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A woman in her 20s has been admitted to hospital following a suspected assault in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. 

The woman was found with serious neck and arm injuries near Baths at Queens Road at around 3,20pm yesterday afternoon. 

Gardaí believe she may have been stabbed. 

The woman, who is believed to be from China, was taken to St Vincent's Hospital where she is being treated for her injuries. 

The victim was alone at the scene when emergency services arrived, though it's understood a man may been with her prior to the attack. 

Gardaí have carried out an examination of the scene.

An appeal has been made for anyone who was in the Queens Road area between 3pm and 4pm to come forward. Anyone with information is asked contact Dún Laoghaire Garda Station on 01-666-5000.

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A young woman has taken to Facebook to pay tribute to the passerby who intervened after she was assaulted on Grafton Street on Monday morning.

Becky Ni Uuinseann took to social media to outline the details of the incident which occurred at approximately 8am.

"To the guy who helped me this morning …. thank you! I never asked your name or even for your details to say thank you and I'm putting it down to shock, but maybe this might reach you somehow," she began her post.

"This morning between 7:50 and 8:05 I was attacked on Grafton street. Some guy in his 40s grabbed me and was screaming in my face while throwing digs," Becky told her followers.

While she attempted to defend herself, Becky confirmed that the passerby who intervened bore the brunt of the man's assault.

"I managed to block him but couldn't get away and only 1 person got involved and helped me get free. I'm positive he took the brunt of it once he got involved."

"Once free he walked me most of the way to work before heading on his way," Becky continued.

"If you're going through town please be careful. The guy was big and definitely was not speaking English. Please be careful and maybe take 1 ear phone out! This was broad daylight while everyone was on their way to work!"

Speaking to The Independent, Becky confirmed that she has reported the incident to the Gardaí, saying: "They couldn't have been more helpful."

"They told me that not enough people report these things. No matter how small you may think the incident is you really should report it because usually these people are known to the guards."

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Crystal Castles, an electronic group popular on the indie scene, shot to fame in 2008 with their hit Alice Practice.

Original member Alice Glass left the group in 2014, and has this week revealed the reason why. 

Using the hashtag #MeToo, the former founding member has claimed that she is a victim of sexual assault, physical abuse and rape at the hands of her CC bandmate Ethan Kath. 

Alice stated that the recent wave of discussion surrounding sexual assault led to her feeling that it was time to speak out. 

'The first time he took advantage of me was when I was around 15. He was 10 years older than me.'

'I came to in the back of his car extremely intoxicated (from drinks he had given me that night).'

'He went to great lengths to find me again, stalking me and driving past my high school looking for me,' she claimed, in a lengthy statement posted to her website. 

 

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Alice goes on to claim how, as Crystal Castles gained popularity, the abuse continued and escalated. 

'He became physically abusive,' reads the statement.  

'He held me over a staircase and threatened to throw me down it. He picked me up over his shoulders and threw me onto concrete.'

 

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Alice goes on to allege that Kath used manipulation, violence and forcible restraint which led to sexual assault. 

'He broke glass shower doors to frighten me, he locked me into rooms.'

'He told me that my feminism made me a target for rapists and only he could protect me.'

'He forced me to have sex with him or, he said, I wouldn’t be allowed to be in the band anymore.'

 

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'I am outraged and hurt by the recent statements made by Alice about me and our prior relationship,' Kath responded in a statement from his attorney obtained by Pitchfork.  

'Her story is pure fiction and I am consulting my lawyers as to my legal options.'

'Fortunately, there are many witnesses who can and will confirm that I was never abusive to Alice.'

Alice finished her statement by saying that walking away from Crystal Castles was hugely difficult, but she knew that it was the right decision. 

'As difficult as it was, I knew that leaving was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.'

'It has taken me years to recover from enduring almost a decade of abuse, manipulation and psychological control. I am still recovering.'

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Like a worrying number of other women within the entertainment industry, Natasha Lyonne has experience of assault.

And earlier this week, she decided to share it in a move which many of her fans and followers say brought them to tears.

In an account which paints a vivid picture of Natasha at just 19-years-old, the now 38-year-old actress recalls her desire to impress a man who would be instrumental in whether she would be hired to play music icon Janis Joplin.

Having experienced success with the film Slums of Beverly Hills, Natasha hoped her experience and passion for the role would ultimately work in her favour – a hope which was dashed when she found herself 'overpowered' by the man she refers to simply as 'G' in her post.

"I’d always felt like the oldest girl in showbiz. By the time I met G—for his Janis Joplin film I was roughly 19 and already had been at work as a kid actor for 13 years. I wanted the part so bad," she began her post.

"No one knew Janis like I did from the inside out. I’d known her that way since I’d memorized all her lyrics as a little girl actress readying myself for the day I got to play her. And here it was. Slums of Beverly Hills had just come out & I was a hot commodity."

"We would meet in LA while I was in town to discuss the project. He was 35-40. I was staying at my friend Zoe’s apt in West Hollywood. I didn’t have a car cuz I lived in New York City," she remembers.

"I thought I was a real tough guy back then. Sometimes I still do. I wore baby blue corduroy bell bottoms stolen from my friend Annie P and a white wife beater. My hair was huge, curly, messy. Big platform boots."

 

I’d always felt like the oldest girl in showbiz. By the time I met G—for his Janis Joplin film I was roughly 19 and already had been at work as a kid actor for 13 years. I wanted the part so bad. No one knew Janis like I did from the inside out. I’d known her that way since I’d memorized all her lyrics as a little girl actress readying myself for the day I got to play her. And here it was. Slums of Beverly Hills had just come out & I was a hot commodity. We would meet in LA while I was in town to discuss the project. He was 35-40. I was staying at my friend Zoe’s apt in West Hollywood. I didn’t have a car cuz I lived in New York City. I thought I was a real tough guy back then. Sometimes I still do. I wore baby blue corduroy bell bottoms stolen from my friend Annie P and a white wife beater. My hair was huge, curly, messy. Big platform boots. G— offered to pick me up since I had no car. That seemed fair. I’m pretty sure it was still daylight. We went to a bar on Sunset & I started drinking Southern Comfort figuring, hey- this’ll prove how Method I am. Janis loved Southern Comfort. Being broken & freewheeling. People loved identifying with her pain & her mess. I can remember him driving me back to Zoe’s place & me saying not to come up but really what I recall is suddenly having this huge guy overpowering me and me saying the word “NO” quite clearly. He won I guess. When we woke up I vaguely remember some form of a goodbye on his part like we’d had a fun night. I was pretty devastated by the whole scene and declined flying back to LA for the screentest. In my head at the time I tried to comfort myself with some of her “get it while you can” shtick or maybe that one about how “freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose/nothing, I mean nothing, honey if it isn't free”; beating myself up for not being clear headed, wondering what the hell had just gone down and if I’d allowed it. But now, I also think of these words of hers to the young girls unsure if to speak up, in awe of those who already have & to the teenager inside me still questioning if my truth is valid enough: “Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.”

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"G— offered to pick me up since I had no car. That seemed fair. I’m pretty sure it was still daylight. We went to a bar on Sunset & I started drinking Southern Comfort figuring, hey- this’ll prove how Method I am. Janis loved Southern Comfort. Being broken & freewheeling. People loved identifying with her pain & her mess."

Natasha went on to provide her fans and followers with an overview of how the situation escalated upon their leaving the bar.

"I can remember him driving me back to Zoe’s place & me saying not to come up but really what I recall is suddenly having this huge guy overpowering me and me saying the word “NO” quite clearly. He won I guess. When we woke up I vaguely remember some form of a goodbye on his part like we’d had a fun night."

"I was pretty devastated by the whole scene and declined flying back to LA for the screentest."

"In my head at the time I tried to comfort myself with some of her “get it while you can” shtick or maybe that one about how “freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose/nothing, I mean nothing, honey if it isn't free”; beating myself up for not being clear headed, wondering what the hell had just gone down and if I’d allowed it."

"But now, I also think of these words of hers to the young girls unsure if to speak up, in awe of those who already have & to the teenager inside me still questioning if my truth is valid enough: “Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.”

Natasha followers were quick to offer their support, with one writing: "Dammmmmn powerful. You are a beautiful soul."

"You are such an unbelievably strong woman in my eyes, & the eyes of many others," added another.

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'Me too' – They're just two simple words, but they currently carry a tremendous amount of weight on social media.

Used to highlight the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in contemporary society, the hashtag has swept Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the last 36 hours, and there's no denying the magnitude of the campaign.

Taking to Instagram earlier today, Ugly Betty star, America Ferrera, contributed to the conversation, and provided her fans and followers with a harrowing account as to why the hashtag affects her.

 

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"First time I remember being sexually assaulted I was 9-years-old, " she wrote in a post which has amassed more than 36,000 likes so far.

Recalling the anxiety she felt at the time,  the 33-year-old actress continued: "I told no one and lived with the shame and guilt thinking all along that I, a nine-year-old child, was somehow responsible for the actions of a grown man."

 

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The actress, who joins a number of other stars coming forward with their own stories of assault, remembers the horror of having to regularly face the individual who violated her.

“I had to see this man on a daily basis for years to come,” she continued. “He would smile at me and wave, and I would hurry past him, my blood running cold, my guts carrying the burden of what only he and I knew – that he expected me to shut my mouth and smile back.”

America pushed for her followers' support of the hashtag, writing: "Ladies, let’s break the silence to the next generation of girls won’t have to live with this bulls**t.”


The actress has been inundated with messages of support from the public, with many offering their own experiences alongside the hashtag.

 "I wish that I knew that it wasn’t normal at a younger age. It sucks to keep all that bottled inside. As a child you blame yourself not knowing that the adult is the one who is in control," wrote one follower.

Actress, Alyssa Milano, created the #MeToo platform for victims to come forward in a show of solidarity.
 

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An investigation is underway after a woman was sexually assaulted in Letterkenny in the early hours of this morning.

It's understood the alleged attack took place at Speer's Lane shortly before 2am on Sunday morning.

The area has been cordoned off and the victim is being treated at Letterkenny University Hospital.

A technical examination of the scene is being carried out by forensic officers.

A Garda spokesperson has said "investigations are ongoing".

Further details around the investigation are not yet known.

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Reality TV star, Jeremy McConnell will appear in court today charged with assaulting his on-off girlfriend and mother of his child, Stephanie Davis.

The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant will stand trail at Liverpool Magistrates' Court and this will be the first time the infamous couple have been face-to-face since June this year.

The alleged incident took place at a property in Rainhill, Merseyside, on March 10.

At a previous court appearance on May 10, Jeremy, 27, pleaded guilty to charges of criminal damage but denied assault by beating.

Originally from Swords, Co Dublin, the Irish model first met the Hollyoaks actress when they both appeared as contestants on Celebrity Big Brother in 2015.

Since then, the couple have made headlines for their rocky on-again off-again relationship.

They also welcomed a baby boy, Caben-Albi, in January 2017.

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Stephanie Davis has been arrested in London.

The former actress was arrested on suspicion of "grievous bodily harm" after a fight broke out between her and her on/off boyfriend, Jeremy McConnell.

According to The Mirror, Steph was in London to film Big Brother's Bit on the Side, when officers were called to the hotel she was staying at.

 

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Police told the publication that they were called to the hotel at 11pm on reports of assault.

Steph and Jeremy's six-month-old son Caben-Albi was not at the hotel at the time.

She was brought to a north London police station and still remains in custody.

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Gardaí in Dublin have appealed to the public to come forward with any information they may have pertaining to an incident in Swords which led to the death of a 34-year-old man this week.

It has been confirmed that Chris Fitzgerald has died in hospital this week after suffering serious head injuries following an assault at the weekend.

It has been established that the victim was discovered in the vicinity of the Wright Venue at approximately 03.40 on Sunday and subsequently rushed to Beaumont Hospital.

Reports assert that Mr Fitzgerald will be removed to the City Mortuary where a post mortem examination will take place.

It is understood that a man in his 30s was arrested yesterday and taken to Swords Garda Station for questioning where he can be held for up to 24 hours.

A Garda statement read: "Gardaí are continuing to detain and question a man in his 30s under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Swords Garda Station as part of the investigation."

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information and have asked members of the public to come forward specifically if they witnessed an altercation between two men outside the popular nightclub between 3,00 and 3.30.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Swords Garda Station on 01-6664700 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111

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Stephanie Davis is said to be the alleged victim of the assault claims that have been brought against ex-boyfriend Jeremy McConnell. 

The model has denied any involvement with any assault. 

Very few details about the investigation are known, but Merseyside Police have released a statement confirming they are looking into the report.

"Merseyside Police can confirm a report was received of an assault at a property on Thursday 9 March," a police spokesperson told the Mirror. 

“Officers were contacted on Sunday, 12 March and an investigation into the incident is on-going."

"At this time no arrests have been made.”

"Jeremy denies any wrong doing, however he is fully cooperating with the police in their investigations,” according to Jeremy's rep. 

According to The Mirror, it’s alleged that Stephanie was forced to call the police after Jeremy began behaving "oddly."

Stephanie then raised concerns from fans over some bruises which she documented in the bath on Snapchat.

There is currently no confirmation that these bruises are connected with the alleged assault in any way. 

Jeremy has returned to Ireland to be with friends and family. 

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It has been confirmed that Jeremy McConnell is being investigated for assault that took place in Liverpool last week.

The Big Brother star was over in Liverpool to visit Stephanie Davis and his son, Caben-Albi.

 

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Very little details about the investigation are known, but Merseyside Police have released a statement confirming they are looking into the report.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Merseyside Police can confirm a report was received of an assault at a property on Thursday 9 March.

“Officers were contacted on Sunday, 12 March and an investigation into the incident is on-going.

 

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They added: “At this time no arrests have been made.”

Jeremy's rep also made a statement this afternoon: “Jeremy denies any wrong doing, however he is fully cooperating with the police in their investigations.”

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RTÉ presenter, Eoghan McDermott, took to social media yesterday to thank his fans and followers for their support after he was the victim of an unprovoked attack earlier this week.

Updating Twitter the morning after the assault, the 33-year-old Limerick-native explained that he had required medical attention after getting knocked unconscious the previous night.

"Some coward jumped me from behind as I was walking down the road last night, got knocked unconscious," Eoghan wrote on Tuesday. "Brain scan, concussion. I'll find you!"

The following day, the popular broadcaster took to Twitter once again to thank fans and update them on the situation.

"Thanks for all the kind msgs. Rough today, lots of nausea, vomiting, shooting headaches," he explained in a post.
 

Assuring fans he would be pursuing the matter with the help of the Gardaí, he added: "Will speak to Gardai soon as I can leave the house."

"Awful what happened to you Eoghan, hope you recover quickly. Hopefully CCTV will get the low life's who did that," responded one fan.

"So sorry to hear that. Not exactly the Christmas Spirit, but happy to hear u are ok & sending speedy recovery vibes to you," added another. (sic)
 

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