UPDATED: University of Oregon Accuses KATU of Misrepresenting Facts In Its Reporting on Rape Allegations Against Three Ex-Ducks Basketball Players

KATU fires back with evidence UO delayed action against players to protect its NCAA academic rating


The University of Oregon says Portland news station KATU has "misrepresented" in a stinging Sept. 8 report on how the school handled rape allegations against three men's basketball players.KATU's Sept. 8 report alleges that UO benefitted from keeping basketball players Brandon Austin, Damyean Dotson and Dominic Artis on the men's basketball team up to three months after they were accused of rape. ...   More
Thursday, September 11, 2014 SAMI EDGE

KATU: University of Oregon Protected Its NCAA Academic Rating By Keeping Basketball Players Accused of Rape on the Team


University of Oregon officials waited until the end of spring term to expel men's basketball players Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin after they were accused of rape, allowing the team's academic rating high enough to guarantee UO coaches and officials would receive big cash bonuses, KATU reported Monday evening. Over the course of a three-month investigation, KATU obtained ...   More
Monday, September 8, 2014 SAMANTHA MATSUMOTO

Laughing At Rape In a Crowded Theater

A brief history of the rape-joke debate.

Comedy and Variety
Last weekend, the Great American Rape Joke Debate finally hit Portland. It’s been a long-boiling controversy in the comedy world: Who can joke about rape and when? These questions have also ra   More
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Tech CEO Nitin Khanna and Accuser Settle in Rape Case

Lawyers for Khanna and Fale decline to give further details on deal in $2.3m suit.


A local technology titan and the woman who accuses him of raping her the night before his 2012 wedding reached an out-of-court settlement last week, lawyers for both parties confirmed.On Jan. 15, WW first reported the civil lawsuit the woman filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Last Friday, The Oregonian reported a settlement between representatives of Merger Tech CEO Nitin Khanna and Lori Fale, ...   More
Monday, January 27, 2014 by Alex Tomchak Scott

Dotcom Before The Storm

An alleged rape victim turns to crowdsourcing in her civil suit against a prominent Portland software executive.

News Stories
A new lawsuit accuses a leading Portland software entrepreneur of sexual assault, and his accuser has taken the extraordinary step of trying to crowdsource $11,500 to help pay for her civil case   More
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 ALEX TOMCHAK SCOTT

The Violence Persists

Fewer reports, but still a big problem.

News Stories
Violent crime has dropped in Portland in the past decade, including assaults. But the percentage of assaults that involve domestic violence has decreased only slightly—from 48 percent in 2001, t   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Oregon Women at GOP Convention Say Todd Akin's Right About Rape


 A mother and daughter from Redmond, Oregon serving as Republican National Convention delegates told a radio reporter yesterday that Missouri Rep. Todd Akin was right that women getting pregnant from rape is "so completely rare."Toni and Emily Jarms were in Tampa this week supporting Rick Santorum. But when Public Radio International reporter Todd Zwillich John Hockenberry asked them about Akin's ...   More
Friday, August 31, 2012 AARON MESH

An Intriguing Essay On Colin Meloy's Misogyny


L.V. Anderson can't be the only Decemberists fan made uneasy by Meloy's affection for folksy rape:"Will somebody just yell 'maidenhead'?" he asks the crowd, laughing."MAIDENHEAD!" they dutifully roar.Can we imagine, for a moment, what this song would be like if Meloy hadn't couched it in elaborate language and a pseudo-historical setting? Suppose "A Cautionary Song" were set in a modern-day housing ...   More
Thursday, March 3, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE


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