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Truth and Consequences is a podcast about trauma and its aftermath. Each episode explores the difficult and often surprising challenges that affect us in the wake of trauma and other life-altering events, including the destructive effects of revictimization. Focus is paid to the value of facing the truth and healing through relationships.

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Season 4 Episode 3: Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Questions Answered Part 2

In this second installment of the series, we discuss who you can sue and for what, how to get started, finding the right attorney, going public, legal terms, federal versus state court, detailed steps along the way, possible outcomes, and most importantly, what the experience feels like for survivors.  Show Notes Find the Truth &… Read More »Season 4 Episode 3: Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Questions Answered Part 2

Season 4 Episode 2: Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Questions Answered Part 1

Today’s episode is the first in a special series with attorney/survivor Kathryn Robb all about civil lawsuits for child sexual abuse. Today we will get an update on Kathryn’s own case under the New York Child Victims Act, talk a bunch about defamation including ways for survivors to protect themselves from being sued, statute of… Read More »Season 4 Episode 2: Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Questions Answered Part 1

Season 4 Episode 1: Leigh Corfman, Silence Breaker

Leigh Corfman went public with sexual abuse allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore in 2017. She was 14 when she says Moore, 32 and an asst. DA, groomed and abused her. Nine other women also came forward with stories of their own. It’s been a difficult road for Leigh, but she says she would… Read More »Season 4 Episode 1: Leigh Corfman, Silence Breaker

Season 3 Episode 7: The Brave Women Behind The Keepers

If you have watched the Netflix documentary series The Keepers you will recognize our three guests today: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub and Teresa Lancaster. Each of these brave, determined, morally upstanding women played a vital role in uncovering the horrific crimes and coverups at the heart of the documentary. If you haven’t seen The Keepers,… Read More »Season 3 Episode 7: The Brave Women Behind The Keepers

Season 3 Episode 6: Sarah Klein, Attorney & Former elite gymnast, Advocates for Survivors and Fights for Kids

Sarah Klein is an attorney for the California law firm Manly, Stewart and Finaldi and a leading voice on sexual abuse and other legal issues in the media. She is also the first known victim of former Olympic Women’s Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Sarah was an elite gymnast who trained from the age of 8… Read More »Season 3 Episode 6: Sarah Klein, Attorney & Former elite gymnast, Advocates for Survivors and Fights for Kids

Season 3 Episode 5: Stephen Mills Author of CHOSEN

Stephen Mills is the author of CHOSEN: A Memoir of Stolen Boyhood published by Henry Holt & Company. In this first of many interviews I will be co-hosting with my friend, attorney and advocate Kathryn Robb, we three survivors of child sexual abuse share a moving discussion about the emotional impact of abuse, challenges specific… Read More »Season 3 Episode 5: Stephen Mills Author of CHOSEN

Season 3 Episode 4: Donna Palomba: Victimized and Vindicated

Donna Palomba is a nationally-recognized speaker, author, and advocate for survivors of sexual crimes whose story was recently featured in a special 2-hour episode of Dateline. Following a harrowing home invasion and assault in 1993, Donna faced further victimization when the police department mishandled her case, after which she set about to change to both… Read More »Season 3 Episode 4: Donna Palomba: Victimized and Vindicated

Season 3 Episode 3: Chandra Moyer on Flashbacks, Fragments & Facing Trauma

Chandra Moyer was 37 years old when her high-functioning life was disrupted by frightening flashbacks. She set out to piece together the fragments of her emerging memories and, when she put two and two together, it added up to child sexual abuse. Chandra’s story helps illuminate the intense and bewildering experience of being overwhelmed by… Read More »Season 3 Episode 3: Chandra Moyer on Flashbacks, Fragments & Facing Trauma