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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...

Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To Rape, Criminal Sex Act Charges

Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To Rape, Criminal Sex Act Charges

Harvey Weinstein in court on June 5, 2018 (STEVEN HIRSCH/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) After months of silence, Harvey Weinstein uttered, "Not guilty," while entering his plea in NY State Supreme Court this morning. The once powerful movie producer has...

'Another Step Closer To Accountability': Harvey Weinstein Indicted On Rape, Criminal Sex Act Charges

'Another Step Closer To Accountability': Harvey Weinstein Indicted On Rape, Criminal Sex Act Charges

Harvey Weinstein, leaving court on May 25, 2018 (JB Nicholas / Gothamist) A grand jury has indicted Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein on charges of rape in the first and third degrees as well as criminal sexual...

Harvey Weinstein's Attorney Claims Movie Producer Had '10-Year Consensual Relationship' With Rape Accuser

Harvey Weinstein's Attorney Claims Movie Producer Had '10-Year Consensual Relationship' With Rape Accuser

Harvey Weinstein and his defense attorney Benjamin Brafman (in orange tie) on May 25, 2018 (JB Nicholas / Gothamist) The defense attorney for Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood mogul now accused of assaulting or harassing dozens...

Photos: Harvey Weinstein Charged With Rape, Criminal Sexual Act

Photos: Harvey Weinstein Charged With Rape, Criminal Sexual Actgallery

Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of terrorizing dozens of women over decades, surrendered to police officers at the 1st Precinct in lower Manhattan this morning.

Manhattan DA Exonerates Two Men Wrongly Convicted Of Rape In 1992

Manhattan DA Exonerates Two Men Wrongly Convicted Of Rape In 1992

Manhattan DA Vance with Gregory Counts and VanDyke Perry announcing that their convictions would be vacated (Manhattan DA's office) Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced that the decades-old rape convictions of two men were vacated today....

Artist Claims Kevin Spacey Tried To Rape Him When He Was 15

Artist Claims Kevin Spacey Tried To Rape Him When He Was 15

(Getty Images) Earlier this week, actor Anthony Rapp revealed that when he was 14 years old, Kevin Spacey allegedly pinned him on a bed and "tried to get with me sexually." In the wake of the...

NYPD Detectives Charged With Raping Handcuffed Brooklyn Teen

NYPD Detectives Charged With Raping Handcuffed Brooklyn Teen

Richard Hall (left) and Eddie Martins exiting their arraignment in Brooklyn on Monday. (Noah Hurowitz / DNAInfo) Two NYPD detectives surrendered to police early Monday morning after being accused of arresting and raping an 18-year-old girl...

Annabella Sciorra Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her: 'He Shoved Me Onto The Bed'

Annabella Sciorra Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her: 'He Shoved Me Onto The Bed'

Annabella Sciorra (Getty Images) A new, extremely harrowing account of sexual assault has emerged as more women come forward about their experiences with producer Harvey Weinstein. This time, actress Annabella Sciorra described to the New Yorker's...

Grand Jury Reportedly Indicts NYPD Officers Accused Of Raping 18-Year-Old-Woman

Grand Jury Reportedly Indicts NYPD Officers Accused Of Raping 18-Year-Old-Woman

(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The grand jury hearing the case of two NYPD officers who were accused of raping an 18-year-old woman handed down an indictment for the alleged rape, according to multiple reports. The indictment was...

Brooklyn Pol Seeks To Make It Illegal For Cops To Have Sex With People In Their Custody

Brooklyn Pol Seeks To Make It Illegal For Cops To Have Sex With People In Their Custody

(via istockphoto) A Brooklyn councilman has proposed a bill that would make it illegal for police officers to have sex with people in their custody, following an incident in which two officers, Eddie Martins and Richard...

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