• Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse during jury deliberations in his rape trial on Feb. 24.John Minchillo / AP file / NBC News
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    From Riches to Prison: How Harvey Weinstein Will End Up Behind Bars

    “An old dinosaur learning new ways” is one way to describe Harvey Weinstein, according to his ex-consulting lawyer, Lisa Bloom. Weinstein, 67, a once successful but now disgraced American film producer and one of the original co-founders of well known production and distribution company, Miramax, is currently facing a series of sexual assault charges dating back to 1980. The blockbuster movie producer was the main focus of a New York Times article published on Oct. 5, 2017 that discussed, in grave detail, the decades worth of sexual assaults and harassment orchestrated by none other than Weinstein himself. Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan opened the floodgates for over 80 more women,…

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    CUNY LaGuardia faces sex scandal: The cost of a good grade

    Professors demanding that their students have inappropriate relationships with them in exchange for good grades has become an alarming recent trend across the CUNY system. Earlier this year, professors at CUNY John Jay College were ousted and arrested after allegedly involving their female students in a drug-and-prostitution ring. Now, it seems a similar problem is brewing at CUNY LaGuardia Community College.   A female student in her 40s, who asked to be referred to as Jane Doe for fear of her safety being compromised, came forward with charges pressed against her Human Anatomy professor, Hany Fam, at a federal court in Brooklyn.   In her lawsuit, she accused Hany Fam…

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    John Jay Scandal Emphasizes Importance of SPARC Training

    Professors at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice sparked a scandal when they were ironically exposed for their illegal involvement in drug-and-prostitution activities this past September. The allegations, made by two former female students at the college, were brought straight to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the state Inspector General, according to “The Post.”   Many are questioning why the college had waited so long before coming to law enforcement with these allegations, despite knowing since May 2018. “The New York Times” reported in mid-August 2018, that security staff of the college had discovered “significant quantities of drugs and drug paraphernalia during the internal inquiry, but they did…

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    Brooklyn College professor states that sexual assault is a “rite of passage” for men

    An associate professor working at the Brooklyn College Koppelman School of Business has fallen under major scrutiny amongst both faculty and students alike for his inappropriate comments regarding sexual assault and men that were said in regards to the Brett Kavanaugh scandal that dominated news headlines several months ago.   Mitchell Langbert wrote the blog post on Sept. 27, 2018, in which he called out the Democratic Party as being a “party of tutu-wearing pansies, totalitarian sissies” while their investigation into Brett Kavanaugh’s potential sexual misconduct against Christine Blasey Ford was in full swing, during the controversy surrounding both Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing and his nomination to the Supreme Court.  …

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    CERRU OP-ED: Tip of the Iceberg

    On the couch, Gary lays sprawled out, a game controller in his hand, images from “Grand Theft Auto” flashing on the screen. Brooke, his girlfriend, is in the kitchen. She walks into the living room, and in a low voice filled with so many underlying emotions, she asks, “Gary, can you please help me do the dishes?”   Eight simple words begin the scene that ends Brooke and Gary’s relationship. (Yes, spoiler alert,  this is a scene from “The Break-Up”). One small request starts an argument that brings hidden emotions rushing to the surface. But how could such a simple question trigger such chaos?   On October 15 during free…