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Hollywood Sexual Assault Accusations Show How Victims Are Psychologically Traumatized

Hollywood has been shaken up by multiple accusations of sexual assault committed by some of the biggest stars and producers in the film industry. More than 50 women, some of whom are famous actresses and/or models, claim that producer Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted them. Actor Kevin Spacey is also facing numerous sexual assault allegations. A major talent agency and Netflix have cut ties with Spacey over these allegations. Although Hollywood has historically grappled with allegations of sexual assault, these acts of misconduct can also occur in workplaces, hospitals, schools, homes, prisons and jails. For victims of sexual assault, the damage can last a lifetime. The hashtag #MeToo, which went viral after the Hollywood accusations, has encouraged many survivors to come forward with stories of how they were psychologically traumatized by their abusers. Victims of sexual assault may suffer permanent psychological trauma. Post-traumatic stress disorder (more commonly known as PTSD) is…
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What Are Your Thoughts on The Harvey Weinstein Scandal?

As many of you have heard, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is facing dozens of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations. Weinstein has helped create some of Hollywood’s most famous movies, such as Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting. The scandal unfolded last week after The New York Times and The New Yorker published articles detailing the sexual harassment claims against Weinstein. Many of the allegations stretch back several decades and involve famous Hollywood actresses or models. In fact, the allegations stretch all the way back to 1984. According to the article, Weinstein has settled eight lawsuits filed by women that claim they were sexually assaulted or harassed. The New York Times article used interviews from industry insiders, emails and internal documents from companies operated by Weinstein. After the article was published, many other women came forward and shared how they were sexually harassed or sexually assaulted by Weinstein. At the…
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How Teachers Are Gaining Students’ Trust Before Sexually Assaulting Them

Reports of teachers sexually assaulting students seem to be making their way into the headlines more and more recently. In just the last few months, several stories involving teachers sexually abusing children have impacted our community, including one about a man who formerly coached basketball at Fayetteville’s Pine Forest High School facing statutory sex offense charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy. Per WRAL-TV, in addition to the most recent charges, the ex-basketball coach could be facing as many as 55 additional charges for past incidents involving child sexual abuse dating back to the 1990s. Reportedly, the former high school basketball coach has also held positions as a substitute teacher, safe schools coordinator at Pine Forest High School and as a boys’ basketball coach in a Christian basketball league. He has also been a foster parent for several children. Recognizing the Signs an Adult Is “Grooming” a Child Prior…
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