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Kevin Spacey Weeps as He&#39;s Found Not Guilty
Kevin Spacey Weeps
as He's Found Not Guilty

Kevin Spacey Weeps as He's Found Not Guilty

Actor is acquitted of sexual assault charges by a London jury

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey didn't just get emotional inside a London courtroom Wednesday when he was acquitted of sexual assault. Spacey shook the hands of several jurors on his way out of the building and kissed two security guards on the cheek before making a statement, per the New York Times ...

Spacey Latched on 'Like a Cobra': Accuser

One man says he awoke to find the actor performing oral sex on him

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey took a dramatic pause in his testimony Thursday and appeared to almost choke up as he recalled the "intimate" and "somewhat sexual" friendship he shared with a man now accusing the actor of violently groping him. "I never thought that [the man] I knew would...

Judge Throws Out Sex Case Against Reality TV Doctor

Prosecutor had tried to drop the charges earlier over lack of evidence

(Newser) - Sex charges against a reality TV show doctor and his girlfriend, who had been accused of drugging and raping women in California, have been dismissed. The assault with intent to commit a sexual offense charges against Dr. Grant Robicheaux and Cerissa Riley were dropped Friday, the AP reports. Superior Court...

Accuser: Spacey Hit on Me After Goof With His Dog

Actor's sex assault trial continues in the UK

(Newser) - As Kevin Spacey's sex assault trial continues in the UK, the jury on Tuesday heard a recorded police interview given by one of the alleged victims. The Guardian reports that in the interview, the man described being with friends at a pub in the Cotswolds and meeting Spacey there....

Kevin Spacey Faces His Jury
Kevin Spacey Faces His Jury

Kevin Spacey Faces His Jury

Sex assault trial begins at London's Southwark Crown Court

(Newser) - Kevin Spacey looked calm as he arrived at London's Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday to face charges that could see him jailed for life. The Oscar-winning actor, who smiled and waved at reporters, has said he is confident he'll be cleared of all 12 sex offense charges related...

'Global Hero' in Film Hit With Sexual Assault Claim

Tenoch Huerta drops out of film to focus on 'restoring my reputation'

(Newser) - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever actor Tenoch Huerta has dropped out of an upcoming Netflix film to focus on "restoring my reputation" following an accusation of sexual assault. Saxophonist María Elena Ríos described Huerta as "an abuser, manipulator and sexual predator" in recent tweets and accused Poder...

Conor McGregor Accused of Sexual Assault at NBA Finals

UFC fighter allegedly trapped woman in bathroom, forced oral sex, attempted anal rape

(Newser) - The Miami Heat's mascot may not be the only person hurt by Conor McGregor at Game 4 of the NBA finals. A woman has accused the UFC star of "violently" sexually assaulting her in a Kaseya Center bathroom following the June 9 game, per TMZ . In letters sent...

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Rape Trial Stopped Right Before It Started

Actor settles with woman who said he raped her in New York hotel room a decade ago

(Newser) - Just as a trial was to begin, it was revealed Tuesday that Cuba Gooding Jr. has settled accusations that he raped a woman in a New York City hotel a decade ago, according to court records. The actor had insisted through lawyers that his encounter with the woman was consensual...

Bill Cosby Faces Another New Lawsuit
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Bill Cosby Sued by Another Accuser

And there are possibly more to come

(Newser) - As some states have passed laws extending the statute of limitations for alleged sexual abuse victims to sue, Bill Cosby finds himself facing new sexual assault lawsuits. Cosby, who was released from a Pennsylvania prison in 2021 after a court vacated his sexual assault conviction in that state in a...

Ex-Aide: Giuliani Bullied Me Into Sex, Sold $2M Pardons

Former employee sues in New York, seeking $10M

(Newser) - A former employee of Rudy Giuliani claims he "continually pressured her into sex" as part of a wide-ranging lawsuit, which also details alleged efforts to sell presidential pardons for $2 million. Noelle Dunphy, who served as director of business development for several companies owned by Giuliani beginning in January...

Brooke Shields Reveals Assault by Hollywood Exec

It happened some 30 years ago

(Newser) - "I thought I was getting a movie, a job," says Brooke Shields of the fateful night more than 30 years ago that she dined with an unnamed Hollywood exec. She needed it, having been unable to land much work at the time. Instead, she ended up being sexually...

Actor Turned Alleged Sex Cult Leader Now Also Faces Charges in Canada

Authorities say Nathan Chasing Horse used his 'medicine man' position to abuse young girls

(Newser) - Canadian police confirmed Tuesday they are pursuing a criminal case against a former Dances With Wolves actor who was arrested last week and charged in Nevada with sexually abusing and trafficking Indigenous women and girls. Nathan Chasing Horse, who also goes by Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, was taken into...

2 Years After Sex Abuse Scandal, Armie Hammer Speaks

Actor denies criminal wrongdoing, but he says he's here to 'own my mistakes, take accountability'

(Newser) - There hasn't been much word out of the Armie Hammer camp for nearly two years in the wake of sexual assault accusations that left him a Hollywood pariah . Now, the 36-year-old actor is speaking out in his first interview since the scandal, taking on the allegations and noting, "...

Brooke Shields Details Struggle After Rape

In documentary, actress says she hopes her account helps others

(Newser) - In a new documentary, Brooke Shields says that when she was raped in a hotel room in her 20s, she called on her experience as a sexualized child star. "God knows I knew how to be disassociated from my body," she says. "I'd practiced that."...

Man Gets 72 Years for 1984 Crimes He Says He Can't Recall

Michael Sharpe, who claims memory issues, sexually assaulted 4 women, prosecutors said

(Newser) - A 71-year-old Connecticut man who received the maximum sentence of 40 to 72 years in prison for kidnapping four women in 1984 apologized in court Monday, despite saying he had no recollection of his crimes. "I don’t know what happened," said Michael Sharpe, whom police identified as...

New Suit Says Cosby Drugged, Assaulted Woman in 1986
Cosby, NBC Face New Lawsuit

Cosby, NBC Face New Lawsuit

Woman's filing says she was drugged, sexually assaulted in 1986

(Newser) - A woman who alleges Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1986 sued the comedian-actor, NBCUniversal, and other companies Friday in New York, where five other women filed a similar lawsuit earlier this month. Stacey Pinkerton says she was a 21-year-old flight attendant and model that year when she...

MLB Suspends Trevor Bauer for 324 Games
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Trevor Bauer's 324-Game Suspension Reduced

Dodgers pitcher will be reinstated immediately, MLB says

(Newser) - Trevor Bauer can return to Major League Baseball after an independent arbitrator on Thursday reduced his record 324-game suspension to 194 games. Bauer, the LA Dodgers pitcher who was accused of sexual assault last year, had appealed his suspension, which caused him to miss the entire 2022 season, or 144...

Los Angeles Jury Finds Weinstein Guilty of Rape

Jurors can't agree on several counts, including allegations by Jennifer Siebel Newsom

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of rape at a Los Angeles trial in another #MeToo moment of reckoning, five years after he became a magnet for the movement. After deliberating for nine days over more than two weeks, the jury of eight men and four women reached the verdict...

Vatican Cardinal Files Defamation Suit Against Accuser

Marc Ouellet says in countersuit that woman's sex assault claims 'tarnished' his global reputation

(Newser) - A Vatican cardinal sued a Canadian woman for defamation in a Canadian court on Tuesday after she accused him of sexual assault while he was archbishop of Quebec. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, head of the Vatican's bishops office, is seeking $74,000 in compensatory damages for "injury to his...

2 Cosby Show Guest Actors Join Sexual Assault Lawsuit

5 women are suing actor under new NY law

(Newser) - Two actors who appeared on The Cosby Show are among five women suing Bill Cosby under a New York law that suspends the statute of limitations for lawsuits over decades-old sexual assault allegations. Lili Bernard, who says Cosby drugged and raped her on multiple occasions, appeared as a patient in...

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