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March 13, 2019 | Via CNN

Cardinal George Pell Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Child Sex Abuse

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be convicted of sex abuse to date, has been sentenced to six years in prison for the “callous” assault of two choirboys in the late 1990s. Pell, 77, was found guilty of one count of sexual penetration of a child and four counts of committing an indecent act with a child last December after a secret five-week trial. On Wednesday, Judge Kidd said Pell’s attack on the victims was “breathtakingly arrogant” adding that the cardinal had assaulted the boys with “callous indifference to the victims’ distress.”

February 26, 2019 | Via AP News

Australian Cardinal Pell Convicted of Molesting 2 Choirboys

The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass, dealing a new blow to the Catholic hierarchy’s credibility after a year of global revelations of abuse and cover-up. Pell faces a potential maximum 50-year prison term after a sentencing hearing that begins on Wednesday. He lodged an appeal last week against the convictions.

December 18, 2018 | Via NY Times

CBS Denies $120 Million Payment for Former CEO

CBS denied former CEO Leslie Moonves the $120 million severance payout he expected after an investigation uncovered ‘grounds to terminate for cause.’ Moonves stepped down from his position of CEO in September amid sexual harassment allegations. CBS Moonves will not receive severance payment for reasons including ‘willful failure to cooperate’ with the company’s investigation.

November 2, 2018 | Via

Worldwide Google Staff Walkout

Google staff around the world held an unprecedented walkout to address the company’s treatment of its female employees. Google employees demanded various changes in company policy including how sexual misconduct allegations are handled. CEO Sundar Pichai told staff he supports their right to action. Employees used the hashtag #googlewalkout to highlight the worldwide protest.

June 12, 2018 | Via LA Times

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Chilean Bishop

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Juan Barros from Chile on Monday after he was accused of sexual abuse. The Pope also accepted the resignations of two other Chilean bishops. Abuse victims hope a new era has begun in which bishops and the church will be held responsible for covering up and ignoring abuse.

February 2, 2018 | Via CNBC

Steve Wynn and Bill Cosby to Lose Honorary Degrees

The University of Pennsylvania announced, Thursday, the honorary degrees awarded to Steve Wynn and Bill Cosby will be revoked, following allegations of sexual misconduct against both men. Wynn and Cosby both deny allegations against them. The University of Iowa plans to remove Wynn’s name from their vision institute, as well.

May 4, 2018 | Via LA Times

Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski Expelled from the Academy

The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski have been expelled as members following their sexual crimes. The Academy said the decision is based on the upholding of ‘values of respect for human dignity.’ The decision was made by the Academy’s 54 members on May 1st.

February 6, 2018 | Via BBC

Abuse Victim Sent Letter to Pope Francis About Cover-Up

Following Pope Francis’ defense of Chilean Bishop, Juan Barros, regarding a sexual abuse cover-up, a victim of pedophile cleric, Fernando Karadima, has revealed that he wrote to the Pope in 2015 about the cover-up. The revelation comes after Pope Francis denied receiving any evidence about the cover-up and saying perpetrators must face ‘sanctions.’

May 17, 2018 | Via NBC News

Michigan State University Reaches Settlement with Nassar Abuse Survivors

Michigan State University announced on Wednesday that a settlement for $500 million was reached with more than 300 women and girls who accused sports doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. The settlement reserves $75 million for victims who come forward in the future. The settlement ends Michigan State University’s involvement in the Nassar case.

May 1, 2018 | Via BBC

Cardinal George Pell to Stand Trial for Sexual Abuse Charges

An Australian court ruled on Tuesday that Cardinal George Pell, the third-highest ranking member of the Vatican, must stand trial on charges of sexual abuse. Pell, the most senior figure in the Catholic Church to face criminal charges for alleged assault, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. About half of the charges will proceed to trial.

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