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In this extract from her new book, Boys Will Be Boys, Clementine Ford argues the status quo reveres men as a class but destroys them as individuals. He was also a young black man with intellectual disabilities in an overwhelmingly white town. It seems that the assault was at least partly planned, as the young man testified that it began with an invitation for a hug. While he was being held, another player pushed a coat hanger into his anus.
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It was known as a date rape drug, then linked to chemsex parties. How did a spray or two of the liquid high become so popular among young clubbers? L auren, 24, is scrolling through her Instagram profile while she waits at the bar, in a club in a Yorkshire town. The young women in her pictures have long, glossy hair and matte-painted mouths. In one shot they huddle together under a neon sign, the light strobing off their highlighted cheekbones. Underneath most of the photos is written GNO.
On March 10, , thenyear-old film director Roman Polanski was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with six offenses against Samantha Geimer, a year-old girl  — rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy , lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor. At his arraignment, Polanski pleaded not guilty to all charges  but later accepted a plea bargain whose terms included dismissal of the five initial charges in exchange for a guilty plea to the lesser charge of engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Polanski underwent a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation ,  and he was placed on probation. On March 10, , Polanski, then aged 43, faced six charges involving drugging and raping year-old Samantha Jane Gailey  now Samantha Geimer. According to Geimer's testimony to the grand jury, Polanski had asked Geimer's mother a television actress and model if he could photograph the girl as part of his work for the French edition of Vogue ,  which Polanski had been invited to guest-edit. Her mother allowed a private photoshoot. Geimer testified that she felt uncomfortable during the first session, in which she posed topless at Polanski's request, and initially did not wish to take part in a second but nevertheless agreed to another shoot.