What’s Current: Video chat site Omegle faces $22 million lawsuit for allegedly connecting 11-year-old girl to sexual predator

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  • A $22 million lawsuit is launched by a survivor of child grooming against Omegle, claiming the popular chat site allowed her to be abused on the platform by a pedophile at age 11.
  • Tens of thousands march throughout multiple French cities demanding the government do more to prevent violence against women, as outrage grows over domestic violence and sexual harassment in France.
  • Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai says she is safe in a video call, reappearing three weeks after being unheard from after making sexual assault claims against a politician. In a statement, the Women’s Tennis Association says the video doesn’t sufficiently address concerns about Shuai’s wellbeing and freedom of speech.
  • Female employees at Tesla Inc. face “rampant” sexual harassment and a hostile work environment, according to a lawsuit brought on by a woman who works at the automaker’s factory in Fremont, California.
Meghan McCarty

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