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Oct 2, 2018
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh will not teach at Harvard Law School in the winter, as he was expected to do, the university announced Monday night in an email to law students. “Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so...
Oct 1, 2018
RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, reported that the National Sexual Assault Hotline helped 201 percent more people on Thursday than it normally does. “It’s not that 201 percent more sexual assaults happened yesterday,” Dr. Thea Gallagher, clinic director at the Center for the Treatment and Study of...
Oct 1, 2018
A woman has accused Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s biggest soccer stars, of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Kathryn Mayorga says the Portuguese footballer, who now plays for Italian club Juventus, raped her while she repeatedly screamed no, according to a lawsuit filed Friday...
Sep 28, 2018
The American Bar Association called on the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday evening to halt the confirmation vote for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, saying it should not move forward until an FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations against him can be completed. “The basic principles...
Sep 26, 2018
Traumatic memories stored differently in the brain, according to psychological research WASHINGTON — Following is a statement by Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD, president of the American Psychological Association, regarding what the scientific research says about the reporting of sexual assault in light of the allegation by Christine Blasey Ford, PhD,...
Sep 25, 2018
A judge declared Bill Cosby a “sexually violent predator” on Tuesday as a first step toward sentencing the 81-year-old comedian for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman over a decade ago. The classification means that Cosby must undergo monthly counseling for the rest of his life and report quarterly to...
Sep 24, 2018
Women and men across the country are planning a national walkout on Monday afternoon in a show of solidarity with sexual assault survivors, as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify regarding her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. More than three dozen progressive organizations—including NARAL Pro-Choice America, CREDO,...
Sep 20, 2018
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday said she fired her chief of staff for engaging in “inappropriate behavior on his personal time,” a disclosure that came just ahead of a Thursday launch of her mayoral bid. Preckwinkle said she became aware Friday of an allegation against John Keller....
Sep 17, 2018
Across Pittsburgh and the state, Catholic schools and parents are grappling with whether — and how — to address the grand jury report. Some don’t feel it’s their place to discuss it with young students. But others, including teachers and parents, are providing a space for students to voice their...
Sep 14, 2018
Paul Vallas has come under fire for the failure of his administration to launch an investigation into how a pedophile became a trusted mentor at a West Side elementary school after sex abuse crimes committed by the school employee and volunteer came to light 18 years ago while Vallas was...