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Prince Andrew is served sexual assault lawsuit in United States
Lawyers for Virginia Giuffre, who says she was assaulted at 17, sent the civil lawsuit to the prince’s US-based lawyer.
21 Sep 2021
HRW slams Kenya’s response to surge in gender-based violence
Kenya failed to provide support amid a spike in violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic, HRW says.
21 Sep 2021
Simone Biles blasts USA Gymnastics, FBI for allowing sex abuse
US star gymnasts berate institutions overseen by Congress for failing to investigate years of abuses.
15 Sep 2021
Prince Andrew rejects sexual abuse accuser’s lawsuit: Lawyer
Virginia Giuffre filed a US civil lawsuit last month against Prince Andrew, accusing him of sexually assaulting her.
13 Sep 2021
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Chinese prosecutors say no sexual assault by ex-Alibaba employee
The ruling triggered outrage online, sparking debate about the treatment of female workers across companies in China.
7 Sep 2021
Former US Cardinal McCarrick pleads not guilty to sexual abuse
Theordore McCarrick, once the archbishop of Washington, DC is the only US cardinal to be charged with child sex crimes.
3 Sep 2021
Alibaba fires 10 employees for leaking details of sexual assault
Details of the assault turned Alibaba into the highest-profile symbol of the abuses prevalent in Chinese tech firms.
30 Aug 2021
As Andrew Cuomo leaves office, he calls his resignation ‘unfair’
Democrat Kathy Hochul will be sworn in at midnight as NY’s next governor, promises to ‘get the job done’.
23 Aug 2021
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US judge signs off on $850m Boy Scouts sex abuse settlement
Ruling enables the Boy Scouts, hit by a flood of lawsuits last year, to move ahead with a proposed reorganisation plan.
19 Aug 2021
Blocked by Twitter for political reasons: India’s Rahul Gandhi
India’s main opposition leader slams firm for blocking tweet over alleged rape and murder of nine-year-old Dalit girl.
13 Aug 2021
China’s anti-corruption watchdog eyes new target: alcohol
The watchdog’s comments to replace business drinks with ‘correct values’ sent most alcohol-related stocks tumbling.
11 Aug 2021
Jeffrey Epstein abuse survivors awarded $125M as claims end
The Epstein Victims’ Compensation Program distributed $125m to about 150 eligible people over the course of a year.
9 Aug 2021
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Rocked by sexual assault complaint, China’s Alibaba fires manager
Critics say Alibaba failed to act until the female staffer went public with her allegations on the firm’s intranet.
9 Aug 2021
Bill Gates says meetings with Epstein were a ‘huge mistake’
Gates expressed regret over relationship with convicted sex offender days after divorce from Melinda was finalised.
5 Aug 2021
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