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Harvey Weinstein Reportedly In 'Tentative $44 Million Deal' To Settle Lawsuits

Harvey Weinstein Reportedly In 'Tentative $44 Million Deal' To Settle Lawsuits

Harvey Weinstein leaving State Supreme Court in April (Richard Drew/AP/Shutterstock) Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein is trying to settle lawsuits from multiple women who have accused him of a range of predatory sexual misconduct. The Wall...

NYPD: Man Posing As Customer Raped Masseuse In Queens

NYPD: Man Posing As Customer Raped Masseuse In Queens

(Shutterstock) Investigators are looking for a man accused of raping a masseuse at a Flushing business on Saturday. The man apparently posed as a customer before attacking the woman. The incident took place around 2:30 p.m....

Jane Hotel Employee Allegedly Used Master Key To Enter Guest's Room And Rape Her

Jane Hotel Employee Allegedly Used Master Key To Enter Guest's Room And Rape Her

The Jane Hotel. (via Yelp) An employee at Manhattan's Jane Hotel used a master key to sneak into a guest's room as she slept and rape her, according to court documents filed Monday. The woman, a...

NYPD Reportedly Investigating Rape Allegation Against Former Knicks Star Kristaps Porzingis

NYPD Reportedly Investigating Rape Allegation Against Former Knicks Star Kristaps Porzingis

(Erik S Lesser/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Former Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis is reportedly under investigation by the NYPD for allegedly raping a neighbor in his former Manhattan building last year. The NY Post reported over the weekend that the...

Jet Blue Pilots Sued For Allegedly Drugging And Raping Flight Attendants

Jet Blue Pilots Sued For Allegedly Drugging And Raping Flight Attendants

(Shutterstock) A pair of Jet Blue pilots, as well as the airline itself, are being sued by two flight attendants who say the pilots drugged and raped them during a layover in Puerto Rico last year....

Brooklyn D.A. Drops Rape Charges Against Ex-Cops Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman In Custody

Brooklyn D.A. Drops Rape Charges Against Ex-Cops Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman In Custody

The victim's supporters stood outside the Brooklyn courthouse in 2018. (Christina Carrega / Gothamist) In 2017, two plainclothes NYPD officers took a young woman into custody after a traffic stop in Brooklyn, allegedly handcuffing her and...

UPDATE: Police Charge Man With Raping Woman On Woodside, Queens Sidewalkvideo

UPDATE: Police Charge Man With Raping Woman On Woodside, Queens Sidewalk

(Google Maps) A 20-year-old woman was raped on a Queens sidewalk by a man who had started talking to her on the street, police say. Investigators have released video of a man wanted for questioning. [Update,...

Brooklyn D.A. Seeks Special Prosecutor To Take Over Tangled 'Rape Cops' Trial

Brooklyn D.A. Seeks Special Prosecutor To Take Over Tangled 'Rape Cops' Trial

The victim's supporters stood outside a Brooklyn courthouse in September (Christina Carrega / Gothamist) The tangled case of two former Brooklyn cops accused of raping a handcuffed teenage girl in their custody in 2017 took another...

Weinstein Defense Attorney Benjamin Brafman Reportedly Quitting Case

Weinstein Defense Attorney Benjamin Brafman Reportedly Quitting Case

Harvey Weinstein and his defense lawyer, Benjamin Brafman. (Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock) Benjamin Brafman, the lawyer currently defending disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein in his rape trial, reportedly plans to withdraw from the case. The NY Times cites anonymous...

NYPD Wraps Up Sexual Assault Investigation Into Mario Batali: No Arrest, No Charges

NYPD Wraps Up Sexual Assault Investigation Into Mario Batali: No Arrest, No Charges

Three women have accused Mario Batali of sexually assaulting them. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP/Shutterstock) Police have dropped their investigation into sexual assault allegations against disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali—at least for now. According to the NY Times, the...

Multiple Women Accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson Of Sexual Misconduct

Multiple Women Accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson Of Sexual Misconduct

Neil deGrasse Tyson. (Shutterstock) Four women have now come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The most recent accusations come years after one woman's rape allegations against Tyson went largely...

Woman Raped In Brooklyn Park By Man Who Helped Hail A Cab For Her Friend

Woman Raped In Brooklyn Park By Man Who Helped Hail A Cab For Her Friend

The man suspected of raping a woman in Brownsville, Brooklyn, early Saturday morning. (Courtesy of the NYPD) The NYPD is searching for a man who raped a woman in Brownsville early Saturday morning, reportedly gaining her...

Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping Woman Near Prospect Park

Man Arrested For Allegedly Raping Woman Near Prospect Park

(Shutterstock) The man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a woman near Prospect Park earlier this month allegedly told her, "I just got out of jail, don't move or I will kill you." The NYPD has announced...

NYPD: Woman Was Raped And Robbed Near Prospect Park

NYPD: Woman Was Raped And Robbed Near Prospect Park

Parkside Avenue and Parade Place (Google Maps) A woman was dragged behind a bench and sexually assaulted near Prospect Park on Sunday morning. According to CBS2, the woman had recently left a family gathering and was...

Actress Paz De La Huerta Sues Harvey Weinstein Over Alleged Rapes

Actress Paz De La Huerta Sues Harvey Weinstein Over Alleged Rapes

(Andy Kropa/Invision/AP/Shutterstock) Actress Paz de la Huerta has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein accusing him of raping her twice at her New York apartment in 2010. De la Huerta, who has starred in Boardwalk Empire...

NYPD Issues Long Overdue Apology To Prospect Park Rape Survivor

NYPD Issues Long Overdue Apology To Prospect Park Rape Survivor

NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill, center. (JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) More than two decades after its officers publicly discredited a rape survivor's account of her attack, the NYPD has issued a formal apology. Police Commissioner James O'Neill published a...

Manhattan DA Drops A Charge Against Harvey Weinstein

Manhattan DA Drops A Charge Against Harvey Weinstein

Weinstein in court today. (STEVEN HIRSCH/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance dropped one of the charges against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday, striking the count that came from an allegation Lucia Evans made to the New Yorker...

Self-Proclaimed 'Spiritual Leader' Allegedly Used Sham Rituals To Drug, Rape Women

Self-Proclaimed 'Spiritual Leader' Allegedly Used Sham Rituals To Drug, Rape Women

Nigel Kennedy A Brooklyn man has allegedly been leveraging his position as a self-appointed "spiritual leader" to entice women to his apartment, using the guise of religious "rituals" to incapacitate and rape his victims. On Wednesday,...

Lawyers For Ex-NYPD Officers Accused Of Rape Challenge Victim's Account

Lawyers For Ex-NYPD Officers Accused Of Rape Challenge Victim's Account

The victim's supporters stood outside the Brooklyn courthouse (Christina Carrega / Gothamist) Some of the location details provided by a teenage girl who accused two disgraced ex-NYPD detectives of kidnapping and rape may become an issue...

NYPD: Man Raped One Woman And Tried To Rape Another On Washington Bridge

NYPD: Man Raped One Woman And Tried To Rape Another On Washington Bridge

The Washington Bridge (Wikipedia) A man raped a woman on a bridge between Manhattan and the Bronx last month, according to police, who say the same man tried to rape another woman on the same bridge...

$500,000 Bail For Suspect Accused Of Raping 11-Yr-Old Girl In Her Bunk Bed

$500,000 Bail For Suspect Accused Of Raping 11-Yr-Old Girl In Her Bunk Bed

From surveillance footage of the suspect (NYPD) An 18-year-old man has been charged with raping an 11-year-old girl in her Brooklyn bedroom's bunk bed—while her brother was in the lower bunk. Julio Ayala, who was also...

NYPD Seeks Other Victims Of Self-Proclaimed 'Serial Killer' Who Uses Dating Websites To Target Women

NYPD Seeks Other Victims Of Self-Proclaimed 'Serial Killer' Who Uses Dating Websites To Target Women

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea holds up a photo of Drayton last week (NYPD) The NYPD is continuing its investigation into a Connecticut man suspected of killing a 29-year-old Queens woman and raping a woman...

Brooklyn School Counselor Told Girl To 'Move On' After Rape Allegation, Lawsuit Claims

Brooklyn School Counselor Told Girl To 'Move On' After Rape Allegation, Lawsuit Claims

(Google Maps) A 13-year-old Brooklyn girl says public school officials in Brooklyn shrugged off her claim that a classmate raped her after school, according to a lawsuit filed against the city on Friday. According to the...

NYPD: This Man Raped A Woman In Her Sunset Park Apartment

NYPD: This Man Raped A Woman In Her Sunset Park Apartment

(NYPD) A woman was raped by a man who allegedly forced his way into her Brooklyn apartment early Friday morning. Investigators have now released footage of the subject in the vicinity, in hopes the public can...

Murders And Rapes Rise In NYC As Overall Crime Falls

Murders And Rapes Rise In NYC As Overall Crime Falls

Mayor Bill de Blasio at the NYPD Police Academy Graduation last week (via Mayor's Flickr) While the city's overall crime rate continues to drop, the first six months of this year saw a spike in the...

Jogger Fights Off Rape Attempt, Snaps Photo Of Attacker After Running By Him Again

Jogger Fights Off Rape Attempt, Snaps Photo Of Attacker After Running By Him Again

A photo taken by the victim after encountering her attacker a second time (DCPI) A woman who was jogging in a Bronx park on Monday fended off an attempted rape, then snapped a photo of her...

[UPDATE] Woman Beaten And Bitten During Upper West Side Rape Attemptvideo

[UPDATE] Woman Beaten And Bitten During Upper West Side Rape Attempt

Surveillance footage of the suspect, courtesy of the NYPD [UPDATE BELOW] A 37-year-old woman was badly beaten during a rape attempt on the Upper West Side late Wednesday night. The victim had just gotten out of...

Harvey Weinstein Charged With Sexually Assaulting Another Woman In NY

Harvey Weinstein Charged With Sexually Assaulting Another Woman In NY

Harvey Weinstein in court last month (JASON SZENES/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Harvey Weinstein has been hit with a new indictment on three additional felony sex charges. He's charged with sexually assaulting a third victim in New York, and could...

Report: Harvey Weinstein Used Cipriani Hotels, Bars & Restaurants As 'Hunting Ground'

Report: Harvey Weinstein Used Cipriani Hotels, Bars & Restaurants As 'Hunting Ground'

(STEVEN HIRSCH/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) Harvey Weinstein has had a close relationship with restaurant magnate Giuseppe Cipriani for many years—the two apparently dined together every Wednesday night at The Sherry-Netherland Hotel near Central Park before Weinstein's habitual sexual misconduct...

Greenpoint Woman Fights Off Rapist During Broad Daylight Home Invasionvideo

Greenpoint Woman Fights Off Rapist During Broad Daylight Home Invasion

(NYPD) A Greenpoint woman sustained a head injury while fighting off a would-be rapist who knocked on her door Thursday afternoon and asked for "Jeffrey." The 37-year-old victim, who resides in the vicinity of Meeker Avenue...

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