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Filmmaker Sohail Javed files Rs1b defamation suit against Jami

Claims the suit called him a “sexual predator”

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Radio stations drop Michael Jackson’s music over abuse claims

Two men say Jackson sexually abused them when they were aged 10 and seven

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R Kelly released on bail over sexual abuse charges

Kelly is next scheduled to appear in court on March 22

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Facing charges of sex abuse against minors, singer R Kelly surrenders to police

Kelly is known for the Space Jam hit “I Believe I Can Fly”

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Two men arrested in Faisalabad in the rape and murder of a seven-year-old

The girl’s body was found at a nearby factory hours after she went missing

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2 KP child rapes: When will our children get justice?

SAMAA TV’s Amber Shamsi holds our leaders accountable for the rise in child sexual abuse cases

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Sex abuse claims brought against 700 Catholic clergy in Illinois

The attorney general criticised the Church’s handling of the allegations

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Five Afghan officials suspended over abuse allegations

President Ashraf Ghani had called for thorough investigations into the scandal

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US gymnastics body files for bankruptcy in wake of abuse scandal

The department has to pay compensation to victims

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Afghan president orders investigation into sexual abuse of female footballers

The Guardian broke story about allegations regarding male officials abusing women’s team

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Police constable sentenced to death for sexually abusing minors

He was arrested in 2015 for raping a DSP’s daughter

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Indian actress Tanushree Dutta takes #MeToo claims to police

Dutta repeated the allegations in a recent interview

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Priests sexually abused thousands of children in Pennsylvania: report

Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through “the weaponization of faith” and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops, the state attorney general said on Tuesday. An 884-page report made public by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro after a two-year investigation contained graphic examples…

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Cholistan’s three ‘missing’ girls were sexually abused: report

Postmortem reports submitted on Friday to the Senate stated that the three girls who were earlier believed to have gotten lost in Cholistan were sexually abused before their deaths. The reports were presented during a Senate standing committee on interior meeting, reported SAMAA TV correspondent Adil Tanoli. The report said that all three were abused…

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Protests across Spain as sexual abuse gang released on bail

Protesters hit the streets across Spain for the second day running on Friday, after five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona’s bull-running festival were released on bail. The men, who called themselves “The Pack” in a WhatsApp messaging group, had been accused of raping a woman,…

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SAMAA shows you how to react when your child speaks of abuse

Children are especially vulnerable to sexual abuse in societies that blame the victim and uphold notions of shame and misplaced honour. SAMAA TV shows you how to deal with a situation when your child tells you about abuse. *This is a public service message from SAMAA TV courtesy Rozan.

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‘I should be the poster boy of #MeToo’: Woody Allen

American filmmaker Woody Allen has backed the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and said he would have been a “poster boy” for the cause if he hadn’t been unfairly maligned. “It is a good thing they are exposing them,” Allen told Argentina’s Canal 13 television network. The publication of bombshell articles about movie mogul Harvey…

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India says boy victims of sex crimes not compensated, ignored

Indian states are ignoring boys in compensating child victims of sexual abuse, the federal government said on Wednesday, weeks after the government itself was criticized for overlooking males in a new law mandating tougher punishment for rapes of girls. “The male child, who is the most neglected victim of child sexual abuse, is being ignored…

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California university president resigns as abuse scandal widens

The president of a top California university resigned Friday in the wake of a growing scandal over a former campus gynecologist who stands accused of sexually abusing thousands of students over a period of decades. C.L. Max Nikias’ departure was announced in a letter by the board of trustees as the University of Southern California…

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Cousin sexually abused Whitney Houston as child, says Cannes documentary

An explosive new documentary about the tragic life of Whitney Houston claims the superstar was sexually abused as a child by her cousin, soul singer Dee Dee Warwick. The bombshell revelation in “Whitney”, made with the cooperation of the singer’s family, comes late in the film by Oscar-winning Scottish director Kevin Macdonald, which premiered Thursday…

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