Joe Biden is finally speaking out against allegations of sexual assault, in a carefully orchestrated set of releases. On Friday, Biden released a statement on Medium denying the allegations made by his former Senate aide, Tara Reade. Soon after, he appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to reiterate his innocence. In the post, after noting that April was Sexual Assault...

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May 01, 2020. 12 comments

Maybe Rethink This One Dude

Maybe Rethink This One Dude

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is doing his very best right now to pretend that there isn’t a credible account of sexual assault being lodged against him, and is continuing to campaign as if Tara Reade doesn’t exist. On Thursday, for example, he named a group of advisers to help him choose a running mate, which he has promised will be a woman. (Any woman! Just...

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Apr 30, 2020. 24 comments

Tara Reade's Allegations Are Creating a Conundrum for the Left

Tara Reade's Allegations Are Creating a Conundrum for the Left

As momentum builds around Tara Reade’s sexual assault

allegation against Joe Biden, the left is struggling to find the will to support a candidate whose campaign has refused to acknowledge that the accusations were made, the New York Times reports.

A phalanx of powerful Democratic women have rushed to back Biden in recent days, with Stacey Abrams becoming

the latest to declare that while...

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Apr 30, 2020. 21 comments

Stacey Abrams Offers Herself as Tribute

Stacey Abrams Offers Herself as Tribute

Criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee in the 2020 presidential election, has ramped up in the last week amid accusations that Biden sexually assaulted a former aide, Tara Reade, in the ’90s. And some of the most vocal of Biden’s supporters include women in the political realm, both because they’re disproportionately being asked to speak to Biden’s...

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Apr 28, 2020. 8 comments

Tara Reade's Former Neighbor Says She Knew About Alleged Biden Sexual Assault in the Mid-'90s

Tara Reade's Former Neighbor Says She Knew About Alleged Biden Sexual Assault in the Mid-'90s

A former neighbor of Tara Reade—the former Joe Biden aide who has accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee of sexual assault—has come forward to say that Reade spoke of the assault to her back in the mid-1990s when they lived in the same apartment complex.

Lynda LaCasse says she became friends with Reade in 1995 when their young daughters played together in the pool of their ...

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Apr 23, 2020. 13 comments

Biden Campaign Says 'No Thanks' to Louis CK's Donation

Biden Campaign Says 'No Thanks' to Louis CK's Donation

Joe Biden went ahead and refunded a $2,800 campaign donation made to him by Louis CK, apparently in an effort to avoid being associated with someone accused of sexual misconduct by five women.

Federal Election Commission records show that Louis CK, whose real name is Louis Szekely, made the contribution on March 4, right after his string of Super Tuesday wins paved the way for his presumptive...

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Apr 15, 2020. 5 comments

The New York Times Apparently Edited an Article With the Biden Campaign in Mind

The New York Times Apparently Edited an Article With the Biden Campaign in Mind

Joe Biden is the presumptive Democratic nominee, with

endorsements from his primary competitor Senator Bernie Sanders and former President Barack Obama. But the fervor has been dulled by the continuing covid-19 crisis, voters’ tempered enthusiasm for Biden, and a new sexual assault allegation against the former vice president. And now, the New York Times’ handling of the allegations is on...

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Apr 12, 2020. 2 comments

The Charges Against Harvey Weinstein Keep Rolling In

The Charges Against Harvey Weinstein Keep Rolling In

Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein, who is currently serving a

23-year sentence in prison, has had a new charge added to the case currently being built against him in Los Angeles. On Friday, LA prosecutors added a count of felony sexual battery by restraint to the two other allegations of sexual assault that were already on record.

Initially, the accuser was providing testimony as a witness to...

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Apr 06, 2020. 12 comments

Duffy's Essay on Her Rape & 4-Week Abduction Examines What Women Face After Coming Forward

Duffy's Essay on Her Rape & 4-Week Abduction Examines What Women Face After Coming Forward

At the end of February, Welsh singer Duffy posted a single black and white image onto her Instagram page with a long caption, revealing that

she disappeared from the public eye because she was “raped and drugged and held captive over some days.” On Sunday night, she published a long essay giving more detail to the harrowing events that transpired—she writes that was drugged on her birthday...

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Mar 31, 2020. 6 comments

Tara Reade's Allegations Deserve More Care

Tara Reade's Allegations Deserve More Care

On March 25, writer and comedian Katie Halper released a seven-minute excerpt from a forthcoming episode of her podcast, The Katie Halper Show, in which former Joe Biden staffer Tara Reade alleges that in 1993, Biden sexually assaulted her in the workplace. In the clip, Reade tearfully says Biden pinned her against a wall, put his hands under her skirt, and penetrated her with his fingers...

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Mar 27, 2020. 1 comments

French Montana Accused of Sexual Assault

French Montana Accused of Sexual Assault

Rapper French Montana, real name Karim Kharbouch, was accused of sexual assault in a new lawsuit.

Variety reports that a woman identified as Jane Doe has sued Kharbouch and his business partner Mansour Bennouna, alleging that she was given alcohol and raped while blacked out during a party at the rapper’s house two years ago. She says in 2018 she was invited to a studio where Kharbouch and...

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Mar 19, 2020. 13 comments

Of Course Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's Alleged Co-Abuser, Wants Money From His Estate

Of Course Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's Alleged Co-Abuser, Wants Money From His Estate

Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s associate and alleged facilitator of his sex trafficking, has sued the late

sexual predator in an effort to defend herself against allegations that she both helped recruit underage girls and actively participated in Epstein’s child sex trafficking ring, The Guardian reports.

Maxwell filed the complaint in the US Virgin Islands—notably close to Epstein’s

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Mar 17, 2020. 10 comments

How Berkeley High's Whisper Network Sparked a Movement

How Berkeley High's Whisper Network Sparked a Movement

BERKELEY, Calif.—Last month, a list appeared, scrawled with thick black marker on a stall door in a girls’ bathroom at Berkeley High School. “Boys to watch out 4,” it read. Six names followed, each appearing alongside allegations including “rapist” and “susAF” (suspicious as fuck). Written next to the list were instructions: “add names if you want,” “stay safe, ladies,” and “support each other...

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Mar 11, 2020. 12 comments

Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

On Wednesday Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison, CNBC reports, close to the maximum jail time for Weinstein’s crimes and effectively a life sentence for the 67-year-old.

In February Harvey Weinstein was

found guilty of rape in the 3rd degree and criminal sexual assault in the 1st degree, based on testimony given by Miriam Haley and Jessica Mann. He was found not guilty of...

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Mar 11, 2020. 16 comments

Unsealed Court Documents Reveal Harvey Weinstein Once Wrote Jennifer Aniston 'Should Be Killed'

Unsealed Court Documents Reveal Harvey Weinstein Once Wrote Jennifer Aniston 'Should Be Killed'

For much of his career as a Hollywood power broker, Harvey Weinstein entrenched himself inside a malicious pit of evil so deep it’s hard to see the bottom of it. Unsealed court documents from Weinstein’s trial now reveal additional details of his trial—including assertions made by his lawyers that he was suicidal in the days following his conviction–and show a complex network of bids he made...

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Mar 09, 2020. 7 comments

The Catholic Church Is Apparently Fine With Child Abuse as Long as Priests Move Around a Lot

The Catholic Church Is Apparently Fine With Child Abuse as Long as Priests Move Around a Lot

The Catholic Church has a

well-documented , albeit severely under-addressed, history of child abuse that has occurred at the hands of its priest for decades. Dioceses have attempted to hide it , to payout survivors of abuse, and now, according to a report released by ProPublica in conjunction with the Houston Chronicle, it would appear priests who’ve been credibly accused of abuse have been...

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Feb 25, 2020.

Annabella Sciorra Says Her Weinstein Testimony Was 'Painful But Necessary'

Annabella Sciorra Says Her Weinstein Testimony Was 'Painful But Necessary'

On Monday Harvey Weinstein was

found guilty of rape in the 3rd degree and criminal sexual act in the 1st, but not guilty of the two most serious charges of predatory sexual assault. Those last two counts were related to the testimony of actress Annabella Sciorra, who testified that Weinstein raped and assaulted her at her apartment in the 1990s. When Sciorra first described her assault to...

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