LGBTQ students would get new protections under Biden plan

The rights of LGBTQ students would become enshrined in federal law and victims of campus sexual assault would gain new protections under rules proposed by the Biden administration on Thursday. The proposalannounced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women’s rights lawis intended to replace a set of controversial rules issued during the Trump … Read more

Western Australia: culture of sexual abuse in mining industry ‘abhorrent and systemic’, inquiry finds

hong kong CNN Business — Mining in Western Australia, a multi-billion dollar industry which helps power the nation’s economy, is plagued by an “abhorrent and systemic” culture of sexual abuse, according to a parliamentary inquiry published Thursday. After an investigation lasting almost a year, a committee led by state lawmakers detailed widespread sexual harassment, degradation, … Read more

Justin Ross Harris was charged with murder for leaving his toddler in a hot car. Georgia’s Supreme Court just overturned that ruling. Here’s how we got here

CNN — It’s been eight years since Cooper Harris, a 22-month-old, died in a sweltering hot car. Since then, the twists and turns in the case surrounding Cooper’s father, Justin Ross Harris, who left the toddler in the car for seven hours, have garnered national attention. It was also revealed that Harris was sexting multiple … Read more

Commanders’ Dan Snyder accused of sex assault in 2009

WASHINGTON — A woman accused Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder of sexually harassing and assaulting her on a team plane in 2009, and the woman was later paid $1.6 million by the team to settle her claims, according to a document obtained by the Washington Post. The Post reported Tuesday that he had obtained a … Read more

Man arrested in Whitpain Township assault may be linked to Philadelphia attacks: Police

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Investigators in Philadelphia and Montgomery County are trying to connect as many as four random attacks on women that happened over the past two days. Authorities said the strings of assaults began Wednesday night on Morris Street near 13th Street. Three woman were walking when a man walked up and began beating … Read more

U.S. judge dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas

A Nevada woman has lost her bid in a US court to force international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to pay millions of dollars more than the $375,000 in hush money she received after claiming he raped her in Las Vegas in 2009. US District Judge Jennifer Dorsey in Las Vegas kicked the case out of … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo: Rape case against soccer star dismissed due to ‘misconduct’ by plaintiff’s attorney

CNN — The federal civil case alleging that Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo raped a woman in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 was dismissed on Friday. Judge Jennifer Dorsey accepted the recommendation of a federal magistrate, saying that an attorney for accusing Kathryn Mayorga engaged in misconduct so severe that it would be … Read more

DOJ declines for third time charges against former FBI agents who botched Nassar case

Washington CNN — The Justice Department won’t bring charges against two former FBI agents accused of mishandling the sex abuse inquiry of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, the third time prosecutors have reached that conclusion. In a Thursday statement, the department said that the latest decision to decline prosecution of the agents came “after … Read more

Southern Baptist Convention leaders mishandled sexual abuse allegations, report says

CNN — Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) mishandled allegations of sexual abuse, intimidated victims and their advocates, and resisted attempts at reform over the course of two decades, according to an explosive report released Sunday by a third-party firm. “Survivors and others who reported abuse were ignored, disbelieved, or met with the constant … Read more

What they wore: Clothes spotlight sex abuse in Amish, others

LEOLA, Pa. (AP) — Clotheslines with billowing linens and long dresses are a common sight on the off-grid farms of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County, home to the nation’s largest Amish settlement. For many tourists they’re as iconic a part of Amish Country’s bucolic scenery as the rural lanes and wooden bridges. But for two days in … Read more