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    Caitlyn Jenner is proving to be quite the fashion icon, and she's got a shoe collection to match. 


    The 65-year-old posted a short video on Instagram Wednesday showing off one of the most impressive shoe closets we've seen. The former Olympian, who recently accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYs, captioned the clip, "giving @khloekardashian a run for her money, dontcha think?"



    A video posted by Caitlyn Jenner (@caitlynjenner) on



    As the camera pans across the closet, we get a glimpse of some killer designer heels (including what look to be some Valentino Rock Studs, this editor's favorite shoes). 


    Jenner can be heard saying, "Don't get jealous, Khloe, it's filling up!" 


    We're sure we'll get to see all these and more of her enviable shoe collection once her docu-series, "I Am Cait," premieres on July 26 on E!


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    If a celebrity visits the beach and no one is around to see it, can she still show off her carefully curated summer look? Philosophers and J. Lo fans rejoice: Today's stars are well-versed in the art of the bikini selfie. Here are some of the best summer swimsuit pics shared by celebrities on social media:


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    Looks like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift still have some bad blood between them, because Perry couldn't wait to chime in on the Twitter fight Swift managed to get herself into with Nicki Minaj.


    On Wednesday, Perry tweeted: 





    Ironic indeed, as Perry is said to be the inspiration behind "Bad Blood," which was nominated for the MTV VMA for Video of the Year, as well as Best Collaboration. 


    And if you recall on Tuesday, Swift seemed to think that Minaj was targeting her when she tweeted, "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year."


    Though Minaj never mentioned her by name, Swift tweeted at the rapper, "I've done nothing but love & support you. It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.."   


    Minaj shut Swift down, explaining to her that her tweets had nothing to do with her, and had even less patience for the singer when Swift responded, "If I win, please come up with me!! You're invited to any stage I'm ever on." 


    Minaj responded by retweeting a fan:





    Since we've seen what happens when you assume someone is calling someone else out, we won't say that Perry was specifically addressing Swift's tweet, but we kind of have a really good feeling she was. 


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    "Sharknado 3" has finally proven all men must die.


    In a cameo that took all the Seven Kingdoms by storm, "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin showed up in Syfy's latest "Sharknado" only to be brutally eaten by a shark almost immediately. And the best part, it was full of "GoT" references.


    Martin was watching a movie showing a shark with three heads, kind of like the "dragon has three heads" prophecy in Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. Martin gets decapitated, kind of like Ned Stark's death on the show. Oh, and he's sitting next to someone in a wedding gown. 


    That's right. "Sharknado 3" literally had a Red Wedding for Martin. 


    During a recent interview, "Sharknado" writer Thunder Levin told The Huffington Post he was a big fan of "Game of Thrones" and even threw out the idea of a "DragonNado" possibly showing up in future movies. 


    From the brutal nature of Martin's death in the film, it's probably safe to say Levin felt the same as other "Game of Thrones" fans about that last Season 5 finale scene.


    Payback's a fish, George R.R. Martin.


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    On Thursday, after Taylor Swift got her first taste of what it feels like to be on the wrong side of the Internet for half a second, the pop star apologized for starting drama with Nicki Minaj over Twitter on Tuesday





    Swift thought Minaj's beef with MTV was somehow directed at her after the rapper took issue with the fact that "Anaconda" failed to garner nominations for Video of the Year and in the professional category of Best Choreography. Minaj was also unclear as to how her and Beyoncé's song, "Feeling Myself," failed to be nominated for anything.  


    When Minaj tweeted, "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year,"  Swift seemed to think that the rapper was talking about her "Bad Blood" video, which received nominations for Video of the Year -- and happens to feature a ton of supermodels. 


    "@NICKIMINAJ I've done nothing but love & support you. It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.." Swift ever-so-misguidedly tweeted. 


    Minaj responded by retweeting a fan who wrote, "@taylorswift13 stop using 'support all girls' as an excuse to not be critical of racist media that benefits and glorifies you." 


     After Swift's apology, it seems like she gets that now.


    Update: Swift has been forgiven. 





     


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    In Pharrell's new music video for his single "Freedom," the singer travels across the globe with a positive message about liberation. There are shots of workers in sweatshops and men working in a mining camp, interspersed with stunning imagery of landscapes, oceans and horses running wild.


    In June, the "Happy" singer debuted "Freedom" live during his performance at Glastonbury Festival. Soon after, the track premiered exclusively on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio.


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    Britney Spears is the latest celebrity to jump on the rainbow hair bandwagon. 


    The 33-year-old icon debuted her new lavender dip-dyed locks while out and about in California on Wednesday. The mini hair makeover adds just a little pop of color to her honey blond mane. 


    Us Weekly shared a snap of the "Pretty Girls" singer's new look on Twitter: 





    This isn't the first time Brit Brit's changed things up in the hair department -- she's experimented with wigs in the past and even rocked pink and blue tips at the same time. The "Toxic" singer is one of the many celebs who've tried out the trend for themselves.


    Just last week, Jenny McCarthy debuted hot pink tresses and, before her, Kelly Ripa went "superhero" blue. Then there's Nicole Richie, who's tried every color of the rainbow, and of course, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, who've both also given candy-colored hair a whole lotta love. 


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    Well, what else would you expect from a country superstar? Just a few days after announcing her divorce from Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert looks to be finding solace in her music. 


    Lambert, 31, made a surprise appearance at friend Ashley Monroe's Nashville gig on Wednesday night, jumping on stage for a duet of her own song "Heart Like Mine." A video of the appearance, posted on YouTube by Hunter Kelly, features a smiling Lambert and guitar-strumming Monroe, 28, singing the hit they co-wrote with Travis Howard. They finished their rendition with a big hug, to the cheers of the crowd at The Basement East venue.


    On Saturday, Lambert broke down during a performance of "The House That Built Me" at the Cheyenne Frontier Days festival in Wyoming. 


    Lambert and Shelton disclosed the end of their four-year marriage on Monday, saying in a joint statement,"This is not the future we envisioned and it is with heavy heart that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real family, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter."


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    Jared Leto does not do things halfway. The method actor once gained 60 pounds for a role (to play Mark David Chapman in "Chapter 27") and then lost almost 40 for another (his Oscar-winning turn as Rayon in "Dallas Buyers Club"). So naturally, when it comes to summer travel plans, it's fair to say Leto gets a little more extreme than the average vacationer.


    After excursions to Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks in June, Leto has assembled his best photos into two albums on the visual storytelling platform Steller. The albums show Leto rock climbing and bouldering with friends, and also include a few shots of his torn-up hands and fingers. As he put it in one caption, "Fingerprints gone. Memories gained."










    Leto appears as the Joker in "Suicide Squad," which hits theaters August 5, 2016. That role, of course, required yet another major physical transformation; he cut and bleached his famously long locks for the part.


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    George R.R. Martin is a proud Marvel fanboy, as he admits in his most recent post on his "Not a Blog" LiveJournal. And while the Song of Ice and Fire author initially had his doubts about Paul Rudd's "Ant-Man," he was pretty pleased with the film, writing that it was "right up there" with some of the studio's best. There's one thing, though, Martin doesn't like about Marvel's movies.


    In his post about "Ant-Man" from Tuesday, Martin wrote that one of his "quibbles" with the Marvel franchise is its villains. "I am tired of this Marvel movie trope where the bad guy has the same powers as the hero," Martin wrote, citing examples of the Hulk vs. Abomination and Spider-Man vs. Venom. "I want more films where the hero and the villain have wildly different powers," Martin wrote. "That makes the action much more interesting."


    If anyone knows bad guys, it's Martin, who has created a fair share of despicable and evil characters in his book series alone. (Think Joffrey and Ramsay.) Maybe Marvel should commission Martin to pen one of their superhero films.


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    Jake Gyllenhaal is either a terrible liar or his relationship with Taylor Swift was even faker than rumors suggested, because he claims he didn't know the singer had written a song about him. 


    The denial went down while Gyllenhaal was on "The Howard Stern Show" on Wednesday and Stern wanted to know his thoughts on how "Good Morning America" played Swift's "Bad Blood" behind his interview. The "Southpaw" star brushed off the morning show's successful bid to remind us that the two were linked, telling Stern, "There are dark things that happen on 'Good Morning America.' That is not one of them."


    But then, Stern told the actor that Swift is pretty much the one that got away and Gyllenhaal should have married her. Stern's logic was that there's "nothing sexier than a woman who can play songs and write songs and all that," at which point his co-host Robin Quivers pointed out, "you have a song written about you." 


    "Do I? I don't know," the 34-year-old actor responded. 


    Fine Jake, be that way. Play dumb. We all know "All Too Well" is about you


    And we remember this: 



    And we all remember Swift's performance of the song, which doubled as some sort of romantic exorcism at the 2014 Grammy Awards: 




     But if you want to keep pretending you don't know, that's your choice, Jake. 


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    Kevin Bacon has a badge, and he'll use it to shut you up. In a fun public service announcement from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on how to behave at the movies, the actor plays a cop who breaks through the screen barrier to silence the talking and texting shmos.


    "Hey, you. Drop your phone and put your hands in the air," he tells one audience member. "I sentence you to life in jail for crimes against cinema."


    You tell 'em, Kevin.


    The short cleverly ties in with Bacon's new role as a corrupt sheriff in the thriller "Cop Car," which will be released in August. In fact, it's "Cop Car" that's playing during the clip when Bacon busts in.


    But we wish the actor could pop up in uniform anytime someone interrupts a film.



    Don't Talk PSA: KEVIN BACON

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    Watching young British child stars morph into beautiful adult specimens has become somewhat of a pasttime for us regular folk.


    Let us explain: There's Emma Watson, who went from being a frizzy-haired Hermione to one of Hollywood's most graceful (and gorgeous) stars, Nicholas Hoult, the little kid from "About a Boy" who went on to star in Tom Ford Campaigns (and date Jennifer Lawrence) and, of course, Matthew Lewis, who went from being an awkward Neville Longbottom to being flat-out hot


    Now, there's Freddie Highmore. The actor, known for playing Charlie Bucket in Tim Burton's adaptation of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," sure has grown into his looks, as some would say. 


    Back in 2005, Highmore was an adorable kid with with bright eyes and crooked teeth. 



    Since then, he's transformed into one very attractive man, if we do say so ourselves. Just check him out on the summer 2015 cover of Attitude magazine:



    His eyes are piercing through our souls. 


    And here's another snap from inside the magazine: 





    Oh, and here he is looking dapper in a navy suit on the red carpet back in March:



    He's a looker, that's for sure.  


    Aside from growing up, the actor, now 23, has appeared in a few films since "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," including "The Art of Getting By" alongside Emma Roberts. He's also currently starring as Norman Bates in the drama-thriller "Bates Motel," which we now want to watch even more than before. 


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    The "Jurassic World" sequel now has a release date.


    Universal Pictures will unleash another set of dinos on June 22, 2018. The untitled sequel will also feature the return of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, so you can count on more running-in-heels-from-pterodactyls two summers from now.


    This week, "Jurassic World" surpassed "The Avengers" to become the third highest-grossing movie of all time. The film has brought in $1.52 billion worldwide, ranking just below "Avatar" at $2.79 billion, and "Titanic" at $2.18 billion. The film also had the largest opening weekend in history. Just wait for the sequel to crush those records.



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    (RNS) Amy Winehouse’s dramatic eye makeup and iconic beehive weren’t the singer’s only fashion statements. Winehouse, who died four years ago Thursday (July 23), is back in the spotlight with the July 3 release of the documentary “Amy.” In it, she is frequently seen wearing a thick, gold Star of David pendant around her neck.


    Director Asif Kapadia’s new film captures the British sensation’s short, explosive career before she died of alcohol poisoning at age 27. But what about her Jewish religious heritage? In the film, Nick Gatfield, the Island Records executive who signed Winehouse at age 18, describes her as “a classic North London Jewish girl,” but was she?


    Here are five facts about the six-time Grammy Award winner’s Jewish upbringing:


    1. She went to Hebrew school.


    In an interview for totallyJewish.com, Winehouse recalled going to Hebrew school every Sunday as a child. Like many other Jews, she didn’t particularly enjoy it. Winehouse told her interviewer, “Every week I’d say, ‘I don’t want to go, dad, please don’t make me go.’ … I never learnt anything about being Jewish when I went anyway.”


    2. Her family celebrated traditional Friday night dinners.


    While Winehouse’s family wasn’t particularly religious, her father mentions in his memoir “Amy, My Daughter,” that they held weekly Shabbat dinners, to which Winehouse would sometimes bring friends. Winehouse’s first manager, Nick Shymansky, told the Los Angeles Jewish Journal that he attended Friday night dinners at Winehouse’s grandmother’s home.


    3. Her brother described her as “a little Jewish kid from North London.”


    The Jewish Museum London opened an exhibit in 2013 entitled “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait,” which delved into Winehouse’s family history as far back as her great-great-grandfather’s immigration from Minsk, Belarus, in 1890. The exhibit has since traveled to Israel and the U.S., and will be temporarily located at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco starting Thursday.


    In the opening caption for the exhibit, Winehouse’s brother Alex described the exhibit as “a snapshot of a girl who was, to her deepest core, simply a little Jewish kid from North London with a big talent who, more than anything, just wanted to be true to her heritage.” 



    4. But she connected to Jewish family values more than religious practice.


    “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait” has been criticized for overplaying Winehouse’s connection to her religion. Based on Winehouse’s own statements, this criticism may not be unfounded. Winehouse told totallyJewish.com, “Being Jewish to me is about being together as a real family. It’s not about lighting candles and saying a ‘brocha’ (blessing).”


    5. When she died, her family sat shiva.


    Amy Winehouse’s family undertook the traditional seven-day mourning period called a shiva. During that time, Jews typically refrain from shaving and changing clothes, while community members visit and pay their respects at the home of the bereaved.


    Alex Winehouse reflected on the experience for The Guardian. “People sitting shiva should be in their 70s and 80s,” he said. “They shouldn’t be 31 years old and certainly not a 31-year-old who is sitting shiva for his 27-year-old sister.”


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    Well, this turned out to be anything but a train wreck.


    During the premiere of Amy Schumer’s latest film, one super lucky fan won the grand prize for a charity raffle, a lap dance from Amy Schumer.


    But it wasn’t just any provocative number.



     


    The comedienne promised it to be “disappointing” and for the funds to support the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, according to Crowdrise, the group that organized the campaign. While she certainly delivered on the latter, her smooth moves were hardly a letdown.


    “It was as great as you might imagine and not at all disappointing,” Adam Fein, the raffle winner and CEO of Drug Channels Institute, said in a statement.


    Fein was so moved by the campaign that he’s launched a follow-up fundraiser for the MS Society and had collected nearly $3,000 as of Thursday afternoon. 


    He vowed to match donations up to $5,000.


    But don’t expect Schumer to be busting out “the swim” again anytime soon.



     


    The actress was inspired to get involved in this fundraiser because of her personal connection to MS. Her father was diagnosed with the condition when she was a child -- that fact was included as part of the story line in “Trainwreck,” according to a press release. 


    And while Fein is eager to donate his money after this “life-changing” experience, he would like someone to remind Schumer that she still owes him change from his $20 tip. 


    Learn more about the MS fundraiser and how you can get involved here. 


    CLARIFICATION: This post has been updated to reflect the amount of money raised for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

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    It’s been a divine couple of years for Chvrches.


    The Scottish synth-pop outfit -- featuring vocalist Lauren Mayberry, synth-master Martin Doherty and guitarist Iain Cook -- burst onto the scene internationally with dark-yet-danceable tracks like “Lies,” “The Mother We Share” and “Recover” in late 2012. By 2013, the trio was among the top five on BBC’s Sound of 2013 ranking and playing on all the major late-night talk shows before hitting the road for a non-stop itinerary of shows all around the world in support of their critically-admired debut album, “The Bones of What You Believe.”


    Chvrches’ most recent leg of shows wrapped last November in South Korea and the band preceded to spend a month a half with their families before going at it again, returning to the studio to record the followup, “Every Open Eye,” which is due for a Sept. 25 release amid another long run of festival appearances and preceding a just-announced string of North American tour dates.


    After eight months largely out of the public eye, one had to wonder if the band could carry forward the momentum propelling their seemingly unstoppable rise to indie-pop stardom and avoid the second-album slump to which so many previous acts have fallen victim.


    But the release of “Leave a Trace,” Chvrches’ new single off the upcoming album, last week should silence any doubts. The song was met with almost immediate and universal praise for the song’s in-your-face R&B-tinged, earworm-worthy textures both online and from audiences at a trio of back-to-back festival appearances.




    So what’s in the secret sauce for the tight-knit trio? As Mayberry explained backstage at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park, the band made it a point to attempt to replicate the vacuum-like atmosphere in which they created the first album -- their own space in a small basement studio in Glasgow -- and ignore the temptation to bring in outside producers by continuing the do-it-yourself approach that made “Bones” a success.


    “Whether we like it or not, the second album does have preconceived ideas around it,” Mayberry told The Huffington Post, “so it made the most sense for us to try and eliminate as many outside influences as possible and just make it be the three of us so that whatever we come up with, whether it goes well or doesn’t go well, is definitely us. We’re very lucky to be able to do that.”


    The new songs also have a palpable sense of aggression and a Cookie Lyon-esque, I'm-getting-what’s-mine vibe lying just beneath the surface, as evidenced by the lyrics on “Leave a Trace” — “I have somehow got away with everything / Anything you ever did was strictly by design but you got it wrong / And I’ll go anywhere but there,” for example.


    Mayberry says that was no coincidence, even if it wasn’t the particular aim the band had going into the album. The album, she agrees, comes from a much more “assertive” position. She views “Leave a Trace” as something of a “fight song.”



    “When I look back a the first record, the songs I wrote about relationships on there were a bit more ‘playing the victim’ kind of. I think there was a time and a place for that because that was what I was feeling at the time,” Mayberry said, “but I guess now I feel a lot more positive about my personal life and I think it’s nice for me to be able to write about that as well as my bad experiences in a more assertive way." 


    That assertiveness has also stretched beyond the songs themselves, as Mayberry has received media attention for calling out rape threats and misogynistic comments that have been directed at her through male commenters on the Internet. She also helps run a Glasgow-based feminist collective called TYCI, which operates a website, zine, radio show, podcast and live event series “promoting all things femme.” 


    It’s the same confidence Mayberry says she’s had to channel during previous interviews with journalists who ask sexist questions like, “What’s it like to be a girl in a band?,” “What are your tips for festival fashion?” or “How do you stay so slim on tour, do you have any special diets?” Actually, she noted, Cook is the only band member on any sort of diet, “but they don’t ask him that question.”


    Mayberry, a former journalist, says she can sense when a line of questioning from a writer is heading that direction and feels like a cat preparing to pounce into battle -- tail up, ears back -- when she anticipates it. It doesn’t happen as often as it used to, though.


    There’s one particular word, too, she’s grown frustrated with reading attached to her name. 


    “I guess if I read one more thing that says, ‘She’s so adorable,’ I’ll probably puke,” Mayberry said. “It’s this nice idea but you don’t know me, we’ve never met and I don’t know how many people I have to punch in the crotch before they stop saying I’m ‘cute and adorable.’ There are worse things that could be said about you so it’s not too bad, but sometimes I’m like why are you saying that just because I’m a small woman?”


    Still, Mayberry does accept a certain vulnerability in herself, something from which she derives great strength, a strength definitely felt on a track like “Leave a Trace” as well as 2013’s “Gun.” It is a juxtaposition that helps drive her and something she admires in authors like Anne Carson and Angela Carter, as well as riot-grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna.


    “I read something [Hanna] said once where she was talking about the combination of vulnerability and strength,” Mayberry said. “Some days you feel like the weakest person in the world and some days you feel like you can absolutely conquer everything.  I like the idea that even when you personally don’t feel that strong you can write something that feels stronger, a ‘learn to be it’ sort of thing. If you write what you feel, you’re more in control even when you’re falling apart.”




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    Ever wonder what star of "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D" David Arquette looks like when enjoying an ice cream cone? Yes? Then do we have the celebrity slideshow for you!


    Celebrities enjoy frozen treats just like everyone else, except that they don't have to worry about melted ice cream dripping onto their hands and faces and ruining their brand-new summer outfits. (They have people for that.) Here's a collection of stars beating the summer heat with ice-cold desserts:


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    Country singer Daron Norwood was found dead in his Texas apartment on Wednesday, according to multiple publications. He was 49.


    A spokesman for the Hereford police department told the Associated Press that while the singer's cause of death has yet to be determined at this time,  they do not suspect foul play. 


    Police told Us Weekly that Norwood was last seen alive with friends on Tuesday and his landlord found his body in his apartment on Wednesday afternoon. 


    The singer had previously struggled with substance abuse and opened up to Country Weekly in 2002 about getting sober back in 1995


    Norwood was best known for the songs “If It Wasn’t For Her I Wouldn’t Have You” and “Cowboys Don’t Cry.”


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    Jackie Fuchs, a former bass player for The Runaways, made waves earlier this month after publicizing the story of her alleged rape by band manager Kim Fowley at a New Years Party on the eve of 1976. After a bigger-than-expected response to her story, she joined HuffPost Live on Thursday to discuss the aftermath of going public.


    As described in a piece for HuffPost Highline, Fuchs recalls the harrowing experience of being sexually assaulted at 14, in plain sight of numerous teenagers, with three adult males also present. While Joan Jett has said in a statement that she was "not aware of this incident," collective accounts of the event from others present at the time allege that Jett stood by as her bandmate was violated.


    Speaking to HuffPost Live on Thursday, Fuchs refrained from refuting Jett's claim, instead affirming that "the important thing to focus on is that certainly the Joan of today would not stand by and watch a bandmate being assaulted in any way without doing something."


    "But at the time of the incident, Joan, like most of the other people in the room, was a teenager," Fuchs continued. "And we all like to think that we are the type of people who would stop an assault in progress, because most of us are good moral people, but even good moral people have a hard time acting when they see an event of bullying or of sexual assault or anything similar. Especially when there are a lot of people around."


    Fowley died in January 2015, and while Fuchs mentioned that the two stayed in touch to an extent after her assault, there is a conversation the 55-year-old wishes they'd had.


    "Ideally, to hear him say, 'Look, I'm really sorry for what I did to you. I wronged you. Can you ever forgive me?' Because I would like to get to a place where I can forgive him," she explained. "I'm not there yet, but I want to be -- not for his sake, obviously, but for my own. Holding on to hate and anger doesn't do me any good. I'm working on it."


    Watch more from Jackie Fuchs' conversation with HuffPost Live in the video above.


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