Bill Cosby sex assault trial to start this week in LA

Bill Cosby is facing another trial beginning this week in Los Angeles over accusations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the 1970s. Jury selection in the civil case is likely to start Tuesday in LA Superior Court, and could last up to a week, a rep for Cosby told The Post on Sunday. … Read more

Bill Cosby lawyers cry foul as civil sex assault trial looms

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. – With jury selection less than a week away, attorneys scrambled to deal with shifting evidence Tuesday in Bill Cosby’s civil trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy mansion nearly 50 years ago. Plaintiff Judy Huth said in a recent court filing that she now believes … Read more

UN told “credible” claims of sexual violence against children as Russia’s war drives a third of Ukrainians from their homes

United Nations Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that there were “credible” claims Russian forces have committed sexual violence against children in Ukraine, as UN agencies said Vladimir Putin’s invasion had driven more than 6 million people to flee the country. The UN refugee agency reported the grim statistic, which, combined with the … Read more

Mario Batali acquittal underscores perils of #MeToo cases

BOSTON (AP) – Bill Cosby was released from prison when his conviction that he drugged and assaulted a woman was overturned. Quarterback Deshaun Watson landed a record-setting $ 230 million contract, despite an investigation into allegations he assaulted 22 women. Celebrity chef Mario Batali was acquitted this week on just the second day of his … Read more

Ukraine has accused Russian soldiers of using rape as a tool of war. These two women say justice is hard to come by

Brovary District, Ukraine CNN – In a small village Russian soldiers occupied as they tried and failed to take Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, at the beginning of the war, two women say they are living with the pain of multiple traumas: destruction, death and rape. One of the women – who said her husband was murdered … Read more

Ukraine has accused Russian soldiers of using rape as a tool of war. These two women say justice is hard to come by

Brovary District, Ukraine CNN – In a small village Russian soldiers occupied as they tried and failed to take Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, at the beginning of the war, two women say they are living with the pain of multiple traumas: destruction, death and rape. One of the women – who said her husband was murdered … Read more

India rape: Lalitpur police officer arrested for alleged rape of 13-year-old girl

New Delhi CNN – A 13-year-old girl who was allegedly gang-raped by four men in India, was allegedly raped again by a police officer after she tried to seek his help in reporting the initial attack. Authorities in Uttar Pradesh confirmed Wednesday a police officer had been arrested in connection with the alleged incident, which … Read more

Depp trial: Psychologist testifies actor assaulted Heard

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) – Actor Amber Heard suffered post-traumatic stress disorder from violence she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband Johnny Depp, including multiple acts of sexual assault, a psychologist testified Tuesday. The sexual assaults included being forced to perform oral sex and having Depp penetrate her with a liquor bottle, the psychologist, … Read more

Explains: Why is Indonesia’s law on sexual violence so important? | News about sexual assault

Medan, Indonesia – With a hammer blow, Indonesia’s controversial law on sexual violence has been passed by parliament. When lawmakers on Tuesday stood up to approve the passage of the long-awaited bill, House President Puan Maharani seemed visibly moved. The legislation was “a gift to all Indonesian women,” she said. The bill, known as RUU … Read more