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Large crowds drawn to movie star's court dates prompts barrister's request

Large crowds drawn to movie star's court dates prompts barrister's request

Charged Chinese actor Yunxiang Gao's media entourage is ruffling courtroom security.

  • by Angus Thompson

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Actress Paz de la Huerta suing Harvey Weinstein for $83 million
Courts

Actress Paz de la Huerta suing Harvey Weinstein for $83 million

She's alleging the disgraced producer raped her in 2010 and was instrumental in her firing from the hit show Boardwalk Empire.

Search for man after woman attacked and sexually assaulted at Sydney park
Police

Search for man after woman attacked and sexually assaulted at Sydney park

Witnesses chased the attacker but lost sight of him as he fled, police say.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
NZ to investigate child abuse by churches
Jacinda Ardern

NZ to investigate child abuse by churches

The New Zealand inquiry will have a broader criteria than Australia's, covering not just sexual abuse, but also other forms of abuse, according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Take the gag off those with sexual harassment stories
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Opinion

Take the gag off those with sexual harassment stories

People have been unable to speak to the national inquiry because they have signed a non-disclosure agreement.

  • by Kate Jenkins
Movie star's alleged victim wanted to 'avoid a situation' with husband, court hears
Sexual assault

Movie star's alleged victim wanted to 'avoid a situation' with husband, court hears

A magistrate has heard there are stark inconsistencies in an alleged sex assault victim’s claims against Chinese celebrity.

  • by Angus Thompson
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'They don’t understand what it means to say no': Germaine Greer criticises definition of rape
Sex & relationships

'They don’t understand what it means to say no': Germaine Greer criticises definition of rape

Germaine Greer has criticised the definition of rape, arguing that women are confused about consent.

  • by Andrew Taylor
This isn't a story Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur ever planned to tell
ACT government

This isn't a story Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur ever planned to tell

In a powerful speech to the ACT Legislative Assembly, Greens crossbencher Caroline Le Couteur revealed she had been raped.

  • by Sherryn Groch
ACT urged to seek advice on ditching 'rapist's charter'
ACT government

ACT urged to seek advice on ditching 'rapist's charter'

The common law defence could be scrapped, following the outcome of an inquiry into proposed changes to the ACT's consent laws.

  • by Katie Burgess
Lee Rhiannon compares Greens to churches for 'failing to act' on abuse and misconduct claims
Lee Rhiannon

Lee Rhiannon compares Greens to churches for 'failing to act' on abuse and misconduct claims

"Our organisation can be intolerant of internal criticism and hostile to external scrutiny," the former senator said.

  • by Michael Koziol
John Jarratt fronts court for the first time over sexual assault charge
Sexual assault

John Jarratt fronts court for the first time over sexual assault charge

The 'Wolf Creek' actor's lawyer says "nothing less than a not-guilty verdict will satisfy Mr Jarratt".

  • by Angus Thompson