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Editor of German tabloid Bild sacked after sexual misconduct claims

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The editor of Germany’s biggest tabloid has been relieved of his duties as its publisher faced allegations that it tried to cover up the full findings of an investigation into sexual misconduct and bullying within its...

Don’t Be That Guy: activists praise campaign tackling sexual violence

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Activists have hailed a police campaign that calls on men to look first to themselves when considering how to tackle violence against women. The Don’t Be That Guy campaign by Police Scotland includes a video in which ...

Catholic priests in France tell police about all child sexual abuse allegations, even if heard in confession

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Catholic priests must report all child sexual abuse allegations to police, including if they hear about it in the secrecy of the confession box, the French interior minister has said after reprimanding France’s top bi...

At least 750 sexual misconduct claims against UK police officers in five years

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At least 750 allegations of sexual misconduct were made against serving police officers across Britain over five years, with the highest number made against Greater Manchester police (GMP), figures show. More than 150...

The Guardian view on sexual abuse and the Catholic church: contrition is not enough

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The findings of an inquiry into sexual abuse and paedophilia in the French Catholic church, published last week, are difficult to read and painful to contemplate. Over the past 70 years, the Independent Commission on ...

Priti Patel’s fury as Johnson blocks public sexual harassment law

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Boris Johnson has infuriated the home secretary by overruling attempts to make public sexual harassment a crime. This has prompted concern at the Home Office that the prime minister views the issue as mere “wolf whist...

How fear and the NWSL’s culture of silence perpetuated sexual abuse

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When former Washington Spirit player Kaiya McCullough went public to the Washington Post about the abusive behavior of former coach Richie Burke, it sent a ripple effect breaking down the culture of silence and secrec...

Rio police say €3m Nazi trove found at home of child sexual abuse suspect

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Police in Rio de Janeiro have found a haul of Nazi memorabilia and weapons worth an estimated €3m at the home of a Brazilian man suspected of raping a minor. Rio’s civil police said they found more than 1,000 items at...

Alex Morgan rips ‘systemic failure’ that led to NWSL sexual misconduct scandal

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Orlando Pride and United States forward Alex Morgan has called for the National Women’s Soccer League to end the “systemic failure” that enabled a decade of alleged sexual misconduct harassment of players by a number ...

Seinfeld has said sorry for Bee Movie’s sexual content. The hivemind sees why

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Jerry Seinfeld doesn’t need to be reflective. At this point, his sitcom – dead for almost 25 years – is still making money faster than any human being could spend it. When it finished its run in 1998, he was earning a...

Hillsong founder Brian Houston to plead not guilty to concealing sexual abuse charge

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The Hillsong founder Brian Houston will plead not guilty to charges alleging he concealed child sexual abuse by his late father in the 1970s. The megachurch founder did not appear during a first mention of the case at...

The US criminal justice system is failing sexual assault survivors. It needs a feminist overhaul

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Here’s a fun fact about consent: once you say “yes”, you can change your mind! Saying “yes” at the beginning of a sexual encounter doesn’t mean you give blanket permission for someone to do whatever the hell they lik...

Sexual offences: when women report them, what happens?

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The police’s response to reports of sexual offences such as indecent exposure has come into sharp focus, following allegations that the Met failed to investigate an accusation of indecent exposure from 2015 that could...

Jodie Comer to make West End debut in one-woman drama about sexual assault

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Jodie Comer is to make her West End stage debut in a one-person play about a criminal barrister who defends men accused of rape. Comer, who starred in the television dramas Killing Eve and Help, will play Tessa in the...

‘Call It’: app takes aim at sexual harassment in the film industry

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When she was 24, the film producer Kate Wilson was sexually harassed at work so badly, she left the United States and returned to the UK, at a considerable impact to her career. “That was 21 years ago,” she said, “and...

Anita Hill on sexual harassment and survival: ‘You have to think: what is my life for?’

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Anita Hill sits so still that, when she is not speaking, I worry that the screen through which we are talking may have frozen. Yet despite her lawyerly, academic poise, she exudes warmth: you would feel safe confiding...

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