For a decade, advocates have argued commanders should be removed from deciding the fate of those accused of sexual assault in the U.S. military. But military victim advocates now say they too should be removed from the chain of command.
By Nick Schifrin, Dan Sagalyn
A video posted by a female U.S. Marine about sexual assault in the military rocketed across the internet and into a Pentagon press-briefing room Friday. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin promised to take additional steps to stop such violence. But…
The family is demanding Congress pass legislation that would change the way the military addresses sexual assault and harassment claims within its ranks.
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
A judge concluded last month in a written decision that President Donald Trump’s June 19 statements about columnist E. Jean Carroll didn’t constitute an official act of the presidency and were outside the scope of his employment as president.
The Justice Department has moved to intervene in a defamation lawsuit against President Trump. In 2019, columnist E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of raping her years ago, and later claimed his denunciations amounted to defamation. William Brangham talks to David…
By Larry Neumeister, Jim Mustian, Associated Press
A former New York gynecologist accused of sexually abusing dozens of patients, including the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, was charged Wednesday with attacking girls and women for nearly two decades using the cover of medical examinations.
By Dr. Howard Markel
On Sept. 9, 1921, a young actress named Virginia Rappe died of a ruptured urinary bladder, days after a Labor Day party where she alleged that silent movie star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle had assaulted her.
By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press
The Justice Department is asking to take over President Donald Trump's defense in a defamation lawsuit from a writer who accused him of rape.
By Acacia Coronado, Associated Press/Report for America
McCarthy visited the based Thursday as part of an independent review he ordered of the command climate at Fort Hood following the slaying of Spc. Vanessa Guillen.
Hundreds of mostly female veterans to speak out on social media, using the hashtag #IAMVANESSAGUILLEN, to share their stories -- many for the first time -- after Guillen’s remains were found more than two months after she went missing.
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