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Simone Biles makes gymnastics history, dresses in solidarity with sexual assault survivors

Olympic champion Simone Biles just made gymnastics history wearing a leotard that honors survivors of sexual abuse. The 21-year-old athlete donned a teal leotard she designed herself on Sunday, winning her fifth title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston, the first woman in 24 years to be awarded the top score in every single...CONTINUE READING
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Asia Argento reportedly paid off a sexual assault accuser

Asia Argento, an Italian actress and director at the forefront of the #MeToo movement, reportedly paid off a sexual assault accuser. The New York Times reports Argento paid $380,000 to 22-year-old actor Jimmy Bennett, after he claimed that he was sexually assaulted by her in a California hotel room. SEE ALSO: Kevin Spacey’s ‘Billionaire Boys...CONTINUE READING
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Taylor Swift makes emotional speech on 1-year anniversary of sexual assault lawsuit win

A year after Taylor Swift’s groping trial, the singer is still speaking out.  In an emotional speech given during her show in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday, Swift sat on a piano bench and reflected on her rollercoaster of a year — which included the 2017 lawsuit she won against radio host David Mueller after he...CONTINUE READING
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This moment in Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America?’ is truly alarming for women

This article contains spoilers for Who Is America? Episode 1. There are more than a few jaw-dropping moments in Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show, Who Is America?, but there’s one particularly fleeting incident you shouldn’t brush under the carpet. It’s the director of Gun Owners of America laughing about marital rape. Really. SEE ALSO: Sacha...CONTINUE READING
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Terry Crews won’t be in ‘Expendables 4’ because a producer tried to silence him on his sexual assault

A popular excuse for not believing survivors of sexual assault is the bizarre misconception that speaking out somehow benefits survivors.  But actor Terry Crews — who has been one of the most vital and fearless voices of the #MeToo movement since the beginning — showed a very real, tangible cost to speaking out Tuesday. He...CONTINUE READING
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Why ‘The Tale’ is the movie everyone is talking about

Jennifer Fox’s The Tale didn’t get the fanfare of a traditional movie premiere, and a quick look at the trailer explains whyThe Tale is the true story of Fox herself coming to terms with her sexual assault as a 13-year-old. It’s heartbreaking, disturbing, and often difficult to watch – all of which makes it essential....CONTINUE READING
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One Harvey Weinstein accuser says she won’t celebrate his arrest in a must-read thread

In the days following Harvey Weinstein’s arrest, some within the entertainment industry have posted a statement released by Time’s Up — the organization created in the wake of the scandal.  Others, like actress Annabella Sciorra, have taken things a step further. Sciorra was one of the women to come forward in Ronan Farrow’s follow up...CONTINUE READING
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George Takei responds to assault accuser’s changing story

George Takei tweeted on Friday about the sexual misconduct allegations against him, which a recent  Observer piece dissected and found to be unreliable. Takei thanked his husband and fans for standing by him after accusations of inappropriate behavior from Scott Brunton, whose story altered slightly with each retelling. He referred to it as sexual assault,...CONTINUE READING
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’13 Reasons Why’ creator addresses Season 2 rape scene

The following contains spoilers for 13 Reasons Why Season 2.  Those who binged 13 Reasons Why have many reactions to the controversial show’s second season, particularly to one scene in the finale. Series creator Brian Yorkey defends the scene where Tyler (Devin Druid) returns to school after a hiatus, only to be immediately singled out...CONTINUE READING
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The attorney suing Harvey Weinstein has also been accused of sexually assaulting women

UPDATE: May 7, 2018, 6:48 p.m. PDT with information about New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s resignation. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who recently filed a civil suit against Harvey Weinstein, has himself been accused of physically abusing women.  He announced his resignation just hours after the New Yorker published the accounts of four...CONTINUE READING
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