"The fact that Bill Cosby, after being accused by 60 brave women, could have his conviction overturned by a technicality, and that Jame Franco could settle for millions of dollars as "compensation" for the lifetime trauma he inflicted is a travesty. It is a perfect example of how not just our society, but our justice system, continually fails survivors of sexual assault.
For those who question myself and other survivors about the reasons and timing of coming forward, I hope that today will serve a teachable moment on empathy and why it takes years — if ever — for someone to discuss their abuse.
Many survivors will look at the events of today and decide it’s not worth it; that even when justice is served, it can be taken away.
Perpetrators see what has happened today and know their crimes will go unpunished. We need to see real, meaningful change in our system before we ever hope to achieve justice.”
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