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Olympiacos Football Star Semedo Arrested on Rape Allegation

Olympiacos defender Ruben Semedo, a Portuguese national, was arrested in Greece on Sunday night following a rape allegation filed by a teenager. The 17-year-old told the police that she had met the 27-year-old Portuguese player at a bar in the...

Valerie Bacot: French Woman Could Face Life in Prison for Killing Abusive Husband

  The trial of Valerie Bacot, a French woman who claims to have murdered her husband in self defense, has begun in Chalon sur Saône, in the Burgundy region of central France. The 40 year old Bacot faces life in prison...

#MeToo Movement in Greece Spreads from Sport to Entertainment

The #MeToo movement, the global social movement against sexual abuse and sexual harassment, is now spreading like wildfire in Greece. Following allegations of sexual abuse in the sport of sailing, Greek women are now speaking about harassment by male directors...

Greek Abuse Scandal: Police Arrest Coach Suspected of Rape

A Greek sailing coach who admitted on Friday that he had what he called a “relationship” with an 11-year-old athlete was arrested on the island of Samos on Sunday. He will be charged with aggravated rape, seduction, and misconduct. A Greek...

Offensive Rape Remark by "Big Brother" Contestant Causes Uproar in Greece

A vulgar remark about rape by a contestant of the reality show "Big Brother" on Sunday night  has caused an uproar in Greece, with the government saying it was an "incitement to a criminal act." The show, aired by the...

Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Jailed for 23 Years Over Rape Conviction

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in jail after he was found guilty of rape in the third degree in February. A New York jury cleared Weinstein of a more serious charge of...

Greek Government Backs Down Over Definition Of Rape After Outcry

The Greek government announced on Thursday a “legislative improvement” of a controversial definition of rape included in a reformed penal code, after women's organizations and Amnesty International expressed deep concerns. Justice Minister Mihalis Kalogirou said in Parliament “in consultation with...