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  • Woody Allen denies Dylan Farrow’s renewed molestation accusations

    February 8, 2014 | 12:23 am

    Film director Woody Allen defended himself on Friday from newly published accusations by his now-adult adopted daughter that he molested her as a child, calling the allegations "ludicrous" and the product of a bitter custody battle with his former partner, actress Mia Farrow.


  • Woody Allen’s many confessions haven’t prepared us for the worst accusation yet

    February 3, 2014 | 6:26 pm

    “What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie?”

    This usually innocuous question provoked a frisson of uneasiness as the opening line of Dylan Farrow’s open letter to the Hollywood community and the world at large about her alleged molestation by Woody Allen at the age of 7.


  • Rabbi Manis Friedman, who downplayed damage caused by sexual abuse, apologizes [VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 31, 2013 | 10:53 pm

    Rabbi Manis Friedman, a prominent rabbi from the Hasidic Chabad Lubavitch movement who appeared in a video recently posted on YouTube minimizing the harm caused by sexual molestation, has apologized for what he called his “completely inappropriate use of language.”

    “I have always...

  • Syracuse fires basketball coach Bernie Fine amid sex probe

    November 28, 2011 | 10:11 am

    Syracuse University fired assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine amid allegations that he sexually molested boys, rocking the multi-million dollar world of collegiate sports with more questions of sexual abuse and oversight, the university said on Sunday.

    “At the direction of...

  • Child sex arrests spike. Or do they?

    November 11, 2011 | 10:58 am

    Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes claims to have arrested an unprecedented 89 men on child sex-abuse charges in the ultra-Orthodox communities in Brooklyn over the past two years — but declines to provide any details backing up the numbers or to give the status of any of the...

  • N.J. rabbi arrested for allegedly molesting two Israeli boys

    August 18, 2011 | 10:10 am

    A rabbi in Teaneck, N.J. was arrested on charges of molesting two Israeli boys who had stayed at his home.

    Rabbi Uzi Rivlin, 63, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in New Jersey state Superior Court in Hackensack to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual contact and two counts of...

  • Rabbi gets maximum sentence in molestation case

    April 13, 2010 | 11:08 am

    A Brooklyn rabbi was given the maximum prison sentence for sexually assaulting a male teenager.

    Rabbi Baruch Lebovits was sentenced to 10 years and eight months to 32 years in prison on Monday by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Patricia DiMango, the New York Daily News reported. He...

  • Camp Counselor Accused of Molestation

    By Julie G Fax

    August 8, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A 35-year-old counselor at an Orthodox day camp was arrested last Sunday after two preschool boys told their parents that the counselor had sexually abused them.

    David Schwartz, a counselor at Camp Ruach in Culver City, has been charged with six felony counts of lewd and lascivious...