American comedian Bill Cosby has been the subject of publicized sexual assault allegations and was convicted of aggravated indecent assault in He has been accused by numerous women of rape , drug-facilitated sexual assault , sexual battery , child sexual abuse , and sexual misconduct. The earliest incidents allegedly took place in the mids. Assault allegations against Cosby became more public after a stand-up routine by comedian Hannibal Buress became popular in October , alluding to Cosby's covert sexual misbehavior; thereafter, many additional claims were made. The dates of the alleged incidents have spanned from to in ten U.
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Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination has been derailed, at least temporarily, by two accusations of sexual misconduct that he has repeatedly denied. But those who believe Kavanaugh's accusers fear his decisions would chip away at women's bodily autonomy — as well as all sexual assault survivors' rights — if he's confirmed to the bench. While the high court focuses on questions surrounding the law — not whether or not a specific person is guilty of a crime — the Supreme Court has ruled on cases involving sexual assault in the past. Because states dictate sexual assault laws within their own borders, an assault case would have to raise questions about the constitutionality of a specific state law in order to make it to the Supreme Court. Even then, a majority of justices must vote to accept a case. Because of this standard, most sexual assault cases heard by the nation's top justices have focused on the constitutionality of certain court practices or who can be liable in specific types of sexual assault cases.
The award capped a trial in which the former physician assistant at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento alleged she filed multiple complaints to no avail during her two-year tenure. The complaints included an allegation that one surgeon would greet her each morning by saying, "I'm horny," and then slap her bottom, the Los Angeles Times reported. Ani Chopourian Verdict.
A year-old Eastern Cape traditional healer is expected to appear in the Motherwell magistrate's court on Wednesday to apply for bail after his arrest for sexual assault and rape. It is alleged that the suspect lured the boys and one girl, aged between 13 and 18 years, to his house where he sexually assaulted them. The acting Mount Road cluster commander, Brig Thandiswa Kupiso, said some community figures such as the traditional healer, who use their position to exploit the innocent and the vulnerable, will face the full might of the law. Kupiso said the police will work closely with the prosecution in ensuring that justice is served for all the victims. Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments?