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Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood Defend Sexual Violence in Westworld

Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood Defend Sexual Violence in Westworld

Originally posted 10/01/2016 02:05PM

Actresses Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood are defending the controversial sexual violence depicted in HBO's sci-fi series Westworld.

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Joe Biden Talks Ending Sexual Assault: 'Any Man Who Takes a Drunk Woman Up the Stairs in a Fraternity House Is a Damn Coward'

Originally posted 09/30/2016 02:00PM

Vice President Joe Biden only has a few months left in the White House, and at the tail end of his eight-year tenure as America's second in command, the 73-year-old is still as vocal as ever about ending sexual assault – a cause that inspired him to draft 1994's Violence Against Women Act when he was a Delaware senator.

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Utah Man Allegedly Held Teen in Shed For Six Weeks, Forcing Her to Perform Sex Acts for Food and Water

Originally posted 09/28/2016 04:45PM

A 37-year-old Utah man has been charged with allegedly holding his girlfriend's teenage daughter captive in a shed for weeks and sexually assaulting her in 2014 after the alleged victim went to the police for the first time last week, according to court records obtained by PEOPLE.

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Thousands Attend Funeral Service for Jacob Wetterling Nearly 27 Years After His Abduction

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Thousands Attend Funeral Service for Jacob Wetterling Nearly 27 Years After His Abduction

Originally posted 09/26/2016 01:55PM

Jacob Wetterling, the Minnesota boy whose remains were found in early September nearly 27 years after he was abducted, was finally laid to rest on Sunday at a memorial service that drew thousands, according to multiple reports.

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Viola Davis Shares Personal Stories of Sexual Assault During Powerful Speech at Rape Foundation Event

Originally posted 09/26/2016 11:35AM

Viola Davis' own experiences with sexual assault led her to become an advocate for the Rape Foundation, the actress explained in a powerful speech Sunday.

Davis, 51, opened up about her experience with the group while being honored at the Rape Foundation's Annual Brunch in Beverly Hills.

"Myself, my mother, my sisters, my friend Rebecca, my friend from childhood, we all have one thing in common: We are all survivors of sexual assault in some way, shape or form," said the How to Get Away with Murder star.

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AnnaLynne McCord Says She 'Sold Her Body for Love' After Being Sexually Assaulted at Age 18

Originally posted 09/26/2016 09:15AM

Since opening up about her own sexual assault at 18 years old a couple years ago, AnnaLynne McCord has connected with thousands victims about their own experiences – but she's not done yet.

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Former MMA Fighter Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting an Unconscious Woman

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Former MMA Fighter Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting an Unconscious Woman

Originally posted 09/24/2016 01:35PM

A former MMA fighter has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in Scottsdale, Arizona, last Saturday night, according to several reports.

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Gabrielle Union Says Despite Past Rape Allegations, Birth of a Nation Filmmaker Nate Parker Is 'Evolving'

Gabrielle Union Says Despite Past Rape Allegations, Birth of a Nation Filmmaker Nate Parker Is 'Evolving'

Originally posted 09/22/2016 04:50PM

After Gabrielle Union publicly penned an article in which she stated that, as a rape survivor herself, she cannot take lightly prior abuse allegations against The Birth of a Nation director Nate Parker, the actress now says she believes he is "doing the work to evolve."

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Woman Who Accused NBA Star Derrick Rose of Gang Rape Must Reveal Her Name During Civil Trial: Reports

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Woman Who Accused NBA Star Derrick Rose of Gang Rape Must Reveal Her Name During Civil Trial: Reports

Originally posted 09/22/2016 02:30PM

The woman suing NBA star Derrick Rose and alleging he and two others gang raped her in 2013 cannot remain anonymous during the upcoming October civil trial, a judge ruled this week, according to multiple reports.

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Ex-Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle Is Potential Witness in Victim's Upcoming Civil Trial

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Ex-Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle Is Potential Witness in Victim's Upcoming Civil Trial

Originally posted 09/16/2016 05:40PM

Disgraced former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle could be called to testify during an impending civil case filed earlier this year against the admitted sex offender by one of his underage victims, PEOPLE confirms.

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