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8 Oct 2021
It is never an easy thing to know what to say when a loved one or friend tells you they have been sexually assaulted or raped.
10 Sep 2021
A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a 28-year- old teacher, Hassan Aliyu, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl.
26 Aug 2021
A grand jury has indicted adult film actor Ron Jeremy on more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 women and girls across more than two decades, authorities said. Jeremy, 68, whose legal name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles superior court on Wednesday to all of the charges, which…
21 Aug 2021
In a bid to provide a multi-sectoral survivor-centered approach in responding to domestic and sexual violence in the state, the Lagos State Domestic, and Sexual Violence Response Team
12 Aug 2021
Sunni Welles who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her twice as a minor in the 1960s has died aged 72 after a battle with lung cancer. She started acting at the age of 10 and toured with Elvis Presley as a singer and dancer. Her son confirmed she died on Monday in California. Welles…
8 Aug 2021
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said on Sunday that it was cooperating with a police investigation into sexual assault allegations aired by a company employee. A statement by Alibaba said the company also had suspended "relevant parties suspected of violating our policies and values," asserting that it had a "zero-tolerance policy against sexual misconduct." An unidentified…
27 Jul 2021
The trial of embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, also known as Baba Ijesha, against child molestation, which began yesterday at the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja
24 Jul 2021
Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday detailed a string of new accusations of sexual assault and bribery against R. Kelly going back 30 years, including how the disgraced R&B singer allegedly abused a teenage boy in 2006. In a lengthy court filing, the prosecutors asked a judge for permission to admit what they said…
22 Jul 2021
Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and sexual assault in a Los Angeles County courtroom Wednesday. Weinstein, 69, was arraigned in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday on four counts of rape and seven other sexual assault counts related to alleged assaults dating back to 2004. He appeared in…
6 Jul 2021
Nigerian actor Yomi Fabiyi has said that his controversial film "Oko Iyabo" was meant to correct child abuse as opposed to critics' claims that he was cashing in and making light of the matter. Fabiyi's new film "Oko Iyabo", which has suffered backlash from social media users, depicts the sexual assault case involving fellow actor,…
1 Jul 2021
US comedian Bill Cosby spoke out on Wednesday after being released from prison following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to overturn his sexual assault conviction. Cosby, 83, shared a statement on Twitter, saying, "I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence." He added, "Thank you to all my…
21 Jun 2021
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Pope Francis has said he is "greatly disappointed" he cannot make a planned visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan on Saturday due to knee pain. The 85-year-old pontiff suffers chronic arthritis in his knee, according to Vatican sources, and has cancelled a string of events in recent months. "The Lord knows…
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Harmony Tan, who knocked Serena Williams out of Wimbledon, demolished British wild card Katie Boulter 6-1, 6-1 on Saturday in just 51 minutes to reach the fourth round. The 24-year-old French player broke Boulter five times in a dominant display to disappoint the crowd on Court Two. Tan was in charge from the start, racing…
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The search for survivors buried under a landslide in India's northeast entered its third day Saturday with 25 bodies pulled from the rubble and nearly 40 people still missing. Security forces and disaster relief teams raced against the clock to find any more survivors trapped under the debris at a railway construction camp in Manipur…
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Missiles rained down on Ukraine killing many civilians and wounding dozens in built up areas as the weekend began, prompting President Volodymyr Zelensky to accuse Russia of state "terror". Strikes on a southern resort town left 21 dead and dozens wounded after missiles slammed into flats and a recreation centre in Sergiyvka, 80 kilometres (50…
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More than two dozen crew members are unaccounted for after their ship broke into two during a typhoon in the South China Sea on Saturday, with rescuers scrambling to find them, officials say. An engineering vessel that was 160 nautical miles southwest of Hong Kong "suffered substantial damage and broke into two pieces" and the…