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A roundup of global commentary for the Dec. 25, 2017 weekly magazine. Christian Science Monitor | All Stories

Melanie Martinez Released A New Song In Response To Rape Allegations, And The Lyrics Are… Interesting

Well, she’s gone and done it. Melanie Martinez, in the middle of facing down rape allegations from her former best friend Timothy Heller, has released a new song called Piggyback and the lyrics are… well, they’re sure something. Related: Melanie’s Fans Are DESTROYING Her Merchandise The Pity Party singer didn’t hold back on Piggyback in(…)

Nelly’s Rape Investigation Has Officially Been Closed — And Now He’s Going To Sue His Accuser!

Nelly is officially clear of those rape charges. Two months after his accuser dropped her case and refused to testify, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has confirmed the end of their investigation. And since the rapper was cleared of any wrongdoing, he’s ready to completely put this behind him. Related: Peter Jackson Confirms Mira(…)

Nelly’s Lawyer Speaks Out After Prosecutors Drop Rape Case Against Him

Nelly’s lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, is speaking out on behalf of the rapper after it was revealed prosecutors are dropping the rape case against him because his accuser has declined to participate in the investigation. Hollywood’s Sexual Misconduct Scandals “The formal close of the investigation into the false allegations made against Nelly is of course welcome(…)

Kelly Cutrone Claims Russell Simmons Tried to Rape Her

Kelly Cutrone claims that Russell Simmons tried to rape her in 1991. The founder of fashion public relations firm People’s Revolution came forward with her story after Simmons denied previous rape allegations made against him by other women. Hollywood Sexual Misconduct Scandals Cutrone, 52, alleges that the incident took place in his apartment after they(…)

Model Accuses Terry Richardson Of Rape During Raunchy Photoshoot

Every model’s nightmare… In a report published by the New York Daily News on Thursday, model Caron Bernstein is accusing infamous photographer Terry Richardson of rape during a 2003 photoshoot in New York. After being introduced through a mutual friend, Bernstein — who appeared in the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar — was reportedly(…)

Melanie Martinez Releases New Statement In Response To Rape Allegations

Melanie Martinez is going through it right now — the subject of a rape allegation from her former best friend Timothy Heller, Martinez enraged fans a few days ago with a tepid, unacceptable response to thorough allegations. And now, on Saturday night, the artist released a new statement trying to amend her old words and(…)

The Voice’s Melanie Martinez Thanks Fans for Researching ‘False’ Rape Allegations

Melanie Martinez issued a second statement on Saturday, December 9, addressing allegations that she raped her former friend, Timothy Heller. Hollywood’s Sexual Misconduct Scandals In a post shared to her Twitter account, The Voice alum, 22, wrote, “I understand how hard it could be to see my side of the story, considering no one with a(…)