Latest news and features on sexual harassment and assault, including accusations of misconduct and developments in the #MeToo movement.
Initiation ceremonies are in the spotlight again with the arrest of a University of Hong Kong student for alleged indecent assault.
Kiss for player after Spanish Women’s World Glory has turned into a crisis and become a #MeToo moment for the sport.
Measures must encourage victims to come forward as Hong Kong abuse cases rise with youngsters back at school and more willing to report incidents.
Volker Turk, the UN’s high commissioner for human rights said he had repeatedly asked Israel for access to investigate the claims, with no response.
Justin Lu Zhao En was sentenced to three years and six months’ jail after pleading guilty to five counts of committing sexual offences against the victim.
The US president said accounts of ‘unimaginable cruelty’ had been shared by survivors and witnesses over recent weeks.
Sim Lek Yam and Tan Im Choon had frequent disputes before the incident. Sim was sentenced to 10 weeks’ jail and required to pay US$96 to Tan.
Four of five men who reported assaults regretted doing so, research shows, saying police were often disinterested and that the process just added more trauma.
Veteran actor-director Takeshi Kitano has joined calls for the industry to clean up its act after a spate of reputation-damaging sex abuse scandals and suicides linked to overwork and bullying.
Israeli police say they have gathered ‘more than 1,500 shocking and difficult testimonies’ of sexual violence committed by Hamas militants during the October 7 attacks.
Gregorian Bivolaru, an internationally known yoga teacher and author, is facing charges including human trafficking, organised kidnapping and rape, according to French authorities.
The man, 39, was sentenced to 10 years’ jail and nine strokes of the cane for engaging in a sexually exploitative relationship with someone aged 16-18.
A soon-to-expire US law has seen a raft of high profile male celebrities accused of sexual crimes recently, from Cuba Gooding Jr. to Axl Rose – here’s what’s been going down in Hollywood
Restaurant cook Wong Chun-chuen, who was 20 years old at time of offence, pleads guilty to raping teenager in 1983 at now-demolished public housing estate.
Tham Heng Yew, 31, told investigators that he had taken the videos ‘to reduce his stress and anxiety’ despite knowing it was an offence as he was feeling depressed.
The offender, suspended as a teacher since August 2019, met the victims when he was a student volunteer, 17, and abused them in the 1990s.
By the time the law expired last week, more than 3,700 legal claims had been filed. Celebrities named include Bill Cosby, Jamie Foxx and Steven Tyler while politicians include Donald Trump and Andrew Cuomo.
The alleged victim is seeking at least US$5 million in damages, and the suit also names the city of New York and other entities as defendants.
Victim Sheila Kennedy says the alleged incident happened in a New York hotel room after the pair met in a nightclub.
Before her abuse allegations against Diddy – which were settled in a single day – the singer rose to fame with ‘Me & U’, dabbled in acting, and married model Alex Fine
Defendant attacked woman at Ming Court Hotel in Wan Chai, charge sheet submitted to court says.
British police said in September they had launched an investigation into a number of allegations of non-recent sexual offences following media reports that women had accused Brand of a string of sexual assaults.
Woman alleged to have been attacked in Wan Chai hotel in early hours of Friday morning.
The rapper and Ventura settled the lawsuit alleging sex slavery and rape one day after she sued the influential music producer.
Activists warn of a link between depictions of pornography involving children and young people being lured into the sex industry, as the law does not cover child-porn images created by AI.
R&B singer Cassie in lawsuit says years-long relationship included beatings and rape. A lawyer for Combs ‘vehemently denies’ the allegations, calling them ‘lies’.
Tay is accused of sending the video of a woman performing a sex act to a Telegram chat group without the victim’s consent.
The charges against the one-time fashion mogul, now 82, involved four women and a 16-year-old girl and date from incidents that occurred between 1988 and 2005.
Father of three pleaded guilty to touching, pestering the 29-year-old tourist on September 11 while under the influence of alcohol.
A lawsuit said the woman was concerned over Portnow’s power in the industry, but that months later, she gave her account to Academy officials and was ignored.
The victim was sleeping on her grandfather’s bed when her brother sexually violated her in 2020.