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 Thursday 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

Darren Sharper Plans To Strike Plea Deal In All His Rape Cases Monday

Alleged serial rapist Darren Shaper is working on a global plea deal that would resolve the myriad of sexual assault cases against him, according to multiple reports today. The Associated Press reported that the deal will be filed Monday in two courts, one in California and the other in an unknown location. The… » 3/20/15 5:49pm 3/20/15 5:49pm

Ray McDonald Claims He's Going To Sue Woman Who Accused Him Of Rape

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald has told ESPN that he plans on filing a defamation lawsuit against the woman who accused him of raping her last year. » 3/16/15 12:36pm 3/16/15 12:36pm

How To Talk To Your Kids About Sexual Assault And Sports 

When I thought my son was old enough to understand the concept of "no means no," I said those exact words to him when he appeared unwilling to back away from a confrontation-in-the-making. This kind of situation arose frequently—the playground, a playdate, just being around his younger sister. "Jonny said he doesn't… » 3/13/15 11:41am 3/13/15 11:41am

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

Report: Duke Coaches, Administrators Ignored Sexual Assault Allegations

Duke junior Rasheed Sulaimon was dismissed from the men's basketball team on Jan. 29, 2015, with no official explanation given. According to a report published today by the Chronicle, Duke's student newspaper, Sulaimon was dismissed more than a year after he was accused of sexually assaulting two female students.… » 3/02/15 10:50am 3/02/15 10:50am

Lawsuit: UNM Interfered With Gang Rape Case Involving Football Players

A former student is suing the University of New Mexico's Board of Regents, alleging the university violated Title IX by failing to properly investigate what happened the night she claims she was drugged and raped, including by several football players. » 2/23/15 4:35pm 2/23/15 4:35pm

Read No More's Talking Points And Guide For How To Tweet Them Support

Are you ready for No More week? Guess what, it's coming! So are a bunch of tweets that read: "Learn about #NOMORE, a public awareness campaign making a difference in the lives of survivors." And probably people pointing you to this story about a domestic-violence hotline in the Dayton, Ohio area that said it got… » 2/06/15 8:41pm 2/06/15 8:41pm

No More, The NFL's Domestic Violence Partner, Is A Sham

The brands have spoken, and they want you to know that domestic violence and sexual assault are bad. In fact, the brands not only think they're bad, but have a theory as to why they persist: the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault don't have a strong enough brand. So, to help get America talking about… » 2/05/15 1:53pm 2/05/15 1:53pm

Do The NFL's Anti-Domestic Violence Initiatives Actually Even Exist?

As long ago as it now seems, it was only this past July when Roger Goodell decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back cold-cocked his future wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator. There was outrage, but not enough to change the NFL commissioner's mind. He needed to see the… » 2/01/15 12:12pm 2/01/15 12:12pm

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 11:10am 1/28/15 11:10am

Suit: High School Football Players Raped Girl, Recorded It

A teenage girl claims in a civil lawsuit that she was raped multiple times last year by three Culver City High School football players, who also recorded one of the rapes, shared the video with other students, and tried to intimidate her into not reporting what happened. The suit was filed last week and named the » 1/20/15 8:18pm 1/20/15 8:18pm

Colts Linebacker Josh McNary Charged With Rape

Josh McNary, the Colts linebacker known for being a U.S. Army lieutenant before joining the NFL, has been charged with felony rape in Indianapolis, according to documents filed today in a Marion County court. Overall, McNary is charged with one felony count of rape, one felony count of criminal confinement, and one… » 1/14/15 7:53pm 1/14/15 7:53pm

Accuser Asks Court To Ban Ravens Head Of Security From Stadium 

The woman who claims Ravens head of security Darren Sanders groped her during a game has asked a Baltimore court for a peace order, similar to a restraining order, because "I fear for myself and my family's safety." As part of the request, she asked the court to order Sanders to not contact her and to avoid her… » 1/02/15 9:33am 1/02/15 9:33am

Ravens Head Of Security Allegedly Assaulted Woman During Game

When news broke last night that the Baltimore Ravens' head of security, Darren Sanders, had been charged with sexual assault, details were slim. But now TMZ has gotten a copy of the police report, and is reporting that Sanders is accused of assaulting an M&T Bank Stadium employee during the Ravens' game against… » 12/31/14 12:52pm 12/31/14 12:52pm

So What Happened With The FSU Player And The Crack-Smoking Prostitute?

On Christmas Eve, while most of America was indulging in Christmas carols, bad bowl games, and General Tso's chicken, Tallahassee police released information on two investigations involving Florida State athletes. That seemed to all but ensure that nobody would actually read them, so I'm revisiting those cases… » 12/29/14 3:18pm 12/29/14 3:18pm

Tallahassee Police To ESPN: Go Fuck Yourselves

It's Christmas Eve, which means it's the perfect time to dump a nasty story you hope the media will ignore! And that's exactly what Tallahassee police did today while flipping two big ol' birds at ESPN. » 12/24/14 7:13pm 12/24/14 7:13pm

Alleged Serial Rapist Darren Sharper Indicted On Federal Charges

Yes, there are even more charges against Darren Sharper now. On top of those brought by a state grand jury in New Orleans, a federal grand jury also brought charges in district court against the former NFL safety last Friday. The federal charges aren't for rape but instead focus on the drugs that Sharper is accused of… » 12/18/14 7:05pm 12/18/14 7:05pm