I don't generally watch the news because I find it depressing. I check the headlines online and only read the stories that interest me. This morning as I was lying in bed trying to get motivated to get up, the news came on. I was about to flip the channel when I heard 50 Shades mentioned so I kept it on to see what was going on.
A University of Illinois at Chicago student was being charged with assault after trying to reenact a scene from the movie with a fellow female student. The two weren't dating, but had been intimate in the past. Apparently, he took the girl to his dorm room, tied her up and gagged her before taking a belt to her. When she asked him to stop, he kept going to the point of raping her. When his roommate returned, she took advantage of his distraction to escape and seek help.
You can read the whole story here.