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What happened to Billy Bush?

Update, Dec. 4, 2017: Billy Bush had something to say about then-business mogul Donald Trump's infamous "grab them by the p-ssy" comments and whether or not Bush believes the women who accused President Trump of sexual assault and rape. Read more about it here. Original article:...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 2:11pm

Drag, burlesque, comedy & tattoos for charity at Let's Get Nasty: Witch Hunt

Update, Nov. 28 - Witch, please! Here is your updated list of performers for Saturday's Nasty Woman Project event Let’s Get Nasty: Witch Hunt. Take advantage of the tattoo pop-up and it'll be a night to remember. (Don't forget that all proceeds go to the Anti-Violence...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 5:42pm

Are you just dating in 2017 or in an abusive relationship?

For those in the older generations heading back into single life, dating in 2017 might seem like a whole new game and no one told them the rules. For the generations that don’t remember a time when social media didn’t exist, dating in 2017 is just dating. But technology has brought a...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 1:19pm

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

No one is taking Ivanka Trump's speech against sexual harassment seriously

Ivanka Trump condemned sexual harassment in the workplace during a speech on women’s empowerment in Japan on Friday and the irony was not lost on Twitter. "All too often, our workplace culture fails to treat women with appropriate respect," the first daughter said at the World...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 12:05pm

Celebrities join the #MeToo movement

If you’ve been on Facebook or Twitter this week, you’ve probably seen the words Me Too taking over most of your feed. There two little words behind a big movement on social media aimed at drawing attention to the prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault against women. The...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 3:01pm

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

Federal officers allegedly terrorized by 'rape table' hazing at NewarkAirport

Update Sept. 14, 2017: Three Customs and Border Protection officers have been arrested over a disturbing hazing ritual known as the “rape table” at Newark Liberty International Airport. Tito Catota, 38, Parmenio I. Perez, 40, and Michael Papagni, 32 were all arrested Wednesday, charged...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:34pm

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

Sex offenders have constitutional right to use social media: Supreme Court

Sex offenders have a constitutional right to use social media, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The justices unanimously ruled sex offenders have a right to use social media and networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and the like, as long as they aren’t breaking the law...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 6:54pm

Jury in Bill Cosby trial says it is deadlocked, will continue deliberating

 The jurors at comedian Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial said on Thursday they were deadlocked after more than 30 hours of deliberations. "We cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of the counts," said the jury's note to Judge Steven O'Neill in Norristown,...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:22pm

Prison lieutenants in charge of educating staff on deterring rape charged with sexual abuse of inmates

Three federal prison officers were arrested on Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting inmates in a New York City facility. Carlos Richard Martinez, Eugenio Perez and Armando Moronta are accused of sexually assaulting several female inmates. The three work at the Metropolitan Detention Center...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 4:44pm

Staff at elite boarding school Choate sexually abused students for decades: Officials

A new report alleges that 12 faculty and staff members of Choate Rosemary Hall, the elite Connecticut boarding school that counts Ivanka Trump and President John F. Kennedy among its notable alumni, sexually abused or assaulted students for more than five decades. The abuses at the Wallingford-...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 2:39pm

Temple's 'satellite center' for sex assault victims seen as sign of hope

Former Temple University student Harmony Rodriguez felt abandoned by the college in 2014 when she tried to seek justice against her attacker.After going to various departments throughout the university, she felt like no one was taking her reports of sexual assault seriously. The ordeal prompted he...

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 5:00am

Sex trafficking: NYC expanding efforts to combat sex crime

New York City is expanding its resources, including a hotline for victims or those who suspect a loved one is a victim, to combat sex trafficking, first lady Chirlane McCray and NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced on Tuesday.“New Yorkers care for their neighbors. We do not stand by in...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:21pm

Alleged pimp in jail after preying on drug-addicted women

A Boston man accused of pimping out multiple women after he got them addicted to drugs is in jailWednesday, authorities said.Prosecutors allege Hendricks Mario Berdet, 31, supplied at least six women with drugs, including heroin and cocaine, in exchange for engaging in commercial sexual activity...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 6:09pm

Karina Vetrano’s family seeks ideas on donating reward money

Just days after Karina Vetrano’s body was found on a running path in Howard Beach last summer, her family set up a GoFundMe page to raise reward money to find her killer.Now that a man has been arrested for the 30-year-old’s death, her parents, Phil and Cathy Vetrano, are asking the public where...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:06pm

AG: Time to crack down on sex trafficking

Sex trafficking is a lot more prevalent in Massachusetts than many think, and Attorney General Maura Healey wants to start cracking down.Officials estimate that one in five Massachusetts men have tried — at least once — to buy sex online.Every day in Boston there are over 9,000 web searches to...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 6:30pm

5 Massachusetts massage parlors busted for sex trafficking: State police

Five massage parlors in central and western Massachusetts were actually fronts for two prostitution rings that engaged in "extensive" human trafficking, State Police said Tuesday.According to police, one was a family business.Authorities raided the shops, arresting four people and discovering 10...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:40pm

Former priest pleads not guilty to Boston sexual assault charges

Aformer associate chaplain at a Rhode Island boarding school pleaded not guilty Tuesdayto charges that he sexually assaulted a student in his care during two trips to Boston more than 40 years ago,Howard "Howdy" White Jr., 75, of Bedford, Pennsylvania, was indicted last monthon five counts of...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 1:07am