04:31 PM EDT 02/09/2016

Add PEOPLE News

Sexual Assault/Rape

Credit: Patsy Lynch/REX Shutterstock; Courtesy Danica Dillon
Porn Star Danica Dillon Drops Assault Lawsuit Against Josh Duggar

Porn Star Danica Dillon Drops Assault Lawsuit Against Josh Duggar

Originally posted 02/05/2016 05:55PM

Josh Duggar just put another sex scandal behind him.

A porn star dismissed her lawsuit against the former 19 Kids and Counting star Friday, agreeing not to take any further action on her claim that he assaulted her during an allegedly consensual sexual encounter in March, according to court papers obtained by PEOPLE.

Read More

True Crime

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Sexual Assault Case Against Bill Cosby

Originally posted 02/03/2016 07:20PM

Montgomery County Judge Steve O'Neill Wednesday night denied Bill Cosby's request to dismiss a criminal case against him saying a former prosecutor's testimony about a promise he made not to prosecute Cosby was not credible.

Read More

Credit: Ed Hille/The Philadelphia Inquirer
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Says Former District Attorney Made Promise Not to Prosecute Him: 'A Promise Is a Promise'

True Crime

Bill Cosby's Lawyer Says Former District Attorney Made Promise Not to Prosecute Him: 'A Promise Is a Promise'

Originally posted 02/03/2016 02:20PM

Did former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor, Jr. have the legal authority to promise entertainer Bill Cosby he would never be prosecuted for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand?

Read More

Credit: Broward Sheriff's Office (2)
Florida Couple Arrested for Allegedly Holding Woman Hostage For 5 Days While Man Raped Her

True Crime

Florida Couple Arrested for Allegedly Holding Woman Hostage For 5 Days While Man Raped Her

Originally posted 02/03/2016 11:20AM

Florida police have arrested a man and woman who allegedly held a woman hostage over a five-day period, during which the man raped her, PEOPLE confirms.

Read More

Credit: Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer
Former Prosecutor Who Declined to Charge Bill Cosby in 2005 Says He Believed Accuser Andrea Constand

True Crime

Former Prosecutor Who Declined to Charge Bill Cosby in 2005 Says He Believed Accuser Andrea Constand

Originally posted 02/02/2016 04:55PM

Even though he declined to charge Bill Cosby when sexual assault allegations were brought to him in 2005, and despite spending much of his testimony Tuesday alleging that accuser Andrea Constand's story had "inconsistencies," former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor, Jr. nonetheless testified he thinks Constand was telling the truth.

Read More

Credit: Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer
Former DA Who Didn't Prosecute Bill Cosby in 2005 Says Accuser 'Had Credibility Issues'

True Crime

Former DA Who Didn't Prosecute Bill Cosby in 2005 Says Accuser 'Had Credibility Issues'

Originally posted 02/02/2016 11:45AM

Was entertainer Bill Cosby promised immunity from criminal prosecution in 2005 if he cooperated in accuser Andrea Constand's civil suit against him?

Read More

Credit: David J. Phillip/AP
Florida State University Settles Lawsuit With Woman Who Accused Jameis Winston of Rape for $950,000

True Crime

Florida State University Settles Lawsuit With Woman Who Accused Jameis Winston of Rape for $950,000

Originally posted 01/26/2016 11:05AM

Florida State University will settle a lawsuit with a former student who said that the school failed to respond to her claims that she was drugged and raped by former star quarterback Jameis Winston.

Read More

Credit: Courtesy West Whiteland Township Police Dept.
Pennsylvania Pastor Accused of Raping, Impregnating Underage Girl Arrested on Monday After Returning from Ecuador

True Crime

Pennsylvania Pastor Accused of Raping, Impregnating Underage Girl Arrested on Monday After Returning from Ecuador

Originally posted 01/19/2016 04:40PM

The Pennsylvania pastor accused of sexually assaulting and impregnating an underage girl he invited to live with his family was arrested on Monday at Newark Airport after returning on a flight from Ecuador, PEOPLE confirms.

Read More

Credit: Google Maps
Coaches Charged with Failing to Report Child Sex Abuse After Basketball Player Was Injured with Pool Cue

True Crime

Coaches Charged with Failing to Report Child Sex Abuse After Basketball Player Was Injured with Pool Cue

Originally posted 01/15/2016 03:40PM

Three officials at Ooltewah High School in Tennessee were charged Thursday with failing to report child sex abuse after one freshman basketball player was severely injured by a pool cue, PEOPLE confirms.

Read More

Credit: Getty Images
Lawyer for Brooklyn Gang Rape Suspect Claims Victim 'Needs Help'

True Crime

Lawyer for Brooklyn Gang Rape Suspect Claims Victim 'Needs Help'

Originally posted 01/15/2016 02:00PM

The attorney for a 14-year-old boy accused in the suspected gang rape of a teen female tells PEOPLE the victim "needs help."

Read More

From Our Partners