Jameis Winston Goes After Accuser In Vicious Countersuit

Jameis Winston’s legal team has filed their response to Erica Kinsman’s civil lawsuit, which accused him of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and “intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of forcible rape.” Winston is denying the rape and all of Kinsman’s claims, which was expected. But this… » 5/11/15 6:00pm 5/11/15 6:00pm

Amy Schumer's Sketch About Football Players Who Rape Was Perfect

The joke here doesn’t need to be deeply explained, does it? Inside Amy Schumer pulled off a clever Friday Night Lights parody last night in which the archetypal conflict between coach and town involved allowing the high school football players to rape. The laughs don’t come at the expense of the victims, which is why… » 4/22/15 12:45pm 4/22/15 12:45pm

Jameis Winston Sued Over Sexual Assault Allegation

Erica Kinsman, who accuses Jameis Winston of raping her in 2012, has followed up her Title IX lawsuit against FSU with a lawsuit against Winston himself—reportedly accusing the Heisman-winning quarterback of sexual battery, assault, false imprisonment and “intentional infliction of emotional distress arising out of… » 4/16/15 5:04pm 4/16/15 5:04pm

How Did Darren Sharper Avoid Arrest For So Long?

ProPublica, Sports Illustrated, and The New Orleans Advocate teamed up to produce a thoroughly reported story seeking to explain how exactly former NFL player Darren Sharper was able to avoid getting arrested for months years despite being accused of rape multiple times. The whole story is worth a read, but the short… » 4/08/15 12:41pm 4/08/15 12:41pm

Woman Who Protested Oregon Accessing Rape Victim's Records: I'm Fired 

A woman who spoke out against the University of Oregon after it accessed the counseling records of a student who said she was raped by several basketball players has been let go, according to an email she sent to colleagues today. In the email, which was first obtained by the Register-Guard, Karen Stokes said her… » 3/26/15 6:27pm 3/26/15 6:27pm

Serial Rapist Darren Sharper Might Serve Just 9 Years [Updated]

As expected, the plea deals are rolling in for accused serial rapist Darren Sharper, and so far the sentences seem fairly light. But we won't know how long Sharper will spend in prison until he officially pleads in all five jurisdictions, because he'll functionally serve only the longest of his five sentences. » 3/23/15 3:41pm 3/23/15 3:41pm

Junior Hockey Players Allegedly At Party Where Women Sexually Assaulted

According to an utterly horrifying report out of Canada, “approximately 10” players from the Cobourg Cougars—a junior hockey team that plays in the Ontario Junior Hockey League—allegedly attended a 50-person house party last weekend where numerous instances of rape and sexual assault are alleged to have occurred. … » 3/10/15 10:45pm 3/10/15 10:45pm

Oregon: We Have The Right To Access A Rape Victim's Medical Records 

The University of Oregon is being sued by a student who claims that after she was raped by three basketball players, the school tailored and delayed their discipline so the men could play in the NCAA tournament. Those allegations alone sound horrible (Oregon denies them), but they've taken a disturbing twist: the… » 3/03/15 5:17pm 3/03/15 5:17pm

Rush After 'A Rape On Campus': A UVA Alum Goes Back to Rugby Road

It's a blue, cold Thursday in January and I'm walking down Rugby Road on the first night of fraternity rush at the University of Virginia, brushing past groups of identical gossiping boys in matching preppy outfits: fleeces, checked oxfords, khakis, boots. "Excuse me," they say politely when our coats touch, then… » 1/28/15 11:12am 1/28/15 11:12am

Two Former Vanderbilt Football Players Found Guilty Of Rape

After just three hours of deliberation, a jury found former Vanderbilt football players Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg, who were accused of raping a woman on the Vanderbilt campus in 2013, guilty on all charges. Both Batey and Vandenburg were found guilty of multiple counts of aggravated rape and sexual assault. » 1/27/15 6:29pm 1/27/15 6:29pm

Alleged Rapist's Bullshit Defense Blames Vanderbilt's "Sexual Freedom"

According to prosecutors, Cory Batey is one of several former Vanderbilt football players who raped an unconscious student in a dorm room last year, filming parts of their crime and urinating on the victim afterwards. According to Batey's defense, however, their client is also a victim—of "a campus culture of sexual… » 1/24/15 12:34pm 1/24/15 12:34pm

Rape, Murder, Violent Racism: The Weirdest McDonald's Ad Campaign Ever

So 28 years ago this month, McDonald's put together a campaign that would dominate the fast-food giant's advertising strategy for years. "Mac Tonight," a ploy to redefine the restaurant as a place worthy of serving you not just breakfast and lunch, but dinner, too, starred an anthropomorphic crescent moon/Jay Leno… » 12/22/14 1:24pm 12/22/14 1:24pm

Jameis Winston Is Not A Victim

By now, you've read or heard about Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's explicit, detailed statement denying that he is guilty of rape, in which he (or someone writing on his behalf) makes the remarkable assertion that "[t]he only thing as vicious as rape is falsely accusing someone of rape." It's not unusual… » 12/04/14 7:25pm 12/04/14 7:25pm