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Melissa Schuman Accuses “Backstreet Boy” Nick Carter of Rape

Melissa Schuman, a former member of the girl group DREAM, tweeted on the 19th of November about her experience of being raped by Backstreet Boy singer Nick Carter.

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When Is Once Upon a Time Going to Fix Its Enduring Rape Problem?

Despite my enduring love for Lana Parilla, I stopped watching Once Upon A Time a while ago, checking in briefly for what should have been the series finale last season and never looking back. However, because I still have my Regina Mills tag on Tumblr, sometimes non-Regina whisperings come into my feed. Which is how I found an io9 article about how in the most recent episode, a familiar and disgusting problem returned to the show: magical rape.

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Charles Manson Is Dead

The mastermind behind the Helter Skelter murders of 1969, whose very name became "a metaphor for evil," has died in California. He was 83.

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LAPD Investigating Ed Westwick & Molestation Claims by Corey Feldman

The LAPD has a lot on its plate at the moment when dealing with the sexual abuse allegations that have been plaguing Hollywood. Recently, the LAPD had begun an investigation on Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick and is following up on the molestation claims made by Corey Feldman, a child star who has been outspoken about his experiences of pedophilia in Hollywood.

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Kristina Cohen Accuses Gossip Girl‘s Ed Westwick of Raping Her

Monday, actress Kristina Cohen wrote a lengthy Facebook post accusing Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick of raping her three years ago.

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Four Women Have Accused Danny Masterson of Rape, But Netflix Is Taking No Action

Don't watch The Ranch

Four women have accused Danny Masterson of rape, but Netflix is still going forward with his series The Ranch.

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Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem Speak On Weinstein and Who Holds Power

Actress and activist Jane Fonda, along with fellow activist and author Gloria Steinem, spoke to MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” on Wednesday about the Weinstein situation and whose voices are being heard.

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Police Argue Woman’s “Provocative Selfies” Disprove Her Rape Claims Against Them

According to a report published in the New York Post last week, two New York police officers who allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman while she was in custody are disputing the her claims by citing her “provocative selfies,” recreational drug use, and rap career. Put simply, there’s so much wrong with this that I’m unsure where, exactly, to begin.

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R. Kelly’s Victim Speaks Out on Years of Abuse

For years it has been very much and open secret that R. Kelly is a sexual predator and it has been turned into a joke. From the Dave Chappelle’s “Piss on You” skit to The Boondocks episode “Trail of R. Kelly” there has been a serious lack of consequences about how R.Kelly has spent his adult life preying on adolescents girls. Now, in a Rolling Stone’s article “Surviving R. Kelly” Kitti Jones, a former girlfriend of R.Kelly is telling her story about abuse at the hands of the R&B idol.

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What Happens When the Rapist is Your Family Member?

Nicki Minaj's older brother, Jelani Maraj, is currently charged with raping a twelve-year-old, with jury selection for his trial already beginning. Since the beginning of the accusations back in 2015 when Maraj was first arrested, the rapper has stood by her brother, first by bailing him out on a $100,000 bond. Just recently her brother's defense lawyer, David Schwartz, told Newsday that "There’s a big, big motive to lie here which I can’t get into right now."

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Bill Cosby’s Trial Ends in a Mistrial, but the District Attorney Will Retry the Case

The jury in Bill Crosby's trial for aggravated indecent assault has deadlocked, resulting in a mistrial. However, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele issued a statement that he will seek a new trial.

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Feminism Around the World: Affluent Young Man Acquitted of Sexual Assault Because There Was No “Lascivious Intent”

A 17-year-old-girl in the affluent state of Veracruz, Mexico was attending a New Year's party with friends from her exclusive Catholic high school on the first day of 2015. As she was preparing to leave, 19-year-old Diego Cruz and three of his friends forced her into a car and allegedly sexually assaulted her.

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Interview: The Zookeeper’s Wife‘s Niki Caro and Jessica Chastain on Rape in Film, Working with Daniel Brühl and More

"I appreciate a film that doesn't rely on a rape scene to get an audience to feel an emotion."

When it comes to films set during WWII, they often focus on the brave soldiers who either risked or sacrificed their lives for the greater good. These tales, while epic and every bit deserving of recognition, aren't the only stories to be told.

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Judge Declares That Kesha Should’ve Known Dr. Luke Was Going to Rape and Abuse Her, Rejects Her Lawsuit

This week, Kesha appeared in front of the New York Supreme Court, hoping against hope that Justice Shirley Kornreich, who has previously ruled in alleged rapist Dr. Luke’s favor, would reconsider an amended lawsuit. However, Kornreich sided with him again, this time with a side-helping of victim blaming.

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Bernardo Bertolucci’s Treatment of Maria Schneider While Filming Last Tango in Paris Was Inexcusable, Not a “Ridiculous Misunderstanding”

The infamous ending scene of Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris made headlines again over the weekend when a 2013 interview surfaced of the director revealing that he and Brando did not tell 19-year-old actor Maria Schneider the details of the scene.

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The Internet Reacts to #TrumpTapes: Could This Be the Nail in the Trump Campaign’s Coffin? Not… Everything Else Before Now?

Hardly the first time that Donald Trump has shown his true colors. And yet, here we are.

When I saw the news yesterday that Donald Trump had made statements about groping women back in 2005, I assumed this disgusting piece of news about him would get ignored by everyone, just like everything else about him. But I might be wrong. This one might stick. Why, though?

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What Lena Dunham and Amy Schumer Get Wrong About Sexual Assault

To dismiss us as needing to be stronger can dismiss the women who still feel heartbreakingly fragile, and it vastly narrows and undermines Dunham and Schumer’s interpretations of feminism to a solipsistic, privileged lens.

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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights in Unanimous Vote

It seems as though the Brock Turner case was the thing that finally forced the US Federal government to look more closely at the problem of sexual assault, particularly as it affects college campuses. Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted unanimously for legislation to be included in a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights.

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Gabrielle Union of Birth of a Nation Speaks Out: “I Cannot Take Nate Parker Rape Allegations Lightly”

Gabrielle Union, one of the stars of Nate Parker's film The Birth of a Nation, has published an editorial addressing the rape allegations made against Parker.

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Things We Saw Today: Stranger Things’ Baby Eleven Loves Her Eggos

This adorable photo of a baby dressed up as Eleven holding Eggos just has us dying in the TMS Slack. Dying, I say.

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