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Sexual assault case against Steven Seagal dropped

Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says time had run out to pursue the case brought by a Dutch model who alleges she was groped in a hotel room in 2002.

Weinstein back in court seeking dismissal of sex assault case

Weinstein is still facing five counts over an alleged rape in March 2013 and a forced act of oral sex in 2006.

Ex-Padang Besar police chief charged with sexual assault on women

He faces charges of committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature and outraging the modesty of the two women on separate occasions.

Aussie rugby star Hayne charged with sexual assault

The incident is the latest to tarnish rugby league, which has spent years trying to change the sport's reputation for bad behaviour after a series of scandals.

Rugby star Jarryd Hayne ‘arrested after sex assault claims’

Hayne, 30, was being questioned by New South Wales Police over an alleged incident in the Hunter region north of Sydney on the night of the National Rugby League grand final in late September.

Weinstein must face sex trafficking claim by actress

The Hollywood mogul failed to persuade a federal judge to throw out a sex trafficking lawsuit by an actress who claims he sexually assaulted her in a hotel room.

Senate Committee Finds No Evidence to Back Kavanaugh Allegations

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says investigations led to no credible evidence to support allegations against Kavanaugh.

Man gets 50 years, 4 strokes of cane for sexually assaulting...

Fruit trader also forced his two victims to watch porn.

LA prosecutors decline to charge Stallone after sexual assault allegation

California has a complex statute of limitations for criminal prosecutions of sexual abuse but offences must generally be prosecuted within 10 years.

MP was with teen in car for a chat, say police

Police give chronology of teen’s complaint against MP and the subsequent withdrawal of the report.

New York judge dismisses one sexual assault charge against Weinstein

Weinstein's career imploded a year ago in a blaze of accusations of misconduct and abuse from dozens of women that triggered a major reckoning about harassment in the workplace and the #MeToo movement.

Bill Cosby seeks new sexual assault trial, reduced prison sentence

Even if the judge rejects their request for a new trial, the attorneys say his sentence should be vacated and reduced.

Court cuts jail term of father who sexually abused daughter

The former lorry attendant's custodial sentence for incestuous relationship, sodomy and molest has been reduced to 49 years from the initial 75 years.

Kavanaugh heads toward final Senate vote for Supreme Court post

After a bitter partisan fight that gripped the country, lawmakers backed Kavanaugh by 51 to 49 in a procedural vote that moved the Republican-controlled Senate toward a definitive decision on whether to confirm him.

US Senate braces for key vote on embattled court nominee

A final vote could come Saturday on President Donald Trump's embattled candidate, who if approved would seal a conservative majority on the nine-seat court for decades.

‘Women must be heard’: Thousands march against Kavanaugh

Last week Blasey Ford testified before lawmakers – and more than 20 million Americans watching live on television – that Kavanaugh attacked her in 1982, when they were both teenagers.

Senators to review new FBI material on Kavanaugh

The White House reviewed new interviews conducted by the FBI in its investigation of sexual assault allegations against the man President Donald Trump wants to secure a conservative majority on the court for the coming decades.

Trump rebuked after mocking Kavanaugh accuser

With Republicans eyeing Kavanaugh as the justice who will turn the well-balanced Supreme Court in a decidedly conservative direction, Senate leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday demanded a final vote this week on the nominee.

FBI’s probe of Kavanaugh will have limits set by White House

The bureau hasn’t been authorized to investigate the claims of Julie Swetnick, said a person with knowledge of the probe who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.

Kavanaugh accuser Ramirez contacted by FBI, says lawyer

Lawyer John Clune tweeted that the FBI has reached out to interview Ms. Ramirez and she has agreed to cooperate with their investigation.

Senator Flake’s journey to defying Trump on Supreme Court nominee

Flake’s shift from full-throated support for Brett Kavanaugh to demanding an FBI investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was seemingly swift.

Trump backs Kavanaugh after fiery hearing

Several Republican senators accuse Democrats of trying to delay Kavanaugh's nomination until November in the hopes of capturing control of the Senate.

Woman details sexual assault allegation against Trump court nominee

Two other women, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, have also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the 1980s.

Trump’s top court pick, accuser to face high-stakes hearing

If Kavanaugh's nomination survives what is expected to be tough questioning from Democratic senators on Thursday, the committee could vote on his appointment on Friday.