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.”
A host of Democratic senators has asked Senator Al Franken to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Now, many are wondering who will replace him.
Once Al Franken resigns, as he announced he would do "in the coming weeks," the Democratic Governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, will appoint his replacement and call a special election for 2018 to fill out the remainder of Franken's term.
5 women have come out, claiming that comedian Louis C.K. was involved in sexual misconduct with them by masturbating in front of them or while on the phone. The New York Times broke the story, beginning with the allegations of comedy duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, who was invited to perform with C.K. at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado in 2002. After the show, C.K. allegedly invited the women back to his hotel room for a nightcap before asking if he could masturbate in front of them.
Three other women have also come forward with similar stories of sexual misconduct by C.K.
Leigh Corfman and 3 other women claim that Roy Moore, a Republican in the special election in Alabama, came onto them as teenagers. The story was broke by the Washington Post this afternoon. In it, Corfman claims 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 the mother went inside a courthouse for a child custody hearing.
While the sexual assault allegations and the repercussions for Harvey Weinstein still dominate the news, the case against President Donald Trump saw new developments as well. Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, filed a subpoena for "all documents concerning any woman who asserted that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately." It names Trump's campaign organization and any applicable "directors, officers, partners, shareholders, managers, attorneys, employees, agents and representatives" as subjects.
In October 2016, Zervos alleged Donald Trump, without her consent, tried to kiss and touch her inappropriately at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007. Her allegations came after the release of an Access Hollywood tape from 2005 where Trump states he often grabs attractive women and kisses them without asking first. He followed by stating, “And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the p----. You can do anything.”