When I first saw the tweets, I didn't want to believe it was true.
"Barbra Streisand says Michael Jackson’s accusers were ‘thrilled to be there’ and his ‘sexual needs were his sexual…needs,'" the New York Daily News headline proclaimed. "Barbra Streisand: Michael Jackson’s alleged abuse ‘did not kill’ accusers," read another. And our favorite? "Oh No, Barbra Streisand Has Thoughts About Michael Jackson!" Incredibly, the details are even worse than the headlines. Streisand, 76, gave an interview to The Times, a British publication, where she said,… >> Read More
When Aly Raisman spoke about being a survivor — not a victim — of sexual abuse during the trial of U.S.A. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, her powerful testimony and strength inspired…many. “Larry, you do realize now that we, this group of women you so heartlessly abused over such a long period of time, are now a force, and you are nothing,” the Jewish Olympic medalist said to the court. One of those people moved by Raisman's words was a Chabad Rabbi Avrohom "Avremi" Zippel, who watched her… >> Read More
Amidst the heated debate surrounding the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the trending #HimToo is sounding the alarm that allegations of sexual assault could derail the lives of…any and all men. “No man is safe” the meme grimly warns. Keep in mind that Kavanaugh’s hearing isn’t in the context of criminal proceedings, where a defendant is absolutely entitled to a rigorous presumption of innocence. Rather, this is an extremely high-profile job interview for a lifetime Supreme Court appointment. A nominee must establish… >> Read More
On Sunday night, New York Magazine published a profile of Soon-Yi Previn. Soon-Yi, the daughter of Mia Farrow and wife of Woody Allen, had been largely silent on the accusations of abuse that…swirled around her. For the first time, the profile promised, the 47-year-old, who married her mom's boyfriend when she was 27, would speak out. There's a lot to unpack in the piece. For starters, there are accusations of abuse against Soon-Yi's mother, Mia Farrow. There's Woody Allen, sticking to the stories that he's said for the… >> Read More
At ESPN's annual awards ceremony, the ESPYs, the survivors of Dr. Larry Nassar's sexual abuse — led by Olympic champion Aly Raisman — took to the stage to accept the Arthur Ashe Courage award.…As the 141 survivors filled the stage — and it was not even all of them — the entire audience rose to a standing ovation. The first woman who spoke, Sarah Klein, was Nasser's first known victim from over 30 years ago. Klein said, "It is a privilege to stand up here with my sister… >> Read More