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New York gynecologist charged with six federal sex abuse counts

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A former Columbia University gynecologist accused by the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang of sexual assault has been indicted for allegedly sexually abusing female patients -- including ...

Education Department’s child abuse outreach during Covid doesn’t go far enough, experts say

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Washington The US Department of Education's muted response to concerns about unreported child abuse in the age of virtual learning is fueling new distress among family welfare experts and advocates. The Education De...

Major U.S. diocese becomes largest to file for bankruptcy after 200 sexual abuse lawsuits

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A Roman Catholic diocese in suburban New York became the largest American diocese to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday after being named in more than 200 sexual abuse lawsuits. The Diocese of Rockville Centre ...

Olya Sharypova: Ex-girlfriend of tennis star Alexander Zverev alleges abuse, player says ‘simply not true’

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Tennis star Alexander Zverev's ex-girlfriend says he attacked her ahead of the US Open last year, an allegation the player says is "simply not true." Olya Sharypova, 23, says Zverev tried to strangle her with a pill...

Haiti’s soccer chief banned for life for sexual abuse of young football players

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International football's governing body, FIFA, has banned the president of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF), Yves Jean-Bart, from the sport for life, following an investigation into allegations of sexual harass...

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani defends club tweet that led to online abuse of pundit Karen Carney

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The owner of an English Premier League team has defended a post from the club's official Twitter account that led to online abuse being directed at football pundit Karen Carney. Prior to Leeds beating West Brom 5-0 ...

Chicago priest Michael Pfleger on sex abuse allegation: I am devastated

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Father Michael Pfleger, senior pastor of the St. Sabina parish in Chicago, is "devastated, hurt" and angry after being asked to step aside after an allegation was made against him of sexual abuse of a minor, Pfleger...

DC attorney general wants to interview Donald Trump Jr. as part of Trump inaugural funds abuse probe

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The DC attorney general's office has notified President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., that it would like to interview him as part of its investigation into misuse of his father's inaugural funds, a spokesper...

Police say Orlando waitress saved boy from abuse with note asking if he needed help

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An 11-year-old boy was removed from his home and his parents are in jail after police say an Orlando waitress noticed something was wrong and used a note to ask him if he needed help. Flavaine Carvalho was not sched...

‘Go back to where you came from’: Cricket fan details allegations of racial abuse by staff and supporters

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Krishna Kumar had long dreamed of watching the Indian cricket team play in Australia. But when that dream materialized at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) earlier this month, the experience, he says, was belittling. ...

Democratic congressman to introduce sweeping child abuse prevention bill Monday

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Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia will introduce a child abuse prevention bill in the House on Monday, his office told CNN, setting up deliberations for a considerable child welfare investment as experts warn ...

Marilyn Manson posts statement following abuse allegations

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Marilyn Manson is responding to claims he was abusive in previous relationships. The singer took to his Instagram late Monday night and wrote, "Obviously, my art and my life have long been magnets for controversy, b...

A proposed law in California seeks to ban NDAs that prevent workers from speaking up about discrimination and abuse

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A California state legislator has introduced a bill aimed at empowering more workers to speak up about alleged discrimination and abuse by banning certain provisions in confidentiality agreements. State Sen. Connie ...

Incest accusation in prominent family prompts French national reckoning with child abuse

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Editor's note: The article contains descriptions of alleged abuse that some may find disturbing. Paris It all started with damning allegations from book excerpts published in France's prestigious Le Monde newspaper ...

British Gymnastics faces legal action over alleged ‘systemic physical and psychological abuse’

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Seventeen former British gymnasts, including three Olympians, have notified British Gymnastics of their intention to take legal action, alleging coaches subjected them to "systemic physical and psychological abuse,"...

Boy Scouts plan fund with at least $300 million for sex abuse victims, court documents show

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The Boy Scouts of America, amid bankruptcy and allegations of widespread sexual abuse within the organization, is proposing a trust fund of at least $ 300 million to compensate victims, court records show. The mone...

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