Sexual Harassment: News

17 Sep 2023

Russell Brand

Russell Brand accused of rape, sexual assault: Everything about case

Comedian-actor Russell Brand has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse, according to a joint investigation by The Sunday Times, The Times, and Channel 4 Dispatches.

11 Sep 2023


Man 'gropes' female passenger on IndiGo's Mumbai-Guwahati flight, arrested

In the latest midflight incident involving sexual harassment, a man was arrested for reportedly groping a female co-passenger on an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Guwahati, the airline officials revealed on Sunday.

07 Sep 2023


Johnny Kitagawa sex scandal rocks J-pop; niece Julie resigns

The late founder of top Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates, Johnny Kitagawa, was an alleged serial sex offender accused of harassing multiple boys and young men over decades.

19 Aug 2023

Britney Spears

Britney Spears breaks silence on divorce amid accusations of infidelity

Pop sensation Britney Spears and her estranged husband, Sam Asghari, announced their separation on Wednesday, marking the end of their marriage that lasted a little over a year.

06 Aug 2023


Haryana Police refutes sexual harassment claims inside Nuh temple

The Haryana Police has reportedly denied claims of sexual harassment of women stranded in Nalhar Temple of Haryana's Nuh during the recent clashes in the district and labeled the same as a "false narrative."

03 Aug 2023

Music Industry

My character has been criticized: Lizzo on sexual harassment allegations

Grammy Award-winning singer Lizzo attracted the limelight for the wrong reasons after a lawsuit was filed against her on Tuesday in California. A couple of days later, the pop sensation finally opened up on the number of allegations put against her by three former dancers on Thursday.

30 Jul 2023

New York City

Drunk passenger gropes mother-daughter duo on Delta's NY-Athens flight: Report

A drunk passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight from New York to Athens allegedly groped a 16-year-old girl and her mother while the crew denied them help, per a lawsuit.

13 Jul 2023


Italians groping themselves to protest against judge's '10-second rule'

The acquittal of a school caretaker, who admitted to fondling a 17-year-old female student, has ignited a wave of protests among young people in Italy.

10 Jul 2023

Kevin Spacey

#KevinSpaceyTrial: Victim woke up to find actor performing 'sexual act'

Ill-famed Hollywood actor and Oscar awardee Kevin Spacey is currently facing a trial in the United Kingdom that pertains to sexually abusing four men.

Sexual harassment at workplace: SC rejects PIL seeking complainants' protection

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking directions to protect complainants and witnesses from the accused's retaliation or victimization in cases related to sexual harassment at workplaces.

30 Jun 2023

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey reportedly called a 'sexual bully' in court

Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey is accused of allegedly sexually abusing four men, the trial for which has begun. On Friday, the jurors were told in court that Spacey was a "sexual bully," who for his own sexual gratification had abused the men.

28 Jun 2023

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey arrives for London trial over sexual harassment charges

Kevin Spacey has arrived at London's Southwark Crown Court for his impending trial for allegedly sexually assaulting four men. The incidents took place around four decades back.

24 Jun 2023


Singapore: Indian chef jailed for molesting 2 teenage girls

A chef from India has reportedly been sentenced to three months and four weeks in jail for allegedly molesting two teenage girls in Singapore.

Sexual harassment case: 'TMKOC' producer Asit Kumarr Modi booked

The Mumbai Police has filed a case against Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah producer Asit Kumarr Modi, said reports.

16 Jun 2023

Sexual Assault

Reality TV star, girlfriend await judge's decision on rape trial

An ex-reality TV star and his girlfriend are awaiting a judge's decision on whether they'll be facing a trial in the case pertaining to alleged drugging and sexual abuse of women.

15 Jun 2023


'Producers waiting to sign me': Kevin Spacey ahead of trial

Kevin Spacey is set to appear for his new trial in London on June 28. Recently, the #MeToo accused stated that he has several producers waiting to sign him as soon as he is acquitted of the UK sexual assault trial.

14 Jun 2023

Swastika Mukherjee

Swastika Mukherjee withdraws from 'Shibpur' trailer launch amid harassment incident

The trailer for Arindam Bhattacharya's highly-anticipated political thriller, Shibpur, was released on Tuesday.

Ex-director Malav Rajda comments on 'TMKOC' sets being 'male-chauvinistic place'

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is one of the longest-running sitcoms in India. The super-successful show has become a classic.

26 May 2023

TV News

Police records 'TMKOC's Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal's statement for 6 hours

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is a cult TV sitcom is India. The '90s Indian kids grew up being Jethalal and Dayaben stans. However, recently the show has been receiving a lot of flak. From the OG actors leaving the show to actor Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal accusing producer Asit Kumarr Modi of sexual harassment.

24 May 2023

Malayalam Movies

Court rejects actor Unni Mukundan's plea in sexual harassment case

Malayalam actor Unni Mukundan faced another setback on Tuesday when the Kerala High Court directed the initiation of a trial against him in an assault case filed in 2017.

'TMKOC' ex-director backs actor Jennifer Mistry amidst sexual harassment soup

The controversies surrounding India's long-running sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah have no end in sight.

16 May 2023


UP: School teacher arrested for allegedly sexually abusing 18 girls

A government school teacher of a village in the Tilhar area of Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing as many as 18 girls, reported NDTV.

11 May 2023


'TMKOC' star accuses producer Modi of sexual harassment, quits show

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah actor Jennifer Mistry Bansiwal aka Mrs. Roshan Singh Sodhi has quit the show after 15 years. She has accused the show's producer Asit Kumarr Modi of sexual harassment, said a report.

29 Apr 2023

Bajrang Punia

Power, water, food supply suspended at Jantar Mantar: Bajrang Punia

After two first information reports (FIRs) were filed against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh by the Delhi Police, Bajrang Punia reportedly claimed electricity was suspended at Delhi's Jantar Mantar where the wrestlers are protesting.

I'm innocent, won't resign: Sexual harassment-accused WFI chief after FIRs

Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Saturday reportedly said he would not step down from the post, a day after the police filed two first information reports (FIRs) in connection with allegations of sexual harassment against him.

US: 6 female teachers arrested for sexual misconduct with students

As many as six female teachers across the United States (US) have reportedly been detained within two days for allegedly having sex with students.

15 Apr 2023


Delhi: Man arrested for sexually harassing woman at Metro station

The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested a man on charges of sexually harassing a woman inside a lift at Jasola Metro Station on April 4, reported NDTV.

01 Apr 2023


Chennai Police books Kalakshetra teacher for allegedly sexually harassing alumna

The Tamil Nadu Police has booked a teacher of the reputed dance college at Chennai's Kalakshetra Foundation for allegedly sexually harassing an alumna.

17 Mar 2023


Pune: Autorickshaw driver booked for forcibly kissing woman passenger

The Maharashtra Police on Thursday booked an autorickshaw driver in Pune for allegedly molesting and kissing an 18-year-old girl, reported Indian Express.

15 Mar 2023

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein seeks new lawyers; DA not retrying remaining charges

Harvey Weinstein is looking for a new set of lawyers to lead the Los Angeles rape verdict appeal. In a recent development, Deputy Los Angeles County District Attorney Paul Thompson said that they would not retry Weinstein on the remaining sexual assault charges.

14 Mar 2023

Indian Railways

'Drunk' TTE arrested after urinating on woman passenger inside train

A Railways Travel Ticket Examiner (TTE) was sacked from his position on Tuesday after he allegedly urinated on a woman onboard the Akal Takht Express, reported ANI.

10 Mar 2023


22-year-old Japanese woman assaulted during Holi celebrations in India

A 22-year-old Japanese woman was allegedly harassed by a group of revelers during Holi celebrations in India, reported MoneyControl.

10 Mar 2023

Stranger Things

'Stanger Things 4' star Grace details Hollywood sexual harassment experience  

Actor Grace Van Dien, who played Chrissy Cunningham in Netflix's hit series Stranger Things, has claimed she was sexually harassed by a producer. The unfortunate event, she claims, took place during one of her last films.

JNU to fine students for dharnas, cancel admissions for violence 

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi has come up with a new set of rules, under which it will impose a penalty of Rs. 20,000 on students holding dharnas.

11 Feb 2023

Tamil Nadu

Ilaiyaraaja, Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi collaborate on song against child sexual abuse

Veteran music composer Ilaiyaraaja has collaborated with filmmaker Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi on a new Tamil music video to create awareness about child sexual abuse.

30 Jan 2023


Fired after rejecting sexual advances of female executive: Ex-Google employee

Google has been caught in a sexual harassment allegation by a former employee. Ryan Olohan, 48, has alleged in a lawsuit that he was fired by the tech giant after rejecting a top female executive's advances at a company dinner.

25 Jan 2023


Esme Bianco, Marilyn Manson reach settlement in sexual assault lawsuit

Actor Esme Bianco and musician Marilyn Manson have opted for an out-of-court settlement after the former filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Manson and his label Marilyn Manson Records Inc., in 2021.

19 Jan 2023

Anurag Thakur

WFI president rings Anurag Thakur to clarify sexual harassment allegations

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President, reportedly called Sports Minister Anurag Thakur to clarify the recent sexual harassment allegations made against him and the officials of the federation by national and international wrestlers.

24 Dec 2022


Marathi actor accuses filmmaker Sajid Khan of sexual harassment

Troubles for filmmaker Sajid Khan seem to have deepened further. Khan, who is presently inside the Bigg Boss 16 house, has once again been accused of sexual harassment.

20 Dec 2022

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in a rape case

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape by a Los Angeles court on Monday.

03 Dec 2022


Hyderabad university professor arrested for molesting foreign student

The Cyberabad Police on Saturday arrested a University of Hyderabad (UoH) senior professor over alleged charges of molesting an international student, the police confirmed.

26 Nov 2022

Squid Game

‘Squid Game’ actor O Yeong-su charged with sexual misconduct

Squid Game actor O Yeong-su has reportedly been charged with sexual misconduct in South Korea.

17 Nov 2022

Sexual Assault

Pune: 17-year-old girl raped by father, grandfather for 6 years

Pune Police has initiated an investigation into a sexual abuse case where a 17-year-old girl alleged that she was raped and abused numerous times by her grandfather, father, and uncle over the past six years.

10 Nov 2022

Tamil Nadu

Ragging, sexual abuse: 7 students suspended in Vellore, probe ordered

Seven students of the prestigious Christian Medical College in Vellore city of Tamil Nadu have been suspended after juniors alleged that they were stripped half-naked, paraded, and asked to mimic sexual acts at the college.

30 Sep 2022


Jharkhand: Teacher's face blackened for harassing, showing porn to students

Villagers in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand blackened the face of a government middle school teacher, garlanded him with shoes, and paraded him around on Thursday for allegedly showing porn to girl students and touching them inappropriately.

18 Aug 2022


Civic Chandran: After 'provocative' dress, Kerala court questions woman's caste

Kerala writer and social activist Civic Chandran has been in the news this week for two sexual harassment cases against him.

17 Aug 2022


No harassment if woman wears 'sexually provocative' dress: Kerala court

Sexual harassment charge will not stand if the woman is wearing a 'sexually provocative' dress, a Kerala court observed on Wednesday.

06 Aug 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP: MP cleared of rape charges, year after victim's suicide

A court in Varanasi on Saturday acquitted Uttar Pradesh legislator Atul Rai of a rape charge that he had been facing since 2019.

16 Jul 2022


Ricky Martin's lawyer denies 'disgusting' accusations of 'incest' sex crime

Singer Ricky Martin was recently accused of allegedly engaging in a "sexual or romantic relationship" with his nephew.

10 Jul 2022


Gorakhpur: Man rapes wife with friends, films act to blackmail

In a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, a man, along with his friends, allegedly raped his wife and filmed the act, the police said on Friday.

30 Jun 2022

Delhi Police

Tripura MLA Mevar Jamatia detained in Delhi on molestation charges

Former Tripura minister and Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) MLA Mevar Kumar Jamatia was booked by the Delhi Police on molestation charges on Wednesday.

24 Jun 2022


Elderly man accused of raping stray dog in Rajasthan's Bharatpur

A senior citizen is suspected of raping a female stray dog in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.

21 Jun 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Punjab province declares emergency to deal with surging rapes

In the wake of an uptick in the number of cases of sexual harassment against women and children in Pakistan's Punjab province, the authorities have decided to declare an "emergency" there.

17 Jun 2022


Kolkata: Call center employees gang-rape colleague at office party

Amid reports of a string of sexual assault cases across India, a woman was gang-raped in a Kolkata guesthouse on Saturday last week.

13 Jun 2022

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Two men rape minor girl, live-stream act to friend

In a horrific incident, two men allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior and live-streamed the act to a friend, the police said on Saturday.

24 May 2022


SpaceX president labels sexual misconduct allegations against Elon Musk false

Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceX, has come out to support Elon Musk against sexual misconduct allegations. Musk has categorically denied the allegations.

20 May 2022


SpaceX paid $250,000 to settle sexual harassment case against Musk?

SpaceX allegedly paid $250,000 to an air hostess who accused the company's founder-CEO Elon Musk of sexually harassing her on a flight in 2016, Business Insider reported.

17 Feb 2022

Patiala House Court

Court rejects injunction plea against ex-ScoopWhoop anchor Samdish Bhatia

A court in Delhi has refused to grant an injunction stopping Samdish Bhatia—a former anchor at ScoopWhoop—from talking about his sexual harassment complaint against the company's co-founder Sattvik Mishra.

03 Jan 2022


Bulli Bai: FIR registered against 'online auction' on Muslim women

The Delhi cyber police have registered an FIR against a dubious application that uploaded images of Muslim women "for auction."

Ghislaine Maxwell convicted of helping Epstein sexually abuse minor girls

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was on Wednesday convicted of recruiting young girls to be sexually abused by the late American financier Jeffrey Epstein.