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Sexual Assault

Alwar Rape Case: BJP Constitutes 4-member Committee To Probe Alleged Assault

Jan 13, 2022 Tabeenah Anjum

The committee will submit its report in seven days to probe the abduction and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and abandoned 25km away from her home in Rajasthan’s Alwar district

Peng Shuai, Chinese Tennis Star, Denies Making Sexual Assault Accusations Against Zhang Gaoli

Dec 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Peng Shuai made headlines last month when a social media post from her account accused a former top Communist Party official of having forced her into sex. The social media post was taken down quickly.

Appellate judges raise doubts about Weinstein's conviction

Members of a five-judge panel in the state's intermediate appeals court appeared incensed with Judge James Burke's decision to allow the witnesses and for another ruling that cleared the way for prosecutors to confront Weinstein with evidence about other misbehaviour if he had testified.

Former FC Barcelona Youth Coach Investigated For Sexual Abuse; Xavi 'Stunned'

Dec 12, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Albert Benaiges was a key member of Barcelona's youth training academy from 1991-2011, coinciding with a generation of the club's best players, including Andres Iniesta and Xavi.

Swiss Catholic Church Orders Study Of Sexual Abuse Since Mid-20th Century

The project puts Switzerland on track to join Roman Catholic churches in other European countries including France, Germany and Portugal to plumb their histories of sexual abuse.

07 December, 2021

British Woman Testifies, 'Pressured Into Giving Sexual Massages To Jeffrey Epstein'

Associated Press (AP)

Ghislaine Maxwell, a woman on trial in the US is being testified against by a British woman in a follow up Jeffrey Epstein sexual harassment case. The woman said that in teenage, she was pressurised into 'giving sexual massages' to Jeffrey Epstein by the woman.

30 November, 2021

Peng Shuai: European Union Wants 'Verifiable Proof' Chinese Tennis Player Is Safe

Associated Press (AP)

Peng Shuai, a three-time Olympian and former top-ranked doubles player, dropped out of public view after accusing a former Communist Party official of sexual assault.

22 November, 2021

Peng Shuai's Video Call: IOC Playing Into China's Hands?

Associated Press (AP)

A three-time Olympian, Peng Shuai accused Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault on social media in China, which was immediately taken down on its heavily censored Internet.

21 November, 2021

#WhereIsPengShuai: Photos Of Missing Chinese Tennis Star Posted Online

Associated Press (AP)

The state TV employee wrote the photos, which cannot be seen by most internet users in China, were on Peng Shuai’s account on the WeChat message service with the comment, “Happy Weekend".

20 November, 2021

Where is Peng Shuai? Photos Of Missing Chinese Tennis Star Posted Online

Associated Press (AP)

Peng Shuai, 35, hasn't been seen in public since posting a statement on social media this month accusing Zhang Gaoli, a former member of the ruling inner circle of power, of forcing her to have sex despite repeated refusals.

19 November, 2021

Doubts Over Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai's Email Raise Safety Concerns

Associated Press (AP)

Chinese officials have said nothing publicly since the accusation about two weeks ago by Peng Shuai that she was sexually assaulted by a former top government official.


18 November, 2021

Where Is Peng Shuai? China Silent On Missing Tennis Star Despite Global Pressure

Associated Press (AP)

Chinese officials have said nothing publicly since the accusation about two weeks ago by Peng Shuai that she was sexually assaulted by a former top government official.

18 November, 2021

WTA Expresses Concerns Over Missing Chinese Tennis Player Peng Shuai

Associated Press (AP)

WTA CEO Steve Simon had called for a full investigation and demanded that Peng Shuai not be censored. Those expressing concern about Peng’s safety include tennis player Naomi Osaka.

16 November, 2021

#MeToo: WTA CEO Calls For Investigation After Chinese Tennis Player's Social Media Post

Associated Press (AP)

Former No.1 doubles player's accusation was the first against a prominent government official since the #MeToo movement took hold in China in 2018 before being largely tamped down by authorities the same year.

06 November, 2021

Delhi HC Allows Minor Sexual Assault Survivor To Medically Terminate Pregnancy

Outlook Web Desk

The medical board stated that the petitioner suffered from no medical co-morbidity and termination of pregnancy could be performed.

04 November, 2021

Peng Shuai, Former No.1 Doubles Tennis Star, Accuses China Ex-Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli Of Sexual Assault

Associated Press (AP)

Chinese Peng Shuai has won Doubles Grand Slam titles in 2013 (Wimbledon) and 2014 (French Open). Shuai accuses Zhang Gaoli forced her to have sex three years ago.

11 October, 2021

UK Police Won't Take Further Action In Prince Andrew's Sexual Assault Of Minor Case

Associated Press (AP)

Virginia Giuffre, sued Queen Elizabeth's second son, Prince Andrew. She claimed that she was trafficked by convict Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with Andrew in London when she was 17 and a minor under US Law.


16 September, 2021

Simone Biles Slams Authorities For Ignoring Gymnastics Coach Larry Nassar’s Sexual Abuse

Associated Press (AP)

Biles said USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee knew she was abused by their official team doctor long before the issue came into public.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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