Articles Tagged with Sexual Assault

A New York painter and performance artist sued the Museum of Modern Art on Monday, alleging it intentionally and negligently failed to take action to prevent recurrent sexual assaults.

On Wednesday, July 19, 2023, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan denied former president Donald J. Trump's request for a new trial in the sexual abuse lawsuit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll.

On May 9, 2023, a civil jury in New York returned a verdict finding that former president Donald J. Trump sexually assaulted and defamed writer E. Jean Carroll. The jury awarded Carroll $5 million in damages.

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled against actor Bill Cosby in his appeal to overturn three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby and his lawyers presented eight (8) grounds for appeal. The appeal was denied in a nintey-four (94) page order, written by President Judge Emeritus, John T. Bender.

Posted in: Appeals, Criminal Law

Additional counts of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein have the potential to carry a life sentence if the movie mogul is convicted.

Aaron Persky, the Santa Clara County Superior Court judge who sentenced Stanford student Brock Turner to just six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, was recalled on Tuesday. This is the first time in 80 years that a judge has been recalled in California. The last time a judge was recalled in the United States was in Wisconsin over 40 years ago.

Posted in: Criminal Law