Sexual Assault

Sexual assault survivor Amita Swadhin testifies against Sen. Jeff Sessions' confirmation on January 11, 2017.

Hear From the Sexual Assault Survivor Who Testified Against Jeff Sessions

Amita Swadhin: “I agreed to testify because it’s really important for there to be public record that there was resistance to his nomination both from the grassroots along with our allies who are elected officials.”

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Milwaukee Officer Who Killed Sylville Smith Fired for Sexual Assault Charges

The complaint against Dominique Heaggan-Brown came two days after he fatally shot Smith and sparked an uprising in Milwaukee.

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Pu**y Grabs Back Protests Spread Nationwide

The grassroots day of action says #GOPHandsOffMe ahead of the final presidential debate.

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#GOPHandsOffMe Protest Co-Organizer: 'This is Just the Beginning'

We spoke to co-organizer Jodeen Olguín-Tayler about why it was important to bring together a multiracial group of women—including sexual assault survivors—to protest the Republican presidential nominee.

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Gabrielle Union Understands Why You Might Skip 'The Birth of a Nation'

Union, who is featured in the movie, says she sympathizes with those who opted not to see it in reaction to director Nate Parker’s 1999 rape case and his handling of the fallout.

READ: Afrika Bambaataa's Accusers Detail Alleged Sexual Assaults and Cover-up

VICE’s new music issue features in-depth accounts from three of the men who accused the hip-hop pioneer of sexual assault. 

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Nate Parker Talks Rape Case in '60 Minutes,' 'Good Morning America' Interviews

In the run up to “The Birth of a Nation’s” premiere this Friday, director Nate Parker addressed his infamous 1999 rape trial in two separate television interviews, declaring his innocence and his desire to shift attention toward the film.

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WATCH: White House Tackles Disproportionate Suspension Rates for Girls of Color

The White House Council on Women and Girls also collaborated with other agencies and organizations to create a toolkit to teach administrators trauma-informed approaches to handling discipline and sexual assault.

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Gabrielle Union Hopes Nate Parker Case, Movie Will 'Open Up The Conversation'

Union, an actress and rape survivor who stars in “The Birth of a Nation,” addressed her co-star Nate Parker’s 1999 case in a candid new op-ed.

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From Support to Horror, The World Reacts to Nate Parker's Resurrected Sexual Assault Case

Revived focus on a 17-year-old sexual assault case involving Parker and his “The Birth of a Nation” co-writer Jean Celestin—and the revelation that their accuser took her own life in 2012—has initiated a public conversation about rape and race.

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Brian Banks on Brock Turner's Sexual Assault Sentence: 'It's a Case Of Privilege'

Banks, a former football player who served six years in prison after being convicted for a now-recanted sexual assault, spoke to the New York Daily News about how the ex-Stanford University student’s lenient sentence embodies White privilege.

White High School Football Players Charged With Raping Black Teammate

A civil suit filed earlier this spring states that Dietrich, Idaho, school officials supported a racist environment in which the White athletes brutally attacked their teammate. 

Bill Cosby Will Stand Trial For Sexual Assault

The ruling came two days after the Associated Press published new excerpts from a 2005-2006 deposition. 

New Book Helps Native American Girls Cope After Sexual Assault

A full 34.1 percent of Native women reports being assaulted at some point in her life.

Convicted Serial Rapist Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced to 263 Years

Judge also rejected the former Oklahoma City police officer’s last-minute request for a new trial.

Former Oklahoma City Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Found Guilty of Raping and Assaulting Black Women

It was a surprising verdict for the officer, who was on trial for using his badge to attack 13 women and girls.

Why is Daniel Holtzclaw's Fate Being Decided by an All-White Jury?

Holtzclaw, a former Oaklahoma City police officer, is on trial for the sexual assault of twelve women and one teenager—most of whom are black. 

Three More Women Come Forward, Accuse Bill Cosby Of Sexual Assault

The new accusations coincide with a strange story from Kenan Thompson about his own interactions with Cosby. 

WATCH: Tisha Campbell-Martin Triumphs Over Sexual Assault In New Video

The “School Daze” and “Martin” star made an explosive return to music with “Steel Here.” 

New Deposition Details Reveal Bill Cosby as a Calculating, Cynical Philanderer

New details from the 2005 deposition add disturbing shades to Cosby’s profile.