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Sophie Ellis Bextor attends the "Everybody's Talking About Jamie" World Premiere at The Royal Festival Hall on September 13, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Sophie Ellis Bextor’s rape story combats the toxic myths around sexual assault

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Kayleigh Dray
  • Nowhere To Run: this powerful documentary shines a light on UK’s sport’s shocking #MeToo moment
    Entertainment

    This powerful new BBC documentary reveals the reality of UK sport’s #MeToo reckoning

  • R Kelly
    News

    R Kelly’s sexual abuse trial is officially underway in New York

  • Michaela Coel
    TV

    Michaela Coel shares her “internal devastation” in searing Baftas speech

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The Teacher: First look at Sheridan Smith's new thriller
TV

Ready for your first look at Sheridan Smith’s intense new thriller?

Channel 5’s Teacher is all about consent, power and accountability.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Lady Gaga
Celebrity

Lady Gaga details the reality of trauma after being sexually assaulted

“Your body remembers...”

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Hollie Richardson
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Woman lies on sofa swiping and liking profiles on dating app
Dating

“I got a lifetime ban from a dating app – and discovered the sinister world of revenge reporting”

Dating apps are designed to be deleted, but what happens when they delete you first? We look inside the murky world of revenge reporting online.

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Anna Prendergast
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Survival sex
Life

What is survival sex and why are so many women relying on it?

The pandemic is having a disproportionate effect on women in dark ways.

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Hollie Richardson
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Kayleigh Dray
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Why “he seems such a nice guy” is the wrong response to abuse allegations

“If we’re looking for monsters, we’ll never find them.”

People

AOC on surviving sexual assault, trauma and the “tactics of abusers”

She has shared her story on Instagram.

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Hollie Richardson
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A Teacher: the BBC’s dark new miniseries is a masterclass in grooming and abuse
TV

The BBC’s A Teacher makes a vital point about grooming and abuse

“Storylines like those seen in A Teacher are vital in changing the perception of sexual abuse at the hands of women.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Samantha Morton
Podcasts

Why everyone’s talking about Samantha Morton’s incredible Desert Island Discs episode

The actor spoke bravely and candidly to Lauren Laverne.

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Hollie Richardson
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Jeffrey Epstein and his then-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell pictured at a party in 2005.
TV

This new Jeffrey Epstein documentary finally gives a voice to survivors

“There’s no strength in being quiet. Your strength is in your voice.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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The British Houses of Parliament
People

Rape Crisis charity call decision to let accused Tory MP return to work “extremely disappointing”

The MP has voluntarily agreed not to return to Westminster next month, but will continue to represent his constituents from home.

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Lauren Geall
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Rape convictions at all time low in England and Wales.
Life

Rape convictions are at an all time low, and it is a “national emergency”

The figures are being described as “dismal” by campaigners.

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Hollie Richardson
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Kayleigh Dray
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Thandie Newton’s tale of abuse has been lost in those Tom Cruise “pimple” headlines

“If you’re a young Black girl and you get raped, in the film business, no one’s going to f**king care.”

Athlete A is now available to stream on Netflix UK
Life

The vital documentary we all need to sit up and pay attention to

The critically-acclaimed Athlete A is available to stream on Netflix from 24 June.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Lady Gaga new record
People

Lady Gaga’s words on feeling ashamed after sexual assault are a difficult but vital listen

The singer has given an in-depth interview to mark the release of her new album Chromatica.

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Hollie Richardson
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Domestic Abuse Bill returns to parliament.
Life

The domestic abuse bill has finally returned to parliament – so what’s next?

A new version of the domestic abuse bill is now making its way through parliament. But what will it really mean for women?

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Moya Crockett and Hollie Richardson
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Normal People
Life

What the BBC’s Normal People gets right – and wrong – about BDSM

People have a lot to say about Normal People’s depiction of sexual domination and submission...

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Kayleigh Dray
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Angelina Jolie
People

Angelina Jolie calls out the hidden cost of child abuse that is being fuelled by lockdown

The actor and UN special envoy has highlighted the plight of vulnerable children during the coronavirus crisis.

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Anna Brech
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weinstein-sentencing
Long Reads

Weinstein’s sentence proves the tide is turning. Let’s keep pushing for change

Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison, after being found guilty of third degree rape and first degree criminal sexual act.

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Nell Frizzell
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Jessica Rapana
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Hachette employees stage walk-out over Woody Allen’s memoir

All the reactions to the director’s controversial new book deal.

Cyprus rape case: everything you need to know
Life

All the latest in the Cyprus rape case appeal

The British teenager has launched an appeal against her conviction for lying

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Anna Brech
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