Sex Crimes

Kris Wu: Chinese-Canadian pop star sentenced to 13 years of prison for rape in China

Hong Kong CNN — A Chinese court in Beijing sentenced Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu, also known as Wu Yifan, to 13 years in jail after finding him guilty of sexual offenses, including rape, the court said in a post on its official Weibo account. Wu rose to fame as a member of popular Korean-Chinese …

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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 …

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Jennifer Siebel Newsom, wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom tests that Harvey Weinstein raped her

Los Angeles CNN — Jennifer Siebel Newsom, a filmmaker and the wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, took the stand in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial in Los Angeles on Monday, at times breaking into tears while alleging her raped her in a hotel room in 2005. Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to multiple sexual …

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The Neighborhood drops drummer Brandon Fried after groping allegation

CNN — The Neighborhood have ousted drummer Brandon Fried after he was accused of groping a woman and apologized for it. María Zardoya, of the band The Marías, shared her account of the incident on the Instagram Stories portion of the band’s verified account. “I was at a bar last night, and I was groped …

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A jury has found filmmaker Paul Haggis liable in a sexual assault case involving a former publicist

CNN — A jury found filmmaker Paul Haggis liable in a sexual assault case that was brought forward by a former publicist who alleged he raped her after a movie premiere in 2013. The jury ordered the Oscar-winning screenwriter to pay Haleigh Breest at least $7.5 million in damages Thursday, according to attorneys for both …

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

CNN — DC Attorney Karl Racine announced a General argument against embattled Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, the team and the NFL on Thursday, alleging they colluded to deceive DC residents about an NFL investigation into the team’s toxic workplace culture and of sexual assault. “For years the team and its owner have caused very …

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Harvey Weinstein goes on trial in Los Angeles on charges of rape and sexual assault

CNN — Two years after his conviction on rape and sexual assault charges, disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein is again set to go on trial on similar charges in Los Angeles. Weinstein, 70, has pleaded not guilty to charges including four counts of rape, four counts of forcible oral copulation, sexual penetration by force and …

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Jennifer Siebel Newsom asked Weinstein for advice 2 years after alleged rape

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, emailed Harvey Weinstein asking for help handling a sex scandal involving her husband — two years after she says the film producer raped her. A judge gave permission on Monday for the email to be presented by the defense in Weinstein’s Los Angeles sex crimes trial, but …

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Rex Orange County charged with sexual assault in London

Rex Orange Countyphoto: Joshua Blanchard (Getty Images) The singer Rex Orange County (real name Alexander O’Connor), has been charged with six separate counts of sexual assault in London, The Sun reports. O’Connor has maintained his innocence regarding all six charges. According to the charges, O’Connor sexually assaulted one woman six separate times: twice in London’s …

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Investigation finds systemic abuse and misconduct within women’s professional soccer

CNN — An independent investigation has found systemic abuse and misconduct within women’s professional soccer. The report, led by former acting attorney general Sally Q. Yates and released Monday, was based on over 200 interviews and reveals the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) under the US Soccer Federation failed to provide a safe environment for …

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