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Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and The Paedophile: what we learned from the ITV documentary unpicking the Jeffrey Epstein scandal

Everything new we learned from ITV’s grisly Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and The Paedophile documentary

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Amy Beecham
  • Cheer
    Entertainment

    Season 2 of Cheer has a powerful message for survivors of sexual abuse

  • Ghislaine Maxwell trial: Maxwell found guilty of sex trafficking young girls for Jeffrey Epstein
    News

    Ghislaine Maxwell has been found guilty of sex trafficking minors for Jeffrey Epstein

  • James Franco
    People

    James Franco has addressed allegations of sexual misconduct – but there’s still no apology

Latest Stories

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Politics

“I fell apart”: why image-based sexual abuse is still going unpunished

Women still find themselves caught in loopholes and unable to make claims of harassment.

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Sophie Gallagher
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Zara McDermott Uncovering Rape Culture BBC
TV

Zara McDermott’s shocking BBC documentary investigates the rampant rape culture in Britain’s schools

The new BBC documentary investigates what needs to change for girls to feel safe.

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Morgan Cormack
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BBC One Panorama: Online Pimps Exposed
TV

BBC’s new Panorama uncovers the dark side of sex work, but many viewers had the same complaint

The hard-hitting documentary aired last night on BBC One.

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Morgan Cormack
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Emily Ratajkowski
People

Emily Ratajkowski accuses Robin Thicke of groping her while making the Blurred Lines video

“With that one gesture, Thicke reminded everyone on set that we women weren’t actually in charge.“

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Ally Sinyard
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Lauren Geall
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R Kelly faces life in prison after being found guilty of sex trafficking in abuse trial

“No matter how long it takes, the long arm of the law will catch up with you.”

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)
Celebrity

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

“My experience was not violent. All that happened was I wasn’t listened to.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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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

“The system is utterly failing young people.”

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Amy Beecham
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Michaela Coel
TV

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

“I know what it is like to shoot without an intimacy director,” says the I May Destroy You star.

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Kayleigh Dray
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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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Hollie Richardson
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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.

Pregnant Mother and Father of Twins in Hospital Room stand in silhouette shot - stock photo
Celebrity

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.”

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

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

Thandie Newton
People

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.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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