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    Celebrity

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

  • People

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

  • 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

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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
Published
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
Published

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
Published
Rose McGowan responds to Harvey Weinstein’s “forgotten man” comments in a powerful statement.
People

Rose McGowan responds to Weinstein’s “forgotten man” comments in a powerful statement

“I didn’t forget you, Harvey. My body didn’t forget you,” she wrote.

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Lauren Geall
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People

Exclusive: Kelly Sundberg gets real about the healing power of storytelling

“I’ve had to grieve and say goodbye to the girl I was before my abuse,” says the author.

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Kelly Sundberg
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One in four young women would be afraid to report being sexually assaulted at work.
People

“Why I won’t report being sexually assaulted by my colleague”

A quarter of young women say they would be scared to report sexual assault at work, for fear of the repercussions.

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Stylist Team
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People

Exclusive: Debbie Harry doesn’t want to be known as a victim – she’s a survivor

“We must have hope, right?” she urges. “It’s the ultimate survival mechanism.”

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Stylist Team
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Teala Davies
People

Denied a trial, Jeffrey Epstein’s victims have shared their powerful testimony regardless

"Jeffrey may no longer be here to hear it, I will not stop fighting, and I will not be silenced anymore."

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Christobel Hastings
Published

Shocking new rape conviction statistics show the system is still failing women

The London Victims’ Commissioner has condemned the “excessive intrusion into personal data” of rape victims.

After podcast BBC Sounds
Life

Sexual assault survivors are sharing their stories in this brilliant new way

A ground-breaking podcast is shaking up the platform.

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Hollie Richardson
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