Editor's note: On August 10, 2019, Jeffrey Epstein died in an apparent jailhouse suicide. For more information, see The Daily Beast's reporting here. An attorney representing Jeffrey Epstein accusers said Tuesday that at least one woman has come forward to say she was abused while the financier was on work release as part of his lenient 2007 plea deal. Lawyer Brad Edwards said Epstein was allowed to have visitors while he was supposed to be working during the 13-month sentence. “It was not for some business arrangement and it was for... improper sexual contact,” Edwards said, adding that the new accusers said they were under 21, though they may not have been minors. “He just wasn’t in jail. He only slept there. He was in his office most of the day and what I can tell you he had visitors, female visitors,” Edwards said. “All I can say is more than one person that visited him,” Edwards said, declining to provide more details because of ongoing … [Read more...] about Jeffrey Epstein Abused Victims While Serving Time in Florida, Accuser’s Lawyer Says
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September is Sexual Health month, and it is led by Sexual Health Day on September 4. In honor of this month, I want to focus this post on the critical topic of consent. As a sex therapist who has worked with many clients who are survivors of sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, date rape, and sexual harassment, I am expert with the myriad symptoms that are aftershocks of attacks perpetrated recently and as far back as 40 years ago. In the #metoo movement, many women and men have come forward to share their stories so society can create a culture of consensual sexuality. I want to consider the discussion among academics on what consent is and whether it’s serving the #metoo movement or actually disempowering women and men from a more equitable sexual agency. According to Planned Parenthood the requirements for sexual consent include that it is: Freely Given Reversible Informed Enthusiastic Specific However, in New York state (each state has its own definition for consent … [Read more...] about Does Sexual Consent = Pleasurable Sex?
Callaway was cleared in the Title IX investigation following allegations of sexual assault against him by Tom Fornelli @TomFornelli Aug 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm ET • 1 min read Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway has been cleared following a Title IX investigation conducted by the school following a sexual assault allegation against him. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Callaway was found not responsible for "conduct causing physical injury, sexual assault and sexual misconduct," according to a letter obtained by the paper.ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach reports that the hearing officer, Jake Schickel, wrote in his findings that the alleged victim stated "she did not consent because of intoxication and/or force, however the totality of the evidence suggest the contrary and she was not intoxicated to the extent she could not consent." Schickel also wrote Callaway was "honest, sincere and presented himself well." Schlabach also reports that Callaway told … [Read more...] about Florida’s Antonio Callaway cleared in Title IX investigation by hearing officer
It took the Guardian more than two months to get hold of the full judgment in the Luke Lazarus case, the distressing and polarising trial that saw the son of the owner of Sydney’s Soho bar first convicted, and then acquitted, of the rape of an 18-year-old girl in an alleyway in 2013. For a while, open justice looked decidedly wobbly. Judge Robyn Tupman’s judgment came down on 4 May and we asked for a copy of her reasons shortly afterwards. Sorry, came the reply, Her Honour has gone on leave and needs to check the transcript. Over a month later, we were told the judgment would be available for “viewing” at the district court registry at the Downing Centre in Sydney. A day later, there was a new message – it wasn’t available for viewing because the judgment now was subject to an appeal by the director of public prosecutions – novel grounds for refusing access to the reasons of a trial judge. Entreaties were made to the Department of Justice and … [Read more...] about ‘This doesn’t get to be over for me’: the rape case that put consent on trial
Source: Pixabay We are currently involved in a national dialogue about sexual harassment, abuse, rape, and molestation, of young people, employees, job applicants, and others who are vulnerable to the abuses of power. Many of us are reading horrifying stories daily about the ways people in power have put others in sexually compromising positions. The accusations amount to sexual harassment, and in some case criminal activity. There is an aspect of this conversation that I haven't seen us have yet. The acts in question, are used routinely, in sexual fantasy, pornography, and sexual role-play between consenting adults. Current news is filled with accusations and testimonies of unwanted groping, public masturbation, and power being used to dominate and humiliate others in sexually explicit ways. As disturbing as this is, and it is incredibly disturbing, the scenarios the powerful men are enacting are quite common in sexual desire…as … [Read more...] about Power in Sex Isn’t a Problem, in Fantasy or With Consent