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Dr. Judith Herman Truth and Repair

Dr. Judith Herman Listens to Survivors

What would true justice look like for survivors of interpersonal trauma? Acknowledgement, validation, accountability for offenders, support from their communities, and offender rehabilitation. The renowned and beloved author, psychiatrist, and researcher Dr. Judith Herman has an invigorating discussion with us about her new book, Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice. Show Notes Dr. Judith Herman’s book, Truth and… Read More »Dr. Judith Herman Listens to Survivors

Breaking the Silence: An Interview with Rowena Chiu

Breaking the Silence: An Interview with Rowena Chiu

In this episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Rowena Chiu, a former assistant of Harvey Weinstein whom he silenced for decades, along with her colleague Zelda Perkins. Chiu shares a range of valuable insights as a survivor, and describes the unusual experience of being portrayed in the recent movie “She Said,” based on the book by Jodi Kantor… Read More »Breaking the Silence: An Interview with Rowena Chiu

Nicki Weisensee Egan Chasing Cosby

Investigative Journalist Nicki Weisensee Egan, Chasing Cosby since 2005

Investigative journalist, podcast creator & author Nicki Weisensee Egan is dropping truth bombs and setting the record straight on the twists and turns in the Cosby case. Nicki has covered the allegations against Cosby since 2005 when no other media outlets would touch it. Listen to our compelling discussion with Kathryn Robb, Esq. as co-host. Show Notes Visit Nicki’s website… Read More »Investigative Journalist Nicki Weisensee Egan, Chasing Cosby since 2005

The 'Troubled Teen' Industry

Season 4 Episode 7: The ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry (Continued)

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Kathryn Robb and I continue speaking with highly knowledgeable survivor/advocates, Chelsea Maldonado and Amanda Simmons who educate us on the so-called ‘troubled teen’ industry, an under-regulated system of residential youth treatment facilities that use behavior modification and abusive tactics on minors. Last week, Chelsea told us her story. This week, it’s Amanda’s turn. Show Notes Donate to CHILD USAdvocacy and… Read More »Season 4 Episode 7: The ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry (Continued)

The 'Troubled Teen' Industry

Season 4 Episode 6: The ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry

Our guests on this episode are survivor/advocates, Chelsea Maldonado and Amanda Simmons who educate us on the so-called ‘troubled teen’ industry: a system of residential youth treatment facilities & programs. Many of these facilities operate more like prisons where children as young as nine are routinely abused in an extreme system of behavior modification, prevented from telling their parents what’s… Read More »Season 4 Episode 6: The ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry

Andrew Pledger

Season 4 Episode 5: Andrew Pledger: Recovering from A Christian Cult

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Andrew Pledger is 22 years old and on a mission to spread the word about religious trauma after being raised in a fundamentalist Christian cult. He has a gripping story to tell about coming to terms with the harm his family’s religion caused him and the extra layers of shame and fear he carried due to his LGBTQ+ status. He’ll… Read More »Season 4 Episode 5: Andrew Pledger: Recovering from A Christian Cult

Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Questions Answered Part 3

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

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In this last episode of our 3-part special series all about civil lawsuits for child sexual abuse, attorney Kathryn Robb and I discuss depositions (what they’re for, who’s present, advice on being deposed), defense tactics and strategies, impeachment of witnesses (casting doubt on plaintiff’s credibility, trauma and memory, dissociation, abuse disclosure), legal abuse, trial preference provisions, chances of going to… Read More »Season 4 Episode 4: Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Legal Questions Answered Part 3

Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Questions Answered Part 2

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

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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 & Consequences website, Facebook page, Instagram… Read More »Season 4 Episode 3: Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Legal Questions Answered Part 2

Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Questions Answered Part 1

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

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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 limitations revival legislation, anti-SLAPP laws,… Read More »Season 4 Episode 2: Sexual Abuse Lawsuits: Your Legal Questions Answered Part 1