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Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns over hiding child abuse

Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson resigns over hiding child abuse

World
July 30 (UPI) -- Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson less than a month after he was sentenced to a year in detention for failing to report decades-old child abuse allegations. Wilson was the most senior Catholic official to be convicted on the charge. Magistrate Robert Stone sentenced the 67-year-old on July 3, but delayed a hearing to determine whether he could be given home confinement. Wilson "decided that his conviction means he can no longer continue as archbishop because to do so would continue to cause pain and distress to many, especially to survivors and also in the Archdiocese of Adelaide," a statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was among a number of political and religiou...
Prep school sex abuse cases lead to victim therapy funds

Prep school sex abuse cases lead to victim therapy funds

Health
An elite prep school's decision to pay for therapy for sexually abused alumni mirrors an increasingly successful approach taken by other institutions, according to victims and their advocates. St. Paul's School in Concord recently announced three initiatives to support abuse survivors: an independent arbitration system for those seeking monetary compensation, an alumni-led effort to encourage further discussion and the victims' therapy fund. Sexual abuse scandals at New England boarding schools in recent years have resulted in investigations, efforts to adopt safeguards for students and requests for alumni to come forward with memories of misconduct. Several schools have created victim therapy funds, including Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut and St. George's School in Rhode Island. S...
Star Wars director strikes back at abuse of star

Star Wars director strikes back at abuse of star

Entertainment
Star Wars director Rian Johnson has hit back at the troll "manbabies" who have forced actress Kelly Marie Tran to quit Instagram after months of racist and sexist abuse over her role in The Last Jedi. The Vietnamese-American star - who became the first woman of colour to play a leading part in the iconic series - has deleted all of her posts on the photo-sharing social network.She has been targeted by what Johnson described as "unhealthy people" who took issue with her performance as Resistance fighter Rose Tico in the eighth instalment of the fantasy saga, which was released in December.Addressing the backlash on Twitter, Johnson said: "What we talk about when we talk about manbabies."He added: "On social media a few unhealthy people can cast a big shadow on the wall, but...
‘It’s 2018 and there are still monkey noises in the stands… really?’ – Michy Batshuayi reports racist abuse in Europa League tie

‘It’s 2018 and there are still monkey noises in the stands… really?’ – Michy Batshuayi reports racist abuse in Europa League tie

Sports
Michy BatshuayiFriday, February 23, 2018Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has reported that he suffered racist abuse during Borussia Dortmund’s Europa League clash against Serie A side Atalanta.The Belgian ace, currently on loan at Dortmund, said on Twitter that he heard ‘monkey noises’ from the stands in Italy.Thursday night’s game finished 1-1 but Dortmund progressed to the next round 4-3 on aggregate, with Batshuayi scoring twice in the first-leg.Atalanta have previous offenses related to racism. In January, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly was subjected to racist chants during a Serie A game and the club received a suspended one-game stand closure.Let's block ads! (Why?)
Woody Allen's daughter to address abuse claims

Woody Allen's daughter to address abuse claims

Entertainment
Woody Allen's adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow has given her first TV interview over claims she was sexually abused by her father.The long-form interview will be aired on CBS' This Morning on Thursday, as several stars begin distancing themselves from the acclaimed director.Dylan Farrow accused Allen of sexually assaulting her when she was seven years old, a claim the director has rejected.Dylan is Mia Farrow's adoptive daughter, who Allen cared for during the course of this 13-year relationship with the actress."I am credible, and I am telling the truth, and I think it's important that people realise that one victim, one accuser, matters," Dylan is heard saying in a short clip published by CBS."And that they are enough to change things."Timothee Chalamet, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Rebecca H...