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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    But you ignore the question why she waited 30 years. If she was fed up then, that was the time to file charges.
    A month later but if you also notice a lot of people seem to wait a long time before they bring i up, don't forget about that one guy that accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct many years later that said it happened when he was 14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staggmovie View Post
    A month later but if you also notice a lot of people seem to wait a long time before they bring i up, don't forget about that one guy that accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct many years later that said it happened when he was 14.
    It is real easy to question the motives or timeliness of complaints from sexual assault survivors. There is a whole body of psychological work that explains why some victims delay or never report their assaults. One of the big ones is that they assume (with some credence) that people won't believe them. Embarrassment over discussing intimate body parts and interactions is another. The attackers power, authority and position may also dissuade prompt reporting. Many times the victims just want to put the incident behind them and reporting it with the media and legal implications is perceived as rehashing the terror.

    Why do some people report these crimes after waiting sometimes decades? They might be inspired by witnessing another victim coming forward and sharing their story. This is particularly true if the other person's plight is similar to theirs or involves the same perpetrator. Sometimes they report it with the passage of time and the realization that the perpetrator can't really hurt them anymore and was never punished for their crimes.

    I use to be one of those skeptical dudes who would reflexively question and doubt sexual misconduct allegations that weren't promptly reported. My views evolved with time and after I met a friend who courageously asserted sexual assault charges against her step father a decade after they occurred. In getting to know her and discussing this issue with her I came to know that victim reluctance to report sexual misconduct is real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeaPartyDude View Post
    My views evolved with time and after I met a friend who courageously asserted sexual assault charges against her step father a decade after they occurred. In getting to know her and discussing this issue with her I came to know that victim reluctance to report sexual misconduct is real.
    Ten years is fine. That's not the case here. In addition, there have been no other charges made against this particular actor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigA View Post
    Ten years is fine. That's not the case here. In addition, there have been no other charges made against this particular actor.
    Not really, but I doubt there is anything I or anyone can say or do to influence your opinion on this topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeaPartyDude View Post
    Not really, but I doubt there is anything I or anyone can say or do to influence your opinion on this topic.
    Back at you. And bottom line, it's not like this is coming up for popular vote either.

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