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Fans of The Runaways haven’t known what to think since Jackie Fuchs, The Runaways’ former bassist, accused the band’s late manager, Kim Fowley, of sexually assaulting her in 1975. The biggest source of controversy has been her claim that bandmates Cherie Currie and Joan Jett, among others, were in the room when it happened. Both Currie and Jett have denied this claim, but in different styles. Jett released a statement on Friday: “Anyone who truly knows me understands that if I was aware of a friend or bandmate being violated, I would not stand by while it happened. Read More
Lo and behold, there’s finally evidence of the deplorable actions of Bill Cosby. Recently released court documents from 2005 contain the former TV star admitting to acquiring prescription drugs to give to women he wanted to have sex with. Shocking? Not really, due to the many women who have come forward with allegations of sexual assault and rape against Cosby. The documents come from a lawsuit made by Andrea Constand against Cosby. Read More
Judd Apatow is not going to let the Bill Cosby scandal go. On last night's Late Night with Seth Meyers, Apatow said that people that claim he should stop criticizing Cosby are more or less saying “Leave a rapist alone.” Apatow has come under fire for his criticism of Cosby—and though he did admit he shouldn’t respond to so many tweets from Cosby defenders, he refuses to stop his ridiculing. Read More
The problem of sexual assaults on college campuses is prominent in the media, and unfortunately, it's for good reason. A new study conducted by researchers at Brown and Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine found that 18.6 percent of freshmen women at an unnamed college in upstate NY are survivors of an attempted or completed rape. This brings new light to the commonly used statistic that 1 in 5 college women experience sexual assault. Here’s why: Previously, the 1 in 5 statistic from the U.S. Read More
As a Columbia University sophomore, Emma Sulkowicz was sexually assaulted in her dorm room. Now a senior, she has carried the mattress she was raped on to classes and appointments as a part of her thesis, entitled "Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)," after the university failed to take legal action against her attacker. On Tuesday, Sulkowicz carried the mattress to Columbia’s graduation ceremony amidst cheers and applause. Sulkowicz has been drawing attention to an enormous issue on college campuses throughout her two-year performance project. Read More