A former personal assistant to Amber Heard said she never saw the actress suffer any physical abuse at the hands of then-husband Johnny Depp — but she said Heard once spit in her face when she asked for a higher salary.
This incident traumatized her, and affected EVERY part of her life. She started showing signs of clinical depression. It did not help when her best friend judged her for playing the victim. That was the last straw for her. She decided that no one could be trusted and she needed to keep shut.
When I was in high school and college whenever I read or heard stories of abuse and domestic violence I used to blame the woman for having stayed in such a relationship and for allowing things to escalate to such a point. I believed no one could lay a finger on you unless you give that person the power to do so. I was young. And I was naïve.
NEW YORK, Aug 11: Jeffrey Epstein died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell, now prompting an additional federal investigation into his death along with one already examining allegations of sexual abuse and conspiracy against him.
OHIO, May 18: Nearly 180 men who attended Ohio State University claim they were sexually abused more than two decades ago by a now-deceased doctor, and university staff who knew of the abuse failed to act, a report released by the school on Friday said.
GUJRANWALA, May 8: Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride. Less than five months later, Muqadas is back in her home country, pregnant and seeking a divorce from a husband she says was abusive.
Michael Jackson’s estate on Thursday condemned on Thursday an upcoming documentary about alleged child sexual abuse by the late singer as another “outrageous and pathetic attempt” to cash in on his fame.
BEIJING, Sept 28: The Rohingya issue should not be complicated, expanded or “internationalized”, China’s top diplomat said, as the United Nations prepares to set up a body to prepare evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar.
Children have always been vulnerable to risks, abuse, violence and many more. Psychologists have always been suggesting that parents should not fight in front of their children. Parental fights have a lot of negative effects on child psychology. They possess a lot of threat to the young minds which has just started taking shape.
CHILE, July 24: Last month, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of five Chilean bishops amid accusations of abuse and related cover-ups. Chile is now investigating 158 members of the country's embattled Catholic Church — both clergymen and lay people — for perpetrating or concealing the sexual abuse of children and adults, prosecutors said on Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 4: In a stunning fall from grace, Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged in court on Wednesday as part of an investigation into allegations of extensive corruption and misappropriation at a state fund he founded.
NEWCASTLE, July 3: The highest ranking Catholic official to ever be convicted of concealing sexual crimes against children has been sentenced to 12 months in Australia for covering up abuse by a pedophile priest.
WASHINGTON DC, June 28: Joel Davis, who helped found Youth to End Sexual Violence and was chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, was arrested Tuesday in Manhattan on charges of enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, attempted sexual exploitation of a minor, and possession, receipt and distribution of child pornography.
KATHMANDU, June 20: A week-long campaign against drug abuse has been launched today on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which falls on June 26 every year.
NEW YORK, May 8: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, whose office has taken on a high-profile role in the fight against sexual misconduct, was physically violent with four women he was romantically involved with, according to their accounts which were published on Monday in The New Yorker .
UNITED NATIONS, March 8: The head of the U.N. agency promoting equality for women says the global spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse and the punishment of some powerful men who had been “untouchable” is an important moment — but it’s just “a tip of an iceberg.”
Holi, a festival of colors, was celebrated on Thursday in various parts of Nepal’s hilly region, including in Kathmandu, and in tarai region on Friday. This festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the end of winter and exchanging the happiness among people. Holi calls for hopes of joys, meet and greet with loved ones, forgiving and forgetting, also repairing broken relationships.
LALITPUR, Feb 19: The human rights organization Informal Sector Service Center (Insec) has accused the government of failing to curb killings and rights violations by non-state actors.
Among a total of 255 killings in 2017, the state was responsible for the killing of 11 individuals whereas non-state killings numbered 214, with 30 killings still unaccounted for, according to Human Rights Year Book-2018 published by the rights organization.
JAN 27: The remaining directors of the U.S. gymnastics governing body are resigning in the wake of this week’s sentencing of the former national team doctor for molesting female athletes, USA Gymnastics said on Friday, complying with a demand by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
CHILE, Jan 16: Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront a priest sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, an Andean nation where the majority identifies as Roman Catholic but strong currents of skepticism and even contempt for the church are increasingly present.
UDAYAPUR, Aug 21: In the last seven days, District Police Office (DPO), Udayapur has arrested three dozen youths on the charge of drug abuse. Of late, the number of drug users and peddlers has been growing in the district, according to the DPO.
Whoever has ventured into the wilderness of the Himalayas must have heard the constant jingling of bells throughout their journey. Besides the towering peaks, misty weather and steep terrain, the first thing everyone notices during a trek to the Everest Base Camp is the sound of the bells hanging around the necks of mules and yaks that they come across throughout the way.
The logic behind the mobile citizenship camps is hard to understand. Apparently, the goal, on the eve of the three sets of elections planned for the next year and a half, is to ensure that no legitimate citizens of Nepal are deprived of their right to vote.
LOS ANGELES, Nov 9: Film star Brad Pitt has been cleared of abuse allegations in a child welfare investigation and has asked a court to grant him shared custody of his six children with his estranged wife, actress Angelina Jolie, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday.