Today we finally heard the verdict on a case where 23 women came forward against a popular media personality. Only 3 testified in court. He was found not guilty.
Throughout the trial, it was never questioned whether the assaults happened. Rather, the victim’s credibility was put on trial. There was even video evidence that violence of some sort of occurred, and that was the ain reason he was fired from his profession. Somehow, whether or not this violence was consent was the main topic during the trial.
It was concluded that he could not possibly be guilty because the victims changed their stories and that they contacted him after the fact. But it is proven in domestic violence cases and sex trafficking that the abused often fall for their abusers. That doesn’t mean it’s right.
It’s no wonder that 20 people didn’t bother to testify, but I believe all of them.