Former Weinstein assistant says gagging orders ‘morally lacking’
Harvey Weinstein’s former assistant Zelda Perkins has told MPs a gagging order she says she was forced to sign when she left his company was “morally lacking in every way”. Parliament’s women and equalities committee is investigating the use of non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs, which critics say often create a damaging culture of secrecy .
FactCheck: are black cabs safer than Ubers?
The statistics on sexual assaults in Ubers and taxis aren’t as clear-cut as they first appear. FactCheck investigates.
David Hamilton: former models allege the photographer sexually abused them
Last week, the celebrated British photographer David Hamilton was found dead in Paris, after taking his own life. A well known French broadcaster had publicly accused him of raping her when she was just 13. And that prompted many of Hamilton’s former models to allege that his crimes stretched back forty years.
Rapid rise in football abuse allegations
Around 350 people have now reported alleged cases of child sex abuse connected to football clubs. The number has been rising by the day following the launch of an NSPCC hotline, which has received more than 860 calls in its first week of operation. Greater Manchester Police alone say they have received reports from 35…
Interview with Charlie Webster and Simon Bailey
I spoke to presenter and journalist Charlie Webster, who was abused by her running coach when she was 15 and from Norwich, Chief Constable Simon Bailey – who is the lead for child protection on the National Police Chiefs’ Council.
Stephen Port guilty of four murders
A man has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of drugging and murdering four young, gay men at his flat in east London, then dumping their bodies nearby. Stephen Port was also convicted of four rapes and 10 counts of drugging victims.
Fighting sexism and bullying in the forces
This investigation highlighted the case of Rebecca Crookshank and – for once – actually produced video footage of bullying in the RAF at a Falklands base. Nicola Williams, who’s just become the new military ombudsman, says she’s determined to root out sexual harassment in the armed forces.