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  • Woman who lied about Good Samaritan sex assault apologises (after guy was jailed 2 weeks)

    06/26/2019 5:11:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 73 replies
    7News ^ | 6/25/2019 | Sarah Wiedersehn
    A woman whose lies put a man behind bars for two weeks, and cost him his job and marriage, has had her sentencing delayed after penning an apology letter to her victim. Caitlyn Gray, 20, falsely accused Good Samaritan Kenan Basic of indecent assault after he spent hours helping to get her car back on the road. In Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday, Gray handed in a written apology to the magistrate among numerous other documents. Gray had pulled into a Sydney BP in November 2018 after she smashed her car. Basic, from Bankstown, offered to help with the damage....
  • Another University Will Have To Pay For Its Title IX Zealotry

    02/25/2018 7:46:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 25, 2018 | George Leef
    The Obama administration was notable for its disregard of the rule of law in its avid pursuit of politically desirable outcomes. Law professor David Bernsteinís book on that subject, Lawless examined many such instances (see my review here) including the demand by Department of Education officials that colleges and universities scrap due process for accused male students in pursuit of high numbers of punishments for sexual assault. Now some of the schools that eagerly complied with the Departmentís abuse of Title IX (the 1972 law that was written to keep schools that received federal funds from discriminating against women applicants)...
  • Bad memory: Jackie testifies on Day 7 of Rolling Stone trial

    10/26/2016 7:43:44 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies
    If ďyes, to my great regretĒ has become the stock answer for remorseful Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, then her protagonist in the now-discredited gang rape taleóthe one who sent a college into chaos two years agoóhas found a mantra of her own: ďI donít remember.Ē Before a hushed courtroom in downtown Charlottesville, a federal jury and a gallery of 24 spectators gathered Monday to hear over two hours of Jackie bobbing and weaving around questions in her videotaped deposition. This wasnít the chatty Jackie of yore, the one who enthralled the visiting Erdely over dinner at the College...
  • Emails: White House Task Force Member Gunned For Fraternity Smeared In Rolling Stone Article

    07/05/2016 8:39:32 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies
    A former White House college sexual assault task force member appears to have been gunning for a University of Virginia fraternity smeared in a Rolling Stone article about a now-debunked campus gang rape, newly released emails show. ďI want to see these guys gone and I want to keep it as legally sound as possible,Ē UVA alum Emily Renda wrote to Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely in July 2014, several months before the Rolling Stone article ďA Rape on CampusĒ was published. At the time, Renda was working in a gender-based violence prevention program at the school. That spring...
  • College Football lawsuit over sex "assault"

    04/25/2016 1:39:12 PM PDT · by mad puppy · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 23, 2016 | Editorial
    Grant Neal is suing Colorado State University-Pueblo for kicking him out over sex that the woman agrees was fully consensual. More important, heís also suing the federal Education Department for virtually ordering the school to deprive him of his due-process rights.
  • Obama administration knew of Rolling Stone rape story before publication

    04/14/2016 10:02:41 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies
    The Obama administration disclosed Tuesday it first learned about Rolling Stoneís ill-fated story on campus rape in Sept. 2014, about two months before it was published, when reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely called seeking information on the governmentís investigation of the University of Virginiaís handling of sexual assaults. The revelation from the Department of Education came the same day that a media watchdog group asked congressional oversight committees to start an investigation into what the administration may have known about the story before and after it was published and what it did to address the concerns raised in the article ďThe...
  • ĎJackieí Sits Through Deposition for Rolling Stone Lawsuit

    04/08/2016 12:26:01 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 14 replies
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) - NBC29 has confirmed a secret deposition of the woman at the center of a now-retracted Rolling Stone magazine article went through Thursday. The woman known as ďJackieĒ spent hours getting questioned by attorneys on both sides of a federal defamation lawsuit. Rolling Stone Magazine published "A Rape on Campus" by Sabrina Rubin Erdely in its issue for November 2014. In the article, a student known as "Jackie" described being gang raped at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at UVA in September of 2012. Jackie had previously refused to answer questions about her gang rape claims...
  • A Georgia Tech fraternity fight spills into the state Capitol

    01/29/2016 7:26:35 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 15 replies
    ‚ÄúDouble-secret probation‚ÄĚ has been brought to an end at Georgia Tech. The Phi Delta Theta fraternity is no ‚ÄúAnimal House.‚ÄĚ And Tech President Bud Peterson is no Dean Wormer. Nonetheless, it is safe to say that arguments over frat-house behavior and student justice rarely spill over into the holy confines of the state Capitol. But that‚Äôs what‚Äôs happening. And the fraternity may be winning. Last August, an African-American woman lodged a complaint against Phi Delta Theta, alleging that members of the fraternity shouted racial slurs at her from the windows of their campus house. The fraternity denied that any such...
  • Jackie‚Äôs rape story was false. So why hasn‚Äôt the media named her by now?

    01/12/2016 8:46:39 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 15 replies
    In the 14 months since her story shocked the world, Jackie has been at the heart of a national debate about sexual assaults on college campuses, has become embroiled in a media scandal, and is the central figure in a series of defamation lawsuits. Yet there‚Äôs one important fact missing about Jackie, the young woman who concocted a harrowing story about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity: her full name. News organizations have declined to reveal Jackie‚Äôs full identity since her now-discredited story appeared in Rolling Stone magazine in November 2014. Her single-name identity ‚ÄĒ just Jackie...
  • ‚ÄėCatfishing‚Äô over love interest might have spurred U-Va. gang-rape debacle

    01/12/2016 8:29:49 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies
    Ryan Duffin was a freshman at the University of Virginia when he met a student named Jackie. Both teenagers were new to campus in September 2012, and the pair quickly became friends through a shared appreciation of alternative rock bands such as Coheed and Cambria and Silversun Pickups. Early on, Duffin sensed that Jackie was interested in pursuing a romantic relationship with him. Duffin valued her friendship but politely rebuffed Jackie‚Äôs advances for more. Just days after he met her, Duffin said, he was goaded into a text message conversation with a U-Va. junior named ‚ÄúHaven Monahan,‚ÄĚ whom Jackie said...
  • 19 Harvard Law professors pen letter denouncing 'The Hunting Ground'

    11/11/2015 1:34:24 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 14 replies
    Nineteen Harvard Law professors have written a letter condemning "The Hunting Ground," a film purporting to be a documentary about campus sexual assault. The film has been getting some Oscar buzz, and CNN is preparing to air the program next week. In a press package for the film, CNN singled out a story in the film about a sexual assault accusation at Harvard. The press packet named the accused student, even though he was not identified in the film. The 19 professors want to be sure viewers are aware that the film is highly misleading. The accusation involved former Harvard...
  • Universities Searching for Hoaxes

    10/27/2015 9:34:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 27, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Universities have come a long way from the days of yore when they proclaimed that part of their mission was the search of truth. At the Heritage Foundation recently, Brooklyn College history professor KC Johnson noted that ďin the last decadeÖthe two most significantÖrape hoaxes in the United States happened on college campusesĒ at Duke University and at the University of Virginia. The menís lacrosse team was accused of rape at Duke, while at UVa, ďto their great shame, the student body and student newspaper rushed to the side of the accusers.Ē Neither of the accusers were raped, as they...
  • Emma Sulkowicz's Newest Art Project is a Disturbing Sex Tape†

    06/05/2015 11:05:01 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 34 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 6/05/15 1:28am | Natasha Vargas-Cooper
    Artnet has confirmed that Emma Sulkowicz, the former Columbia University student known for ďMattress Performance (Carry That Weight),Ē is behind the website ďCeci Níest Pas Un Viol .Ē The site hosts an artistís statement from Sulkowicz, who graduated from Columbia in May of this year, and a video she filmed with director Ted Lawson several months ago over the universityís winter break. The eight-minute video features Sulkowicz and a man, his face blurred, engaging in what appears to be consensual sex that turns violent. The unidentified man open-palm slaps Sulkowicz, chokes her, removes the condom, then continues to have very...
  • Is Emma Sulkowicz The First Porn Star To Attend The SOTU?

    have to admit, I used to be skeptical about Emma Sulkowicz, AKA Mattress Girl. It seemed odd that the Columbia University student was protesting an alleged rape by carrying a mattress around campus. Things became even stranger when it turned out there was no proof whatsoever of any rape, and even weirder still when voluminous evidence surfaced that she remained friends with her alleged rapist. Sure, Sulkowicz became a media darling, and she even attended this yearís State of the Union address at the invitation of Kirsten Gillibrand. But despite this compelling evidence, I was unwilling to accept that an...
  • Columbiaís Mattress Girl Has Made An ĎArtisticí Sex Tape

    Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia graduate famous across the country as ďMattress GirlĒ after she hauled a mattress around campus for a year to protest the schoolís handling of her alleged rape, has apparently released a sex tape recreating her alleged rape. Titled Ceci Níest Pas Un Viol (ĎThis Is Not A Rapeí), the video shows two people, one of whom appears to be Sulkowicz, entering a dorm room and proceeding to have sex from four different camera angles. Timestamps in the upper corner of each camera are used to make the video appear dated to August 27, 2012, the date...
  • Vulture Fascinated by Mattress Girl Mattress as Museum Art; Ignores Hoax Proof

    The appropriately named Vulture section of New York magazine has circled over what all proof indicates is a rape hoax and swooped down to gorge itself on speculation about the museum art future of the mattress carried around by the infamous Columbia University†"Mattress Girl," Emma Sulkowicz. Amid all the really bizarre fascination by writer Andy Battaglia in the mattress as an art piece, not a bit of thought is even given as to the legitimacy of the rape charges by Sulkowicz despite very strong documentary evidence that it was a hoax. Battaglia's determination to avoid the facts of the case...
  • The Right-Wing War on Lena Dunham (Barf and eye-bleach alert!)

    05/27/2015 11:52:19 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 63 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/27/2015 | Amy Zimmerman
    The right-wingers obsessively document and chastise her every move. Why are conservatives so threatened by a 29-year-old TV showrunner and author? In honor of Memorial Day, Lena Dunham Instagrammed herself in a lacy bra and panty set, and captioned the sultry snap, ďI think I will wear it to dinner with some boots & a smile because we are all very lucky to be free.Ē Dunham clearly presents her exhibitionism as a celebration of personal and political freedoms, but certain fringe elements of the right-wing media have taken the peaceful photo as further evidence of Dunhamís personal war on male...
  • MSNBC Host: George Will is a Rapist

    06/10/2014 6:55:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 31 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/10/14 | Aurelius
    MSNBC somehow hit another new low all over again. Filling in as host on The Ed Show, Michael Eric Dyson accused George Will of being a "rapist" and "re-raping" women by writing his opinion in the Washington Post. No. Seriously. Mr. Will stated that colleges have become a haven of progressivism, where so-called "vicimizations" are "ubiquitous." Mr. Will writes that empty buzzwords like "triggers" and "micro-aggressions" are now thrown around colleges to the point of ubiquity. The passage that Mr. Dyson took offense to was one in which Mr. Will stated that, at times, "sexual assault" accusations that are put...
  • Petition to Fire George Will Launched By Wife of White House Media Director

    06/12/2014 9:27:00 AM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/12/14 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    Last week, George Will wrote a column about how progressive politics have fomented "rape culture" on college campuses. The column was not well received by some, or even, as a great many of the histrionic responses would indicate, well understood. I received the following press release yesterday, headlined: "87,000 Call on The Washington Post to Address Sexism, Fire George Will." A group called UltraViolet was touting the success of an online petition they'd whipped up over the controversy. From the release:
  • How Deep Is This Education Officialís Involvement In The Rolling Stone Hoax?

    A top-ranking official at the U.S. Department of Educationís Office for Civil Rights has emerged as a potentially key figure in Rolling Stoneís false article, ďA Rape on Campus.Ē Catherine Lhamon, who heads the Departmentís civil rights wing, was identified in a letter sent last month by University of Virginia Dean of Students Allen Groves to Steve Coll and Sheila Coronel, the two Columbia Journalism School deans who conducted a review of the Nov. 19 article, written by disgraced reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely. Grovesí letter was included as a footnote to the Columbia deansí report, which was released on Sunday...