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Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations, Harvey Weinstein Takes Leave of Absence

Harvey Weinstein Resigns from Weinstein Co. Board

In a statement, the board said it also ratified its Oct. 8 decision to fire Weinstein as chief executive of the award-winning movie and television company he co-founded with his brother.

#MeToo: Sexual Harassment Stories Sweep Social Media after Weinstein Allegations

#MeToo: Sexual Harassment Stories Sweep Social Media after Weinstein Allegations

Million of women across the world have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in an online campaign using the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and with rolling posts on Facebook.

Academy of Motion Pictures, Weinstein Co. Board Ousts Harvey Weinstein after Harassment Allegations

Lawyer Who Threatened Defamation Suit Against New York Times Leaves Weinstein Defense: Source

The Times reported that Weinstein had reached eight previously undisclosed settlements with women who accused him of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact.

LGBT Students to Remain Unprotected by Betsy DeVos

Trump Administration Drops Guidance on College Sex Crime Probes

Advocates for sexual assault victims feared the move would curb protections and could discourage victims from speaking out.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Confirms She Will Rescind Sexual Misconduct Guidance

DeVos said, “It is the intention to revoke or rescind the previous guidance around this."

Baylor University Perpetuated its Gang Rape Culture, Lawsuit Says

Baylor University Reaches Settlement in Gang Rape Lawsuit

The lawsuit against the school is one in a series of civil suits, indictments and criminal convictions for sexual assaults over the past few years at Baylor.

Rape Kits from Sanctuary Cities Can Remain Untested, GOP Rep. Says

Rape Kits from Sanctuary Cities Can Remain Untested, GOP Rep. Says

“There are grants available, and we’ll do everything we can to help. Unless they’re a sanctuary city,” said Georgia Rep. Buddy Carter.

Many Rape Victims Experience ‘Paralysis’ During Assault, Study Finds

Many Rape Victims Experience ‘Paralysis’ During Assault, Study Finds

“Don’t blame rape victims for not resisting,” said the lead author of the study. “It’s a normal biological reaction when exposed to an extreme threat.”

Rape Victim Sues Uber, CEO and Top Execs

Rape Victim Sues Uber, CEO and Top Execs

“Rape denial is just another form of the toxic gender discrimination that is endemic at Uber and ingrained in its culture,” said a lawyer for Jane Doe.

Baylor University Perpetuated its Gang Rape Culture, Lawsuit Says

Baylor University Perpetuated its Gang Rape Culture, Lawsuit Says

By doing nothing to stop the alleged gang rape “bonding” experience for the school’s football players, Baylor created a culture rife with sexual assault.

Rape Victims Made to Pay Part of the Medical Bill

Rape Victims Made to Pay Part of the Medical Bill

Overall, about 88 percent of the 1,355 victims incurred charges on the day they visited the hospital, and 27 percent paid more than 25 percent of those costs.

Texas Rangers Open Investigation into Baylor Sexual Assault Claims

Texas Rangers Open Investigation into Baylor Sexual Assault Claims

The investigation launches as a football player is suspended after his girlfriend accused him of violence and making violent threats.

Stanford Sex Assault Victim Named a Glamour Woman of the Year

Stanford Sex Assault Victim Named a Glamour Woman of the Year

The woman, who remains anonymous, wrote an essay in which she calls out her attacker, Brock Turner, and the judge who sentenced him to just six months in jail for sexual assault.

More women accuse Trump

Pu**y Grabs Back: New Sexual Assault Claims Against Trump

Five women are now on the record describing unwanted sexual advances from Trump, confirming his boasts of entitlement to do so.

Trump Denies 'Grab them by the p---y' is Sexual Assault

Trump Denies ‘Grab them by the p—y’ is Sexual Assault

"He's talking about women as if they don't have a right to consent to the way someone touches them. This is how sexual violence becomes accepted in our culture."

turner, brock turner, stanford

Campus Rape Culture: Outrage Over Light Sentence in Stanford Sexual Assault

"If a first time offender from an underprivileged background was accused of three felonies, what would his sentence be?"

assault, baylor university, football team, sexual assault, art briles

Sexual Assault Scandal at Baylor University Goes Deeper

More details emerge about the repeated sexual assault allegations against the school's football players, and the lack of action taken by university officials and police.

Court Documents Reveal Cosby Drugged Women

Longtime supporters bail out.

University of Maryland, College Park

Other Frats Behaving Badly: Racist, Misogynist Email Surfaces at UMD

Following the posting of SAE's racist chant, an epithet-laden email allegedly sent by a University of Maryland Kappa Sigma member also has gone viral.

Lincoln University President Dr. Robert R. Jennings made controversial comments about rape

College President: Women Cry Rape After Sex Doesn’t ‘Turn Out the Way They Wanted’

The president of one of the nation’s oldest HBCUs is standing by his comments that women lie about rape after encounters they regret. He’s not the first to be so naïve, and he likely won’t be the last.

Department of Education Launches Investigation Into College Sexual-Assault Complaints

For the first time, the Department of Education has publicly revealed the list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for the potentially illegal handling of sexual-assault complaints. See the list here.

Law Official: ‘If You Can’t Prevent Rape, You Should Enjoy It’

‘If You Can’t Prevent Rape, You Should Enjoy It’

India’s chief investigator remains on the job despite his highly controversial rape comments.

Military Faces New Sexual-Abuse Investigation

Military Faces New Sexual-Abuse Investigation

A sergeant is charged with abusive sexual contact and running a prostitution ring, the latest blemish to the U.S. armed forces.

Military Sexual Assault: Group Demands General’s Ouster

Military Sexual Assault: Group Demands General’s Ouster

The Air Force General who threw out a sexual-assault conviction should be dismissed, according to an advocacy group.