Ask Amy: What we learned from the DNA test hinted at an unhappy life

Dear Readers: Often, readers reply to dilemmas posed in my column in ways that are helpful, useful and inspiring. Today’s column is devoted to some of these replies. As always, I’m grateful for readers who share their own stories. Dear Amy: Responding to questions about DNA disclosures, my wife found out that her father was … Read more

Former warden of federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” goes to trial over inmate abuse allegations

The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” went on trial Monday, accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells. Ray J. Garcia, who retired after the FBI found nude photos of inmates on his government-issued phone last year, is among five workers charged … Read more

Ex-prison warden faces trial over inmate abuse allegations

OAKLAND, Calif. — The former warden of an abuse-plagued federal women’s prison known as the “rape club” went on trial Monday, accused of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells. Ray J. Garcia, who retired after the FBI found nude photos of inmates on his government-issued phone last year, is among … Read more

Ask Amy: I promised to keep her secret but now I think it should be told

Dear Amy: Fifty-two years ago, my sister shared a secret with me on the condition that I tell no one. She has five children, two of them with her first husband. The secret is that the three others were conceived with three different men while she was married to that husband. I’m experiencing guilt about … Read more

Ask Amy: We supported our fired co-worker until this surprising pettiness

Dear Amy: I work in a department with around 20 people. Recently “Jo” was let go. I don’t know the full circumstances, but I was told there was “cause.” Since then many of us have kept in touch with Jo, commiserating and offering support. Meanwhile, my coworker “Hannah” is about to have her first child. … Read more

E. Jean Carroll sues Trump as lookback window for adult sex abuse survivors’ suits opens in New York

NEW YORK — Ex-magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll sued former President Donald Trump for battery and defamation under a new New York law that allows adults alleging sexual assault to bring claims years after the attack, CNN reported. Carroll filed the lawsuit Thursday, the first day that civil lawsuits can be brought under the new … Read more

Out of Bounds: NBC 5 Investigates Local Coaches Accused of Abusing Their Players

WARNING: This story contains descriptions of sexual assault that may be disturbing to some readers. Discretion is advised. A new analysis by NBC 5 Investigates has found that dozens of Chicago-area coaches have been disciplined in sexual abuse or misconduct cases within the last decade. According to that analysis, 135 Chicago-area coaches have been sanctioned, … Read more

Wave of sex abuse lawsuits seen as NY opens door for victims

ALBANY, N.Y. — Sexual assault victims in New York will get a one-time opportunity to sue over their abuse starting Thursday, under a new law expected to bring a wave of allegations against prison guards, middle managers, doctors and a few prominent figures including former President Donald Trump. For one year the state will waive … Read more

Rob McClanaghan — trainer for NBA’s biggest stars — arrested on rape charge

Warning: Graphic content One of the most high-profile NBA trainers was reportedly arrested and charged with rape and drugging for intercourse on Friday. Rob McClanaghan — who has trained LeBron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony, among other NBA stars, per his website — is accused of drugging and raping a … Read more