Iconic Comedy Theater Faces Sexual Harassment Controversy
iO Theater co-founder Charna Halpern recently sparked outrage when she criticized an unnamed woman for lying about reporting sexual harassment at the theater. A former iO intern said she’s the woman who made the report — and that she’s telling the truth.
Standing Up To Sexual Harassment And Assault In LA’s Comedy Community
The exclusive story of how female comedians decided to take matters into their own hands and kick alleged assaulters and harassers out of their community — and the scandal that followed.
She Was Raped By A Cop, Then Forced To Relive It
After she was raped by a sheriff's deputy, Lindsay F. sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Even after her attacker was convicted, the department did everything it could to evade responsibility.
Judge Hands Over Tape Woman Says Depicts Her Rape
The Virginia judge in Joaquin Rams’ murder trial will allow his defense attorneys to view a videotape that Lara McLeod, Rams’ ex-fiance’s sister, has said depicts Rams raping her. She has also said the tape was filmed without her consent.
How One Student's Death Might Change The Understanding Of Violent Hazing At HBCUs
For decades, both scholars and students have wondered how to stop violent hazing, but that research has ignored HBCUs. A tragic death at Florida A&M University might help push that research forward.
Elite L.A. Girls’ School Teacher To Plead Guilty To Sex Crimes
Los Angeles authorities charged Joseph Thomas Koetters with 14 sex crimes earlier this year.
The Police Told Her To Report Her Rape, Then Arrested Her For Lying
What’s at stake when police arrest women who they believe falsely reported rape? For Lara McLeod, it was her reputation, her mental health, and maybe even her baby nephew’s life.
How a Muslim Student Became the Controversial Leader of a Pro-Israel Group
Amna Farooqi is a Pakistani-American Muslim who grew up in a “Pro-Palestine” household. How did she become the president of J Street U, the campus wing of the Pro-Israel lobbying group?
This Woman Gets Students Accused Of Rape Back Into School — For A Price
Hanna Stotland is an admissions consultant with an unusual clientele: She helps students who are punished for sexual misconduct land safely at other universities. Business is booming.
Who Set Jessica Chambers On Fire? The Internet Is Trying To Find Out
Six months ago, a teenager was burned alive in a tiny Mississippi town. Police say they still don’t know who killed her or why, leaving the mystery in the hands of amateur online sleuths who may be doing more harm than good. When does a private tragedy become a public pastime?
How Colleges Stop Depressed Students From Returning To Campus
Students deemed too risky for campus are put on medical leave that can end up being permanent. How can schools balance students' rights with campus safety concerns?
Domestic Violence On Campus Is The Next Big College Controversy
Student activists convinced the country to care about campus sexual assault. Can they do the same for domestic violence, which is just as common on college campuses?
Former Reed College Student Arrested On Sex Abuse Charges
Jeremiah True was arrested on Thursday on allegations of sex abuse, harassment, and disorderly conduct, according to police.
The Victims Are The Heroes Of "Missoula"
Best-selling author Jon Krakauer’s investigation into Missoula, Montana's sexual assault crisis is a case study — and a condemnation — of a criminal justice system that is sadly typical.
Elite L.A. Girls School Faces Sex Abuse Lawsuit
A 2014 BuzzFeed News investigation into sexual misconduct by a former Marlborough School teacher is named in a new lawsuit filed against the school and the teacher.
Teaching Rape Law In The Age Of The Trigger Warning
Some law professors think their students are too “afraid” to study rape law. Their students say they’re not really listening to their concerns.
Another Woman Says Elite L.A. Private School Teacher Sexually Abused Her
A second woman has accused Joseph Koetters of sexually abusing her while she was his student at an elite all-girls Los Angeles private school. She spoke exclusively to BuzzFeed News. On Monday, May 4, Koetters was charged with 10 additional sex crimes related to her claims.
D.C. Schools Released Private Student Data For A Second Time
For the second time in two months, confidential information about public school students was made public by District of Columbia school administrators.
College Defends Removing Student Over "Disruptive" Rape Remarks
A 19-year-old says he was banned from the discussion portion of a humanities class at Reed College after students complained that his opinions on sexual assault made them feel uncomfortable. He doesn't want to keep quiet.
Another Woman Comes Forward Accusing Bill Cosby Of Rape
Another Jane Doe from the 2005 civil case against Cosby speaks exclusively to BuzzFeed News. She says Cosby made bizarre demands, including telling her to lose weight and style her hair like Queen Noor of Jordan.