Sexual assault

July 11, 2019 - 2:55 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has overturned for a second time the sexual assault conviction of a former Baylor University football player whose case ignited a scandal that rocked the nation's largest Baptist school. The Dallas-based 10th Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for Sam...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019, file photo, former sports reporter Kelli Tennant speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton denies sexual assault allegations leveled against him in a lawsuit from a former sportscaster. Walton says in a court brief filed Wednesday, July 3, 2019, that Kelli Tennant's accusations of sexual battery in 2014 are "factually baseless" and designed to attract media attention. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 08, 2019 - 4:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton says sexual assault allegations against him are not backed up by facts and are designed to attract media attention. Walton made his comments in a court brief filed Wednesday in response to a lawsuit by former sportscaster Kelli Tennant. The...
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June 25, 2019 - 4:31 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who claimed their rights were violated after a woman alleged she was the victim of a gang rape in 2016. The Star Tribune reports that U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank found no...
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Brazil's Neymar stands during the national anthem prior a friendly soccer match against Qatar at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 5, 2019.(AP Photo/Andre Penner)
June 05, 2019 - 6:47 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A woman who has accused Brazilian soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel went on television in an interview aired Wednesday to reaffirm her allegation against him in her first public comments on the case. Talking to Brazilian station SBT, the woman described...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2019, file photo, Bobby Okereke is shown during an NFL local Pro Day at the Oakland Raiders football facility in Alameda, Calif. Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard did his homework on Bobby Okereke. And a sexual assault allegation from 2015 still didn’t scare him off. Just hours after Okereke’s name surfaced publicly for the first time in the case, Ballard told local reporters on a conference call that he took a hard look at Okereke’s past and made others in the organization aware of the accusation before selecting the Stanford graduate in April’s NFL draft.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 05, 2019 - 12:45 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard did his homework on Bobby Okereke. A sexual assault allegation from 2015 didn't scare him off. Just hours after Okereke's name surfaced publicly for the first time in the case, Ballard told reporters on a conference call he took a...
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June 04, 2019 - 1:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has rejected an appeal brought by three University of Oregon basketball players who said they were discriminated against when they were kicked out of school over rape allegations. A female student accused Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson and Brandon Austin of raping...
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Brazil's soccer player Neymar attends a team practice session lead by national team coach Tite, behind, at the Granja Comary training center ahead the Copa America tournament in Teresopolis, Brazil, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 04, 2019 - 9:38 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the FIFA meetings ahead of the Women's World Cup (all times local): ___ 6:30 p.m. The head of Brazil's soccer body has publicly supported star player Neymar after he was accused of rape. Rogerio Caboclo, the Confederation of Brazilian Football president, says Neymar is...
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Brazil's national soccer team coach Tite kicks the ball during a practice session at the Granja Comary training center ahead the Copa America tournament in Teresopolis, Brazil, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 03, 2019 - 8:56 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's cybercrime police division wants Neymar to testify about a video he published with messages and images allegedly exchanged with the woman who accuses him of raping her in a Paris hotel. The police interview has yet to be scheduled. Investigator Paulo Sartori...
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Brazil's soccer player sits inside his helicopter as teammates Thiago Silva, right, and Daniel Alves, left, exit as they arrive to the Granja Comary training center to train for the Copa America tournament in Teresopolis, Brazil, Sunday, June 2, 2019. A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. After the revelation, the player used Instagram to publish a 7-minute video that includes WhatsApp messages he says he exchanged with the accuser in a friendly way days later. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 02, 2019 - 12:37 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Soccer star Neymar has responded to a woman's allegation he raped her in Paris by issuing social media posts meant to show the accuser sent friendly messages following the alleged attack, and police turned up at a training session on Sunday to investigate. The Paris Saint-...
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Brazil's soccer player Neymar runs for the ball during a practice session at the Granja Comary training center ahead of the Copa America tournament, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 01, 2019 - 9:03 pm
A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. After the revelation, the player used Instagram to publish a 7-minute video that includes WhatsApp messages he says he exchanged with the accuser in a friendly way days later...
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