Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo By Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images)

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University living a fairly normal life with her family. Then on September 19, 2018, her world changed drastically.

Dr. Blasey Ford's name hit the media as the previously unnamed accuser of Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement.

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President Donald Trump stops to speak to reporters on his way to address the United Nations. (TIME/YouTube)

On his way to deliver a speech before the United Nations in New York, President Donald Trump stopped to answer a reporter's question about his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. To paraphrase Tammy Wynette, Trump plans to "stand by his man."

The President stated:

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You’re on a date. Things are starting to heat up. You turn to your partner and whisper suggestively, “Would you just swipe on this app here so I can get your legal consent to this sexual encounter?”

That’s what Dutch company LegalThlings is envisioning with their new app, LegalFling, which they hope to release next month. “Asking someone to sign a contract before having sex is a little uncomfortable,” said LegalThings CEO Rick Schmitz. “With LegalFling, a simple swipe to consent is enough to legally justify the fling.”

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., attends a news conference in the Capitol on the Child Care for Working Families Act, which focuses on affordable early learning and care on September 14, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

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Senator Al Franken (D-MN) will announce he will step down from the Senate just a day after a seventh woman accused him of making improper advances toward her.

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Ars Electronica. (Tom Mesic/Flickr.)

It’s hard to believe, but even Samantha the Sex Robot might need to be reprogrammed to ward off unwanted sexual advances.

It sounds like something out of a futuristic novel, but the robot’s developers were shocked by how Samantha was treated at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.

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Beverly Young Nelson is represented by lawyer Gloria Allred and is the latest alleged sexual assault victim of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Last week, Leigh Corfman and 3 other women went public with disturbing allegations against Moore, dating from their teenage years. The accounts were published in the Washington Post. In it, Corfman claimed that Moore approached her in Etowah County, Alabama while she was sitting on a bench with her mother in 1979.

During the exchange with her mother, Corfman claims that Moore offered to watch young 14-year-old Corfman while she went inside a courthouse for a child custody hearing. While he watched the young Corfman, he allegedly got her phone number. Days later, he allegedly picked her up in his car, drove some ways, and molested her.

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Broadway veteran and Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp came forward with sexual assault allegations against actor Kevin Spacey in an article published Sunday. The incident, which Rapp described as a sexual advance, occurred in 1986 when Rapp was 14 years old and Spacey was 26.

Rapp alleges Spacey befriended him while both performed on Broadway. He invited Rapp over to his apartment for a party. At the end of the night, Spacey picked a 14 year old Rapp up, placed him on his bed, and climbed on top of him. Rapp was able to get away and leave the apartment.

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