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France Investigates Rape Allegations Against Chrysoula Zacharopoulou

France is opening an investigation into two rape allegations made against Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, French Secretary of State for Development and the Francophonie. Zacharopoulou, 46, who was born in Sparta, Greece, is a gynecologist and politician for French President Macron's center...

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...

Greek National Theater Director Investigated for Abuse of Refugee Children

The public prosecutor's office of Greece launched an investigation on Monday into the possible involvement of NGOs with Dimitris Lignadis

Greece’s Former National Theater Director Arrested on Rape Charges

Former Greece’s National Theater artistic director Dimitris Lignadis is held in custody after a warrant for his arrest was issued on charges of serial rape

Greek Minister Calls for Official Investigation into Sexual Harassment Claims

Greek Culture Minister Mendoni called for an investigation into sexual harassment and abuse claims against the director of the Greek National Theater

#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...