Rape

How many people are falsely accused of rape? Almost no one

Although Republicans and President Trump may have ignited fears of men being falsely accused of sexual assault, statistics show that it almost never happens. During the Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh, Trump went beyond mocking Christine Blasey Ford's allegations as...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:29pm

New York's real Special Victims Unit basically ignores date rape

Victims of sexual assault in New York City wouldn’t want the real-life version of the Special Victims Unit investigating their case. The NYPD’s Special Victims Division has been understaffed for eight years and doesn’t investigate many incidents of sexual assault, especially when...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:48pm

Harvey Weinstein has emails from Ben Affleck to prove Rose McGowan's rape allegations are false

In Rose McGowan’s new memoir "Brave," as well as in the first installment of her docu-series "Citizen Rose," both released Jan. 30, the actress doesn’t refer to Harvey Weinstein by his name. Instead, she calls him "Monster." McGowan also writes in...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 3:20pm

'Girls can rape girls': Former The Voice contestant accused of rape

Many powerful men have been accused of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to rape, but former The Voice contestant Melanie Martinez has been accused of rape by her former best friend. In breaking news, Martinez has a second accuser. Timothy Heller, whose Twitter profile reads “yes I...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 6:02pm

Babysitter convicted on 98 counts for raping children at church and home

A babysitter was convicted of repeatedly raping two children, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. said on Tuesday. The convicted sex offender recorded some of the sexual assaults and made montages of the scenes set to music. Milton Narvaez, also known as Milton Gomez, 35, was convicted...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:29pm

Former Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick tweets denial of 'vile and horrific' rape allegations

Update Nov. 9, 5 p.m.: Ed Westwick of Gossip Girl fame tweeted a denial in the face of two rape allegations, calling the alleged assaults "provably untrue." Westwick called the accusations "disheartening and sad" adding he looks forward to clearing his name. pic....

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 5:16pm

NYPD surgeon accused of raping woman in his Brooklyn home

Just days after two department detectives were indicted on charges that they raped an 18-year-old woman in their custody, a NYPD surgeon was accused of raping a woman in his Brooklyn home. The alleged sexual assault took place on Saturday after the surgeon met the woman at Delilah’s Bar on...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 3:35pm

How — and why — #MeToo is uniting sexual assault survivors

After more than two dozen women recently came forward to accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, thousands of others have joined them by saying “Me too” on social media. The movement was sparked by a tweet from actress Alyssa Milano on Sunday afternoon. “...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 4:34pm

By writing 2 little words on Twitter, Facebook women bring awareness to sexual assault

Women trying to draw awareness to the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in society have a new rallying cry: Me too. The two little words flooded Facebook and Twitter beginning on Sunday night in posts by women who have been the victims of sexual assault. The movement, sparked by a ...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:29am

Man wanted for attempted rape of 13-year-old girl in Bronx

The NYPD is searching for a man who is wanted in connection to the attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl in the Bronx on Monday. The suspect, believed to be in his mid-20s, followed the girl down the sidewalk after she left a 6 train station in the vicinity of Southern Boulevard and Leggett Avenue...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:12am

Rape apologist or researcher? Professor says sex in a blackout isn't always rape

If you consent to having sex, but in the morning you don’t remember giving consent, is that rape? Clinical researcher and psychologist Kim Fromme says maybe not. Consent, Fromme told Buzzfeed News in a recent interview, is all about permission, and she says drunk people can be perfectly...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:14pm

Man arrested for 2 Manhattan rapes while at Long Island courthouse for child porn, lewdness cases: DA

A Long Island man was arrested for raping two women in Manhattan while he was at the Nassau County Supreme Court for public lewdness and child pornography possession cases on Thursday, officials said. Cameron McDermott, who was arrested in Hempstead in January for allegedly possessing child...

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 12:00pm

Stealthing may soon be criminalized in New York

Stealthing, a form of sexual assault in which a condom is removed or tampered with during sex without consent, is growing as a practice, and lawmakers are not only taking notice but are also striving to make it a punishable crime. New York Assemblyman Francisco Moya of Queens is one such...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 5:55pm

DC restaurant introduces cocktail garnished with empty pill capsules, callsit 'Pill Cosby'

A restaurant in Washington, D.C., that thought it would be a good idea to garnish a drink named after Bill Cosby with empty pill capsules found itself on the wrong end of the internet Monday. Diet Starts Monday, a restaurant/pop-up shop, put a tequila and hibiscus cocktail called “Pill Cosby...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:21pm

Lawyer tells rape trial jury women are good at lying because they’re the weaker sex

In the latest case of victim blaming, a lawyer who was defending a millionaire Memphis, Tennessee, businessman in a high-profile rape trial sparked outrage when he told the jury “women can be especially good at” lying because “they’re the weaker sex.” What’s...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

Dr. Luke continues his war against Kesha

Kesha is still hashing out her legal battle with Dr. Luke, and things have taken a turn for the worst — again. And it’s all over… a text message?Related: Oprah to make her grand return to televisionThat’s right. The producer and creep, aka Lukasz Gottwald, is claiming that a text exchange between...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 12:16am

Activists protest NYPD captain's dismissive comments on acquaintance rape: video

Women’s activists gathered outside an NYPD precinct in Brooklyn Tuesday to protest remarks made by its commanding officer about the seriousness of acquaintance rape last week.Unsatisfied withCapt. Peter Rose’sapology posted to Twitter Monday, dozens of activists from the New York City chapter of...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 4:12pm

Cabbie rapes woman at knifepoint in Brooklyn: Police

Police are searching for a cab driver who they say raped a woman at knifepoint in Brooklyn on Saturday.The 29-year-old woman hailed a red minivan near Kensington in Brooklyn at 3 a.m. and asked to be driven to her home in Sunset Park. When they reached her residence, the driver pulledout a knife...

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 3:39pm

Former lunch lady accused of raping boy, 15, heads to trial

The trial for the former Weymouth school cafeteria worker and mother of four accused of raping a 15-year-old boy is slated to begin Wednesday in NorfolkSuperior Court in Dedham, officials said.Janelle Foley was indicted by a Norfolk County grand jury in 2014 on four counts of rape and abuse of a...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 4:58am

Bronx authorities charge 4 with attempted rape, prostitution of teenage girl

Authorities in the Bronx have charged four people with attempted rape and promoting prostitution for devising a plan to force a 14-year-old girl to have sex with a 45-year-old man.Three of the defendants, including one teenager, agreed to supply the man with a victim in exchange for $50, the Bronx...

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 1:14pm