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Two men convicted in teen's deadly allergic reaction to takeout
A former restaurant owner and an employee were found guilty of manslaughter Friday in the death of a British teen who suffered an allergic reaction to takeout from the eatery.
Megan Lee, 15, who was severely allergic to peanuts, died on New Year's Day 2017 — two days after eating a meal of onion bhaji, a seekh kebab and a Peshwari naan from the Royal Spice Indian restaurant in Hyden, Lancashire, England.
None of the items were supposed to contain nuts.
Will Any Music Awards Show Get Representation For Women Right? None Have Yet.
On last night’s American Music Awards (AMAs), Taylor Swift doubled down on her voter registration message, Ciara and Missy Elliott leveled up, and Aretha Franklin finally got the tribute she deserved. Women were at the forefront of the show, which was a vast step forward from their massive under representation at the Grammys or the MTV VMAs and the number of awards they won was a step up from their Billboard Music Awards treatment. The AMAS did the best job representing women as performers and winners of any music awards show this year. They also showed us how far music has to go to fix its #MeToo and representation issues.
But digging a little deeper, the AMAs also highlight some serious areas that need work. First and foremost, let’s talk about the late XXXTentacion being nominated for two awards, and winning one that was broadcast in the show. Imagine the Golden Globes nominating Roman Polanski (or Woody Allen, or Kevin Spacey, or any number of high profile men accused of sexual misconduct) for an award this year, of all years. Imagine them giving it to him on television. And imagine that later on, when a woman nominated against him lauds his work, saying she’s a fan and it’s an honor to be in the same category as him. That’s essentially what happened with XXX’s win, and Camila Cabello’s subsequent lauding of him in her Best New Artist acceptance speech. XXX, who passed away earlier this year, may have been a talented artist and undoubtedly has legions of fans. But he is also accused of violent, disturbing abuse against a woman. We don’t have to celebrate abusers at our awards show, and to do so only tells women that their pain is not important. It was an especially bitter pill to swallow after weeks of the Kavanaugh confirmation battle. Music seems to think it can continue to exist in a bubble where #MeToo and support for the survivors of abuse are negligible.
GERVONTA DAVIS ACCUSED OF PUNCHING WOMAN ... In Strip Club Attack
Neil Patrick Harris, What Was That?
Largest Ohio Catholic diocese to expand abusive priests list
Ohio's largest Roman Catholic diocese will join three other dioceses in the state and release a list of priests who have been removed from their posts because of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations.
The Diocese of Cleveland's list will include the names of abusive priests, even if they are now dead, church officials said Tuesday.
The diocese since 2002 has been announcing the names of clerics removed from ministry because of sex abuse allegations, said diocesan spokesman Jim Armstrong. Its website includes 29 names, with some of the allegations going back decades.
"It would be wrong to suggest that the Diocese of Cleveland has not committed to release the names of clerics accused of sexually abusing a minor or that it desires to keep secret the names of such clerics," Armstrong said.
California's Catholic bishops targeted in sex abuse lawsuit
Paedophile teacher who attacked girls in his classroom was hired despite being a convicted arsonist and burglar
Polish court orders Catholic order to pay sex abuse victim
Jane Fonda: ‘We should shut down the country’ if Trump fires Mueller
AT age 80, Jane Fonda is more fired up than ever — and was agitating on the Upper East Side this week.
“[If Donald Trump] fires Mueller?” she asked at a 92Y panel talk.
“We have to get in the streets — nobody should work. We should shut down the country. Shut it down!”
Woman pleads guilty to letting boyfriend molest daughter
A northeastern Indiana woman has admitted to charges that she allowed her boyfriend to molest her daughter, leaving the child pregnant at age 10.
The 33-year-old Marion woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of neglect, aiding child molesting and assisting a criminal. She agreed to accept a sentence of 20 years in prison and five years of probation.
The woman admitted during Tuesday's hearing that her daughter told her that the boyfriend, 34-year-old Nicholas Deon Thrash, was molesting her, yet continued to let him live with them, the Chronicle Tribune reported. The woman did not report the molestation or her daughter's pregnancy to authorities.
Busy Philipps reveals she was raped at 14 amid Dr. Ford hearing
All high school boys are sexual predators, according to Republican women
LINDSEY GRAHAM TO WOMAN REPORTING RAPE: ‘I’M SO SORRY. YOU NEEDED TO GO TO THE COPS’
How to help survivors of sexual assault
Fox News' Chris Wallace Says Kavanaugh Accuser's Story Elicited Revelations from His Daughters
This smart mom got the man who raped her teenage son to confess before he went to jail
The mother of a 16-year-old gay teen in Florida was able to get the man who raped her son to confess.
According to an Flagler County Sheriff’s Office report, the victim was found unconscious on his doorstep on September 11. He was bruised on his back and bleeding, and the report said that he was “out of it.”
White man who harassed black Florida A&M students surrenders to police
Don Crandall, Jr., 49, reported to Leon County Detention facility in Tallahassee after police charged him with improper exhibition of a firearm, a police spokesman told NBC News. If found guilty, he would face no more than a year in jail, according to the Florida State Attorney's Office.
Fugitive New Mexico priest pleads not guilty to sex abuse
A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal officials said Friday.
Arthur J. Perrault, 80, a former Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and a former Air Force chaplain, has been charged in a federal indictment with seven counts of aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact between 1991 and 1992 at Kirtland Air Force Base and Santa Fe National Cemetery.
She was raped with a hose, then given 10 rupees to buy her silence
Pope lets more bishops go as part of Chile sex abuse fallout
India bishop accused of rape arrested in Kerala
MARYLAND FATHER PROTECTING DAUGHTER SHOOTS TWO OFFICERS WHO ENTERED APARTMENT TO EXECUTE MISTAKEN SEARCH WARRANT
Three infants among five people stabbed at New York nursery
Indiana man gets 160-year prison sentence for impregnating 10-year-old girl who took stand against him
By the time we figure out what's good or bad the child will burn. 21-Sep-2018
Ex-Host Sues Hallmark Channel for Retaliation After Reporting Harassment
Mark Steines says he was retaliated against for complaining about an executive producer's verbal abuse of producers and supporting two women who came forward with sexual harassment complaints.
Ex-Hallmark Channel host Mark Steines on Thursday sued the network's parent Crown Media, claiming he was fired and humiliated in retaliation for taking a stand against harassment.
Steines hosted Hallmark's Home & Family for six years, until he was terminated in May. He claims he regularly alerted the network through his representatives that executive producer Woody Fraser harassed and verbally abused producers and no action was taken.
FOUR BROOKLYN BOYS REPEATEDLY RAPED AT CATHOLIC CHURCH REACH $27.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT
Four men who were sexually assaulted as boys by a teacher at a Roman Catholic church have reached a $27.5 million settlement with the Diocese of Brooklyn, one of the largest ever payouts for victims of abuse within the church.
Each victim, now aged between 19 and 21, will receive around $6.8 million from the diocese and an affiliated after-school program after they repeatedly abused by Angelo Serrano, 67, while he taught at St. Lucy’s-St. Patrick’s Church in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, reports The New York Times.
The abuse is said to have occurred between 2003 and 2009, when the victims were aged between 8 and 12.
Rape of 7-year-old in India marks the latest in series of attacks on girls
Vatican temporarily suspends Indian bishop accused of raping nun
A Teen Escaped an Alleged Kidnapper and Human Trafficker by Fleeing Into a Restaurant Bathroom
Anti-abuse activists pan US Catholic bishops' new proposals
Jehovah's Witnesses accused of mishandling abuse in Montana
Bryan Singer Tag: Opinion IF BRYAN SINGER IS HIRED TO DIRECT RED SONJA, IT WILL PROVE HOLLYWOOD HAS FAILED #METOO
We Owe These Ten Black Actors One of Michael Che's 'Reparations Emmys'
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards had an awkward dissonance between its lip service to diversity and the noticeable lack of diversity in the night’s winners. That fact was underscored by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s overwhelming sweep, taking home eight Emmys and seemingly cementing itself as a new Hollywood favorite. The Amazon comedy focuses on the life of an upper class white woman in 1950s New York, but recast with a political awakening sub-plot fit for “progressive” times. The night’s big snubs included Atlanta’s 13 losses, with Donald Glover losing all three of his nominations, Issa Rae losing best lead actress in a comedy series to Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan, and Sandra Oh losing best lead actress in a drama series though her win would have broken important ground for Emmy diversity.
Street preacher gets 27 years in 'Basement of Horrors' case
A self-proclaimed street preacher who had a role in kidnapping, torturing and enslaving mentally disabled adults chained up in a filthy basement has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia announced that Eddie "the Reverend Ed" Wright was sentenced Thursday for the scheme that lasted from 2001 to October 2011. He is the second of the five people charged in the case that shocked Philadelphia and the nation to be sentenced this week, after Nicklaus Woodard was also sentenced to 27 years on Tuesday.
Last month, Jean McIntosh was sentenced to 40 years prison for her role. McIntosh helped prosecutors build a case against her mother, Linda Weston, the ringleader of the group that held victims captive for years in a cramped basement in the plan to steal more than $200,000 in government benefits.
Woman sues diocese, alleges 'smear' effort over abuse claims
Court declines to intervene in case of Indian bishop accused of raping nun
Catholics, keep your wallets closed until the Church reforms from the Vatican on down
Chile Church scandal: 'How I escaped the priest who abused me for decades'
Sistine Chapel Choir under financial investigation: Vatican
The Horrific Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal Is About to Get a Lot Worse
VICE: After the bombshell report out of Pennsylvania, the attorney general in Missouri announced that he would launch a similar investigation, and the Archdiocese of St. Louis, for one, pledged its complete cooperation. Then, the attorneys general in New York and New Jersey launched similar investigations. Is this something new that we’re seeing—the multiple intensive investigations and the apparent cooperation of the dioceses?
John C. Manly: The scandal has had a few evolutions. The first one was really Gilbert Gauthe, in the late 80s. He was a priest in Louisiana who molested dozens and dozens of children. That was basically the first exposure. And then there was the [Joseph] Bernardin exposure in '92. And then the [Rudolph] Kos case in Dallas—there was a huge verdict. And then the Stockton verdict on [Oliver] O'Grady in '97, which got a whole bunch of press. And [Ryan] DiMaria, my client, a victim who won a huge settlement, $5.2 million, in the early 2000s. And then, of course, Boston, in 2001 and 2002. That spawned Los Angeles, and there was also a tremendous amount of press about Cardinal Roger Mahony.
The Catholic Church Doesn’t Deserve Your Forgiveness
Pope removes Brazil bishop accused of stealing church funds
Abuse scandal hits diocese of cardinal set to meet with pope
Germany's Catholic Church 'dismayed and ashamed' by child sex abuse
This antigay lawmaker with a gay brother says investigating Catholic church for sex abuse is “bigotry”
BOMBS AWAY: TRUMP HAS THE I.Q. OF AN INBRED TANNING BED, SAYS A LIBERATED GARY COHN
In his 58 years on earth, Gary Cohn has likely run into an idiot here or there. Whether it was a classmate in his Ohio hometown, a wise guy on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange, or a Goldman Sachs employee with whom he would cross paths again later in life, it’s unlikely Cohn would have been able to fully inoculate himself from people of lesser intelligence, or to refrain from letting them know exactly what he thought of their s--t for brains. But apparently, whatever run-ins with not-so-bright individuals he had suffered prior to November 2016, they were nothing compared to the stone-cold, mind-blowing, we’ve-never-seen-an-I.Q.-in-the-single-digits-before levels of stupidity he experienced upon accepting a job with the Trump administration.
Church sex abuse: Kentucky attorney general wants to investigate state Catholic dioceses
The Kentucky attorney general will seek the Legislature's permission to form a statewide grand jury to investigate Kentucky's Catholic dioceses in line with last month's damning report on Pennsylvania Catholic churches.
That report showed church leaders protected more than 300 "predator priests" for decades in six Pennsylvania dioceses because they were more interested in safeguarding the church and the abusers than in ministering to victims.
Deputy Attorney General J. Michael Brown said his office has been in contact with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and that his staff will "in the near future" draft legislation to put to lawmakers in Frankfort.
Indian nuns demand arrest of bishop accused of rape
LARRY NASSAR DRUGGED, RAPED & IMPREGNATED 17-YEAR-OLD