Sexual assault

FILE - This Feb. 10, 2019 file photo shows then President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Portnow says a rape allegation against him aired in a complaint against the Recording Academy by his successor is “false and outrageous.” Portnow released a statement saying the academy during his tenure had conducted a thorough and independent investigation and he was “completely exonerated.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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January 22, 2020 - 7:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Grammys CEO Neil Portnow said Wednesday that a rape allegation against him aired by his successor in a complaint against the Recording Academy is “false and outrageous.” Portnow released a statement saying that the academy conducted a thorough and independent investigation...
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Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse following a day in his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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January 22, 2020 - 4:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein went on trial Wednesday in a landmark moment for the # MeToo movement, with prosecutors painting him as a sexual predator who used his Hollywood clout to abuse women for decades, while his lawyers sought to portray his accusers as willing participants. Prosecutor...
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FILE- In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former technology executive Andrew Yang, leans on his wife with his wife Evelyn, as they join in at a Fair Fight phone bank at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says she was sexually assaulted by her OB-GYN while she was pregnant with the couple's first child. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
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January 17, 2020 - 12:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says she was sexually assaulted by a doctor (an OB-GYN) while she was pregnant with the couple's first child. Evelyn Yang said in an interview televised Thursday by CNN that the assault happened in 2012, and she was...
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FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein donated more than $700,000 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visited campus at least nine times after being convicted of sex crimes in 2008, according to new findings from a law firm hired to investigate Epstein's ties with the elite school. MIT President L. Rafael Reif called the findings “a sharp reminder of human fallibility and its consequences.” (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)
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January 15, 2020 - 3:07 pm
HAVANA (AP) — A lawsuit filed by prosecutors in the Virgin Islands says multimillionaire sex offender Jeffery Epstein used two private islands in the U.S. territory to engage in a nearly two-decade conspiracy to traffic and abuse girls. At one point, the suit filed Wednesday alleges, Epstein and...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for jury selection in his rape trial, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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January 13, 2020 - 2:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Supermodel Gigi Hadid is in the running to be a juror in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial after telling a judge Monday that she thinks she would be able to “keep an open mind on the facts.” Hadid, who lives in Manhattan, turned heads as part of the latest pool of 120 potential jurors...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2015, file photo, students walk on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, Mass. Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein donated more than $700,000 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visited campus at least nine times after being convicted of sex crimes in 2008, according to new findings from a law firm hired to investigate Epstein's ties with the elite school, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. MIT President L. Rafael Reif called the findings “a sharp reminder of human fallibility and its consequences.” ( AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
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January 10, 2020 - 7:31 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein donated $750,000 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visited campus at least nine times as he sought to rehabilitate his image following a 2008 sex crimes conviction, according to findings released Friday by a law firm hired to...
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FILE - This June 23, 2019, file photo shows E. Jean Carroll in New York. President Donald Trump has lost a bid to block the advice columnist's lawsuit's over his remarks that she lied in accusing him of rape. In a decision Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, a Manhattan judge declined to order a hearing on Trump's request to dismiss Carroll's defamation suit and to put evidence-gathering on hold in the meantime. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
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January 09, 2020 - 6:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has lost a bid to block an advice columnist's lawsuit over his remarks that she lied in accusing him of rape. In a decision this week, a Manhattan judge declined to order a hearing on Trump's request to dismiss E. Jean Carroll's defamation suit and to put...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for jury selection in his sexual assault trial Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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January 08, 2020 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein returned to a New York courthouse Wednesday for the second day of what is expected to be a lengthy jury selection process in his rape trial. The day's court action was expected to be a partial repeat from Tuesday, when the first prospective jurors were given...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, Summer Zervos leaves New York state appellate court in New York. Zervos' lawsuit over President Donald Trump's response to her sexual assault allegations was put on hold Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, when a court froze the case until New York's top court weighs whether to dismiss the case or delay it through his presidency. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
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January 07, 2020 - 6:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump got a reprieve Tuesday in a former “Apprentice” contestant's lawsuit over his response to her sexual assault allegations, when appeals judges gave him permission to appeal to New York's highest court and put proceedings on hold in the meantime. Trump's lawyers...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives for a pre-trial hearing in New York. Weinstein's trial begins Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, more than two years after a torrent of women began accusing him of misconduct. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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January 05, 2020 - 3:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — More than two years after a wave of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein ushered in the #MeToo movement, the disgraced movie mogul faces another reckoning: a criminal trial that could him put him behind bars for the rest of his life. Jury selection is scheduled to...
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