Kesha accuses Dr. Luke of raping Katy Perry

Jun 14, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Kesha makes the accusation in a 2016 text message to Lady Gaga

Cagayan de Oro court convicts Australian pedophile Peter Scully

Jun 13, 2018 - 3:47 PM

(UPDATED) Peter Gerard Scully is found guilty of human trafficking and rape for using children below 12 years old – including a one-year-old – in his cybersex operations

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

New York grand jury indicts Harvey Weinstein on rape, sex crime charges

May 31, 2018 - 9:42 AM

The indictment is next step for prosecutors to bring the movie producer to trial on charges of alleged sex crimes

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Harvey Weinstein along with his attorney Benjamin Brafman (L) appears at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday, May 25, 2018. The former movie producer faces charges in connection with accusations made by aspiring actress Lucia Evans who has said that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in his Manhattan office in 2004. Weinstein (66) has been accused by dozens of other women of forcing them into sexual acts using both pressure and threats. The revelations of the his behavior helped to spawn the global #MeToo movement. Steven Hirsch-Pool via Getty Images/AFP

Rappler stories on Marawi, incest are finalists in prestigious SOPA Awards

May 16, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Rappler is a finalist in two categories of the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards: 'Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues' and 'Excellence in Journalistic Innovation'

FINALIST. The Marawi team that worked on the VR/360 video, which earned a SOPA finalist nod. Photo from Rappler

Pasig City's most wanted arrested

May 15, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Police say Ronald Russel Santos allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl in 2016

MOST WANTED. Ronald Russel Santos is arrested in Barangay San Miguel in Pasig, after a citizen reported his presence in the area. Sourced photo

Did DFA do enough in rape scandal?

May 08, 2018 - 4:41 PM

After the son of a Philippine diplomat is raped, the family finds insufficient support from the Department of Foreign Affairs despite persistent pleas for help

Sotto wrong, rights groups not quiet over India rape cases – HRW

May 08, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Human Rights Watch tells Philippine Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III that international groups have been speaking up about sexual violence in India

Sen. Tito Sotto. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Second India teen raped, set on fire – police

May 07, 2018 - 3:01 PM

'The girl has suffered 70% first-degree burns. There is a chance that she will survive,' Shailendra Barnwal, police superintendent of Pakur district, says

India gov't approves death penalty for child rapists

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:32 PM

The new decree requires trials involving child victims to be completed in two months after an arrest

Indian government considering death penalty for child rapists

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:14 PM

Demonstrations across the country, after the release of horrific details of the murder of the Muslim girl by a group of Hindu men, has increased pressure on the government to take action on sexual crimes

PROTEST. Indian supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chaudhary Lal Singh, who resigned from the state cabinet over the Kathua rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl, hold placards during a rally in support of a new probe led by the federal Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in Jammu on April 19, 2018. Photo by Sajjad Hussain AFP

Accuser wants 'serial rapist convicted' in Cosby retrial

Apr 12, 2018 - 8:07 AM

(UPDATED) His retrial is the first such celebrity case of the #MeToo era

RETRIAL. Bill Cosby (C) and his spokesman Andrew Wyatt (L) in the Montgomery County Courthouse after jury selection for his sexual assault retrial April 5, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images/AFP

Japanese women confront grim taboo by saying 'me too'

Apr 01, 2018 - 1:20 PM

In patriarchal Japan, where a culture of silence persists when it comes to sexual assault and harassment, raising the alarm comes at a price

WOMEN SPEAK OUT. In this picture taken on January 30, 2018, Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a television newsman of raping her in 2015, poses for a picture in Tokyo. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Asylum seeker jailed for life in Germany for rape, murder

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Hussein Khavari, of uncertain age and origin, is found guilty of the deadly night-time attack on medical student Maria Ladenburger, 19, in October 2016 in the university town of Freiburg

Anthony Taberna issues apology on comment about rape victim

Feb 21, 2018 - 12:01 PM

'Humihingi po ako ng paumanhin sa mga nasaktan sa aking komento at mas magiging maingat po ako sa susunod na pagkakataon,' Taberna says

Woman's honor a fallacy? SC acquits men of rape over ‘unrealistic’ account

Feb 20, 2018 - 1:04 PM

The Supreme Court does not apply the woman's honor doctrine that presumes raped women to be telling the truth

Supreme Court of teh Philippines in Padre Faura, Manila

Somaliland MPs adopt first ever rape law

Jan 10, 2018 - 5:55 PM

After 7 years of debate, the law is finally adopted on Monday, January 8, in Hargeisa, the capital of the semi-autonomous region which declared independence from troubled Somalia in 1991

Duterte: Drug addicts used to rape 'beautiful' women 'worth dying for'

Dec 19, 2017 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) 'May I be forgiven by Maggie dela Riva. 'Yung mga nirerape doon, talagang magaganda. Worth going to jail and worth dying for,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

RAPISTS THEN AND NOW. President Rodrigo Duterte says he 'can't imagine' how drug-influenced rapists of today victimize even infants. Presidential photo

Baguio: Rape cases up, minors involved in street crimes

Dec 04, 2017 - 7:29 PM

The Baguio City Hall façade has been turned orange since November 25 to support the '18 Days to End Violence Against Women' campaign

Egypt court sentences lawyer to jail over rape remarks

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Nabi al-Wahsh's comments during a television program provoke outrage and complaints to the state prosecutor, who decided to put him on trial. Wahsh said it was a 'national duty' to rape women wearing tight, ripped jeans.

11 nabbed in drug bust operation at BGC hotel

Nov 28, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The raid yields suspected ecstacy, methamphetamine or shabu, gamma hydroxybutyrate, also known as 'club drug' or 'date rape' drug, says PDEA

Plight of raped wives, pimped daughters shown in new museum

Nov 25, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The experiential museum takes its audience to 4 different scenes illustrating how women are abused at home, in the workplace, on the streets, and online

Nick Carter denies rape allegation

Nov 23, 2017 - 11:29 AM

The boyband member releases a statement about Melissa Schuman's accusation that he raped her

Suspect in rape-slay of Mabel Cama tests positive for drugs

Nov 20, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Police say Randy Oavenada used shabu, and drug paraphernalia were also found at the crime scene

CAPTURED. The PNP presents Randy Oavenada to the media. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Police present suspect in rape-slay of bank employee

Nov 20, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Randy Oavenada, 37, is accused of raping and killing Mabel Cama, 22

Rape cases have gone up since PNP left drug war – Dela Rosa

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:56 PM

'That's a glaring reality,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

RAPE CASES ON THE RISE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa (center) tells reporters in Camp Crame on November 17, 2017, that rape cases have been on the rise since the police were taken out of the war on illegal drugs. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ex-champ Mike Tyson barred from entering Chile

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Chilean police explain it has the power to 'prohibit the entry into the country of any foreigner who has negative records and/or convictions in their country of origin'

BARRED. A handout picture realesed on November 9, 2017 by Chile's Investigation Police showing US former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson escorted by Chile's Investigations Police members at Santiago de Chile airport. Tyson was detained at the airport for violating Chilean immigration laws and he will be deported to the United States. AFP

Harvey Weinstein hires celebrated New York criminal lawyer

Nov 09, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Weinstein is working with Benjamin Brafman, who previously represented rapper Sean Combs and former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Producer Harvey Weinstein speaks onstage at The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner in partnership with Bvlgari and Grey Goose at Montage Beverly Hills on February 25, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Rich Polk/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company/AFP

Hollywood producers kick out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

Oct 31, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The Producers Guild of America make the announcement, saying they will not tolerate sexual harassment within the ranks

Survivors of abuse empowered through self-defense lessons

Oct 21, 2017 - 11:03 AM

More than 70 girls from Marillac Hills, a DSWD shelter for abused women and children, and Barangay Old Balara learn basic self defense

EMPOWERMENT. Volunteer instructors from the Japanese Karate Association teach young girls basic self-defense. Photo courtesy of Mildred Fragante

Quentin Tarantino admits he knew of Harvey Weinstein misconduct complaints

Oct 20, 2017 - 10:35 AM

'I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard. If I had done the work I should have done then, I would have had to not work with him,' says the 'Pulp Fiction' director

6 Olongapo cops accused of raping female drug suspect

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:46 PM

The 30-year-old victim waited until she was moved out of Police Station 5 in Barangay Sta Rita, Olongapo City, before disclosing her ordeal, says Olongapo City police chief Senior Superintendent Melchor Cabalza III

Motion picture Academy kicks out disgraced Harvey Weinstein

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) As Weinstein's expulsion was announced, the London-based Sunday Times reported on a fifth alledged rape victim, British actress Lysette Anthony

EXPELLED. This file photo taken on May 24, 2013 shows US producer Harvey Weinstein posing on May 24, 2013 in Cannes. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Weinstein allegations swell as film industry faces scrutiny

Oct 12, 2017 - 8:46 AM

More actresses come forward with explosive charges against the movie mogul, whose lurid behavior has opened a Pandora's Box of Hollywood harassment and hypocrisy

SERIAL HARASSER? This file photo taken on May 24, 2013 shows US producer Harvey Weinstein posing on May 24, 2013 as he arrives for the screening of the film 'The Immigrant' in Cannes. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Hollywood mogul Weinstein accused of rape

Oct 11, 2017 - 8:26 AM

The women's allegations against the 65-year-old movie mogul, according to the New Yorker magazine, include unwanted oral sex and forced oral and full sex

ACCUSED. This file photo taken on October 05, 2015 shows Harvey Weinstein during a photocall at the MIPCOM audiovisual trade fair in Cannes, southeastern France, on October 5, 2015. Valery Hache/AFP

US rapper Nelly arrested over tour bus rape allegations

Oct 08, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Nelly releases statement on Twitter after posting bail

Noven Belleza on rape case aftermath

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:41 AM

Noven says he has no ill-feeling towards the girl who accused him of rape

Vhong Navarro thankful for dismissal of rape complaints

Sep 22, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Director Chito Roño, Vhong's manager, and counsel Alma Mallonga say they are thankful to the DOJ for the dismissal of the complaint filed by Deniece Cornejo

Roman Polanski faces fresh accusation of sex attack on minor

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The victim identified as Robin accuses The Pianist director of sexual assault when she was 16 in 1973

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 27, 2017 shows French-Polish director Roman Polanski posing during a photocall for the film 'Based on a True Story' (D'Apres une Histoire Vraie) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.  A third woman came forward on August 15, 2017 to accuse Roman Polanski of sexual assault when she was a minor, four decades after he went on the run for raping another girl. The woman, identified only as Robin, told a news conference in Los Angeles she was "sexually victimized" by the legendary French-Polish film director when she was just 16, in 1973. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHE

[OPINION] Dangerous times for women in a culture of rape in the PH

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

It is a society, a culture, an educational and justice system that raises rapists and killers. We have failed as a society to make women and young girls free from such violent acts.

CHR to Duterte: Be more considerate, stop rape jokes

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:24 PM

The Commission on Human Rights says statements inciting violence against women are a cause for concern given that they come from the most powerful person in the Philippines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte gestures as he reiterates his oath of office to protect the Filipinos in his speech during the 11th Ambassadors' Tour Philippine Reception at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on July 14, 2017. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Have we lost all decency?

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Our aging national leaders have become wanton and debauched

Malacañang on Duterte rape remark: The masses get him

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:58 PM

The President s latest statement was not a joke says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 64th Araw ng Hagonoy celebration at the Municipal Complex in Hagonoy, Davao del Sur on July 5, 2017, expresses his grief over how Filipinos have been dying in the war in Marawi City. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

After drawing flak, Duterte makes new rape joke

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

What I don t like are kids being raped You can mess with maybe Miss Universe President Rodrigo Duterte says in his new rape joke

File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Conflict-zone contraception for the Boko Haram homeless

Jul 10, 2017 - 3:59 PM

According to the International Rescue Committee internally displaced people are extremely vulnerable to sexual abuse

Polanski rape victim asks judge to close 1977 case as 'act of mercy'

Jun 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Samantha Geimer says she has been serving a 40 year sentence that has kept a cloud over her and her family

POLANSKI RAPE CASE. Samantha Geimer looks on while seated beside her husband Dave inside the courtroom in Los Angeles, California on June 9, 2017. Paul Buck/Pool/AFP

Rape within the family: The Philippines' silent incest problem

Jun 06, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Incest rape happens far more often in the country than official data shows, but it remains to be an unspeakable secret within families – leaving girls to suffer repeated abuse for years inside their own homes

INCEST RAPE. Lori was just 7 years old when she was raped by her uncle for the first time. Photo by Dyl Tolentino

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May 31, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Duterte hits back at Chelsea Clinton, reminds her of dad's Lewinsky

May 31, 2017 - 5:50 PM

When President Clinton was fucking Lewinsky what was your statement or your reaction? says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte fuming after Chelsea Clinton criticized his rape joke

Duterte's rape joke puts soldiers in a bad light – Robredo

May 29, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo who visited wounded soldiers says it is unjust to imply that troops can commit crimes

HERO. Vice President Leni Robredo visits wounded soldiers from the encounter in Marawi City. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

CHR to Duterte: Rape is never a joke

May 28, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Women especially those poor and vulnerable who bear the brunt of the ongoing violence on the ground are not objects of ridicule either says the Commission on Human Rights

Presidential Photo