When the Jian Ghomeshi trial ended there were many who were outraged at the verdict. I was not one of them. I had preferred not to read transcripts of the trial, nor did I follow the nightly news, or the online discussions. l just knew how it would all pan out. Unfortunately I was not surprised, nor proven wrong.
However when other women began to lambast the victims I did respond.
I stated that in my opinion as a survivor of CSA that those trying these cases or investigating allegations as well as judges and lawyers alike needed to have actually been victims before they could understand the psychology with which they were dealing. Many attacked me because of this opinion stating that if only the victims had told the ‘truth’ all would have ended differently.
I do not believe that to be the case.
The attached articles explain what is really needed. Please read on.