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WNYC News

Court Nixes Abuse Suit At Yeshiva University High School

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Men who claim they were abused as teenagers are barred from suing for damages.

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The Takeaway

'X-Men' & Out-of-Control Hollywood Culture

Friday, April 25, 2014

Director Bryan Singer has a new X-Men movie out soon, but the probable blockbuster will now be marred by controversy. Last week, a man sued Singer, alleging that  the director and other men repeatedly assaulted him as a teenager.

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The Takeaway

Dylan Farrow, Woody Allen and 'Minding Our Business'

Friday, February 07, 2014

As the controversy around Woody Allen and Dylan Farrow continues, it's hard to determine the facts in any particular case of sexual assault. What we know for certain is that many cases of sexual abuse go unreported and un-prosecuted. Sasha Weiss, an editor at NewYorker.com, and Dr. Margaret Moon, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Clinical Medical Ethics at Johns Hopkins University discuss what the Farrow-Allen case has to teach us about the boundaries between private life and politics.

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Schoolbook

Report: Asst. Principal Accused of Rape

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A report from the Special Commissioner of Investigation released Wednesday accused William Abreu, an already disgraced assistant principal at Progress High School for Professional Careers, of  raping a 17-year-old student and using her immigration status to intimidate her. The Daily News has the story.

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The Takeaway

New Report Shows Church Shielded Funds From Clergy Victims

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, has long been considered one of the "good guys" of the Catholic Church. But new documents released this week by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee paint a different picture of Dolan, who formerly served as archbishop there. Laurie Godstein broke this story yesterday. She is the national religion correspondent for our partner The New York Times and she joins The Takeaway to discuss these recent revelations.

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The Takeaway

Young Athletes & Predatory Coaches in USA Swimming

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The issue of rampant sexual abuse within the military has been back in the headlines in recent weeks, but a similar story of abuse within a big American institution is getting less play in the news. Just last week former USA Swimming coach Rick Curl was convicted of sexually abusing Kelly Currin, one of his swimmers. Currin alleges that officials within U.S. swimming knew about the abuse and did nothing. Katherine Starr, Olympic Swimmer and Founder and President of Safe4Athletes, weighs in.

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The Takeaway

The I.R.S. Scandal, Predatory Coaches in USA Swimming, The Real Threat of Killer Robots

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Was the I.R.S. Correct to Flag Certain Organizations for Additional Review? | Your Oldest Gadgets | Fighting the Real Threat of Killer Robots | High Tech Tools and the Hunt for the Boston Bombers | Young Athletes & Predatory Coaches in USA Swimming

The Leonard Lopate Show

"The Master" Sexual Abuse Allegations at Horace Mann

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Marc Fisher discusses allegations of sexual abuse at Horace Mann, an elite prep school in the Bronx. Fisher went to high school at Horace Mann in the 1970s, and he investigates the teachers allegedly involved and how the school’s alumni continue to wrestle with questions of how sexual abuse was allowed this to occur and what, exactly, they knew when they were in school. His article "The Master" appears in the April 1 issue of The New Yorker.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Abuse at Horace Mann, Growing Up in Alaska, the Novel Ghana Must Go, Waste and Fraud in the NSA.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The New Yorker contributor and Horace Mann graduate Marc Fisher talks about the shocking allegations of sexual abuse at the elite prep school. Then, one woman’s memoir of splitting her childhood between the wilds of Alaska and urban wilds of Baltimore. Taiye Selasi talks about her novel, Ghana Must Go.The Nation’s Tim Shorrock on what’s happened to the  men who blew the whistle on the waste and fraud they saw in the NSA’s system to intercept communications before 9/11.

WNYC News

Cardinal Dolan Questioned in Wis. Abuse Case

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan was deposed Wednesday in an abuse case against Roman Catholic clergy in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, which he led from 2002 until 2009.

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WNYC News

Orthodox Counselor Sentenced to 103 Years in Sex Abuse Case

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A religious counselor in Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community who was convicted of molesting a 12-year-old girl has been sentenced to 103 years in prison.

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WNYC News

Yeshiva University Investigates Past Abuse Charges

Thursday, December 13, 2012

In recent months, allegations of sexual abuse by faculty or staff have emerged from Penn State to Horace Mann. And another local institution is dealing with these charges: Yeshiva University.

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Schoolbook

The Battle Over 'Predator Teachers'

Monday, August 20, 2012

A New York City teacher writes: "Sexual abusers don’t belong in schools. They belong in prisons, where they can mingle freely with others who share their interests. Let’s put them there." Yet the brouhaha over new rules for their removal is a distraction, he writes: "Let’s move the education conversation back to education. No one needs a diversionary circus."

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Stuyvesant Principal to Step Down

Friday, August 03, 2012

Stanley Teitel, the principal of Stuyvesant, will step down Sept. 1, the Education Department announced Friday afternoon. Officials provided few details on the resignation, but said a replacement would be named early next week. Meanwhile, summer school wrapped up this week. And the 24 schools ensnared in the turnaround fight between the unions and the city were told to focus on a smooth start in September. This, and a Twitter fight, in the weekly wrap up.

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Queens Teacher Cleared by Grand Jury of Abuse Allegations

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A teacher’s aide in New York City is caught between the justice system and the New York City Department of Education since a grand jury on Monday declined to indict him on child sexual abuse charges.

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Walcott Seizes on Charges of Sexual Abuse in Harlem School

Friday, June 15, 2012

UPDATED | Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott said Friday that the arrest of a third-grade teacher at a Harlem public school, the latest in a slate of school arrests involving sexual abuse charges, is yet another reason to push forward with state legislation that would grant chancellors the power to fire offenders. His comments set off a battle with the United Federation of Teachers, which said the city should do a better job screening the people it hires -- a criticism that Mr. Walcott said on Sunday was a "disingenuous shell game" meant to draw attention away from the real problem of too-lenient arbitrators.

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Advocates Against Sexual Abuse Take on Statute of Limitations

Friday, June 15, 2012

Changing the statute of limitation has become a key battle for sex abuse victims. These statutes create deadlines for when a victim of abuse can press charges or bring a civil suit. The deadlines differ by state, but victims and their advocates in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New York are pushing to lengthen the deadlines — or, in some cases, get rid of them entirely.

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Schoolbook

Horace Mann Case Prompts New Look at State Sex Abuse Laws

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

In the news this Wednesday, questions about the state's laws on sexual abuse in light of the allegations surrounding Horace Mann, and stalled progress in Albany to move against public schoolteachers who abuse students. Also, does the city know enough before implementing new special education policies citywide? What about parents? And a thief takes students' cellphones.

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WNYC News

Crown Heights Ultra-Orthodox Jews Meet to Combat Child Sex Abuse

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, took on the issue of child sex abuse in their community on Sunday. It comes at a time of increased scrutiny of the handling of such cases by the community and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.

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Schoolbook

At the Horace Mann School, Tales of Power and Abuse

Friday, June 08, 2012

The New York Times Magazine article about the Horace Mann School has drawn hundreds of comments from readers moved by its description of sexual abuse that took place there during the '70s and '80s. It has also drawn a letter of response from the school.

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