In what I imagine will eventually be a very regretful decision on her part, Angela Rye—noted #BlackGirlMagic trumpeter, public speaker, CNN contributor and women’s empowerment scion—decided to jump out the window in defense of her “brother,” Charlamagne Tha God (CTG).
A preliminary hearing for former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr., who is accused of raping several women, took a really strange turn on Wednesday when one of the women identified Winslow’s lawyer as the man who attacked her.
In 2017, with the NFL draft only weeks aways, Gareon Conley was projected to be one of the top cornerbacks. Then he was accused of raping a woman and his draft stock plummeted.
Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. is currently facing serious time for allegedly kidnapping and raping two women and sexually assaulting three others in his hometown of Encinitas, Calif.
Updated: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 5:32 p.m. EDT: Attorneys for both Russell Simmons and A.J. Calloway have sent statements of denials to The Root.
What happened to Kellen Winslow Jr.? Last week, the former NFL tight end was arrested in San Diego on suspicion of burglary after he was reportedly seen snooping around a trailer park.
Nathan Larson, a 37-year-old accountant from Charlottesville, Va., is running for Congress as an independent, and he recently admitted to HuffPost that he’s a pedophile.
Gabrielle Union, a rape survivor and vocal advocate for sexual assault victims, shares her thoughts on Bill Cosby’s conviction: “There’s a lot of people who should be very, very worried because justice is coming for you.”
He liked me. I liked him back. I exchanged my phone number for his beeper information, and it was a go. In the days of analog communication—before inboxes and DMs—that is what a hookup entailed. His responses to my pages were timely, and he didn’t mind spending countless hours discussing hip-hop. I was digging…
I don’t know about you, but I’m mentally exhausted by the multitude of sexual assault stories surfacing over the last few months—as we should be. Some of the stories shared through the #MeToo movement have triggered a range of emotions and questions; some may have come off as “gray areas.” How do we actually know when…
On April 26, 1994, a woman told the New York City Police Department that she had been dragged into the bushes and raped in Prospect Park in the city’s Brooklyn borough. She insisted it was true after the New York Daily News’ Mike McAlary wrote a story entitled “Rape Hoax, the Real Crime,” alleging that the woman “will…
It looks as if Russell Simmons has, for now, put an end to his attempts to repurpose the #MeToo campaign with his #NotMe response, begun after he was accused of sexually assaulting several women.
Gwinnett County, Ga., police arrested an Uber driver Thursday after a 16-year-old girl reported that he raped her during a ride, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Girls writer and Lena Dunham friend Murray Miller has been accused of raping actress Aurora Perrineau. When the news broke last month about the alleged rape, Miller’s attorneys stated that Perrineau and her family had asked for a substantial amount of money for damages. But apparently that was not the case at all, and…
Jenny Lumet, the award-winning screenwriter behind Rachel Getting Married and The Mummy, is the latest woman to come forward with the resounding call of #MeToo, sharing what she says was her horrific encounter with music mogul Russell Simmons, who she says sexually assaulted her when she was in her early 20s.
Two teenagers involved in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that was streamed on Facebook Live back in March have agreed to plead guilty as part of a plea deal.
The one thing I keep coming back to when thinking about Louis C.K. now isn’t the bizarre and abusive sexual habits revealed, in detail, last week by the New York Times—repeated forms of sexual misconduct that confirm the long-standing rumors about him and validate platforms such as Gawker, which first reported on this…
Gabrielle Union was raped while working at a Payless shoe store 25 years ago. She bravely details her sexual assault in her new book, We’re Going to Need More Wine. Union has been vocal about her assault since the beginning of her acting career and has become a leading voice for women of color in conversations about…
Two New York City Police Department officers accused of kidnapping and raping an 18-year-old young woman from Brooklyn, N.Y., in September will face a trial before their peers before their criminal trial.
The man who lost out on hosting the 2012 Oscars for saying “Rehearsal is for fags” is the latest Hollywood power player to have sexual-misconduct allegations made against him.