Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

Sexual Harassment & Misconduct

Delhi HC Admits M J Akbar's Appeal Against Acquittal Of Priya Ramani In Defamation Case

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The court had said it was shameful that crimes against women are taking place in a country where mega epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana were written about respecting them.

21-Year-Old Student From Delhi University Arrested Over Bulli Bai App Row

Jan 05, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The 21 year old is a son of an Army officer and an undergraduate student of Zakir Hussain College

Settlement Between Prince Andrew Sexual Harassment Accuser And Jeffrey Epstein Released

Virginia Giuffre had accused Jeffrey Epstein of trafficking her to be the sex slave of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York from the British Royal family. The unsealing of a settlement between Epstein and her reveals she was paid $500,000 to withdraw her case.

JNU Circular On Counselling Session On Sexual Harrasment Criticized By Students' Outfits

Dec 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"Such a remark creates a space where harassment in such lines will become rampant and will lead to become an unsafe space for women," Ghosh said.

NCW Chairperson Seeks Withdrawal Of JNU's 'Misogynist' Circular On Sexual Harassment

Girls are 'suppose to know how to draw a tangible line between them and their male friends,' said the circular issued by Jawaharlal Nehru University's Internal Complaints Committee.

23 December, 2021

James Franco Admits To Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Says He Had Sex Addiction

Outlook Web Bureau

James Franco, who has been nominated for an Academy Award, said that while teaching at his acting school, he “did sleep with students, and that was wrong.”

16 December, 2021

Sex Scandal: Goa Minister Milind Naik Resigns, CM Assures Fair Probe


Milind Naik, the Urban Development minister of Goa has resigned following his name being brought up by Congress in a sexual exploitation case. CM Pramod Sawant has ensured a 'free and fair probe' in the case.

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.

23 November, 2021

Uttar Pradesh Teacher Booked For Molesting Students

Outlook Web Desk

The woman informed police that the accused used to call students to his house where he kept obscene literature and sex toys, and would force them to smoke narcotic substances. She also alleged that he is on 'good terms with the senior management of the college'.

23 November, 2021

Sexually Harassed Women, Used State Staff: Investigation On Ex-New York Governor Cuomo

Associated Press (AP)

The legislative investigation has also revealed that the former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo downplayed Covid-19 numbers to look good. He had resigned following sexual harassment allegations in August 2021.


18 November, 2021

Supreme Court Sets Aside Bombay High Court's Skin-To-Skin Contact Ruling

On September 30, the Supreme Court had reserved its judgment on appeals challenging the Bombay High Court verdict, acquitting a person under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, after he pressed a girl's breast over her dress, on the grounds that there was no skin-to-skin contact.

04 November, 2021

Sexual Harassment Trial Of Prince Andrew Likely To Begin In Winters Of 2022

Associated Press (AP)

Virginia Giuffre, who says sexually harassed by Prince Andrew when she was 17 with the assistance of convict Jeffrey Epstein, has been accused of seeking 'another payday' at Andrew's expense by his lawyers.

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.

20 September, 2021

Bombay HC To Virtually Hear Goa Govt's Plea In Tarun Tejpal Case On Oct. 27

Outlook Web Desk

In May 2021, Tarun Tejpal, the Editor-In-Chief of Tehelka Magazine was acquitted by a sessions court in a case where he was accused of sexually harassing a female colleague.

03 August, 2021

US: NY Governor Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Probe Finds

Associated Press (AP)

The nearly five-month investigation, conducted by two outside lawyers who spoke to 179 people, found that the Cuomo administration was a “hostile work environment” and that it was “rife with fear and intimidation”.

27 July, 2021

Horrifying That Someone Is Watching Us In Our Private Space: Women On Pegasus Snoop List

Preetha Nair

Phone numbers of more than 60 women have appeared in the Pegasus list, according to reports.


10 July, 2021

Maharashtra: Police Bust Sex Racket In Thane; 42-Year-Old Woman Arrested

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the police, two girls were rescued during the operation

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.

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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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