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Jennifer Lawrence Says She Didn’t Know Harvey Weinstein Was A Rapist: ‘He Was Paternal To Me’

A day after a class-action lawsuit was brought against Harvey Weinstein for sexual abuse allegations, one of Hollywood’s biggest stars revealed that the film mogul was like a father figure to her. Jennifer Lawrence told The Hollywood Reporter that she never knew Weinstein was a predator.

“I didn’t know that he was a rapist,” she said.

In the interview with Oprah, Lawrence said Weinstein was known as a tough businessman.

“A tough guy, a brute, a tough guy to negotiate with,” she described. She said their relationship was paternal and never sexual.

“Just speaking for myself, I had known him since I was 20, and he had only ever been nice to me — except for the moments that he wasn’t, and then I called him an asshole, and we moved on. He was paternal to me.”

Lawrence won an Oscar for the Weinstein-produced movie “Silver Linings Playbook” in 2013.

Weinstein has been accused

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Traumatized Woman Whose Rapist Was Granted Joint Custody Speaks Out About ‘Crazy’ Decision

The woman whose rapist was given joint custody of their child has spoken out about the ruling. After the mother applied for state benefits, a Michigan judge signed an order, without the victim’s knowledge, to allow Christopher Mirasolo joint custody of their son. Mirasolo, 27, has been convicted of rape twice, according to the Independent. The victim in this case was raped when she was just 12 and when Mirasolo was 19. Mirasolo took a plea deal and pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to MLive. He spent a year in jail.

The woman’s lawyer called the ruling insane.

“The judge also restricted the child’s domicile and residence, disclosed the rape victim’s home address to her rapist, and ordered his name on the birth certificate – all without the mother’s consent or any opportunity to be heard,” Rebecca Kiessling told Detroit News.

The woman, now 21, has

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Court Allows 21-Year-Old Convicted Rapist To Play In College Football Game

A federal appeals court is allowing a man convicted of sexual assault to continue to play college football this weekend, Crime Online reported, even as his university tried to keep that from happening.

Ma’lik Richmond, 21, was convicted in 2013 of digitally penetrating a heavily intoxicated 16-year-old girl and taking photos of her naked body in the infamous Steubenville, Ohio case, along with his co-perpetrator Trent Mays. The victim apparently only learned that she had been raped through widely circulated social media posts showing her repeated assaults.

Richmond, who was 16 years old at the time, served about 10 months in a juvenile detention center for the crime, according to USA Today. He then returned to his high school football team and later joined the football team of Youngstown State University.

After the ensuing controversy, including a petition started by a Youngstown student, the university decided to block Richmond

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Ma’lik Richmond, Convicted Rapist, Plays For Youngstown State …

A federal appeals court is allowing a man convicted of sexual assault to continue to play college football this weekend, Crime Online reported, even as his university tried to keep that from happening.

Ma’lik Richmond, 21, was convicted in 2013 of digitally penetrating a heavily intoxicated 16-year-old girl and taking photos of her naked body in the infamous Steubenville, Ohio case, along with his co-perpetrator Trent Mays. The victim apparently only learned that she had been raped through widely circulated social media posts showing her repeated assaults.

Richmond, who was 16 years old at the time, served about 10 months in a juvenile detention center for the crime, according to USA Today. He then returned to his high school football team and later joined the football team of Youngstown State University.

After the ensuing controversy, including a petition started by a Youngstown student, the university decided to block Richmond

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Accused Rapist Of Student Who Committed Suicide Takes Full-Page Ad Claiming Innocence

The attorney of an Alabama man who was accused of sexual assault by a former University of Alabama student took a full-page out in yesterday’s Tuscaloosa News, claiming that he is innocent and the victim’s text messages prove that any sexual encounter was consensual.

The student, Megan Rondini, killed herself after she told police that T.J. Bunn, 36, raped her at his home. Her parents have since filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Bunn, as well as two university employees and various members of the Tuscaloosa County sheriff’s office for allegedly mishandling the case.

But Bunn’s lawyer, Ivey Gilmore, claimed that Rondini’s text messages showed that his client was innocent of the rape charge.

“To be clear, this case is not a matter of ‘he said, she said,”’ Gilmore wrote. “It is this young woman’s own words, and her own text messages that led every investigating authority to conclude she had not

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ACLU Sues Over Law That Forces Women To Consult With Rapist Before Abortion

In 2017, Arkansas passed House Bill 1566, a law which regulates the burial and disposal of fetal remains. The law passed as a reaction to criticism of Planned Parenthood from the right, which were largely based off of misleading (and potentially illegal) propaganda videos created by evangelical fundamentalists; similar laws were also passed in Texas and Indiana. Now, the ACLU is taking on the law, noting how certain sections of the policy would compel rape victims to seek permission from their rapists before terminating a pregnancy caused by the rape.

“The intent of the bill was to separate the unborn baby from medical waste, as previous to the bill the baby could be disposed with medical waste,” said Republican Rep. Kim Hammer, who sponsored the bill. 

“After that baby is dead, what do you do with the body? You can’t just throw him away,” added Sheila

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Man Accused Of Raping 88-Year-Old May Be Serial Rapist

A young Texas man has been charged with raping and beating an elderly woman at a senior living center in Houston. Prosecutors believe he may be a serial rapist.

Justin Glenn Ellis, 21, faces up to life in prison according to ABC7. On Tuesday, he was arrested at a senior living complex after allegedly assaulting an 88-year-old victim, according to Chron. Ellis is believed to have attacked her as she lay in bed watching television. She fought back, and he allegedly threw her back onto the bed and tore her clothes. He also allegedly tried to smother her with a pillow. Police believe the suspect likely crept in through an open window in the bathroom.

“He is a suspect in several other crimes involving the same sort of circumstances,” said prosecutor Kristina Roberts in the Chron report. She believes he may target elderly women.

Ellis has at least two dozen other

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Man Accused Of Raping 88-Year-Old May Be Serial Rapist | Crime …

A young Texas man has been charged with raping and beating an elderly woman at a senior living center in Houston. Prosecutors believe he may be a serial rapist.

Justin Glenn Ellis, 21, faces up to life in prison according to ABC7. On Tuesday, he was arrested at a senior living complex after allegedly assaulting an 88-year-old victim, according to Chron. Ellis is believed to have attacked her as she lay in bed watching television. She fought back, and he allegedly threw her back onto the bed and tore her clothes. He also allegedly tried to smother her with a pillow. Police believe the suspect likely crept in through an open window in the bathroom.

“He is a suspect in several other crimes involving the same sort of circumstances,” said prosecutor Kristina Roberts in the Chron report. She believes he may target elderly women.

Ellis has at least two dozen other

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