Sex Crimes

New York coroner ‘confident’ Epstein’s death was suicide: New York…

New York coroner ‘confident’ Epstein’s death was suicide: New York…

Published 12/08/2019

(Reuters) - New York City’s chief medical examiner is confident Jeffrey Epstein died by hanging himself in the jail cell where he was being held [more…]

Singer R. Kelly charged in sex scheme of kidnapping and payoffs

Singer R. Kelly charged in sex scheme of kidnapping and payoffs

Published 12/07/2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Singer R. Kelly, already charged with sexual assault in Illinois, was indicted in federal courts in New York and Chicago on Friday [more…]

Ex-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein gets approval for new…

Ex-Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein gets approval for new…

Published 11/07/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein got approval from a New York judge to hire a new legal team two months before [more…]

Actor Kevin Spacey’s alleged sex assault victim drops lawsuit

Actor Kevin Spacey’s alleged sex assault victim drops lawsuit

Published 05/07/2019

BOSTON (Reuters) - The man that former “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey is accused by prosecutors of sexually assaulting in Massachusetts three years ago [more…]

Michael Jackson fans sue alleged abuse victims in French court

Michael Jackson fans sue alleged abuse victims in French court

Published 04/07/2019

ORLEANS, France (Reuters) - Michael Jackson fan groups sought damages on Thursday from two of the late pop legend’s alleged abuse victims for “sullying his [more…]

Empowerment rules at MTV awards, with win for Justice Ruth Bader…

Empowerment rules at MTV awards, with win for Justice Ruth Bader…

Published 18/06/2019

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Superhero blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame” was the top winner at the MTV Movie and TV awards on Monday in a show marked [more…]

Bill Cosby’s post as ‘America’s Dad’ on Father’s Day sparks anger…

Bill Cosby’s post as ‘America’s Dad’ on Father’s Day sparks anger…

Published 17/06/2019

(Reuters) - Convicted sex offender Bill Cosby’s Instagram post identifying himself as “America’s Dad” in a Father’s Day message touched off online reaction from admiration [more…]

Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japanese law

Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japanese law

Published 10/06/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Miyako Shirakawa was a 19-year-old college student when she was raped by an older man. She said that when the attack started, [more…]

Jailed Australian cardinal to appeal against child sex abuse…

Jailed Australian cardinal to appeal against child sex abuse…

Published 03/06/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Jailed former Vatican treasurer George Pell will appeal on Wednesday against his convictions for sexually abusing two choir boys in the 1990s [more…]

R. Kelly charged with new felony sex assault, abuse counts: Chicago…

R. Kelly charged with new felony sex assault, abuse counts: Chicago…

Published 30/05/2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly was charged on Thursday with 11 new felony counts of sexual assault and abuse that could, if he [more…]