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Jayden Brown
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She Said No

Last month, Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita said the mother of the woman who accused Kane of sexual assault perpetrated an "elaborate hoax" when she delivered an evidence bag to her attorney. Shortly after, the attorney for the alleged victim resigned from the case.

She Said No

"What's actually going to happen is speculation," Kane said. "So I don't know what's going to come next. ... If I start worrying about other things that's only going to mess with my head and mess with what I'm trying to do here. Obviously I'm trying to get my game back and get everything back on point. That's where my focus is right now."

Weeks later, after hiring a lawyer from a friend's recommendation, Mayorga names Ronaldo as the alleged attacker and an officer visits Mayorga to record a statement. She later requests the officer does not do anything with the statement. Spiegel said this is because "she wasn't emotionally stable."

An early version of the questionnaire, shared via email in September 2009 among Ronaldo's legal representatives, included a question as to whether "Ms. C" ever screamed. Spiegel reports that "X" said: "She said no and stop several times."

Also in this version of the questionnaire, "X" reportedly said: "I entered her from behind. It was rude. We didn't change position. 5/7 minutes. She said that she didn't want to, but she made herself available."

The article then states that "he took her and put her on the bed," that she screamed "no," and that he "supposedly said 99% of the time he was a good guy but that he doesn't know what happened to that 1%."

He called Mayorga's former lawyer in 2009 "unexperienced," reiterated the publication's position that it had "signed documents" that were able to identify Ronaldo, and that the soccer player admitted Mayorga said "no" and "stop."

"At the time the report was taken, the victim did not provide detectives with the location of the incident or suspect description," a statement said. "The case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided."

"I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me," he said. "Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in. Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense."

"Ronaldo has shown in recent months his great professionalism and dedication which is appreciated by everyone at Juventus," the club said in a statement. "The events allegedly dating back to almost 10 years ago do not change this opinion, which is shared by anyone who has come into contact with this great champion."

Jasmine Lennard, who claims she dated Ronaldo in 2008, said he once told her that if she dated anyone else or left her house, he'd have her kidnapped and her body "cut up and put in a bag and thrown in a river."

Abed Awad, an international law expert, told ESPN that "a rich defendant can wear down a plaintiff with lesser means." Awad said: "It's a delaying tactic, and it's a calculated strategy. Sometimes it works, sometimes it backfires."

Juventus will compete in the annual off-season tournament the International Champions Cup, but according to the New York Times, the club requested that its games were not scheduled in the United States. This is so the apparent risk of Ronaldo being detained by authorities investigating the rape case is avoided, the Times said.

That reporting helped inspire countless #MeToo revelations, the departure of other top executives, and systemic changes that have given women more opportunities and more protection in the film industry and in other workplaces as well. Twohey and Kantor wrote a best-selling book about researching the article and persuading the women to go on the record, which is now a movie with Carey Mulligan as Twohey and Zoe Kazan as Kantor. Maria Schrader's "She Said" is a "Spotlight"-style journalism procedural that makes clear how powerful men are enabled and how devastated women are silenced. The title of the film significantly is just half of the dismissive "he said/she said" response to sexual harassment accusations with no witnesses.

"When I first got [to the White House], they said I was a fluffhead, you know?" she would later say to Johnny Carson. "That all I was interested in was clothes and shopping, and you know, all that. Then I guess after Ronnie was shot there was a kind of quiet period there. Then all of a sudden I was running the world. I was nuclear decisions and all of that."

"Just say no," she told America's youth, starting in '83. Indifference was the enemy, she said, with all the warmth of a headmaster. Drugs were everyone's problem to stop, she said. Critics at the time found the slogan simplistic and moralistic. The sentiment persists today.

Los Angeles County's health director said Tuesday COVID-19 case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths continue to show signs of stabilizing locally, which means the county might pause plans to reimpose a universal indoor mask-wearing mandate later this week.

Tuesday evening the City of Long Beach and Pasadena, which both have health departments separate from the LA County Department of Health, said there would not be enforcement of a mask mandate if it were to come back.

Speaking to the Board of Supervisors, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said she was "relieved" to report a continued drop in the average daily number of new infections being reported, with the past seven days seeing roughly 6,100 new cases daily, down from 6,700 the previous week.

But she said that, given the steady declines that have been recorded in virus metrics over the past week and a half, "We may be positioned to pause the implementation of universal masking." Such a determination will not be made until Thursday, when updated hospital admission rates are released.

Ferrer said earlier a new indoor mask mandate would be imposed on Friday if the county remains in the "high" virus activity category -- with a new daily virus-related hospital admission rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents. That number as of last Thursday was 11.7 per 100,000.

But the idea of a renewed indoor masking mandate has generated opposition, including from the Los Angeles County Business Federation last week and on Monday from county Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who said she believes in the effectiveness of masks, but not of mask mandates. Barger repeated Tuesday that she does not believe there is any "empirical data" proving that a mask mandate will be more effective than what the county does now -- which is strongly recommend masks.

Stood together outside, I don't even know whatWas going through my mind, now I think it was loveI never knew I could find someone who I thought was dumbBut made my heart go: Ba-da-dum, ba-da-dumAnd I was so scared for my life, but I said that I would rather tryAnd I'm pretty sure I'm out of time (hahaha)

Then she took my coat 'cause it was coldAnd we took pictures with her phoneShe left her Polaroid at homeI texted all my friends I wroteThat I was falling for this girlHer eyes were glowing, hazel pearlsI told her that she was my worldAnd she said, yeah, she said no

In a statement to police the day after the encounter, the 20-year-old college student said Roethlisberger told her, and her friends, to take numerous shots of alcohol. Then one of his bodyguards escorted her into a hallway at the Capital City nightclub, sat her on a stool and left. She said Roethlisberger walked down the hallway and exposed himself.

The papers, possessed by German magazine Der Spiegel, contain a questionnaire in which the Juventus star, 33, confessed that American Kathryn Mayorga, 35, 'said no and stop several times' when the pair had sex in the Hotel Palms Place in June 2009.

'She didn't want to give it to me, instead she jerked me off. I don't know any more exactly what she said when she was jerking me off. But she kept saying "No. Don't do it, I'm not like the others." I apologized afterwards.'

'This settlement is by no means a confession of guilt,' the lawyer said. He insisted Ronaldo had paid up to quash 'outrageous allegations' which were an attempt to 'destroy a reputation that has been built upon hard work, athleticism, and honour.'

Ghaida Saket, 24 and a member of Takatoat, an independent feminist collective based in Jordan that helped to organise the sit-in, said that they received calls from activists across the region to engage in a cross-border silent protest, triggered by recent murders, including one in Egypt.

Rana Husseini, a veteran crime reporter and women's rights activist in Jordan, also told MEE that the courts had to speak out more. "The court needs to be more vocal when issuing a verdict related to family-based or gender-based violence," she said.

Husseini said that as as an activist she found the recent murders of women "really frustrating," adding that "you feel sometimes life is unfair. Someone can come and just end someone's life like this. It's really, really unfair."

Saket, from the Takatoat collective, said there needed to be a "complete reform to the protection system," with clearer steps for women to follow when they experience threats or abuse and more shelters for victims of domestic violence "where women do not feel detained, but feel protected, and can exercise their freedom and rights".

"I'm so glad that we've shared this journey together. I think we've grown a lot as two people who have fallen in love. I know I've grown a lot because of you," she said, before dropping the hammer. "But I don't. I'm so sorry. "

Natalie left the wedding hall first, and Shayne followed shortly after. The two had an argument outside, still carried over from the fight the night before. Later, away from her ex, Natalie told the cameras that she would have said "yes" if it wasn't for the fight they had the night before.

Natalie also spoke about how she and Shayne tried to continue dating after their failed wedding day and once the filming period for the show was over. She said his "instances of gaslighting continued" to happen when they disagreed. 041b061a72




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