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Living 23 Sep 2019 | 6:00 AM Premium

Self-defence against sexual assault a big lesson for college students

When a Chicago university student fought off a would-be sexual assault by biting her attacker recently, it was an encouraging example of female empowerment and self-defence.

Movies 25 Apr 2018 | 8:03 AM Premium

Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee accused of sexual assault – again

A massage therapist is suing Stan Lee of Marvel Comics for sexual assault and battery, accusing him of inappropriate touching and misconduct during two sessions in 2017.

TV 03 Apr 2019 | 3:01 PM Premium

Magician David Blaine denies sexual assault allegations

David Blaine denies sexual assault allegations under investigation in New York City and intends to cooperate with authorities, his publicist said in a statement April 2.

World 14 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sexual assault: How much has really changed?

After what seemed like a positive revolution in the way we think and talk about sexual assault, the last few weeks in the US have felt like tumbling back in time.

AseanPlus News 06 May 2015 | 4:19 PM Premium

New Zealander with fetish for toothless women, guilty of assault

WELLINGTON (AFP) - A New Zealand man with a fetish for “fat gummy ladies” who yanked women’s teeth out with pliers during sex was found guilty Wednesday of assault and indecent assault.

Nation 30 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

For sexual assault survivors, tips

FOR victims of sexual assault, the news this week of allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the sentencing of comedian Bill Cosby can trigger painful memories.

World 31 Mar 2018 | 5:30 AM Premium

Trump declares April ‘Sexual Assault Awareness’ month

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump -- who has himself been repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct -- on Friday designated April 2018 “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month” amid a national debate over the issue.

World 18 Oct 2017 | 12:33 AM Premium

Weinstein resigns from board, celebrity accounts of assault snowball

Los Angeles (AFP) - Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood mogul accused of decades of sexual abuse and harassment, resigned from the board of his production company on Tuesday, as Reese Witherspoon became the latest star to open up about her own experience of sexual assault.

World 18 Jun 2017 | 1:19 AM Premium

US judge declares mistrial in Cosby sex assault case

Norristown (United States) (AFP) - A US judge declared a mistrial Saturday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case with the jury deadlocked on whether the disgraced star drugged and molested a woman in 2004, as prosecutors vowed to seek a retrial.

Nation 30 Nov 2015 | 12:53 AM Premium

Rizalman pleads guilty to New Zealand indecent assault

WELLINGTON: A former Malaysian second warrant officer pleaded guilty Monday to the indecent assault of a New Zealand woman, with a court hearing he burst into her bedroom naked from the waist down.