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Cases in the News

(This page includes news and media accounts of cases of domestic violence and sexual assault.)

7-Year Term for Marital Sex Assault; Activists Pleased with Conviction, Sentence in Pr. George’s Case, Ruben Castaneda, The Washington Post, Washington, DC: June 12, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Washington Post.

40 YEARS OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S SEXUAL-ASSAULT PROBLEM, Tim Murphy, Mother Jones, San Francisco, CA: December 5, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Mother Jones and Foundation for National Progress.

ABUSE IN BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Army Doctor Sues Boy Scouts for Sex Abuse, Dana Littlefield, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA: June 12, 2013. Copyright © 1995-2013 The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC.

Boy Scouts' opposition to background checks let pedophiles in, Jason Felch and Kim Christensen, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA: December 2, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Los Angeles Times.

Boy Scouts Perversion Files Document Sexual Abuse Cover-Up, Spark Public Interest, Nigel Duara, Crime Blog, The Huffington Post, September 20, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Geography determines justice for Scout abuse victims, Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA: October 20, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Los Angeles Times.

In Support of Boy Scout Survivors on Release of "Perversion Files" ~ Calling on All States to Eliminate the Statutes of Limitations Keeping Child Sex Abuse Victims Out of Court, Marci A. Hamilton, Jacob Burns Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York, NY: October 18, 2012.

LA Times publishes Boy Scout sex abuse records, David Ferguson, The Raw Story, December 26, 2012. Copyright © 2004-2012 Raw Story Media, Inc.

Appeals Court Upholds $1 Million Award for Alleged Rape Victim, Associated Press and South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami, FL: December 23, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Associated Press. See Jane Doe v. Celebrity Cruises, Inc., et al.

ARIEL CASTRO

Accused Kidnapper Ariel Castro Beat Wife, Threatened Neighbors, Police Records Say, Russell Goldman, ABC News, Cleveland, OH: May 13, 2013. Copyright © 2013 ABC News Internet Ventures.

Cleveland Crimes Should be Prosecuted on Civil Rights, Wendy Murphy, Women's eNews, May 16, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Women's eNews.

A National Day of Male Atonement, Peter Breggin, The Blog, The Huffington Post, May 8, 2013. Copyright © 2013 TheHuffingtonPost.com.

Why Did the Lawyers Allow Ariel Castro's Vicious Rant?, Wendy Murphy, Wendy Murphy, JD, August 7, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Wendy Murphy.

BULLYIING IN THE NFL

Big man bullied: Jonathan Martin reminds us that victims aren't always the little guys, Melissa Dahl, NBC News, November 5, 2013. Copyright © 2013 NBCNews.com.

Muscle and meanness: Incognito hazing comes down to 'What's a real man?', Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, Atlanta, GA: November 8, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The Christian Science Monitor.

The NFL's Bully Problem, Dave Zirin, The Nation, November 4, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The Nation.

Shannon Sharpe with an Intense 2-Minute Rant about Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin, A. Isaac, Guyism, November 10, 2013.

Too Big to Be Bullying Bystanders, Marlo Thomas, The Blog, The Huffington Post, November 7, 2013. Copyright © 2013 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

CHEER HER RAPIST? LET'S MAKE NOISE OVER THIS, Wendy Murphy, Women's eNews, New York, NY: May 12, 2011. Copyright © 2011 Women's eNews.

THE CHILLING ANTI-GOVERNMENT, CLIVEN BUNDY-LOVING FACEBOOK POSTS OF THE ALLEGED LAS VEGAS SHOOTERS, David Corn, Dana Liebelson and Asawin Suebsaeng, Mother Jones, San Francisco, CA: June 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Mother Jones and Foundation for National Progress.

CHURCH HIRES SEX OFFENDER BECAUSE GOD 'FORGAVE,' THEN HE RAPES BOY, Aaron Wysocki, TYT Network, July 16, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TYTNetwork.com and The Young Turks.

Clarendon County Rape Case: How Teen Survived Ordeal, Devon Marrow, The State, Columbia, SC: July 7, 2006. Copyright © 2006 The State. See Leaders Don’t See “Hate Crimes” as County-Wide Problem.

COLLEGE STUDENT COMMITS SUICIDE AFTER BEING CYBERBULLIED FOR APPEARING IN PORN, Tara Culp-Ressler, Think Progress, May 23, 2014. Copyright © 2005-2014 Center for American Progress Action Fund.

DRUNK TEXAS MAN SHOOTS WIFE, STEPSON AND KILLS SELF WHEN TOLD HE DRINKS TOO MUCH, David Ferguson, The Raw Story, July 13, 2014. Copyright © 2004-2014 Raw Story Media, Inc.

EX-CO COP GETS 30 DAYS WORK RELEASE FOR YEARS OF ABUSING GIRL: ZIP-TYING, PUNCHING, CHOKING, David Edwards, The Raw Story, July 14, 2014. Copyright © 2004-2014 Raw Story Media, Inc.

'EX-GAY' PA PASTOR CHARGED WITH TEEN SEX ABUSE AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO SAME THING IN 2008, David Edwards, The Raw Story, July 14, 2014. Copyright © 2004-2014 Raw Story Media, Inc.

EX-NBA STAR IN JAIL ON MURDER CHARGES FINDS LAWYER TO HANDLE CIVIL SUIT, Greg Land, Daily Report, July 17, 2014. Copyright © 2014 ALM Media Properties, LLC.

EX-SINGER OF LOSTPROPHETS JAILED FOR 29 YEARS, Frontpage, December 18, 2013. Copyright © 2004-2013 Publishers Clearing House.

FARREN, JOHN MICHAEL

Ex-Bush lawyer guilty of attempted murder, Justin Sink, Briefing Room Blog, The Hill, July 12, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

Ex-White House Lawyer Convicted of Attempted Murder of His Wife, Associated Press, The New York Times, Stamford, CT: July 11, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The New York Times Company.

Jury Awards $28.6 Million to Ex-Wife in Beating by Former Bush Aide, Associated Press, International New York Times, Stamford, CT: December 18, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The New York Times Company.

Wife testifies ex-Bush lawyer beat her, broke jaw with flashlight over divorce papers (video), News 12 Connecticut, July 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 News 12 Interactive LLC.

FELTON ARRESTED ON GUN CHARGES, ESPN New York, February 25, 2014. Copyright © 2014 ESPN Internet Ventures.

FORMER DETROIT TIGER CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT OF MICHIGAN WOMAN, Maya Rhodan, Time, July 30, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Time Inc.

HALF A BILLION DOLLARS IS AWARDED TO SEVEN FORMER 'CHILD BRIDES' OF PEDOPHILE TELEVANGELIST WHO SEXUALLY ABUSED THEM WHEN THEY WERE GIRLS, Michael Zennie, Daily Mail, February 27, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Associated Newspapers Ltd.

HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES CASE

New York TImes Reports Another Campus Sexual Assault Horror Story. Now We Need the Data, Emily Bazelon, XX Factor Blog, Slate, July 14, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Slate Group LLC.

Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn't ~ How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint, Walt Bogdanich, International New York Times, Geneva, NY: July 12, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The New York Times Company.

HOLLYWOOD PEDOPHILE PARTIES: SYMPTOM OF A RAMPANT DISEASE FEEDING ON INNOCENT CHILDREN, Jerome Elam, Communities Digital News, Dallas, TX: May 15, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Communities Digital News LLC.

HORACE MANN ON THE POTOMAC, Lizzie Crocker, The Daily Beast, November 4, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The Daily Beast Company LLC.

IAN WATKINS, LOSTPROPHETS SINGER, PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED RAPE OF BABY, MULTIPLE CHILD SEX OFFENSES, Cavan Sieczkowski, The Huffington Post, November 26, 2013. Copyright © 2013 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

IN 'SexTING' CASE MANASSAS CITY POLICE WANT TO PHOTOGRAPH TEEN IN SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MANNER, LAWYERS SAY, Tom Jackman, The Washington Post, Washington, DC: July 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Washington Post.

In Sexual Assault Cases, Athletes Usually Walk, Tom Weir and Erik Brady, USA Today, December 22, 2003. Copyright © 2003 USA Today.

JOHNSON, CHAD OCHOCINCO

Chad Ochocinco ~ Who has Served Time for Assaulting His Wife ~ Brags about Whipping His Young Daughters, Carly Sitzer, InTouch, August 25, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Bauer Publishing.

'Disturbing!' Chad Ochocinco Johnson Brags about GIving His Daughters 'A**-Whippings' After Assaulting His Ex-Wife Evelyn Lozada ~ Domestic Violence Activist Weighs In, Radar Online, August 25, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Radar Online, LLC.

JOVAN BELCHER

Belcher 'spent the night with another woman' before he went home and murdered girlfriend and killed himself, Daily Mail, December 4, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Associated Newspapers Ltd.

Bob Costas calls Jovan Belcher commentary "a mistake", Cindy Boren, The Washington Post, December 4, 2012. Copyright © 1996-2012 The Washington Post.

Brennan: NFL can take the lead vs. domestic violence, Christine Brennan, USA Today, December 5, 2012. Copyright © 2012 USA Today.

Costas Reflects on KC Tragedy, Bob Costas, NBC Sports, December 3, 2012. Copyright © 2012 NBC Universal.

High-Profile Homicide Is A Tragic Reminder That Domestic Violence Can Impact Anyone, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence and Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, December 1, 2012.

I'm Mad as Hell at Conventional Manhood, Rob Okun, Voice Male Magazine, Amherst, MA: December 6, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Voice Male Magazine.

Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide an Act of Men's Violence Against Women ~ A joint statement by Jane Doe Inc. and Sport in Society, Jane Doe Inc. and Sport in Society, Northeastern University, Boston, MA: December 3, 2012.

Jovan Belcher Shooting Tragedy, Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence Central Texas Chapter, Austin, TX: December 4, 2012.

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher kills his girlfriend before committing suicide at Arrowhead Stadium: police, Kerry Wills, Kevin Armstrong, Ben Chapman and Larry McShane, New York Daily News, December 1, 2012. Copyright © 2012 NYDailyNews.com.

Kansas City murder sparks gun control debate, Morgan Chesky and Matt Olsen, KVUE-TV, Austin, TX: December 3, 2012. Copyright © 2009-2012 KVUE Television.

A Kansas City Tragedy, Reeves Wiedman, The New Yorker, December 1, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Condé Nast.

Kasandra's Murder Highlights Popular Misconception: Traumatic Brain Injury Does Not Cause Domestic Violence, Glenna Tinney, Battered Women's Justice Project, Minneapolis, MN: December 6, 2012.

Kasandra Michelle Perkins: We Must Say Her Name, David J. Leonard, The Feminist Wire, December 3, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The Feminist Wire.

Kasandra Perkins, Dana Fleitman, Jewish Women International, December 5, 2012.

Kasandra Perkins' Murder ~ Some Things Keeping Three Guys Up at Night, Sacchi Patel, Masculinity U, December 4, 2012.

Kasandra Perkins Did Not Have to Die, Jessica Valenti, The Nation, December 5, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The Nation.

Manhood, football and suicide, Kevin Powell, CNN, December 3, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Cable News Network.

Murder-Suicide in Kansas City an Opportunity for Communities to Address Domestic Violence, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO: December 3, 2012.

NFL Player Homicide-Suicide: This is Domestic Violence, Marie Fortune, FaithTrust Institute, Seattle, WA: December 6, 2012.

Remembering the True Victims, Gwen Knapp, Sports on Earth, Kansas City, MO: December 7, 2012. Copyright © 2012 MLB Advanced Media L.P. and USA Today Sports.

Sports & Hypermasculinity ~ Violence, Male Culture and the Jovan Belcher Case, Jackson Katz, Voice Male Magazine, Amherst, MA: Summer 2013. Copyright © 2013 Voice Male Magazine.

Thoughts on the Murder of Kasandra Perkins, Amanda Marcotte, The Raw Story, December 3, 2012. Copyright © 2004-2012 Raw Story Media, Inc.

KOBE BRYANT CASE

Bryant Case Hurts Rape Victims, Associated Press, CNN.com, September 2, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Associated Press.

Bryant Case is Called a Setback: Recent Rape Victims Cite Confidentiality Beach, Advocates Say, Blaine Harden, The Washington Post, Washington, DC: September 3, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The Washington Post Company.

Bryant Case Spurs States to Fortify Rape Shield Laws, Alex Sundby, Stateline.org, October 18, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Stateline.org.

Bryant's Alleged Victim Faced 'Awful Anticipation', Peggy Lowe, Rocky Mountain News, Denver, CO: September 8, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Rocky Mountain News.

Criminal Case Against Bryant Dropped, NewsFlash, Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA: September 2, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Family Violence Prevention Fund.

Kobe Judge has an Ito Moment, Wendy J. Murphy, DV News, Brigner Webmail Service, July 28, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Wendy J. Murphy.

Rape Counselors See Their Work Altered by Issues in Bryant Case, Kirk Johnson, The New York Times, New York, NY: August 22, 2004. Copyright © 2004 The New York Times Company.

She's Kobe Bryant’s Alleged Victim, Not His “Accuser”, Jackson Katz, August 2004. Copyright © 2004 Jackson Katz.

Victim Fallout Feared in Bryant Case, David Kelly, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA: September 5, 2004. Copyright © 2004 Los Angeles Times.

When You're Asked about the Kobe Bryant Case, Jackson Katz, MVP Strategies and California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Sacramento, CA: August 12, 2003.

LAMAR ALEXANDER TOP AIDE RYAN LOSKARN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORN CHARGES, Burgess Everett and John Bresnahan, POLITICO, December 11, 2013. Copyright © 2013 POLITICO LLC.

LEAKED PHOTOS SHOW IMMIGRANT CHILDREN PACKED IN CROWDED TEXAS BORDER FACILITIES, Kolten Parker, San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, TX: June 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Hearst Communications, Inc.

MAN KILLED AFTER TAKING WOMAN HOSTAGE IN HAYS CO., KVUE-TV, San Marcos, TX: November 29, 2013. Copyright © 2009-2013 KVUE Television, Inc.

MARISSA ALEXANDER CASE

3 Killers / Abusers Walk Free ~ Marissa Alexander Hurt No One & Remains in Prison ~ Why?, Leslie Salzillo, Liberals Unite, October 11, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Liberals Unite.

And She Gets 20 Years? Read the Deposition of Marissa Alexander's Abusive Husband, Leslie Salzillo, Liberals Unite, July 16, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Liberals Unite.

Angela Corey Aims to Increase Marissa Alexander Sentence to 60 Years; Outrageous Targeting of Alexander Impacts All Women and Their Right to Self-Defense, Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign, March 2, 2014.

Marissa Alexander Case in Spotlight After Zimmerman Trial, Billy Kenber, The Washington Post, Washington, DC: July 15, 2013. Copyright © 1996-2013 The Washington Post.

Marissa Alexander Now Faces 60 Years in Prison for Firing a Warning Shot in Self Defense, Steven Hsieh, Reader Supported News, March 4, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Reader Supported News.

Marissa Alexander released from jail for Thanksgiving, Jennifer Duckworth, WTLV-12 / WJXX-25, Jacksonville, FL: November 28, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation.

Melissa Harris-Perry Sends Open Letter to Marissa Alexander's Prosecuting Attorney, posted by Leslie Salzillo, Liberals Unite, November 30, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Liberals Unite.

Prosecuted for Standing Her Ground, Kirsten Powers, The Daily Beast, July 19, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The Newsweek / Daily Beast Company LLC. 

Marital Rape Case is Rarity for Court; An Omaha Woman’s Decision Puts Her Husband on Trial, Todd Cooper, Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, NE: April 24, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Omaha World-Herald Company.

MARYVILLE CASE

A Cold End to Maryville Sexual Assault Case, David Von Drehle, Time, Maryville, MO: January 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Time Inc.

MCADSV reacts to Maryville case, Missouri Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Jefferson City, MO: January 9, 2014.

NNEDV Disappointed by Maryville Rape Case Announcement, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: January 10, 2014.

MEL GIBSON AND A "TEACHABLE MOMENT" ABOUT RAPE IN CELEBRITY MEDIA CULTURE, Jackson Katz, The Blog, The Huffington Post, August 2, 2010. Copyright © 2010 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

MISSING: A BOY AND THE EVIDENCE AGAINST HIS ACCUSED KILLER, Joaquin Sapien and Hanna Trudo, ProPublica, December 23, 2013. Copyright © 2013 ProPublica Inc.

A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON RECENT HIGH-PROFILE SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Washington, DC: December 6, 2013.

NO PRISON FOR RAPE ~ AN ILLEGAL SENTENCE?, Danny Cevallos, CNN, November 21, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Cable News Network.

OUT OF TRAGEDY COMES CHANGE, Mex Cooper, The Victoria Age, June 4, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Fairfax Media.

PEACE CORPS GANG RAPE: VOLUNTEER SAYS U.S. AGENCY IGNORED WARNING, Anna Schecter and Brian Ross, ABC News, The Blotter, New York, NY: January 12, 2011. Copyright © 2011 ABC News Internet Ventures.

PENNSYLVANIA COALITION AGAINST RAPE DISCUSSES BEN ROETHLISBERGER RAPE ALLEGATIONS, PR Newswire, Enola, PA: August 26, 2013. Copyright © 2013 PR Newswire Association LLC.

PISTORIUS CASE

Oscar Pistorius: the end of the rainbow, Jonny Steinberg, The Guardian, May 24, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited.

Will the Pistorius Case Change South Africa?, posted by Charlayne Hunter-Gault, News Desk Blog, The New Yorker, February 16, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Condé Nast.

R. KELLY AND HIS SUPPORTERS: NO MORE APOLOGIES FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN ANY FORM #RKELLY, Kevin Powell, BK Nation, December 20, 2013. Copyright © 2013 BK Nation.

R&B SINGER CHRIS BROWN'S ALLEGED VIOLENCE AND ABUSE TOWARD RIHANNA, A CALL TO MEN, New York, NY: February 2009.

RABBI'S SENTENCE ANGERS VICTIMS, Wesley Lowery, Boston Globe, August 3, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The New York Times Company.

REBECCA SEDWICK BULLYING UPDATE: CHARGES AGAINST KATELYN ROMAN AND GUADALUPE SHAW DROPPED IN 12-YEAR-OLD'S SUICIDE, Jonathan Vankin, OpposingViews, November 21, 2013. Copyright © 2008-2013 OpposingViews.com.

RICE, RAY

Dear NFL: Put Your Money Where All the Concussions Are, Amy E. Bonomi, The Blog, The Huffington Post, July 29, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Here's What Happens When an NFL Player Beats His Fiancée Unconscious, Dave Zirin, The Nation, July 24, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Nation.

Institutions that Minimize Abuse Share the Blame, Kim Gandy, The Blog, The Huffington Post, August 1, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Lenient penalty for Ray Rice troubling proof of where NFL's priorities lie, Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated, July 24, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Time Inc.

NFL drops ball on domestic violence: Column, Teresa Younger, USA Today, July 31, 2014. Copyright © 2014 USA Today.

NFL Sends Awful Message with Rice Suspension, Maggie Hendricks, USA Today, July 24, 2014. Copyright © 2014 USA Today.

Outrage at ESPN host who suggested women should try not to 'provoke' men into beating them after Ray Rice scandal, Daily Mail, July 25, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Associated Newspapers Ltd.

Goldie Taylor Reveals the True Danger of Stephen A. Smith's Comments, Melissa Jeltsen, The Huffington Post, July 28, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Outside The Lines (podcast), ESPN Radio, July 2014. Copyright © 2014 ESPN Internet Ventures.

Ray Rice apologizes for knocking out wife, makes wife apologize too, Louis Bien, SB Nation, May 23, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Vox Media, Inc.

The Ray Rice Teachable Moment: Coaching Boys into Men, M. L. Carr and Peter Harvey, The Blog, The Huffington Post, August 8, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Roger Goodell apologizes for decision in Ray Rice case, Kevin Patra, National Football League, August 28, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NFL Enterprises, LLC. See memo to all NFL personnel and letter to NFL owners.

Say Something, Emily Rudenick LeBlanc, Blog, SafePlace, Austin, TX: July 24, 2014.

TV Host Loses His Shi*t After a Football Player Gets an Unbelievable Punishment for Beating His Wife, Phoebe Gavin, Upworthy, July 2014.

Watch Keith Olbermann punish Ray Rice worse than the NFL did, Julia Jester, Vox, July 28, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Vox Media, Inc.

The weasel words of domestic violence, kazblah, The Roar, August 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Roar -- Your Sports Opinion.

Why Roger Goodell's Meeting with Ray Rice and His Wife was a Bad Idea, Diana Moskovitz, Deadspin, July 28, 2014.

RONALD LEE HASKELL CASE

Grieving ex-wife of Houston 'shooter' blames her divorce for his slaughter, claims lawyer who helped her split from violent husband turned 'killer', Ryan Parry, Daily Mail, Houston, TX: July 11, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Associated Newspapers Ltd.

Houston Shooting May Reveal Loopholes in Domestic Violence Gun Laws, Laura Bassett, The Huffington Post, July 12, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Logan man charged with shooting family in Texas, Will Feelright, Cache Valley Daily, Logan, UT: July 10, 2014. Copyright © 2014 CacheValleyDaily.com.

Man suspected in slaughter of 6, including 4 children, surrenders after Houston-area standoff, Sasha Goldstein, New York Daily News, July 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NYDailyNews.com.

Quincy Solution to Haskell Murder, Barry Goldstein, Stop Abuse Campaign, July 14, 2014.

Sole survivor of Texas mass shooting thanks supporters, CBS News, Spring, TX: July 12, 2014. Copyright © 2014 CBS Interactive Inc.

Texas shooting suspect collapses twice in court, Michael Graczyk, Associated Press, KSL-TV, Houston, TX: July 11, 2014. Copyright © 2014 KSL.com.

Utahn accused of killing 6 in Texas has history of violence, Pat Reavy, KSL-TV, Logan, UT: July 10, 2014. Copyright © 2014 KSL.com.

Why the Suspected Texas Shooter's Domestic-Violence History Didn't Keep Him from Owning Guns, Hannah Levintova and Dana Liebelson, Mother Jones, July 10, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Mother Jones and Foundation for National Progress.

SANDUSKY CASE

American Horror Story, Maureen Dowd, The New York Times, Bellefonte, PA: June 12, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The New York Times Company.

Attorneys, advocates raise concerns about NCAA sanctions, Shannon Sweeney, The Daily Collegian, July 25, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Collegian Inc.

Breaking News on Child Sexual Abuse: Early Coverage of Penn State, Lori Dorfman, Pamela Mejia, Priscilla Gonzalez and Andrew Cheyne, Berkeley Media Studies Group, Berkeley, CA: January 2012. Copyright © 2012 Berkeley Media Studies Group. See news release.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Gerald A. Sandusky

Could Social Media have Stopped Sandusky?, posted by Amy Davidson, Close Read Blog, The New Yorker, June 18, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Condé Nast.

Disturbing e-mails could spell more trouble for Penn State officials, Susan Candiotti, CNN, July 2, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Cable News Network.

Experts weigh in on how Penn State's $60 million fine will best serve child abuse victims, Michael Matza, the Los Angeles Times, July 24, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Los Angeles Times.

FAQs for Sandusky Trial Opening, Stop It Now!, Northampton, MA: June 5, 2012.

Former PSU President Graham Spanier says he was a child-abuse victim, wouldn't have 'turned a blind eye' to others, Charlie Thompson, The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, PA: July 23, 2012. Copyright © 2012 PennLive LLC.

Hiding in Plain Sight . . . With Help, Marie Fortune, Marie's Blog, FaithTrust Institute, Seattle, WA: July 16, 2012.

How Dorothy Sandusky Could Have Been Duped, Darlene Ellison, The Daily Beast, November 26, 2011. Copyright © 2011 The Newsweek / Daily Beast Company LLC. 

In the Wake of Jerry Sandusky, Barry Nolan, Boston Daily, Boston, MA: June 25, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Metrocorp, Inc.

Jerry Sandusky Abuse: Three Men Come Forward with Allegations of Assault in 70s, 80s, Alyssa Creamer, The Huffington Post, July 16, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Jerry Sandusky and his enablers damaged children for the rest of their lives, Carter Lee, In That Moment of Space, The Washington Times, Houston, TX: June 24, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The Washington Times.

Jerry Sandusky asks Pennsylvania high court to take case, Associated Press, USA Today, November 1, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Associated Press.

Jerry Sandusky Guilty: Verdict Reached in Child Molestation Trial of Former Penn State Football Coach, David Lohr, The Huffington Post, Bellefonte, PA: June 22, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Joe Paterno Contract Deal Reached with Penn State Amidst Jerry Sandusky Scandal: Report, Associated Press, The Huffington Post, State College, PA: July 15, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Letters by Sandusky, wife blame everyone else, Ann O'Neill, CNN, Bellefonte, PA: October 12, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Cable News Network.

Matt Sandusky, Jerry Sandusky's Adopted Son, Says Through Lawyer His Father Sexually Abused Him, Mark Scolforo and Genaro C. Armas, The Huffington Post, State College, PA: June 21, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Media, regular and social, got it right, John Timpane, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 24, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Not "We Are Penn State" But We Could Be, Meg Stone, Open Salon, September 1, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Salon Media Group, Inc.

Opinion: Dottie Sandusky was also groomed, Angela Trout, LancasterOnline, March 18, 2014. Copyright © 2014 LancasterOnline.

Oprah Wanted Jerry Sandusky to 'Come Forward, Tell the Truth' about Child Sex Abuse (video), The Huffington Post, March 2, 2013. Copyright © 2013 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Penn State: Lessons Not Learned, International Herald Tribune, January 3, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The New York Times Company.

Penn State: The Bystander Approach (three part series), Jackson Katz, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola, PA.

Moving Beyond Penn State: Bystander Training as Leadership Training (part 3 of 3), December 15, 2011.

Laying Bare the Dynamics in Male Peer Culture (part 2 of 3), December 8, 2011.

The Mother of All Teachable Moments (part 1 of 3), December 1, 2011.

Penn State Culture Explained Away Sandusky, Brett J. Blackledge, Jeff Donn and Michael Rubinkam, The Huffington Post, State College, PA: December 12, 2011. Copyright © 2011 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue, The Slatest, July 22, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The Slate Group, LLC.

Report of the Special Investigative Counsel Regarding the Actions of The Pennsylvania State University Related to the Child Sexual Abuse Committed by Gerald A. Sandusky, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, June 12, 2012.

Report: Politics had no role in Sandusky probe, Mark Scolforo, Associated Press, The Tribune-Democrat, Harrisburg, PA: June 23, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Community Newspapers Holdings, Inc.

Sandusky sentencing, an opportunity to promote idea that violence is preventable, Sandra Henriquez, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Sacramento, CA: October 9, 2012. See People Who Commit Sexual Violence fact sheet and Reach Out to the Media.

Sandusky to spend 30-60 years behind bars, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Enola, PA: October 9, 2012.

Sandusky Trial: Molestation Case Against Former Coach Still Anyone's Game, Lawyer Says, David Lohr, The Huffington Post, Bellefonte, PA: June 16, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Self-described 'child prostitute' connects Jerry Sandusky to Poly Prep sex abuse scandal and coach Phil Foglietta, Christian Red, New York Daily News, September 19, 2012. Copyright © 2012 NYDailyNews.com.

Stop It Now! Responds to Freeh Report on Penn State Leaders' Disregard for Children, Stop It Now!, Northampton, MA: July 12, 2012. Read about the Freeh Report and how to take action.

Take Action! Speak Out during the Sandusky Trial, Stop It Now!, Northampton, MA: June 15, 2012. See sample letters-to-the-editor and tips for submitting.

Talking Points: Child Sexual Abuse in Light of Allegations at Penn State (English and Español), Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, Enola, PA: November 8, 2011.

Unanswered Question Remains about Sandusky Case, Michael Collins's Blog, The Smirking Chimp, June 25, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Smirking Chimp Media.

Use Sandusky Trial to Focus on Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Urges National Organization, Stop It Now!, Northampton, MA: June 5, 2012.

What Can Rape Crisis Centers Take Away from the Penn State Case?, National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women, Harrisburg, PA: February 1, 2012.

THE SECRET SERVICE'S SEXUAL MISCONDUCT STRETCHED ACROSS 17 COUNTRIES, Sara Morrison, Government Executive, November 15, 2013. Copyright © 2013 National Journal Group, Inc.

SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE CHURCH

Louisiana church posts video of standing ovation for priest after child sex accusations, David Edwards, The Raw Story, August 5, 2014. Copyright © 2004-2014 Raw Story Media, Inc.

Silent No More ~ The Untapped Potential of the Church in Addressing Sexual Violence, Tearfund, March 2011. Copyright © 2011 Tearfund.

Vatican City Will Strengthen Its Punishments for Child Sex Abuse, Kumar Ramanathan, Think Progress, July 11, 2013. Copyright © 2005-2013 Center for American Progress Action Fund.

SHOOTING AT UCSB

As Congress Sleeps, More People Die, Editorial Board, International New York Times, May 27, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The New York Times Company.

By the Numbers: How the Santa Barbara Shooting Reflects a Culture of Violence Against Women, Bryce Covert and Adam Peck, Think Progress, May 26, 2014. Copyright © 2005-2014 Center for American Progress Action Fund.

Deadly Shooting at UCSB Motivated by Misogyny, Feminist News, Feminist Majority Foundation, Arlington, VA: May 27, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Feminist Majority Foundation.

Debate over gun control, mental health starts anew, Herb Kanso and Alexander Trowbridge, CBS News, May 26, 2014. Copyright © 2014 CBS Interactive Inc.

Elliot Rodger's California shooting spree: further proof that misogyny kills, Jessica Valenti, The Guardian, May 24, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited.

Feminists' Inspiring Online Response to a Misogynist Mass Murderer, Rebecca Leber, Think Progress, May 25, 2014. Copyright © 2005-2014 Center for American Progress Action Fund.

How the #YesAllWomen Hashtag Began, Pete Pachal, Mashable, May 26, 2014. Copyright © 2005-2014 Mashable, Inc.

Marrone: What the UC Santa Barbara shootings tell us about the consequences of misogyny, and why we should care, Katherine Marrone, Daily Emerald, May 25, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Emerald Media Group. Read the related "We Have to Do Better" by Michael Shaw.

Not All Men, posted by Kat Howard, Strange Ink, May 24, 2014.

Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger Killed 6 Sorority GIrls in Massacre ~ Video, bperkins400, Hollywood Life by Bonnie Fuller, May 24, 2014. Copyright © 2014 PMC.

Santa Barbara Shooter Elliot Rodger Member of Anti-Women Group, Avery Thompson, Hollywood Life by Bonnie Fuller, May 24, 2014. Copyright © 2014 PMC.

'Sexual rejection' argument should be upended, Wendy Murphy, The Boston Globe, May 28, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC.

Shooter's rage at women too familiar in America, Kevin Powell, CNN, May 27, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Timeline to 'Retribution': Isla Vista attacks planned over years, Alan Duke, CNN, May 27, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Violence against women: What is ~ and is not ~ different this time around, Lisa Belkin, Yahoo! News, June 5, 2014.

Violence Policy Center Backgrounder on Pistols Used in Isla Vista Shooting, Violence Policy Center, Washington, DC: May 27, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Violence Policy Center.

Why #YesAllWomen is the most important thing you'll read today, updated by Alex Abad-Santos, Vox, May 25, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Vox Media, Inc.

Why Mass Killers are Always Male, Jeffrey Kluger, Time, May 25, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Time Inc.

SIMMONS CASE

898-Year Sentence Ends 'Reign of Terror, Craig Kapitan, San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, TX: July 26, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc.

How Gemase Simmons Chewed Up and Spit Out Young Fame-Hungry Victims for Years, Michael Barajas, San Antonio Current, San Antonio, TX: February 20, 2013. Copyright © 2013 San Antonio Current.

A STAR PLAYER ACCUSED, AND A FLAWED RAPE INVESTIGATION, Walt Bogdanich, The New York Times, Tallahassee, FL: April 16, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The New York Times Company.

STEUBENVILLE CASE

#Steubenville verdict: The reaction on Twitter, Dylan Stableford, The Lookout Blog, Yahoo! News, New York, NY: March 17, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The Lookout and Yahoo! Inc.

2 teen football players found delinquent in Steubenville, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence and National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Steubenville, OH: March 17, 2013.

CNN Steubenville Coverage Did More Good Than Harm, Wendy Murphy, Women's eNews, March 22, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Women's eNews Inc.

Elementary School Principal gets community service in connection to Steubenville rape case, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence and National Sexual Violence Resource Center, January 8, 2014.

How could Steubenville happen?, Wendy Murphy and Gail Dines, Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA: March 30, 2013. Copyright © 2006-2013 GateHouse Media, Inc.

In Steubenville Rape Case, a Lesson for Adults, Juliet Macur, The New York Times, November 26, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The New York Times Company.

Lessons from Steubenville: An Interview with Jackson Katz (Part 1 and Part 2), Jeremy Earp, mef blog, Media Education Foundation, Northampton, MA: March 20 and 21, 2013. Copyright © 2013 mef blog.

A Movie about Steubenville from a Male Perspective is a Great Idea, Amanda Marcotte, The XX Factor Blog, Slate, April 4, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Slate Group LLC.

Ohio rape case shows the tragic, useful role of social media, Alex Villarreal, KTBC-FOX, Austin, TX: March 19, 2013. Copyright © 2000-2013 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow.

Rape, Reporting and Reality, Morgan Allison, FITSnews, March 19, 2013.

Steubenville High School football players found guilty of raping 16-year-old girl, Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! News, New York, NY: March 17, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Yahoo! Inc.

Steubenville rape case to be monitored by anti-sexual assault groups as in Sandusky trial, Rachel Dissell, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Steubenville, OH: March 12, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Cleveland Live LLC.

Steubenville Sentencing Sets Blogosphere Ablaze, Victoria Fitzgerald, Women's eNews, March 20, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Women's eNews Inc.

Turn off the victim blaming. Turn on support for survivors., Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence and National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Steubenville, OH: March 19, 2013.

The Verdict: Steubenville Shows the Bond Between Jock Culture and Rape Culture, Dave Zirin The Nation, New York, NY: March 18, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The Nation.

What's So Funny About Steubenville?, Jessica Valenti, The Nation, March 22, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The Nation.

STRONG INDEFINITELY SUSPENDS UT PLAYERS CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT, Ryan Autullo, Brian Davis and Tony Plohetski, Austin American-Statesman, Austin, TX: July 24, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Cox Media Group.

TEXAS COP ARRESTED FOR HANDCUFFING AND RAPING 19-YEAR-OLD AT TRAFFIC STOP, David Edwards, The Raw Story, November 24, 2013. Copyright © 2004-2013 Raw Story Media, Inc.

US MISSIONARY ACCUSED OF SEX ABUSE IN KENYA BLAMES 'PSEUDO-TRIBAL PSYCHOLOGICAL VOODOO', Travis Gettys, The Raw Story, July 22, 2014. Copyright © 2004-2014 Raw Story Media, Inc.

Victims of Rapes by Athletes Go Public, Juliette Terzieff, Women’s eNews, March 17, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Women’s eNews.

WHAT GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S STORY CAN TEACH US ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSERS, Annie-Rose Strasser, Think Progress, November 19, 2013. Copyright © 2005-2013 Center for American Progress Action Fund.

WOODY ALLEN

10 Undeniable Facts About the Woody Allen Sexual-Abuse Allegation, Maureen Orth, Vanity Fair, February 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Condé Nast.

Are Children Supposed to Document Their Abuse?, Soraya Chemaly, Role / Reboot, February 4, 2014.

Choosing Comfort Over Truth: What It Means to Defend Woody Allen, Jessica Valenti, The Nation, February 3, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Nation.

Connecticut Prosecutor Won't File Charges Against Woody Allen, Melinda Henneberger, The New York Times, September 25, 1993. Copyright © 1993 The New York Times Company.

The Cost ~ and Rewards ~ of Speaking Out About Abuse, Linda Joy Myers, The Blog, The Huffington Post, February 3, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Don't Listen to Woody Allen's Biggest Defender, Jessica Winter, Slate, February 4, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Slate Group LLC.

Dylan Farrow Responds to Woody Allen: 'Distortions and Outright Lies', The Hollywood Reporter, February 7, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The Hollywood Reporter.

Dylan Farrow Speaks Out about Sexual Abuse, Barry Goldstein, Time's Up!, February 2014.

Exclusive: Mia Farrow and Eight of Her Children Speak Out on Their Lives, Frank Sinatra, and the Scandals They've Endured, Vanity Fair, October 2, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Condé Nast.

Experts: Allen / Farrow Allegations Shines Light on Troubling Realities of Child Sex Abuse, The Kathleen Dunn Show, Wisconsin Public Radio, February 11, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Wisconsin Public Radio.

'I believe Dylan Farrow': the spirit of Salem lives on, Brendan O'Neill, Spiked, February 4, 2014. Copyright © 2000-2014 Spiked Ltd.

The law vs. child sex abuse victims, Marci A. Hamilton, New York Daily News, February 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 NYDailyNews.com.

A Look Back at the Allegations Against Woody Allen, Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press, The Huffington Post, New York, NY: February 4, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

Mia Farrow's family opens up about Woody Allen's alleged sexual abuse, Prachi Gupta, Salon, October 2, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Salon Media Group, Inc.

My Thoughts on Dylan Farrow, Nancy Lee Grahn, nancyleegrahn.com, February 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 nancyleegrahn.com.

Next Step Uncertain in Woody Allen Allegations, Jake Coyle, Associated Press, TPM, New York, NY: February 9, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Associated Press.

On Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow, and debating sexual abuse, Rage Against the Minivan, February 2014. Copyright © 2014 Kristen Howerton.

An Open Letter from Dylan Farrow, Dylan Farrow, On the Ground Blog, The New York Times, February 1, 2014. Copyright © 2014 The New York Times Company.

An Open Letter to Woody Allen: Say 'I'm Sorry', Wendy Murphy, Women’s eNews, February 5, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Women’s eNews.

Six Reasons Why Dylan Farrow is Highly Credible, Lisa Bloom, NakedLaw, February 3, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Avvo, Inc.

What Can We Learn from the Accusations Against Woody Allen?, The Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence, Baltimore, MD: February 2014.

What Would Make You Believe a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse?, Andrea Grimes, RH Reality Check, February 4, 2014.

When 'He Wasn't Convicted' Doesn't Mean 'Innocent', Tara Murtha, RH Reality Check, February 5, 2014.

The Woody Allen Problem: How Do We Read Pacifist Theologian (and Sexual Abuser) John Howard Yoder?, Stephanie Krehbiel, Religion Dispatches, February 11, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Religion Dispatches.

Woody Allen, Feminism, and 'Believing the Survivor', Cathy Young, Time, February 12, 2014. Copyright © 2014 Time Inc.

THE WRONG ONE, Luke Mullins, Washingtonian, December 13, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Washington Magazine, Inc.

YOUNG MOTHER'S DEATH TELLS A BROADER STORY OF RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE, Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, December 9, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc.

 




 

 

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