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Audrie Pott family to sue alleged teen rapists for ‘wrongful death’

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The family of a 15-year-old US girl who killed herself after she was sexually assaulted while drunk are suing three teenage boys accused of the attack and sharing a photo of it at their school.

In the latest such case, Audrie Pott committed suicide last September eight days after the alleged attack in which she was assaulted by three male schoolfriends after going to sleep at a party.

They had taken a photograph of the alleged assault, which was shared among friends at Saratoga High School, a lawyer for the family said at a press conference with her mother Sheila.

“After consuming alcohol .. she went to a bed to go to sleep, hoping to wake up the next day and go to school and start the school year. Instead she woke up to an absolute nightmare,” said attorney Robert Allard.

“The sexual assault was one thing ..and then to be publicly humiliated and disgraced in front of the whole school student body, that was to much for this young girl to take,” he added, announcing a wrongful death civil lawsuit.

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He added: “We intend to prove … that their action not only for the sexual assault, but .. the despicable horrific, traumatic, defaming and savage actions they did in the next seven days, broke her.

“She couldn’t handle it. And she did the worst thing a parent could ever imagine … she ended her life.”

Her mother said: “These boys distributed the picture to humiliate and bully my daughter. They were her friends. This breach of trust would be difficult for an adult to handle, let alone a young girl.”

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The case is the latest in North America involving a mix of teenage sexual assault and shared photos or videos.

Last month two US teenagers were found guilty of raping a fellow high school student — a case made notorious when a video of boys laughing about the assault on the “dead” drunk girl went viral.

Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, both high school football players in the small Ohio town of Steubenville, were found to be “delinquent beyond a reasonable do,ubt” on all counts.

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In Canada, several hundred people, including the provincial premier, attended the funeral last weekend of a teen who committed suicide after facing cyberbullying over her alleged rape.

The death of Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, has provoked outrage in Canada and abroad, and police announced Friday they were reopening their investigation into the alleged sexual assault two years ago.


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Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island

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ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take some of the things he was seeing on Epstein's private island compound.

The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.

"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."

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‘Names are going to start coming out’: New report says more elites will be exposed in the Epstein case — and ‘DC is on edge’

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Will other powerful people — presumably men — get taken down as a result of the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein?

That’s the hope of many closer followers of the story, but it’s far from clear what, if any, fallout there will be. Epstein’s connections to Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have raised suspicions about potential evidence of their wrongdoing, such suspicions remain unproven. Alan Dershowitz has already faced accusations of being involved in Epstein’s crimes, though he denies the charge vigorously.

But a new report from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman says that “DC is on edge” over the Epstein case, and any elites who have run in his circles could be involved. Dozens of girls, if not more, are believed to be involved in his alleged sex trafficking, and lawyers for some of the women who have accused Epstein are strongly suggesting that other high-profile figures will be implicated.

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‘It’s so un-American’: Internet scorches Trump supporters for racist chants of ‘Send her back!’

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The ignoble highlight of President Donald Trump's rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday was when his fans doubled down on his racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color and targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), chanting "Send her back! Send her back!"

Political commentators of all stripes were gobsmacked by the crowd's naked racism — and buried them in condemnation:

The crowd at Trump’s rally chanting “send her back” after the President viciously and dishonestly attacked Ilhan Omar is one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.

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