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Category: Rape and sexual assault

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NFL star Antonio Brown accused of raping former trainer in lawsuit

New England Patriots star named in lawsuit filed on TuesdayBrown, 31, is accused of sexually assaulting his former trainerNew England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of raping a woman who formerly worked as his trainer, according …

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Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr convicted of raping homeless woman

Former tight end faces life in prison for two counts of rape Winslow Jr, 35, played for Browns, Bucs, Patriots and JetsFormer NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr – the son of a Hall of Famer who himself earned more than $40m during his career – has been convi…

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NRL player Jack de Belin faces two new charges over alleged sexual assault

Dragons player has pleaded not guilty to one charge relating to alleged rape of 19-year-old woman in December The St George Illawarra Dragons player Jack de Belin will face two new rape charges over the alleged assault of a teenager in Wollongong.The 2…

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‘The FA didn’t stop him’: The long road to justice for Bob Higgins’ abuse victims

Cultivation of father-figure role allowed coach to get away with sexual abuse of boys for decadesHiggins guilty of 45 counts of indecent assaultBob Higgins was the star-maker, the super-coach. He worked with the likes of the former England great Alan S…

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Paddy Jackson’s revived rugby career is a backward step for feminism | Lara Whyte

Jackson was acquitted of rape last year, but he is a misogynist and should be banned from professional sportThe rugby team London Irish announced this week that Paddy Jackson will join their squad ahead of a return to the English premiership next seaso…

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At the Heart of Gold: how ‘predatory’ institutions protected Larry Nassar

In a shocking new documentary, film-maker Erin Lee Carr cracks open the network that allowed an Olympic coach to molest at least 250 women and girlsFor more than two decades, Larry Nassar used his position as an osteopathic physician at Michigan State …

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Cricketer who raped sleeping woman jailed for five years

Australian-born player Alex Hepburn convicted over attack that was part of sexual conquest ‘game’A cricketer who raped a woman he found dozing in his teammate’s bedroom has been jailed for five years, with his victim calling it an evil and heinous atta…

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How the ‘rugby rape trial’ divided Ireland

After a trial that dominated the news, the accused were all found not guilty. But the case had tapped into a deeper rage that has not died down. By Susan McKayThe verdicts were unanimous and came swiftly. After a trial that had lasted nine weeks, with …

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Jarryd Hayne: the on-field rise and off-field fall of an enigma

Once one of Australia’s biggest sporting stories, Jarryd Hayne has seen his star wane as serious allegations loom once againIn the heady days around his debut for San Francisco 49ers, September 15, 2015, Jarryd Hayne drew as much press in Australia as …

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No, Derrick Rose didn’t ‘overcome’ his gang rape allegation | Anya Alvarez

The sports media has heaped praise on the former MVP for his persistence through adversity, but folding his ongoing sexual assault case into a comeback narrative is an insult to survivors“He’s got a lot of stuff going on off the court, and I’m not a ju…

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Irish rugby stars Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding cleared of rape

Belfast court finds pair not guilty of raping woman in 2016 and clears two other men of indecent exposure and perverting course of justiceTwo Irish rugby stars and two of their friends have been found not guilty of charges of rape, indecent exposure an…

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Crewe reject calls for inquiry into Barry Bennell sexual abuse

Victims of football coach left ‘bitterly disappointed’ after club says it will not hold investigationVictims of Barry Bennell have said they are “bitterly disappointed” after Crewe Alexandra rejected calls for an independent inquiry into child sexual a…

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2004 Larry Nassar investigation dropped after doctor’s PowerPoint presentation

Police decided not to prosecute abuse allegation after disgraced doctor said he was conducting legitimate medical proceduresPolice dropped an investigation into disgraced former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in 2004 after he told them he was conductin…

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How was Larry Nassar able to abuse so many gymnasts for so long?

The biggest sexual abuse scandal in sports history shines a light on a culture of medals over moralsLarry Nassar was a wonderful doctor – everyone said so. The little girls who were sent to him were told it was an honour. Their parents were told it was…

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Victim impact statements against Larry Nassar: ‘I thought I was going to die’

A total of 156 women gave testimony at the sentence hearing for the former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry NassarLarry Nassar: disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor jailed for up to 175 yearsA total of 156 women gave testimony at the sentence hearing for th…

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Victim impact statements against Larry Nassar: ‘I thought I was going to die’

A total of 156 women gave testimony at the sentence hearing for the former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry NassarLarry Nassar: disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor jailed for up to 175 yearsA total of 156 women gave testimony at the sentence hearing for th…

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Why don’t we care about the biggest sex abuse scandal in sports history? | Bryan Armen Graham

Why hasn’t a scandal involving the alleged sexual abuse of more than 140 young women received more attention? The fault is not in our media, but in ourselvesIn a Michigan court last month, Larry Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree cri…

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USA Gymnastics doctor faces 25 years in prison after guilty plea to molesting girls

Larry Nassar worked with Olympic gymnasts and at Michigan State University54-year-old’s plea deal carries minimum 25-year termA sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty on We…

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Baylor football players raped woman as ‘bonding experience’, lawsuit alleges

Lawsuit filed in federal court claims players took part in gang rapesBaylor accused of violating Title IX and fostering culture of violence on campusThe latest lawsuit against Baylor University alleges that its football players took part in gang rapes …

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Ched Evans: footballer found not guilty of rape in retrial

Welsh international’s conviction quashed after judges let complainant’s former partners give evidence about her sex life

The international footballer Ched Evans has been found not guilty at his retrial of raping a 19-year-old waitress in a hotel room after a drunken night out with former club-mates.

Evans spent two and a half years in prison for rape but his original conviction was quashed by the appeal court following a high-profile and well-funded campaign by family and friends that included the offer of a £50,000 reward for information leading to his acquittal.

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