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Chef Mario Batali pleads not guilty to sex assault charge

US celebrity chef Mario Batali pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge of indecent assault and battery stemming from accusations that he groped a woman in a Boston restaurant in 2017.

Weinstein accusers poised to see first compensation as trial looms

Harvey Weinstein reportedly has reached a tentative settlement with women who filed civil suits against the disgraced film mogul for sexual harassment, but the multi-million-dollar deal will not forestall his criminal trial.

Global community pledges US$363 million to combat sexual violence

21 donor countries pledged US$363 million to combat sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises.

Chef Mario Batali charged in Boston for alleged sexual assault

Batali is finally charged for the first time on sexual assault despite a series of allegations since 2017.

Bulgarian boxer suspended in California for kissing broadcaster

Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev, alias 'The Cobra', faces suspension over a month for inappropriately touching a female broadcaster's face and kissing her during a post-fight interview.

Cops detain tahfiz school warden suspected of sodomising students

He was arrested at a tahfiz school in Kuala Kangsar at midnight.

Sexual assaults spike in US military, hit new record

In light of the survey results, the US Defence Department says it is looking to make sexual harassment a stand-alone crime.

K-pop scandals uncover dark side of Seoul’s flashiest district

The world was introduced to Gangnam by the 2012 K-pop hit “Gangnam Style”.

UN expert to visit Assange, assess violation of privacy claims

A UN expert will access whether the Wikileaks founder's privacy was violated by the Ecuadoron embassy.

Junior trader files harassment, discrimination lawsuit against UBS

The woman also alleges UBS breached its own internal rules by delaying disciplinary action against the employee.

FIFA extends ban on Afghan official accused of sexual assault

Keramuddin Karim's ban has been extended by 90 days at the recommendation of the FIFA ethics commission's investigating arm.

Teen accused of Cradle CEO’s murder assaulted in detention, say lawyers

Lawyers say they will ask the court to allow him and another youth charged with the same offence to be let out on bail.

Disgraced US chef Mario Batali surrenders restaurants

The allegations were brought against the celebrity chef last year, and while Batali publicly apologised, he has denied all allegations.

French court to rule on cardinal accused of sex abuse cover-up

The outcome has been long awaited in France where Barbarin is the highest-profile Catholic cleric to be caught up in a paedophile scandal.

R Kelly denies sexual abuse charges in CBS interview

The singer could face up to seven years in prison if convicted of the charges.

Court sets March 19 for mention of ex-minister’s sex assault case

Shahidan Kassim is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl by touching her arm.

Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

The pope says it is a cultural problem, the roots of which lie in seeing women as second class.

Chinese movie star pleads not guilty to sexual assault in Australia

Gao Yunxiang was charged for aggravated sexual assault and depriving a woman of her liberty last March 2018.

R. Kelly’s attorney denies abuse allegations in documentary

Steve Greenberg, an attorney for Kelly, says there was no evidence to support the accusations contained in the documentary, calling it a "for-profit hit piece full of falsities, full of mistakes."

US ex-priest sentenced to up to 14 years in prison for...

This follows priest David Poulson's guilty plea in October after being accused of sexual assault and attempted sexual assault of two boys, aged eight and 15, in the 2000s.

S.Korean Olympic champion accuses coach of sex assault

South Korea is a regional sporting power and regularly in the top 10 medal table places at the summer and winter Olympics.

Shahidan in hospital, sexual assault case postponed to Feb 25

The sessions court judge also fixed Feb 18 for submission of documents in case against Arau MP.

Actor Kevin Spacey to face sex assault case in Nantucket courtroom

Spacey became embroiled in controversy in October 2017 when actor Anthony Rapp accused him of trying to seduce him in 1986.

Pastor charged with sexually assaulting 24-year-old

The pastor, who pleaded not guilty to the charge at the Sessions Court today, faces a maximum jail term of 30 years if found guilty.