Tag: Sexual assault trials

Sexual Assault Survivors know Dr. Blasey Ford’s impossible burden

Testimony in a sexual assault case – which relies on a survivor’s willingness to provide it – has the power to make an unknown and often serious incident visible. Without the victim’s story, it can remain a secret, hidden forever.

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Before #MeToo, victims lost everything

This article by OCRCC Coordinator, Nicole Pietsch, appeared in The Globe & Mail. A cursory look at your social-media news feed in the past several weeks may seem to suggest the growing list of celebrities and other high-profile men being

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Jailing a sex assault victim: This is not what justice should look like

This article by OCRCC Coordinator, Nicole Pietsch, appeared in The Globe & Mail.  Popular understandings of sexual assault reflect the shattering impact it can have on the lives of victims. They also reflect the public’s trust in the criminal justice

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Victim of Unfounded Sexual Assault Complaint Sues the London Police Services for Violation of her Charter Rights

Press release: Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) stands in support of a survivor of sexual assualt and her claim against the London Police Services for investigating her sexual assault and then dismissing her allegation as “unfounded”. The central

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OCRCC responds to the Ghomeshi verdict

Press release: In 2014, when allegations of violence against women were first brought against Jian Ghomeshi, many responded with disbelief: he “sounded plausible and open,” Globe and Mail’s Margaret Wente admitted in her 2014 column on Ghomeshi; and as one

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Don’t dismiss Ghomeshi’s accusers over their after-the-fact behaviour

This week saw two witnesses testify in the Jian Ghomeshi trial. Both witnesses are women who shared their descriptions of being romanced – and then suddenly, allegedly slapped, choked or otherwise assaulted − by the former radio host. The locus

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