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Patriots Owner Bob Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution Patriots Owner Bob Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, one of the most powerful men in American football, was charged today on two counts of soliciting prostitution in connection to a recent law enforcement bust on massage parlors in Florida that, according to law enforcement, were used for prostitution and human trafficking. The…

What's Up With The NFL Questions At This Sex Trafficking Press Conference?  What's Up With The NFL Questions At This Sex Trafficking Press Conference? 

Earlier today, a group of law enforcement agencies on Florida’s Treasure Coast announced that arrest warrants had been issued for 173 people on charges including human trafficking, racketeering, and deriving support from prostitution, TCPalm.com reported. The arrests were the result of an investigation into several…

Michigan Attorney General Takes Over Investigation Of Former Olympic Gymnastics Coach John Geddert Michigan Attorney General Takes Over Investigation Of Former Olympic Gymnastics Coach John Geddert

The Michigan attorney general’s office, which oversaw the criminal case of disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, has taken over the investigation of gymnastics coach John Geddert. Geddert owned Twistars USA Gymnastics Club in Lansing, Mich., and coached the U.S. women’s team in the 2012 Olympics. The investigation…

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SafeSport: Why Would Anyone Expect Our Paid Employees To Investigate Abuse? SafeSport: Why Would Anyone Expect Our Paid Employees To Investigate Abuse?

Four women are suing USA Taekwondo, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the U.S. Center for SafeSport for their roles in ignoring repeated reports of sexual abuse by Taekwondo star coach Jean Lopez and his brother, Olympic medalist Steven Lopez, going back to 1996. SafeSport has asked to be dismissed from the lawsuit,…

SafeSport Has Closed Its Investigation Of Pairs Skater John Coughlin Due To His Death SafeSport Has Closed Its Investigation Of Pairs Skater John Coughlin Due To His Death

The U.S. Center for SafeSport announced today that it was ending its investigation into multiple reports of sexual misconduct involving former pairs skater John Coughlin. SafeSport had placed Coughlin on an interim suspension in January after three people reported his possible sexual misconduct to the organization, …

Report: Woman Accusing Justin Fairfax Of Rape Told Friends She Previously Was Raped By Corey Maggette Report: Woman Accusing Justin Fairfax Of Rape Told Friends She Previously Was Raped By Corey Maggette

The New York Times reported tonight that Meredith Watson, the woman who has said she was raped by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax when they were students at Duke, told two friends that she also was raped by former NBA player Corey Maggette while they were at the university. One discussion was with a friend while they…

Deadspin Up All Night: What Are We Supposed To Do? Deadspin Up All Night: What Are We Supposed To Do?

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Senator Boasts About How Happy He Is That SafeSport's Conflict Of Interest Is Getting Worse Senator Boasts About How Happy He Is That SafeSport's Conflict Of Interest Is Getting Worse

When Congress authorized the U.S. Center for SafeSport, it decided to not directly fund the organization that was supposed to independently investigate sexual abuse across all Olympic sports. Instead, it set up a grant—which, it turns out, couldn’t be used to pay for the investigators that SafeSport needs. That meant…

Here Are The Police Reports From The Domestic Disturbance Involving Antonio Brown Here Are The Police Reports From The Domestic Disturbance Involving Antonio Brown

Police released several reports today generated by the report of a domestic disturbance last month at Antonio Brown’s home in Hollywood, Fla. According to the reports, the mother of one of Brown’s children went to the information desk at police headquarters on Jan. 18 and told them that she and the Steelers wide…

Whisper Networks Are Good for Women's Careers, Research Says Whisper Networks Are Good for Women's Careers, Research Says

By now, you and I and everyone else knows all the clichés and stigmas around women constantly chatting with each other. It’s in the jokes about us going to the bathroom together. It’s in the stereotype that women are nastier gossips than men, and the practically ancient conception that women talk more than men. It’s…

The New York Times Can't Bring Itself To Hold The USOC Accountable  The New York Times Can't Bring Itself To Hold The USOC Accountable 

In my time as a journalist, stories about child abuse have always been the one genre that everyone, even internet commenters, agree are bad. But preventing child abuse—which costs money and takes long-term dedication of resources—who has time for that?

Ex-MLB Pitcher John Wetteland Charged With One Count Of Felony Child Abuse Ex-MLB Pitcher John Wetteland Charged With One Count Of Felony Child Abuse

Former MLB pitcher John Wetteland is charged with one count of continuous sex abuse of a child under the age of 14. He was booked into a Denton County jail and released on bond yesterday, according to jail records.

   

Former MLB pitcher John Wetteland has been charged with “sex abuse of child continuous victim under 14” in Texas, according to Denton County court records. He was booked into jail and released on bond yesterday. No other information about the case was immediately available.

Jean Lopez, Previously Banned After Multiple Reports of Abusing Taekwondo Athletes, Can Coach Again Jean Lopez, Previously Banned After Multiple Reports of Abusing Taekwondo Athletes, Can Coach Again

Less than a year after the U.S. Center for SafeSport declared that it was banning Jean Lopez from taekwondo for a “decades long pattern of sexual misconduct,” the center has said Lopez can go back to coaching. Today, SafeSport notified Heidi Gilbert and Kay Poe, who had reported to SafeSport that Lopez had abused…

Prosecutors Drop Domestic Violence Case Against Reuben Foster [Update] Prosecutors Drop Domestic Violence Case Against Reuben Foster [Update]

The Hillsborough County (Fla.) State Attorney’s Office has dropped the domestic violence case against inside linebacker Reuben Foster, according to online court records. The news was first reported by TMZ. You can see the notice of termination below, dated Jan. 2.

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All The Times Lauren McCluskey Asked For Help Before She Was Murdered All The Times Lauren McCluskey Asked For Help Before She Was Murdered

University of Utah track and field athlete Lauren McCluskey was fatally shot earlier this year by a man she had recently dumped after she found out he had lied to her about his name, age, and criminal record. The man, Melvin Rowland, 37, died by suicide hours later. But for weeks before her Oct. 22 murder, McCluskey,…

Deadspin Up All Night: Mi Burrito Sabanero  Deadspin Up All Night: Mi Burrito Sabanero 

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Indiana's Attorney General Is Investigating USA Gymnastics Indiana's Attorney General Is Investigating USA Gymnastics

Indiana attorney general Curtis Hill filed a pair of limited objections today in USA Gymnastics’ ongoing bankruptcy case in federal court. The reason for the objections, implied by the filings and confirmed by the Indianapolis Star, is that his office is investigating the Indianapolis-based organization.

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