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Sexual Harassment News: Catholic Church, Kevin Spacey

by HB Sexual Harassment Legal Team

01/07/2019

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French Sexual Abuse Trial Casts New Cloud on Catholic Church

Lyon's archbishop, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin and five other figures are on trial on charges of failing to act against sexual abuse allegations targeting a priest in his diocese. This is the latest pedophilia scandal rocking the Roman Catholic Church before a key Vatican conference on sexual abuse.

The sexual abuse allegations date back to the 1980s and 1990s. They involve Father Bernard Preynat, a priest in France's Lyon diocese, who has admitted to wrongdoing and is due to go on trial later this year. read more »

Kevin Spacey appears at courthouse to face sex assault charges

The Oscar-winner, facing felony indecent assault and battery, was accused by Heather Unruh of groping her then 18-year-old son in July 2016 in Nantucket. read more »

Woman In Vegetative State For 10 Years Gives Birth, Arizona Police Launch Sex Assault Investigation

Police in Phoenix, Arizona, have launched a sexual abuse investigation after a female patient in a vegetative state became pregnant and gave birth.

The woman has been a patient at Hacienda Healthcare facility for ten years, after she nearly drowned and was left in a vegetative state. She gave birth to a baby boy on December 29. read more »