Stories tagged: "sexual assault"

Michigan's Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield. Photo by U.P. Politico  U.P. Politico - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Former GOP House Speaker Lee Chatfield Accused of Sexual Assault by Sister-in-Law 

“He destroyed me, and has controlled my life since I was 15-16, the past 10-11 years,” Rebekah Chatfield said.

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With Domestic Violence on the Rise, Michigan Faces Yet Another Public Health Crisis

Michigan has seen more cries for help in the last three months than most of 2020. With the pandemic pressing on, Michigan’s domestic violence experts only expect it to get worse.

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Michigan’s Survivors of Violence Have New Ways to Keep Their Addresses Confidential

For survivors of abuse, a new law seeks to mitigate the risk that their residential address falls into their abuser's hands.

Lansing, Michigan, USA - September 24, 2016: View from the public "peanut gallery" of the house of representatives of the state of Michigan in Lansing.
3 Things the Michigan Legislature Is Looking to Tackle in 2021

The next session for the Legislature has proposals from established Representatives, new faces, and from the people of Michigan themselves.

Ward Black poses for a portrait Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Las Vegas. Black, a University of Michigan gymnast on the school's 1970 national championship team, says it was "an open secret" that a team doctor sexually abused athletes at the school. (AP Photo/John Locher)
‘We All Knew’: Former U-M Gymnast Sues for 1969 Assault by Team Doctor

A member of the 1970 national championship team is the latest to come forward with claims of sexual abuse against Dr. Robert Anderson, who had a 40-year career at Michigan — and now has over 300 complaints against him.

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Domestic Violence Is Surging Due to Quarantining. Here’s What Lawmakers Are Doing to Help.

A group of lawmakers are seeking more funding to help a system of resources that's already strained.