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Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall defends coaching style as school investigates alleged abuse

WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State University has ordered an independent investigation of alleged abuse by men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall, the school confirmed Friday.



Gregg Marshall et al. standing in front of a crowd: Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall on the sidelines at Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas, on January 18, 2020.


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Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall on the sidelines at Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas, on January 18, 2020.

But in the meantime it will be business as usual for the team, as Marshall and the team will continue to prepare for the upcoming season as normal, the school said in a written statement.

Wichita State ordered the investigation into Marshall’s conduct by an outside law firm earlier this year and acknowledged it only after published reports by Stadium and The Athletic, two major sports news outlets.

One of those reports was the result of a six-month investigation by college basketball insider Jeff Goodman outlining a pattern of physical and verbal abuse by Marshall that has driven away some players.

Among the

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Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Pressured to Surrender License Amid Investigations of Abuse, Reports A Case for Women

Kurn Hattin Voluntarily Gives Up License to Operate as a Residential Treatment Facility

In mid-September of this year, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children was pressured to give up its license to operate as a residential treatment facility after an investigation by the Department for Children and Families uncovered that the school failed to report instances of sexual abuse, reports A Case for Women.

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And sadly, this investigation is only the tip of the iceberg. Dozens of former Kurn Hattin students have accused school staff and administrators of physical and sexual abuse, stretching back decades. According to documents associated with a pending lawsuit against Kurn Hattin, more than 60 children were allegedly assaulted by caregivers, administrators or peers at the school from the 1940s through 2019. Even worse, this

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Most girls and young women have experienced abuse online, report finds

Most girls and young women using social media have experienced abuse that has driven them offline and left them traumatised, according to a new global survey.



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More than half of the 14,000 15- to 25-year-olds interviewed by Plan International said they had been cyberstalked, sent explicit messages and images, or abused online.

Plan said it is a global problem and that social media companies had left girls to deal with online violence on their own.

The interviewees, from 22 countries, said no action was taken when they reported abuse.

“These attacks may not be physical, but they are often threatening, relentless and limit girls’ freedom of expression,” said Plan’s CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen. “Driving girls out of online spaces is hugely disempowering in an increasingly digital world, and damages their ability to be seen, heard and become leaders.”



a woman sitting on a bench: Plan argues girls and young women are left to deal with abuse without adequate support from social media companies.


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Two women file sexual abuse complaints against Nikola founder Trevor Milton

  • Milton’s cousin Aubrey Ferrin Smith filed a formal complaint Saturday with the local police in Holladay, Utah, saying he groped her bare breasts when she was 15 in 1999. 
  • Her police report follows accusations she’s lobbed at Milton over social media.
  • A second woman has come forward accusing Milton of sexual abuse when she was 15 and working as an assistant in a security company he was running in 2004, according to her attorney.



a man wearing a suit and tie in front of a car: Trevor Milton CEO of Nikola


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Two women have come forward with formal sexual assault allegations against Nikola founder Trevor Milton, accusing the 38-year-old billionaire in complaints filed with Utah authorities of sexual abuse when both women were 15 years old.

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The accusations, stretching back more than 15 years ago, follow Milton’s resignation as executive chairman of Nikola on Sept. 21 after short seller Hindenburg Research released a damning report detailing

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Nikola founder Trevor Milton accused of sexual abuse by two women

Two women have come forward with formal sexual assault allegations against Nikola founder Trevor Milton, accusing the 38-year-old billionaire in complaints filed with Utah authorities of sexual abuse when both women were 15 years old.

The accusations, stretching back more than 15 years ago, follow Milton’s resignation as executive chairman of Nikola on Sept. 21 after short seller Hindenburg Research released a damning report detailing fraud allegations. The report has reportedly sparked inquiries into Milton and Nikola by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice.

Through a spokesman, Milton “strongly denied” what he said were false allegations and declined to address the specific details of the women’s complaints. 

Since the Hindenburg report dropped a little over two weeks ago, the shareholder lawsuits and personal attacks on social media have started to pour in.

The turnabout for Milton has been swift. The company went public June 4 and Milton

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