Jurors in Los Angeles continue deliberations in Harvey Weinstein’s second rape trial

CNN  —  A Los Angeles jury returned to court Monday to continue its deliberations in the second sexual assault trial of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is accused of using his Hollywood influence to lure women into private meetings and assault them. Weinstein faces two counts of forcible rape and five counts of sexual … Read more

Jeffrey Epstein Estate Settles Suit Brought by U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General

The estate of Jeffrey Epstein on Wednesday settled a lawsuit brought by the US Virgin Islands that accused the disgraced financier of trafficking and sexually abusing girls and young women on his private Caribbean island. U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said in a statement that under the terms of the settlement, the estate … Read more

The family of the alleged ‘catfish’ killer’s victims in California speak out

CNN — A woman whose parents and sister were killed last week in the suspected triple ‘catfish’ homicide in Riverside, California, is urging families to talk to their children about online safety. Michelle Blandin, whose father, Mark Winek, 69, mother, Sharie Winek, 65, and sister, Brooke Winek, 39, were killed on November 25, has warned … Read more

Opinion: Will Smith shouldn’t be defined by his most public mistake

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E. Jean Carroll sues Trump for battery and defamation as lookback window for adult sex abuse survivors’ suits opens in New York

CNN — Former E. magazine columnist Jean Carroll has sued former President Donald Trump for assault and defamation under a new New York law that allows adults alleging sexual assault to file charges years after the offensive. Carroll filed the lawsuit on Thursday, the first day civil suits can be brought under the new law, … Read more

US Iran envoy highlights CNN’s report on rapes of activists in detention

CNN — The top US diplomat for Iran pointed to CNN’s sexual violence investigation which uncovered sexual assaults on male and female activists, calling the reports “unspeakable”. Robert Malley, the US special envoy for Iran, said the regime would not succeed in its efforts to crush protests that have spread across the country over the … Read more

Kevin Spacey charged with seven more sexual offenses in the UK

London CNN  —  Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with seven more sexual offenses, UK police have said. The 63-year-old actor was charged on Tuesday with a number of sexual offenses against the same man between 2001 and 2004, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement to CNN on Wednesday. The UK’s Crown Prosecution … Read more

Man in Scotland confirmed to be US rape suspect, Scottish court rules

CNN — A man in Scotland is a wanted rape suspect in the United States, a Scottish court ruled on Friday, despite the man’s claims that he is not the person authorities are looking for and has never visited the United States of his life. An Edinburgh Sheriff’s Court judge says the man claiming to … Read more

DC Attorney General sues Washington Commanders, owner Dan Snyder and NFL for deceiving residents

CNN — DC Attorney General Karl Racine on Thursday announced a lawsuit against beleaguered Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, the team and the NFL, alleging they colluded to mislead DC residents about an NFL investigation into the team’s toxic workplace culture and sexual assault allegations. “For years, the team and its owner did very real, … Read more

Pieper Lewis: Iowa teen who killed her alleged rapist and escaped from a residential corrections facility is back in custody

CNN — Pieper Lewis, the Iowa teenager and sex trafficking victim who killed a man she says repeatedly raped her, is back in custody after escaping from the residential correctional facility where she was serving her probation , according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Lewis, 18, was arrested just days after leaving the Des … Read more