Posts tagged as sexual assault

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

By Hilary Fox on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn’t need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter’s latest movie, “Nina Wu,” is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and psychologically scarred by a man in power. Wu found herself closely following the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, and…

Ramstein airman found guilty after sexually assaulting another airman, stealing his PlayStation

Thursday, June 20, 2019

After sexually assaulting a drunk airman in the airman’s own dormitory bed last year, Airman 1st Class Jordan Hickman left the victim’s door as he found it — cracked open — and left, carrying a PlayStation console under his arm. Video footage from a security camera would show Hickman spent 19 minutes in the victim’s room, after closing the door and turning off the lights inside, as described at a…

Commanders shouldn’t be part of sexual assault process, victim advocates say

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Victim advocates and Democratic members of a House panel argued Tuesday that military commanders remain one of the biggest obstacles to combating sexual assault in the services. Despite incremental changes to the law and ramped-up focus, the military remains plagued with sexual misconduct allegations, and improvements remain elusive, according to lawmakers, survivors and advocates. “Incremental solutions are not good enough. Something here is fundamentally broken and we need to act,…

Conor McGregor has been linked to a sexual assault investigation

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Mixed Martial Arts star Conor McGregor has been seen for the first time since reports in the US media claimed he was being investigated over an alleged sexual assault. The Irish UFC athlete was seen in Florida on Tuesday, where he has been on an extended vacation, alongside his girlfriend Dee Devlin and their son Conor Jr. McGregor’s spokesman denied that his sudden retirement announcement on Tuesday had anything to do with claims…

Kevin Spacey’s reputation trashed

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Kevin Spacey was thought to be hiding with rich friends or laying low in a Pacific paradise mud hut as sex assault claims swirled – but now he’s back in his most menacing, malevolent and creepiest scene of all, writes Tom Leonard. He’s made a glittering career by playing villains — with serial killers and psychopaths a speciality — but this was surely his most disturbing performance yet. After more…

Sexual assault still underreported at Munich Oktoberfest

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Oktoberfest is known around the world for its beer, pretzels and lederhosen. But female visitors frequently find themselves the targets of harassment and groping. Some even say it has become predictable. Groups of lederhosen-clad men and women wearing dirndls excitedly walk through the stalls and food stands at Munich’s infamous Oktoberfest, lining up outside its even more infamous beer tents in hopes of getting a warm spot inside on a chilly…

Actor Sylvester Stallone under probe for sexual assault

Thursday, June 14, 2018

US prosecutors have launched a probe to determine whether film star Sylvester Stallone should be charged in connection with a sexual assault reported last year, a spokesman said on Wednesday (June 13). “A case was presented today by the Santa Monica Police Department regarding Sylvester Stallone,” Mr Greg Risling, a spokesman at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, told AFP. “It is under review by our sex crime task force.”…

Police investigating sexual assault allegations against Igor Mang

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Police in Estonia have launched a misdemeanor procedure regarding several sexual assault allegations recently made against popular astrologer Igor Mang. Rainis Sinikas, director of the Prevention and Proceedings Bureau at Ida-Harju Police Station, said that one statement has been submitted to the police, and in the framework of the launched procedure, police will determine whether the characteristics of an offense are present in the act. The North District Prosecutor’s Office…