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Lyft recorded 4,000 reports of sexual assault within three years

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The ride-hailing app Lyft received more than 4,000 reports of sexual assaults during rides from 2017 to 2019, the company revealed in a new report, including 1,800 reports in 2019 alone. Lyft revealed the numbers on T...

Hedge fund boss Crispin Odey not guilty of indecent assault, judge rules

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The multimillionaire hedge fund manager Crispin Odey has been found not guilty of an “octopus”-like assault against a junior female banker at his London home. The 62-year-old father-of-three was accused of lunging at ...

Biden pledges to combat sexual assault in US military – video

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Joe Biden pledged to combat sexual assault in the US military as he announced the nomination of two female officers, Gen Jacqueline Van Ovost and Lt Gen Laura Richardson, to become four-star commanders. The president,...

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick pleads not guilty to sexual assault

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Former Roman Catholic cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the once-powerful American prelate who was expelled from the priesthood for sexual abuse, pleaded not guilty Friday to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a ...

David Cameron quits Afiniti role after founder accused of sexual assault

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David Cameron has quit his role at the software company Afiniti after a 23-year-old former employee accused the firm’s multimillionaire founder of sexual assault. The former UK prime minister announced on Wednesday he...

TI and Tiny deny sexual assault allegations from three further women

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Rapper TI and his wife Tiny have denied allegations of sexual abuse from three women, adding to denials earlier this year after four other women made similar allegations. On Friday, New York lawyer Tyrone A Blackburn ...

Met police hunt man charged with sexual assault released in error from prison

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Police are searching for a man who was mistakenly released from prison. William Fernandez, 24, was being held on remand at HMP Wormwood Scrubs in west London while awaiting trial. The Metropolitan police said he was a...

Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction overturned by Pennsylvania court

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Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction on Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. Cosby has served more than t...

Boulder shootings: suspect allegedly bought assault rifle after ban on sale was blocked

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The suspect accused of opening fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket was a 21-year-old man who allegedly purchased an assault weapon less than a week earlier, it has emerged. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa bought the weap...

NSW police officer charged over alleged assault during arrest of Indigenous teenager

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A police officer has been charged after the alleged assault of an Indigenous teenager in Surry Hills last year. On Tuesday police confirmed a constable had been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and ...

Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin describes sexual assault by US senator

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Huma Abedin, a longtime close aide to Hillary Clinton, has written in a new book that she was sexually assaulted by a US senator, an incident she “buried” until allegations against the supreme court justice Brett Kava...

Emmanuel Macron will continue to meet public despite assault

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Emmanuel Macron has insisted he will continue to meet the public despite security fears after he was assaulted on a walkabout. The French president was speaking as an opinion poll suggested his popularity is increasin...

Why did the Washington Post ban a sexual assault survivor from reporting on rape?

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Felicia Sonmez had to flee her home. In early 2020, after the death of the basketball player Kobe Bryant, Sonmez, a longtime breaking news reporter at the Washington Post, tweeted a link to a Daily Beast story about t...

Chris Noth accused of sexual assault by two women

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Chris Noth, the actor best known as Carrie Bradshaw’s love interest Mr Big on Sex and the City, has been accused of sexual assault by two women who spoke to the Hollywood Reporter. The women, who do not know each othe...

Imran Ahmad Khan: Tory MP in sexual assault case had oddball reputation

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Imran Ahmad Khan liked to be noticed. Wandering around Westminster in a pinstripe suit with a cane, he looked and sounded like a Conservative MP from another era, calling colleagues “old boy” and “dear chap”, despite ...

Biden pledges to tackle ‘scourge’ of sexual assault in US military

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Joe Biden on Monday pledged to tackle what he called the “scourge” of sexual assault in the US military while also ordering a review of rules from Donald Trump’s administration dealing with such crimes on college camp...

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