sexual abuse

Geoffrey Rush wins #MeToo defamation case

Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has won more than $600,000 and could receive millions more, after successfully arguing that an Australian tabloid newspaper defamed him with a #MeToo story.

R. Kelly has left jail after posting bail

R. Kelly, the singer facing multiple legal cases including charges of sexually abusing teens, bailed out of Chicago's Cook County Jail for the second time in less than a month late Saturday morning and made a brief statement about his intent to rise above his legal troubles.

Some radio stations dropping Michael Jackson

Radio stations in New Zealand and Canada have dropped Michael Jackson from their playlists, following new accusations of abuse by the late pop star in the documentary "Leaving Neverland."

Kevin Spacey case heads back to court

Kevin Spacey's sex abuse case returned to a Massachusetts court Monday as his defense team worked to obtain cell phone records and other evidence from the actor's accuser.

Reactions to 'Leaving Neverland' vary

Part one of HBO's "Leaving Neverland" aired Sunday, and viewers heard graphic accounts of two men who accused Michael Jackson of sexually abusing them when they were children.

Pope calls abusive clergy 'tools of Satan'

Pope Francis, speaking on the final day of a historic summit on clergy sexual abuse, called priests and other Catholics who abuse children "tools of Satan," but offered no concrete steps to address the church's massive and morally damning abuse crisis.

US ambassador to the Vatican meets with abuse survivors

The US ambassador to the Vatican met Friday with survivors of clergy sexual abuse, saying she hopes a historic summit at the Vatican this week will lead to a "renewed commitment" in the Catholic Church to end the scourge of clergy sexual abuse.

Catholic leaders admit 'errors in judgment' over child sex abuse

Ahead of a Vatican summit on clerical sex abuse, the top leadership of Catholic nuns and priests worldwide admitted to making "errors in judgment" regarding cases of sexual abuse of children and say that more women should be involved in the process of evaluating cases.

Former VISD coach arrested for sexual assault of a child

On January 30, 2019, the Victoria County Sheriff's Office (VCSO), received information from the Victoria Independent School District (VISD) expressing their concerns of a possible improper relationship between an educator and a student.