What’s Current: High court finds actions of Humberside police had ‘chilling effect’ on Harry Miller’s right to free speech

  • Police response to ex-officer Harry Miller’s allegedly transphobic Twitter activity was unlawful, and a “disproportionate interference” with his freedom of expression, the High Court rules.
  • Kate Scottow has been found guilty of using social media to “cause annoyance, inconvenience, and anxiety,” after referring to a trans-identified male as “he” and “him” and describing him as a “pig in a wig.”
  • Hundreds of Iraqi women gathered in Baghdad to protest a tweet by Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr, which called for gender segregation at anti-government rallies.
  • Ten women have filed a lawsuit against fashion mogul Peter Nygard, alleging he raped them at his mansion, and operated a “sex trafficking ring.” According to the lawsuit, “[Nygard] recruited, lured and enticed young, impressionable and often impoverished children and women, with cash payments and false promises of lucrative modeling opportunities to assault, rape and sodomize them.”
  • Seattle’s sex trafficking industry was significantly disrupted by a Seattle Against Slavery campaign that used decoy chatbots posing as prostitutes in conversations with tens of thousands of men looking to buy sex.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.