Gawker: Who Wants to Remember Bill Cosby’s Multiple Sex-Assault Accusations?

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Bill Cosby gets the same treatment R. Kelly got from The Village Voice, from  blogsite Gawker, who details the many sexual assault accusations made against  lovable comedian and actor Bill Cosby who is slated to head up a new sitcom on NBC sometime in the near future. I do remember these accusations being leveled at the comedian a few years back and according to Gawker’s Tom Scocca, Cosby quietly settled a few of the cases preventing the victims from speaking on their accusations of him (drugging and sexual assaulting them while unconscious) publicly any further.  If any of these stories are true, I should hope everyone agrees that sexual predator is a sexual predator regardless of he is the funniest or most lovable grandpa on the planet.

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So the current crisis over how people are supposed to feel about Woody Allen is on some level odd. Woody Allen’s status as an accused child molester has been a matter of public record since before Manhattan Murder Mystery came out. Anyone who didn’t think about it before now had chosen not to think about it.
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CBS reporter sexually assaulted by Egyptian mob

This is a terrible attack and no matter how mad these guys are at their former dictator sexual assault should not be tolerated in any place.

via Daily News

60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan suffered a “brutal and sustained” sexual assault at the hands of a large group of men while covering the Egyptian uprising, CBS News said.

It happened during Friday’s jubilation in Cairo‘s Tahrir Square after President Hosni Mubarak finally stepped down.

“A dangerous element” in the crowd surrounded Logan and her crew, said CBS spokesman Kevin Tedesco.

“It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy. In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew,” he said in a statement Tuesday.

“She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers.”

At least 140 reporters have been injured or killed covering Egypt since Jan. 30, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Logan is a fearless foreign correspondent who has reported from some of the world’s most dangerous places.

Logan and her crew had been detained at gunpoint by security forces on Feb. 2, the same day that many journalists were beaten or kidnapped.

A Quarter of 14-Year-Olds Forced into Sex, Says Survey

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via Guardian UK

Nearly a quarter of 14-year-olds have been forced to have sex or do something sexual they did not want to do, and one in four 16-year-olds have been hit or hurt in some way by someone they were dating, according to a survey of teenagers.

The figures, compiled from an online survey of teenage girls by teen magazine Bliss and Women’s Aid, also found that over half of 14- and 15-year-olds have been humiliated in front of others by someone they were seeing.

Nearly 50% of all age groups surveyed said they knew someone who had had their mobile phones and emails checked or had been told not to go somewhere.

Nicola Harwin, the chief executive of Women’s Aid, said: “The previous statistics have been largely about attitudes rather than incidents. There’s a big difference between the two.

“It’s shocking that 25% of 14-year-olds have been forced or coerced into having sex – and that’s them admitting it – and even more who know someone who’s been hurt or humiliated.” Continue reading

Brooklyn DA Opens Up Probe of Claims NYPD Sexually Assaulted Another Man in Brooklyn

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A 24-year-old man who claims he was sodomized by a group of New York City police officers talks for the first time on camera, to CBS 2 HD.

“I was violated,” Michael Mineo said.

Last Wednesday, police say 24-year-old Mineo tried to get away from them after he was spotted smoking marijuana outside a Brooklyn train station. Mineo said he was tackled by two cops near the token booth — it was about 12:30 in the afternoon — and that three other cops also appeared. Mineo’s lawyers said while one officer held him down, the other pulled down his pants, and then, allegedly, shoved part of a walkie-talkie into his rectum.

“How do you think I’m supposed to feel?” Mineo asked through tears.

The NYPD is fighting back against the allegations of police brutality. Five officers are being investigated after a man claimed they sexually assaulted him.

In a statement, Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said: “His assertion that he was sodomized is not supported by independent civilian witnesses on the scene.” Continue reading