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Yoga guru must pay $900,000 to former employee for sexual misconduct

Yoga guru must pay $900,000 to former employee for sexual misconduct | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, to pay about $924,500 to a lawyer who alleged that he sexually harassed her while she worked for him and that she was fired after she began investigating claims that he raped a yoga student.Attorney Minakshi Jafa-Bodden...
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Information to assist the victims of sexual assault and abuse in California and the U.S. from lawyer and attorney Steven M. Sweat.
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Treatment of Child Abuse

Treatment of Child Abuse | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
Acclaimed as a milestone resource by the Journal of Child and Family Studies, Treatment of Child Abuse has been updated and expanded with ten completely new chapters. The second edition adds the expertise of co-editors Rochelle F. Hanson, Ph.D., and John Sargent, M.D., along with chapters from many new contributors.The second edition is organized by various modes of therapy, different settings for therapies, and the individualized needs of victims correlating to types of abuse and neglect. The contributors describe evidence-based and evidence-supported treatments for traumatized children and adolescents, information on research and theory underlying the interventions, and explanations of treatment protocols. The contributors focus particular attention on special populations and cultural differences. Entire sections focus on medical care and legal interventions necessary for abused youth. New and expanded material includes information on• Bullying• Sanctuary Model of trauma-informed care• Long-term medical management• Appropriate use of psychopharmacology• Importance of self-care for professionals Treatment of Child Abuse is an important resource for mental health professionals, family physicians, pediatricians, emergency department physicians, physician assistants, and nurses, as well as child advocate professionals, social workers, and lawyers.
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I'm always glad to promote scholastic research into the medical and legal aspects of dealing with child abuse victims.  This is one such resource.

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New Report Says Pentagon Not Doing Enough For Sexual Assault Victims

New Report Says Pentagon Not Doing Enough For Sexual Assault Victims | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
The Pentagon admits a major concern over reprisals against troops who report sexual assault. A Human Rights Watch report says the Pentagon isn't doing enough to repair harm done by this retaliation.
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California Sexual Abuse and Assault Victims Attorney and Lawyer: Can Uber Be Sued for Sexual Assault of Passenger by Driver?

California Sexual Abuse and Assault Victims Attorney and Lawyer: Can Uber Be Sued for Sexual Assault of Passenger by Driver? | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
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Sexual Assault at Los Angeles Hospital Results in $1.5M Verdict | PersonalInjury.com

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Harvard Sued by Former Student Over Handling of Sexual Assault Complaint - American Legal News

Harvard Sued by Former Student Over Handling of Sexual Assault Complaint - American Legal News | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
By Steven Sweat, Esq. A recent Harvard graduate has filed a lawsuit against the University for failing to protect her after being sexually assaulted and for creating a “culture of silence” about sexual assault on the college campus. Alyssa Leader filed the lawsuit in the United States District Court of Massachusetts requesting a jury trial …
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L.A. City Attorney files lawsuit over alleged prostitution ring

L.A. City Attorney files lawsuit over alleged prostitution ring | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office has filed a nuisance abatement lawsuit against the operators of a ring of massage parlors from the San Fernando Valley to the Harbor Area that allegedly served as fronts for prostitution.The
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'Pro-Rape' Organizer Outed Living in Mom's Basement

'Pro-Rape' Organizer Outed Living in Mom's Basement | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
Studio City, CA - International gatherings for the "Return of Kings" were planned for Saturday night, including three in LA.
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Amid Backlash, Purportedly Pro-Rape Men's Group Cancels Meeting in Los Angeles

Amid Backlash, Purportedly Pro-Rape Men's Group Cancels Meeting in Los Angeles | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
Studio City, CA - International gatherings for the Return of Kings were planned for Saturday night, including three in and around LA.
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Los Angeles Jury Hits Yoga Guru with $6.4 Million Punitive Damage Verdict

Los Angeles Jury Hits Yoga Guru with $6.4 Million Punitive Damage Verdict | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday awarded more than $6.4 million in the first of a series of lawsuits against renowned yoga guru Bikram Choudhury in which women accuse the founder of the popular Bikram yoga style of sexual misconduct.
The verdict marks a significant financial and legal blow to Choudhury,...
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California Sexual Abuse and Assault Victims Attorney and Lawyer: Los Angeles Yoga Guru Facing Sexual Assault Allegations

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California Sexual Abuse and Assault Victims Attorney and Lawyer: No Criminal Charges for Bill Cosby in California

California Sexual Abuse and Assault Victims Attorney and Lawyer: No Criminal Charges for Bill Cosby in California | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
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Taylor Swift's alleged groper wants countersuit thrown out

Taylor Swift's alleged groper wants countersuit thrown out | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
A radio host accused of groping Taylor Swift ...
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Proposed CA law would end statute of limitations for rape cases

Proposed CA law would end statute of limitations for rape cases | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
State Sen. Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) said Monday that she will introduce legislation that would eliminate the statute of limitations for rape and some other sexual crimes to increase the chance that victims will get justice.
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Pennsylvania Judge Orders Bill Cosby To Stand Trial For Sexual Assault

Pennsylvania Judge Orders Bill Cosby To Stand Trial For Sexual Assault | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
The judge ruled that there was enough evidence for the entertainer to be criminally tried on charges that he attacked a woman in 2004 after giving he
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Hugh Hefner Added to Sex Assault Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby

Hugh Hefner Added to Sex Assault Lawsuit Against Bill Cosby | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
The dancer, who claimed Bill Cosby doped and groped her inside the Playboy Mansion, is back with a new lawsuit.
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Lawsuit Alleges Fresno High turned ‘blind eye’ to teacher-student affair

Lawsuit Alleges Fresno High turned ‘blind eye’ to teacher-student affair | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
A lawyer has accused Fresno High’s staff of knowing about English teacher Darren Klassen’s illicit sexual affair with an underage student but doing nothing to stop it, according to a lawsuit filed in Fresno County Superior Court against the Fresno Unified School District.
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Court: Surgical Hospital Could Be Liable for Nurse Sexually Assaulting Patient

Court: Surgical Hospital Could Be Liable for Nurse Sexually Assaulting Patient | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
Court: Surgical hospital could Be liable for nurse sexually assaulting patient. The hospital is accused of failing to provide background checks and adequately training staff of sexual misconduct prevention.
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Former Harvard Student Sues College Over Handling of Sexual Crimes Complaints

Former Harvard Student Sues College Over Handling of Sexual Crimes Complaints | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
A Harvard graduate has filed a lawsuit accusing the school of failing to protect her from her assailant after she was sexually assaulted.
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How Do You Define Sexual Harassment

How Do You Define Sexual Harassment | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
A landmark Supreme Court case made sexual harassment in the workplace illegal 30 years ago. In For The Record, we look at how much things have changed — or not — for women in the workplace.
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Metro Investigates Woman's Claim of Sex Assault on Bus

Metro Investigates Woman's Claim of Sex Assault on Bus | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
Metro has opened an investigation into a woman's claim that a man sexually assaulted her on a bus.
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Yoga guru must pay $900,000 to former employee for sexual misconduct

Yoga guru must pay $900,000 to former employee for sexual misconduct | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, to pay about $924,500 to a lawyer who alleged that he sexually harassed her while she worked for him and that she was fired after she began investigating claims that he raped a yoga student.Attorney Minakshi Jafa-Bodden...
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Woman files suit charging S.F. cops not investigating her rape

Woman files suit charging S.F. cops not investigating her rape | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
Heather Marlowe on Tuesday tearfully recounted being drugged and raped six years ago, during San Francisco’s famous Bay to Breakers race — a crime she says has gone unpunished in part because police officials have put her case on the back burner. [...] last week, she filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, alleging the Police Department denied her equal protection by not adequately investigating her case and failing to test her rape kit taken at a hospital. Marlowe then went to a hospital and underwent an hours-long, invasive forensic exam, where staff collected bodily fluids, blood, urine and swabs from her genitals and anus. The evidence was then compiled into what is called a rape kit for later testing by a crime lab, where scientists work to extract a rapist’s DNA to be entered in a national database. Making matters worse, she said, police demanded she go back to the scene of the crime, and while an investigator distracted the owner, she said she was asked to sneak in to see whether it was the home where the rape occurred. A San Francisco police spokesman said he could not comment on the ongoing lawsuit and referred all calls to the city attorney’s office. What’s more, the Police Department has not solved any cold cases linked to the rape kits and presented them to the district attorney since it reported clearing the backlogs, said Max Szabo, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office. While waiting, seemingly in vain, for an update on her case, Marlowe tours college campuses, performing her one-woman play, “The Haze,” that details her horrific ordeal and subsequent frustrations with the investigation.
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Cosby Case: "Consent" Amid Wine, Pills Key Question

Cosby Case: "Consent" Amid Wine, Pills Key Question | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
Bill Cosby has long maintained that his extramarital conquests over the years were all consensual.A jury may ultimately decide if that's true after the 78-year-old actor was arrested Wednesday on felony assault...
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An imperfect process: How campuses deal with sexual assault - CNN.com

An imperfect process: How campuses deal with sexual assault  - CNN.com | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
They're known as John Doe and Jane Roe. They were both sophomores at the University of California San Diego in 2014 -- friends who fooled around.
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Time Limits in Civil Claims for Child Sex Abuse

Time Limits in Civil Claims for Child Sex Abuse | Sexual Assault and Abuse Claims in California | Scoop.it
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Thankfully, many states have extended the time deadlines for filing civil claims related to childhood sexual abuse.  Many victims repress the memories of these events and only come out the report the incident many years later.

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