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24 Jul 2018
Anthony Anderson, the lead in hit ABC sitcom Black-ish, is being investigated for an alleged assault on a woman more than a year ago, Los Angeles police and US media reported yesterday. "All we can confirm is... a crime report was taken listing Anthony Anderson as a suspect. The investigation is ongoing," police spokesman Drake…
22 Jun 2018
“My husband’s younger brother deflowered my daughter at age four,’’ 30-year-old Chineye Okolie told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos on Friday. Chineye made the statement while responding to a divorce suit filed by Charles Okolie, her husband of 11 years, that she was lazy. “My first daughter caught my 23-year-old brother-in-law, Emeka, who is…
20 Jun 2018
The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has dismissed Prof. Richard Akindele who was allegedly involved in a sex-for-marks scandal. Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, the Vice Chancellor of OAU, announced Akindele’s dismissal in a statement on Wednesday in Ile-Ife. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the vice chancellor of the university had…
14 Feb 2018
The police on Wednesday arraigned a 38-year-old driver, Peter Edialu, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly molesting a 13-tear-old physically challenged girl. Police charged Edialu, whose address was not stated with abduction, breach of peace and sexual assault. Police Prosecutor Clifford Ogu told the court that the offences were committed on Jan. 31…
3 Feb 2018
British police are now investigating sexual assault allegations brought by nine women against US film mogul Harvey Weinstein, according to media reports Saturday. Scotland Yard confirmed that its "Operation Kaguyak" was investigating 14 separate claims brought by nine women, but it doesn't identify suspects unless they have been charged. British media, including the Press Association,…
2 Feb 2018
An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday commenced the trial of a 35-year-old man, Ugochukwu Onyebuchi, alleged to have sexually assaulted his friend’s daughter. Onyebuchi, a trader, residing at No. 14, Olawale St., Egbeda, near Lagos, however, pleaded not guilty to a charge of indecent assault. The Prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told court that the…
18 Dec 2017
American attorney and academic Anita Hill has been chosen to lead a newly-formed commission to combat sexual misconduct issues in the entertainment and media industries--with actors, producers and directors in Hollywood facing an avalanche of accusations this year that started with several women speaking out against Harvey Weinstein. Hill will chair the Hollywood Commission for…
9 Dec 2017
American film producer and director Bryan Singer, popularly known for his work on the X-men movies, has been accused of sexually assaulting a boy named Cesar Sanchez-Guzman --who was 17 years old at the time-- on a yacht in 2003. In the lawsuit filed in Washington state court on Thursday, Cesar claimed that he met the director at…
2 Dec 2017
The king of hip-hop is stepping off his throne. Russell Simmons is the latest powerful man in the entertainment world to be accused of sexual misconduct. Screenwriter Jenny Lumet accused Simmons of forcing himself on her in his New York apartment in 1991. Reuters could not independently confirm the allegation and representatives for Simmons did…
25 Nov 2017
One of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations in the world today is the violence against women and girls. Gender inequality is persistent in the workplace, the family, education and society in general. To achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, more vigorous efforts are required, including legal frameworks, to…
16 Nov 2017
It all started out with a tweet Terry Crews wrote about his experience with sexual assault in the hands of an unnamed person in the film industry when the accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light. Now, the actor has spoken out and named his assailant. Speaking to Michael Strahan of Good Morning…
30 Oct 2017
Thousands of people took the "Me too" online campaign against sexual harassment and assault started by the Harvey Weinstein affair onto the streets of France Sunday. In Paris, the mostly female demonstrators in Republique square waved placards bearing the "#Metoo" hashtag used by tens of thousands of women in the past two weeks to share…

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