What’s Current: Hedley to take ‘indefinite hiatus’ in light of sexual assault allegations

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • Canadian band Hedley have announced they will be taking “an indefinite hiatus” after their current tour to “work on our personal relationships and who we are as individuals.” Singer Jacob Hoggard has been accused of rape and of exploiting young fans.
  • Pussy riot members found safe after being detained. Their disappearance while traveling alarmed friends and family members.
  • RCMP releases a warning for women in Vancouver after reports of a string of threatening phone calls. The male caller identifies women by name and tells them he’s installed cameras to watch them.
  • Alex Jones of internet news site InfoWars has been accused by employees of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and racist abuse.
  • A new court has been opened in Halifax to deal specifically with domestic violence cases.
  • Loretta Lee, a former developer at Google, has launched a suit against the company for enabling constant sexual harassment.
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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