Woman files defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby

Dec 11, 2014

Woman files defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby

A woman who has accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her in the 1970s filed a defamation lawsuit Wednesday against the comedian, alleging he “publicly branded” her a liar through statements made by his lawyer and publicist. Tamara Green said in the lawsuit filed ...

TV star Rolf Harris guilty of sex assaults on girls in Britain

Jul 1, 2014

TV star Rolf Harris guilty of sex assaults on girls in Britain

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain since the 1960s, could face jail after his conviction Monday on 12 counts of indecently assaulting girls. Australian-born Harris, 84 — a TV presenter, artist and performer of amusing songs like “Tie Me Kangaroo Down, ...

British publicist Max Clifford found guilty of multiple sexual assaults

Apr 29, 2014

British publicist Max Clifford found guilty of multiple sexual assaults

Prominent public relations agent Max Clifford was found guilty Monday of eight counts of sexual assault stemming from attacks on teenagers dating back more 40 years. The publicist, known in Britain for handling high-profile celebrity scandals and representing TV mogul Simon Cowell, had called ...

Feb 22, 2014

Grim global stats on sexual assault

In the first-ever global picture of sexual assault, a respected British medical journal reports that, worldwide, 7.2 percent of women at least 15 years old have suffered sexual violence from a stranger.

Dec 12, 2013

Woman charged in sex assault on boy, 15

A 43-year-old unemployed woman from Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, has been charged with indecent assault on a 15-year-old boy after confining him in her apartment and ordering six teenagers to abuse him, prosecutors said. Tamae Okino was arrested together with the six boys and girls ...

Jan 13, 2013

U.S. soldiers punished in sex scandal

The U.S. military has punished three more servicemen for sleeping with prostitutes in a sex scandal in Colombia that overshadowed President Barack Obama’s summit there last year. The three U.S. Army sergeants were found guilty of violating the military’s code by having “relations” with ...

Jan 11, 2013

Delhi gang-rape confessions 'coerced'

A defense lawyer accused Indian police Thursday of beating confessions out of the five men charged with murdering and gang-raping a young student aboard a bus in New Delhi as they were due to appear in court again. Speaking before a hearing at which ...

Jan 10, 2013

Two to plead not guilty in Delhi rape

Two of the five men accused of gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in New Delhi last month will plead not guilty, their lawyer said. “They will plead not guilty to all charges,” M.L. Sharma, who said he represents Mukesh ...

Jan 12, 2012

Swede paid poor Filipinos to rape kids

A Swedish court jailed a Swede for eight years on Thursday for paying poor women in the Philippines to rape young kids as he watched on a videolink from his computer in Sweden, local media reported. The Haessleholm district court in southern Sweden found ...