What’s Current: Larry Nassar sentenced; faces up to 175 years in prison

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  • Former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar received a sentence of between 40 and 175 years today for sexual abuse. He has a 60 year sentence for child pornography that will be served consecutively.
  • Wrestler Enzo Amore has been let go from the WWE after being accused of rape.
  • Minnesota Public Radio’s Garrison Keillor stands accused of sexually inappropriate behaviour dating back to 1998.
  • More than 80 female Ontario Provincial Police civilian managers and specialists have filed a human rights complaint, alleging that male peers are being paid more for equal work.
  • City Councillor Donna Courage of in Claresholm, Alberta resigns after being assaulted and threatened during a home invasion.
  • An all-male charity fundraiser held annually at London’s Dorchester Hotel, described by its host as “the most un-PC event of the year,” features an evening of sexual harassment and groping of young hostesses hired to work the event. Due to the expose published in the Financial Times, the Presidents Club charity is now set to close.
Jess Martin
Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.

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