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American Apparel Cuts Controversial Founder Dov Charney Out of His Company

There was a time, around a decade ago, when American Apparel’s brand seemed to be enhanced, at least on the business side, by the pervy sensibility of its founder and charismatic leader, Dov Charney. Those days have apparently passed.

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 READ MORE



Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness for ‘Evil’ of Child Abuse

In remarks quoted by Vatican radio Friday, Pope Francis personally asked forgiveness for sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests.

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Iraqi Law Would Legalize Marriage for 9-Year-Old Girls

Iraq has recently put forth a controversial draft law that would allow men to marry girls as young as 9 years old and force their wives to have sex without consent. Women would also not be able to leave the house without their husband’s permission.

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Hacktivist Who Leaked the Steubenville Rape Video Faces 10 Years in Prison as Culprit Walks Free

Remember that awful case in which a couple of high school football stars in Steubenville, Ohio, who raped an unconscious young girl were sentenced thanks to an anonymously leaked video?

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Jailed Catholic Priest Catches a Break From Pennsylvania Court

On Thursday, a trio of Superior Court judges in Pennsylvania ordered the release of Monsignor William Lynn from the state prison where he has been serving time for his role in dealing with sex abuse claims against fellow Catholic clergy members.

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Horrific Details Emerge in Cleveland Kidnapping Case

The three women who were kidnapped and held captive in a Cleveland home for a decade were raped, beaten mercilessly while pregnant, kept in ropes and chains and forced to crawl around on their hands and knees naked in the backyard by their captors, according to reports.

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Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Chief Charged With Sexual Battery

Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, who heads the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit, has been accused of the very thing he’s been tasked with trying to stop.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told a panel of judge advocate generals that their supposed efforts to resolve the military’s sexual abuse crisis were not enough.

Posted on Mar 16, 2013 READ MORE



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Vatican Lawyer Gives U.S. Media Credit for Uncovering Sex Scandal

For once, the American media might have done some good, at least according to the Rev. Robert Oliver, a lawyer for the Vatican who recently assumed the role of prosecutor on sexual abuse cases within the Holy See.

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Paterno and Others Hid Facts, Inquiry Says

An investigation into the Penn State sexual abuse scandal determined that head football coach Joe Paterno and other senior officials knew for as long as 15 years that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky may have had sexual relationships with young boys.

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A Monsignor Is Convicted for Sexual-Abuse Cover-Up

Friday saw the first criminal conviction of an officer of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States for covering up the sexual abuse of children. Monsignor William J. Lynn was found guilty of endangering boys by letting a known pedophile continue to minister to children, a pass that enabled that priest to assault a 10-year-old boy.

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Sandusky May Testify During His Trial

Former Penn State assistant football coach and pedophile suspect Jerry Sandusky may take the stand in his own defense, his lawyers hinted as his trial began Monday. Sandusky is charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse.

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‘The Invisible War’ Brings Rape in the Military Into Focus

Here’s a brief but affecting glimpse of “The Invisible War,” a new documentary, currently making its film festival debut at Sundance, exposing the insidious epidemic of sexual assault in the U.S. armed forces, or Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and what isn’t being done about it.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 READ MORE



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DSK Off the Hook in (Another) Rape Case

It’s been a few months since former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn made news for all the wrong reasons, and on Thursday yet another headline about DSK’s sexual past cropped up.

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Missouri Outlaws Student-Teacher Facebook Friendship

The state-sponsored war on intimacy, fellowship and private contact continues in Missouri, where Gov. Jay Nixon just signed into law a bill forbidding any direct social networking contact between students and teachers. (more)

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 READ MORE


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Sen. Scott Brown Tells All

Is it just us, or does the publication of a revealing memoir, including details of childhood molestation and abuse, by a first-term senator herald yet another sea change in the game of political publicity? Of course, Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts isn’t just any new arrival ...

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Vatican Told Irish Clergy to Keep Abuse Reports From Police

According to an official letter issued by the Vatican in 1997, the Holy See issued a warning to higher-ups in the Irish Catholic Church, strongly suggesting that they keep reports of child abuse by clergy members from outside authorities or they could face “embarrassing” consequences.

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Study: Zero Child Abuse in Lesbian Households

Someone call Focus on the Family: A newly published set of findings from a long-running study out of UCLA shows a child abuse rate of zero percent in dual-mommy households. A pool of 78 teenage children with lesbian parents was studied.

Posted on Nov 10, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Silvia Izquierdo

Deaf Defendant Includes Pope in Sex-Abuse Suit

By virtue of his past and present vaunted positions in the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has certainly had to deal with the ramifications of the wide-ranging sex abuse scandal that’s still rocking the Vatican. But now the pontiff has actually been named ... (continued)

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British Probe Finds Convicted Priests Still in the Fold

The Catholic Church has made remorseful noises and gestures in response to the widespread allegations of clergy sex abuse coming in from multiple dioceses, and some accused parties have been duly punished in recent months ... or have they?

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AP / Gerald Herbert

Pope Doesn’t Let Irish Bishops Resign

Two Catholic bishops in Ireland attempted to resign late last year in the midst of a scandal about widespread sexual abuse occurring in their Dublin diocese, but Pope Benedict XVI wasn’t having it.

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Vatican Issues New Rules for Tackling Sex Abuse Cases

The Vatican is finally getting the message that it needs to get with the program in terms of addressing widespread reports of sex abuse by Catholic clergy members, with the Holy See releasing a new set of rules designed to speed up and step up the process.

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British Actress: ‘I Am Also a Victim of Roman Polanski’

Claiming that Roman Polanski’s legal team is wrongly spinning the story of his sexual abuse of a minor over three decades ago “as an isolated incident,” British actress Charlotte Lewis piped up on Friday to declare that the director had “forced himself” upon her when she was 16 years old.

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AP / Andrew Brownbill

Pope Places Blame for Sex Abuse on Catholic Church

While other officials from the Catholic Church (ahem, Bill Donohue) have hesitated, to say the least, to look within the church for the source of the clergy sex abuse scandal, Pope Benedict XVI has apparently seen the light.

Posted on May 11, 2010 READ MORE


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New Oklahoma Abortion Law Requires Sonogram

Even in cases of sexual abuse or rape, a strict abortion law enacted Tuesday in Oklahoma requires women to undergo a sonogram, during which the doctor has to turn the screen to face the patient and give her fetal development details.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Andrew Brownbill

Pope Changes His Tune, Talks of ‘Penance’

While performing Mass on Thursday morning, Pope Benedict XVI inched toward acknowledging the need for the Vatican to show more contrition over the slew of clergy sexual abuse cases that have compromised the Catholic Church’s public standing in recent months ... (continued)

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The Vatican Now Officially Approves of the Beatles

The Vatican continues to be rocked by a wide-ranging sex abuse scandal, and the pressure it’s under could have something to do with its newly revised opinion of The Beatles. Although the Holy See’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, pointed to the potentially Satanic ... (continued) Updated

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Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens Call for Pope’s Arrest

British authors and atheists Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, whom Terry Eagleton has affectionately referred to as the combined entity known as “Ditchkins,” are joining legal forces to see if Pope Benedict XVI can be prosecuted for crimes against humanity.

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AP / Luca Bruno

Pope Accused of Letting Past Abuse Case Languish

Yet another sexual abuse case from the past has come back to haunt the Vatican, and this time, Pope Benedict XVI is being scrutinized for decisions he made about the case while in his prior position at the Holy See. On Friday, The Associated Press released ... (continued)

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AP / Gerald Herbert

Vatican: Pope Ready for ‘New Meetings’ With Sexual Abuse Victims

In a Vatican Radio broadcast on Friday, one Rev. Federico Lombardi, spokesman for the Holy See, announced that Pope Benedict XVI is ready to hold “new meetings” with victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy members, but at least one victims’ group ... (continued)

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bbc.co.uk

Vatican Preacher Compares Backlash Over Clergy Abuse Scandal to Anti-Semitism

Note to the Vatican: Adopting the mantle of victimhood in the face of accusations of sexual abuse by clergy members and attempted cover-ups by other church officials is not bound to go over very well with the public—especially if parallels are drawn to the persecution of the Jews.

Posted on Apr 2, 2010 READ MORE


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Pope Accepts Irish Bishop’s Resignation

Pope Benedict XVI has OK’d the resignation of Bishop John Magee, an Irish clergyman who had held prominent positions within the Catholic Church for decades and whose diocese was rocked by allegations of child sexual abuse by members of the clergy ranging from at least the mid-1990s.

Posted on Mar 24, 2010 READ MORE


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Trial Brings Boy Scouts of America’s ‘Perversion Files’ to Light

The Catholic Church isn’t the only big organization facing trouble in the sexual abuse department this week. The Associated Press reported Friday that an Oregon man who says he was molested by a Scout leader in the 1980s plans to use some of a stash of around 1,000 “perversion files” ... (continued)

Posted on Mar 19, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Silvia Izquierdo

Church Sex Abuse Scandal Reaches Pope’s Circles

One of Pope Benedict XVI’s past decisions as head of an archdiocese in Germany has come back around in relation to a priest accused of molesting boys three decades ago, according to The New York Times.

Posted on Mar 12, 2010 READ MORE


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Irish Bishops Called on the Carpet

The long-running clergy sexual abuse scandal within Dublin’s Archdiocese is still the Catholic Church’s problem, and on Monday, Pope Benedict XVI met with Irish bishops for the first part of a two-day strategy and damage-control session at the Vatican.

Posted on Feb 15, 2010 READ MORE


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Report: Irish Catholic Church Kept Child Abuse Secret

According to a newly released report commissioned by the Irish government, the Archdiocese of Dublin and other Catholic authorities in Ireland kept hundreds of complaints concerning the sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy covered up ... (continued)

Posted on Nov 27, 2009 READ MORE



U.S. Air Force / Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young

Does Military Service Turn Young Men Into Sexual Predators?

It can be shown that the patterns of military sex crimes are old and widespread—for generations, military service has transformed large numbers of American boys into sexual predators. So it seems reasonable to ask whether perhaps there is something about military culture or training or experience that can be identified as causative, and then, perhaps, changed.

Posted on Oct 22, 2009 READ MORE


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