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In Opening Statement, Bill Cosby's Lawyer Says Andrea Constand Wanted 'Money, Money, and Lots More Money'  In Opening Statement, Bill Cosby's Lawyer Says Andrea Constand Wanted 'Money, Money, and Lots More Money' 

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania—Bill Cosby’s defense team had its turn talking to jurors today, with lawyer Tom Mesereau telling the court that Andrea Constand was a woman with a plan to extort millions of dollars from Bill Cosby and Constand executed that plan to perfection. He spun what happened as a classic Hollywood…

Prosecutors Turn the Tools Used on Survivors Against Bill Cosby Prosecutors Turn the Tools Used on Survivors Against Bill Cosby

NORRISTOWN, Pennsylvania — The retrial of Bill Cosby on three counts of aggravated indecent assault finally began on a cold Monday afternoon with a different type of opening statement from Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele. His main point is the same as the prosecution’s was last year—he believes that…

MSU Student Says Three Basketball Players Raped Her In New Lawsuit MSU Student Says Three Basketball Players Raped Her In New Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed by a current Michigan State University student says that, in 2015, three MSU basketball players gang-raped her in an off-campus apartment. The student also says that employees at the university’s counseling center discouraged her from reporting the rape, either to police or the school’s Office of…

Junot Díaz in the New Yorker: #MeToo Junot Díaz in the New Yorker: #MeToo

Junot Díaz, one of our greatest living authors, has written a deeply personal piece for the New Yorker about being raped, more than once, at the age of eight. More than that, and with the deeply cutting, economical weight that characterizes all his work, he has detailed the lifelong trauma that rape has inflicted upon…

Protester Rushes Bill Cosby as He Enters Courthouse for Sexual Assault Trial Protester Rushes Bill Cosby as He Enters Courthouse for Sexual Assault Trial

A protester raced near Bill Cosby Monday morning as he entered a Philadelphia courthouse to begin the second incarnation of his sexual assault trial, after the first was declared a mistrial. The protester was stopped by officers from the sheriff’s department and handcuffed.

The Bill Cosby Defense Will Be That She's a Lying Gold Digger  The Bill Cosby Defense Will Be That She's a Lying Gold Digger 

The judge in the Bill Cosby criminal case ruled today that jurors can hear about the settlement the comedian paid the woman who told police that he drugged and assaulted her. Judge Steven O’Neill also ruled that jurors can hear testimony from a woman, Marguerite “Margo” Jackson; she is expected to say that Andrea…

These Are the Women Expected to Testify Against Bill Cosby These Are the Women Expected to Testify Against Bill Cosby

The retrial of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby is set to start next Monday in Norristown, Pennsylvania, after last year’s proceedings ended in a mistrial. Right now, jurors are being selected; as of Tuesday afternoon, they had seated seven. The charges are the same—three counts of aggravated indecent assault—but the…

Asia Argento Calls Catherine Breillat a 'Sadistic and Downright Evil' Director Asia Argento Calls Catherine Breillat a 'Sadistic and Downright Evil' Director

Early Friday morning, actor Asia Argento, who has become vocal within the #MeToo movement after detailing her own experience being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein in 1997, tweeted extensively about her her time working with the film director Catherine Breillat.

Creator of Ren & Stimpy Harassed and Groomed Teenage Girls for Sexual Relationships, According to New Report Creator of Ren & Stimpy Harassed and Groomed Teenage Girls for Sexual Relationships, According to New Report

A harrowing new report from Buzzfeed shines a light on what is referred to as a long open-secret within the animation industry: that the Ren & Stimpy Show creator John Kricfalusi harassed teenage girls throughout his career.

Bill Cosby Judge Rejects Request to Step Down Because His Wife Supports Rape Victims  Bill Cosby Judge Rejects Request to Step Down Because His Wife Supports Rape Victims 

Earlier today, Judge Steven O’Neill denied the request from Bill Cosby’s lawyers that O’Neill recuse himself from the case because of his wife’s work with rape victims. Deborah O’Neill is a clinical social worker and coordinates the the University of Pennsylvania’s Sexual Trauma Treatment Outreach and Prevention…

Jack Antonoff Says He Asked Label to Drop R. Kelly Several Times  Jack Antonoff Says He Asked Label to Drop R. Kelly Several Times 

For the past 17 years, singer R. Kelly has been accused of sexual misconduct against teenagers and creating teen pornography, keeping several women in a “cult,” and most recently “training” a 14-year-old girl to be his “pet,” according to a new BBC documentary. Through all this he has maintained his career signed to…

Los Angeles District Attorney Is Investigating Ed Westwick Amid Rape Allegations  Los Angeles District Attorney Is Investigating Ed Westwick Amid Rape Allegations 

On Monday, Deadline reported that former Gossip Girl actor Ed Westwick is being investigated by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. The investigation is presumably linked to allegations against the actor that surfaced in November: three women accused the actor of sexual assault or rape.

A Conversation with Director Nancy Buirski About the Untold Story of Recy Taylor A Conversation with Director Nancy Buirski About the Untold Story of Recy Taylor

On September 3, 1944, 24-year-old Recy Taylor was walking home from a church revival in rural Alabama. That evening, she later reported, she was kidnapped at gunpoint and raped by six white teenage boys. According to court records, her attackers said they’d kill her if she talked. She talked anyway, which led to a…

Larry Nassar's Former Boss, William Strampel, Charged With Sexual Misconduct [Updated] Larry Nassar's Former Boss, William Strampel, Charged With Sexual Misconduct [Updated]

William Strampel, the former dean of the osteopathic medical school at Michigan State University, has been charged with criminal sexual conduct by the Michigan attorney general’s office. Strampel supervised convicted sex offender Larry Nassar while both were employed by MSU.

Russell Simmons Accused of Rape in $10 Million Lawsuit Russell Simmons Accused of Rape in $10 Million Lawsuit

Russell Simmons has been accused of rape in a $10 million lawsuit filed March 23 by a woman identified as Jane Doe. Doe seeks damages for forcible rape and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Bill Cosby's Lawyers Demand Recusal Because Judge's Wife Supports Rape Victims Bill Cosby's Lawyers Demand Recusal Because Judge's Wife Supports Rape Victims

You know what really makes a guy seem like he’s guilty of sexually assaulting women? When he’s worried that someone won’t like him because they support survivors of rape. That is the new, bold tactic Bill Cosby’s lawyers have adopted, and it’s not a very good one.

Time's Up Wants Answers About Cy Vance Time's Up Wants Answers About Cy Vance

In 2015, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. office declined to bring charges against producer Harvey Weinstein after model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez accused him of sexual assault. Now Time’s Up, the advocacy group and legal defense fund, is calling for an independent investigation.

We Shouldn't Ask Art to Be Emblematic of the #MeToo Movement We Shouldn't Ask Art to Be Emblematic of the #MeToo Movement

In reviews of its second season, Jessica Jones was declared the “superhero TV show” for the #MeToo movement. Blockers, a raunchy sex comedy about teenage girls losing their virginities on prom night, was christened the perfect comedy for the #MeToo era. Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, despite being…

Ex-Rutgers Professor Anna Stubblefield Admits Sex With Intellectually Disabled Student Was a Crime  Ex-Rutgers Professor Anna Stubblefield Admits Sex With Intellectually Disabled Student Was a Crime 

Anna Stubblefield, the former Rutgers professor who was initially sentenced to 12 years for sexually assaulting a disabled student, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual contact on Monday as part of a new plea deal.

Lisa Bonet Says Bill Cosby Had a 'Sinister, Shadow Energy'  Lisa Bonet Says Bill Cosby Had a 'Sinister, Shadow Energy' 

Lisa Bonet says that while she wasn’t aware of Bill Cosby’s sexual misconduct while working with him on The Cosby Show, she admits that she always sensed something sinister around him.

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