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South Korean actor arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two women

South Korean actor arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two women

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GWANGJU, South Korea, July 10 (UPI) -- Actor Kang Ji-hwan has been arrested without a warrant on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman and molesting another, both employees of his agency, police said Wednesday. The Gwangju Police Station took the 41-year-old actor into custody at his residence in the city of Gwangju, just south of Seoul, at around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday. Kang was suspected of sexually abusing the women while they were sleeping in a room of his house. The three of them were drinking at the house after holding a party with other members of the agency at an unspecified place. His arrest in connection with the sexual abuse case came after the police received a tip at around 9:41 p.m. the same day from a friend of one of the women, who was in Seoul and got a text message from ...
Fern Britton: I was sexually assaulted by a man in a lift

Fern Britton: I was sexually assaulted by a man in a lift

Entertainment
By Lucia Binding, news reporter Fern Britton has revealed she was sexually assaulted by a man in a lift after a showbiz interview.The TV presenter, 61, said the attack happened when she was working for Television South (TVS) in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Britton, who presented This Morning for 10 years until her departure in 2009, said the man started kissing her after she interviewed him.She told the Daily Mirror: "I remember doing a television show when I worked for TVS. I was in a lift with a man I'd just interviewed."He suddenly jumped me and started snogging me. I asked him what on earth he thought he was doing. But it didn't seem to shame him into stopping. "The fact remains the most privileged person on the planet is still the white ma...
Pope acknowledges priests, bishops have sexually abused nuns

Pope acknowledges priests, bishops have sexually abused nuns

World
Pope Francis on Tuesday publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and vowed to do more to fight the problem, the latest sign that there is no end in sight to the Catholic Church's abuse crisis — and that it now has a reckoning from the #MeToo movement. Francis admitted to the problem for the first time in public during a news conference while returning to Rome from the United Arab Emirates. The acknowledgment comes just two weeks before he hosts an unprecedented gathering of bishops to craft a global response to the scandal of priestly predators who target children and the superiors who covered up the crimes. Francis was asked about priests who target adult women — the religious sisters who are the backbone of the Catholic Church's educati...
Michaela Coel reveals she was sexually assaulted

Michaela Coel reveals she was sexually assaulted

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Actress and writer Michaela Coel has revealed she was sexually assaulted during the writing of her British comedy Chewing Gum. Coel drew on her own experiences in a speech at the Edinburgh TV Festival to call out racism and sexual harassment in the industry.The 30-year-old Bafta-winner, who has never spoken publicly about the assault before, revealed that she told her producers about the ordeal before her own family.Coel said she asked them: "How do we operate in this family of television when there is an emergency?"The actress made clear that her attacker had no links to the TV industry or the production she was working on.Coel, who has been commissioned to write a BBC drama on sexual consent, also revealed she was harassed after winning her first big industry award.She to...