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McKayla Maroney stands on the podium at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. She says a team doctor molested her for years, including during the Olympics. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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The ousting of a powerful Hollywood producer over multiple abuse allegations prompted women and other assault survivors to proclaim a simple idea: that sexual abuse is common in their lives. Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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In The Wake Of Harvey Weinstein Scandal, Women Say #MeToo

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Roy Price, head of Amazon Studios, participates in the "Hand of God" panel at the Amazon Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., in Aug. 2015. Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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London police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by many women in recent days. Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New allegations of sexual harassment and assault by Harvey Weinstein emerged on Tuesday, two days after he was ousted from the Weinstein Company. Weinstein is pictured here in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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WBUR reporter Martha Bebinger (right) walks with Kristin, a drug user who says she has been repeatedly sexually assaulted while high on drugs. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Women With Opioid Addiction Live With Daily Fear Of Assault, Rape

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Taylor Swift on Nov. 21, 2013, just a few months after the Denver meet-and-greet that resulted in lawsuits. Former radio host David Mueller sued Swift, claiming she had gotten him fired. Swift countersued for sexual assault. John Sciulli/Getty Images hide caption

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Students Drive New Policies As K-12 Sexual Assault Investigations Rise

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Comedian Bill Cosby walks with spokesman Andrew Wyatt during deliberations in Cosby's sexual assault trial earlier this month at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Lucas Jackson/AP hide caption

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Bill Cosby walks outside the courtroom during a break on the third day of his sexual assault trial in the Montgomery County Courthouse June 7, 2017 in Norristown, Pa. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Cosby (center) walks through the Montgomery County Courthouse on the third day of his sexual assault trial on Wednesday in Norristown, Pa. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Andrea Constand walks to the courtroom during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., on Tuesday. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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A new lawsuit accuses Baylor University football players of drugging and gang-raping young women as part of a hazing or bonding ritual and the Waco, Texas, university of failing to investigate. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Chicago police have arrested two teenage boys and are looking for several other suspects in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed on Facebook Live. Legal experts say some charges may be possible for those who watched online, but that they could be difficult to prove. Nova Safo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Viewers Of Facebook Live Gang Rape Face Charges?

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Chicago police announced on Sunday the arrest of a 14-year-old boy in connection with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live on Facebook. Above, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson talks to reporters at the scene of a triple shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood in February. Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are reviewing all sex assault cases from last year that were dismissed as "unfounded," or baseless, as well as some older cases. A newspaper investigation found that 1 in 5 sexual assault complaints in Canada over a five-year period were designated as "unfounded." Eugene Hoshiko/AP hide caption

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