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abuse, amber dixon brenner, domestic violence, rape, salim akil, sexual assault -

A lawsuit filed by Amber Dixon Brenner on November 20, 2018, in California claims the actor had a years-long “physically and sexually abusive relationship” with Salim Akil, who has produced and directed episodes of BET’s The Game and Being Mary Jane, as well as the CW’s Black Lightning, and the 2012 film Sparkle. In…

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill on Sunday apologized to a woman who came forward with a rape allegation in 1994 but was discredited by police, saying the department let her down “in almost every possible way.” In a letter, O’Neill offered the woman his “heartfelt apology for all aspersions […]

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Looks like that 2003 rape allegation has caught up to Kobe Bryant after all these years.

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12 year old girl, child molestation, justin crawford, molestation, rape, running back, sexual assualt -

In an incident that can only be described as disturbing, former West Virginia running back Justin Crawford has been charged with incest, child molestation, sodomy and enticing a child for indecent purposes after his wife caught him in a sexual situation with a 12-year-old girl.

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campus rape, rape, rape culture, sexual assault, washington dc -

A Washington, D.C., high school principal was recorded mocking a student’s sexual assault claim made last June, according to a lawsuit and an audio recording obtained by the Washington Post.

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Wednesday writer, professor and television host, Melissa Harris Perry joined in on the conversation by revealing her experience as a victim of rape.

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Black History, Boxing, Hip-Hop, Jamie Foxx, Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, Rape, Robin Givens, Sexual Assault, TLC, Tupac Shakur -

To stump Jamie Foxx? That takes a lot of work. But Mike Tyson pulled it off. The two celebrities have been connected for nearly 30 years, the boxer being a frequent and willing muse for Foxx. But recently they were discussing the actor’s long-anticipated, Martin Scorsese-directed biopic of the mercurial pugilist. During the conversation, Tyson, […]

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Crime, Dead Bodies, Kidnapping, Massachusetts, News, Police Chase, Rape, Torture -

An unidentified Massachusetts woman reported to police that she was held against her will, raped, and tortured for a month.

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A 14-year-old Atlanta girl was raped by an armed security guard and six years later, a jury has now awarded her $1 billion in a lawsuit against the security company.

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Detective John W. Nissen, Kentucky Police, News, Oral Sex, Rape, Sexual Assault, Top Stories -

A police detective in Kentucky faces charges after allegedly offering a ride home to a rape victim, but instead taking her to a motel and asking her for oral sex

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#MeToo, #TimesUp, Bill Cosby, Entertainment, Lynching, National Memorial for Peace and Justice, News, Opinion, R Kelly, Rape -

Over the last week, the #TimesUp movement has been in full motion after the conviction of “America’s Dad” Bill Cosby, followed by the powerful #MuteRKelly movement. Commentary has come in droves with many feeling that the men are being targeted as a scheme to emasculate and destroy the image of Black men — crying how the two are […]

The post Can we please stop using codewords like “lynch” and “rape” to excuse Bill Cosby and R. Kelly? appeared first on theGrio.

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A Michigan woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying about being raped by a stranger in […]

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Entertainment, Featured, Nelly, News, Rape, Sexual Assault -

Nelly has been accused of sexual assaulted by two more women, according to an amended complaint filed by his original accuser. While the 43-year-old rapper is currently embroiled in a court battle against accuser Monique Greene, more women have now come forward. The first accuser, Jane Doe 1, says Nelly (real name Cornell Hanes Jr.) […]

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Jim Crow Era, National, News, Race, rape, Recy Taylor Death, sexual assault -

Recy Taylor, an African-American woman from Abbeville, Ala. who was kidnapped and gang-raped by four […]

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Brian Banks, Entertainment, Featured, Final Appeal, Kidnapping, Rape, Sexual Assault, Television, Wanetta Gibson -

After being wrongfully convicted of rape at 16 years old and spending 62 months in prison for a crime he didn't commit, he's sharing his story in the hopes of helping others...

The post EXCLUSIVE: Wrongfully convicted athlete Brian Banks speaks out in support of alleged sexual assault victims appeared first on theGrio.

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Native American, News, Racism, Rape, The Fantasticks -

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is warning audiences about offensive material in a traveling musical after Native American high school students walked out of a performance of “The Fantasticks.” The walkout happened Thursday during intermission, The Laramie Boomerang reported. It wasn’t clear how many students attending the Native American Summer Institute at […]

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All Day, Andrea Constand, Bill Cosby, Rape, Sexual Assault -

If you ever needed proof that rape is as much about power as it is about sex, a Pennsylvania courtroom just handed it to you. On the day that Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case was declared a mistrial, his spokesperson Andrew Wyatt came right out and proudly preached to the world, “Mr. Cosby’s power is […]

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Baylor University, Black Student-Athlete Summit, NCAA, Race, Rape, Sexual Assault, Texas Longhorns -

All Jessica Luther wanted to do was expose the truth. In August 2015, Luther, a journalist and author who has written extensively about rape culture and sexual violence through the lens of sports, learned of trouble on the campus of the world’s largest Baptist university in Waco, Texas. The news of the Baylor rape scandal […]

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Andrea Constand, Bill Cosby, Bill Cosby Rape Trial, News, Philadelphia, Rape, Sexual Assault -

Prosecutors preparing for Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial hope to call 13 of about 60 accusers to show he drugged and molested young women.

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Ava Duvernay, Entertainment, Oprah, OWN, Queen Sugar, Rape, Sexual Assault, timon kyle durrett -

Queen Sugar’s Timon Kyle Durrett speaks exclusively to TheGrio about his character, consent and why black men need to make better choices.

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Birth Of A Nation, Entertainment, Nate Parker, Rape, Video -

In an interview with "60 Minutes," Nate Parker was unapologetic for a 17-year-old rape case that has surrounded his film, "The Birth of a Nation."

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Education, HBCU, HBCU Scandal, Lincoln University, News, Rape, Rape Remarks, Robert Jennings, Robert Jennings Resigns, Sexual Assault -

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania university says its president has resigned after he was criticized for comments he made about women and sexual assault...

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Bill Cosby, bill cosby rape allegations, comedy, Comics, Culture, hannibal buress, Race, rape, Television, the cosby show -

  Talk about a slow fall from grace. Two decades ago, The Cosby Show debuted on […]

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Central Park 5, Central Park 5 settlement, Injustice, Law, Living, New York, New York City, Rape, Wrongly accused -

theGRIO REPORT - The Central Park 5 settlement could potentially influence similar pending and future cases as well as practices and policies of city agencies...

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Child Molestation, Lawrence Taylor, Lawrence Taylor Jr., New York Giants, News, Opinion, Rape, Sexual Misconduct, Sodomy, Sports -

OPINION - Before Sunday, Lawrence Taylor, Jr. was best known for giving a heartfelt opening speech at his father’s Hall of Fame ceremony. Now, he's known for inheriting some of the same reprehensible behavior that helped tarnish his father’s legacy...

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News, Opinion, Rape, Rape Victims, Serena Rape, Serena Steubenville, Serena Williams, Sexual Assault, Sports, Steubenville, Steubenville Rape Case, Wimbledon, WTA -

OPINION - Serena’s comments echo much of what was said when the Steubenville case was national front page news. Those sentiments are alarming whether they’re coming from a high-profile athlete or not...

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A.W., Abraham Washington, Entertainment, Kobe Bryant, Kobe Bryant Rape Joke, Manager, Monday Night Raw, Rape, Raw, Titus O'Neil, WWE -

theGRIO REPORT - WWE manager, Abraham Washington, makes a Kobe Bryant rape joke during 'Monday Night Raw'..

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Battery, Darrell Williams, Guilty, News, Oklahoma State, OSU, Rape, Rape By Instrumentation, Sexual Assault, Sports -

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - A suspended Oklahoma State basketball player broke down in tears as he was convicted on charges that accused him of sexually assaulting two women...

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Graham Bensinger, Kobe Bryant, London Olympics, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, News, Olympics 2012, Phil Jackson, Rape, Shaquille O'Neal, Sports -

theGRIO REPORT - In a rare sit-down interview with Yahoo! Sports’ Graham Bensinger, Kobe Bryant talks about his 16-year NBA Career...

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF, Maid, Nafissatou Diallo, New York, New York City, News, Rape, Subpoena -

NEW YORK (AP) - Attorneys representing a hotel housekeeper suing former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in civil court have asked a judge to issue subpoenas to prosecutors and police...

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