Sex Assault Charges Dropped Against Kevin Spacey After Accuser Invokes 5th Amendment

Prosecutors in Massachusetts have dropped criminal charges against Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey just days after his accuser invoked his Fifth Amendment rights while on the witness stand.
Kevin Spacey

Prosecutors in Massachusetts have dropped criminal charges against Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey just days after his accuser invoked his Fifth Amendment rights while on the witness stand.

Spacey was facing charges of indecent assault and battery in connection to allegations stemming from an incident in 2016 where he was accused of ‘groping’ an 18-year-old male at a Nantucket bar, the Club Car Bar, where the then-18-year-old worked.

According to the accuser, he was a fan who sought to meet Spacey for an autograph. Over a period of time, Spacey bought the teen a few alcoholic drinks.

In chat messages to his girlfriend, the accuser claimed Spacey ‘groped’ his leg and eventually worked his hands down the boy’s pants where the groping continued for about three minutes. The teen admitted he didn’t try to stop Spacey.

Spacey pleaded not guilty to the charges in January adamantly denying he forced his hands down the young man’s pants, calling the incident a “mutual and consensual flirtation.”

Local CBS news affiliate WBZ reports the accuser and his parents were ordered to testify under oath after telling the court the young man’s cellphone, which he used the night of the alleged assault to send multiple text messages, could not be found.

The accuser says he gave the phone to investigators early in the investigation and it was never returned.

But a state trooper gave testimony he had given the phone back to the family, and another officer testified he saw the trooper hand over the phone to the family. The trooper also testified the boy’s mother shared that she’d deleted “frat boy activities” from the phone.

Spacey’s lawyers had asked to examine the phone to recover deleted text messages they said would bolster Spacey’s case.

The young man denied deleting messages from the phone or editing screen captures of his chat conversations from the night of the alleged incident he had provided to investigators.

But when defense attorneys asked the young man if he knew tampering with evidence is crime, he invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

At that point, Judge Thomas Barrett ordered the testimony removed from the court record, and turned to the prosecutors asking how the trial could move forward if the accuser would refuse to testify.

During that same hearing, the accuser’s mother, former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh, admitted she “deleted a few things” from the phone concerning her son’s “frat boy activities” before handing it over to the authorities. But added there was “no intent” on her part to deceive.

According to WBZ, Cape and Island District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced on Wednesday the charges against Spacey were being dropped “due to an unavailability of the complaining witness.”

This comes two weeks after the accuser also chose to drop a civil lawsuit against Spacey.

There was speculation that a private settlement between the parties had been reached, but the young man’s mother denied there was any payment or settlement between the two camps.

The accuser’s attorney told the press the civil lawsuit was dropped because the young man was ‘overwhelmed’ and wanted only “one roller coaster ride at a time.”

Spacey’s career virtually collapsed beginning in November 2017 after a series of allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment beginning with actor Anthony Rapp telling Buzzfeed that Spacey made inappropriate sexual advances towards him when he was 14-years-old in 1986.

More allegations followed which led to Spacey being fired from his Netflix series, House of Cards, replaced in an already-completed movie, All the Money in the World. Additionally, he was dropped by both his agent and publicist.

Earlier this month, Varietyreported that Scotland Yard is still investigating sexual assault allegations regarding Spacey during his time as the artistic director of the Old Vic theater in London.

Civil Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Assault By Kevin Spacey Dropped Without Explanation

The young man who accused Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey of groping him at a Nantucket restaurant in 2016 has dropped his civil lawsuit
Kevin Spacey during court appearance in December 2018 (screen capture)

The young man who accused Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey of groping him at a Nantucket restaurant in 2016 has dropped his civil lawsuit

Local ABC affiliate WCVB reports the court filing alleging sexual assault by Spacey has been dismissed “with prejudice,” which bars the plaintiff from filing another case on the same claim.

From the court filing: “Plaintiff states that because no adverse party has served an answer or motion for summary judgment in this matter, Plaintiff is voluntarily dismissing this civil action.”

The lawsuit, filed on June 26, had sought a jury trial and damages for medical bills as well as emotional distress.

WCVB notes that the three year statute of limitations runs out this week.


Spacey still faces criminal charges in regard to the alleged sexual assault.

A hearing for the criminal case is scheduled for Monday.

Boston-based lawyer Marc Breakstone says the phrase “with prejudice” in the dismissal is a significant component to the case.

“I would say there is an overwhelming likelihood that there was a settlement and that the terms of the settlement will never be revealed because of a confidentiality provision,” Breakstone told the Boston Globe.

The veteran lawyer also surmises the criminal case could now be in jeopardy as well.

“I would say that the pros of Spacey will also come to a swift end because the [teenager] will not cooperate with the prosecution,” said Breakstone. “That’s the only plausible explanation for the sudden dismissal of the civil lawsuit.”

The allegations were made public in November 2017 by former local news anchor Heather Unruh, who claims Spacey groped her then-18-year-old son at the Club Car Restaurant in July 2016. Her son was employed there at the time as a bus boy.

According to documents filed in court, the teen asked to meet the Oscar winner after his shift ended at the restaurant. The young man admitted to investigators that he told Spacey he was 23-years-old.

Unruh says Spacey bought the teen several drinks, and eventually sexually assaulted her son by groping the teen’s leg. The court filing accused Spacey of unzipping the teen’s pants and groping him for approximately three minutes him without consent.

The teen admitted to police investigators that he didn’t say anything, attempt to stop Spacey, or walk away during the alleged assault.

During a December 2018 court hearing, Spacey’s legal team asserted the encounter was consensual.

Spacey’s attorneys point to the fact that the boy did not immediately report the incident to police. In fact, the teen wasn’t interviewed in person until a year later.

After the December court hearing, Spacey released a bizarre video via YouTube where he reprised his House of Cards character, Frank Underwood, urging the viewer to not rush to judgement.

“Despite even my own death, I feel surprisingly good, and my confidence grows each day that soon enough you will know the full truth,” said Spacey in the video.

The criminal case hit another snag last month when prosecutors told the court the teen’s cell phone had ‘disappeared.’ The prosecution reportedly used some text messages from the phone in justifying the charges against Spacey.

Spacey’s defense attorney, Alan Jackson, alleged some text messages had been deleted, and requested the chance to examine the phone.

The teenager’s lawyer, Mitchell Garabedian, told the court that the boy’s mother had given the phone to police investigators in December 2017, when the initial probe began, and neither the teen nor his parents “recall seeing the phone since.”

WCVB reached out to the teen’s mother, who declined to comment on the developments.

At the height of the #MeToo movement, Spacey was publicly accused of sexual assault and misbehavior by a series of men including actors Anthony Rapp, Guy Pierce, and Harry Dreyfuss, as well as crew members on the set of his Netflix series, House of Cards.

As a result of the wave of accusations, Spacey was dismissed from House of Cards and replaced in the film, All the Money in the World, after the movie had already been completed.

Additionally, he was dropped by his talent agent and publicist.

(source: WCVB, Boston Globe)

When An Ankle Exam Turned Into A ‘Massage’

(image by Marlon Lara on Unsplash)

You know how an ankle exam sometimes turns into a date?

Yeah, me neither.

A Pennsylvania doctor has been charged with indecent assault after an ankle exam went in a whole different direction.

According to local news station WQAD, the male victim told police he texted Dr. William Vollmar on March 14 about treating his injured ankle.

The physician agreed to meet the man at his Quarryville sports clinic in at 7:30 p.m.

After 5-10 minutes of examination, Vollmar asked the man if he wanted to be “worked on.” Assuming the doctor meant massage and chiropractic adjustments, which the doctor had performed on the victim before, he said yes.

Near the end of the massage, during which the patient was naked except for a towel over his mid-section, the doctor asked the man, “Do you trust me?”

The man said he did, and Vollmar then began to touch the victim’s genitals.

Stunned, the man told Vollmar to stop. According to the victim, the doctor then asked, “Do you want me to finish you?”

The victim declined and ended the “massage.”

The victim told police that he never consented to have his genitals touched.

When the police interviewed Vollmar, the doctor explained that the whole episode was a “huge misunderstanding, mostly on my part.”

The doctor told the authorities that, while doing chiropractic manipulation on the man’s hips, he thought the man showed interest in something more, so Vollmar touched the peen.

According to the police complaint, the doctor admitted the victim had not given permission to touch his genitals.

(h/t WQAD)

Police Report: There’s Video Evidence In The Sex Assault Case Against Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

The sexual assault case involving Oscar winner Kevin Spacey includes video evidence of the actor touching the alleged victim’s pants, according to MassLive.com.

As reported earlier this week, Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on January 7.

The former House of Cards star faces one count of indecent assault on a person over the age of 14 after being accused of groping an 18-year-old in a Nantucket bar in the summer of 2016.

The alleged victim is the son of local news anchor Heather Unruh, who came forward last year with the story.

MassLive obtained the State Police report after it was filed with criminal complaint in Nantucket District Court.

It’s worth noting that the alleged assault was reported to police on October 31, 2016, a year before the onslaught of accusations against Spacey that eventually led to his firing from the hit Netflix series House of Cards and being replaced in the film, All the Money in the World.

Among the details revealed in the police report:

The teen was employed at the bar where the alleged incident took place, known as the Club Car, as a bus boy.

He asked a coworker to introduce him to Spacey after his shift.

While chatting, the teen told Spacey he was 23-years-old and the actor offered to buy him a drink.

The teen admitted to having 4-5 beers before Spacey reportedly suggested switching to whiskey saying, “Let’s get drunk.”

As the evening progressed, singing songs at a piano, the boy mentioned his girlfriend of five months to which Spacey alleged responded to by talking about the size of his penis.

Spacey reportedly asked the boy to go back to the where house he was staying, which the teen says made him uncomfortable.

Later, standing in group of people at the piano, Spacey allegedly began touching the teen’s leg, then unzipped his pants and touched him without consent.

The police trooper wrote in the report the teen was uncertain how to handle the situation as he knew he could get in trouble as he was under legal drinking age and he was drinking at work.

The boy admitted to police that he didn’t say anything nor did he walk away during the assault.

As the touching went on for some minutes, he took out his phone and captured video of Spacey groping him via Snapchat and sent it to his girlfriend. The girlfriend has confirmed receiving the video.

Eventually, Spacey went to the bathroom and Unruh’s son told a woman in the bar he thought Spacey was being inappropriate. He then ran home and shared the story with his sister.

The police report notes that the son has attempted to play down the incident, but his sister and mother both feel that response has been a ‘coping mechanism.’

Unruh’s son eventually went to the police and an investigation began.

Interviewing members of the Club Car staff, no one reported seeing any assault although two employees recalled the teen and Spacey chatting. And one remembered the boy looking “pale, blank and a bit frightened.”

As Instinct reported, the day the charges were announced, Spacey tweeted out a link to a bizarre YouTube video. The tweet was his first in a year.

Spacey delivered a monologue to the camera as his former House of Cards character, ‘Frank Underwood,’ saying in part, “But, you wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence, would you?”

In the heat of the #MeToo movement last year, Spacey was accused by actor Anthony Rapp (RENT, Star Trek: Discovery) of inappropriate behavior at a holiday party decades ago when both were appearing on Broadway. Rapp was 14 at the time of that alleged incident.

Spacey responded to Rapp’s accusation by saying he was ‘horrified’ by the story but didn’t remember it. He then offered an apology to Rapp characterizing the episode as what must have been “deeply drunken behavior.”

He also used the apology to finally come out as gay after years of rumors.

During the following weeks, more than a dozen more allegations of sexual misconduct involving Spacey were reported.

The Return Of Kevin Spacey: “You Wouldn’t Believe The Worst Without Evidence, Would You?”

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey briefly returned to his House of Cards role of “Frank Underwood” in a video posted to his YouTube channel that has lots of folks scratching their heads.

The actor, who was fired from the hit Netflix series amid several allegations of sexual impropriety, speaks to the camera in the same style utilized by ‘Frank’ with language that could apply both to his character’s sudden death and his own personal legal challenges.

According to The Boston Globe, Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned on January 7 in Nantucket regarding a criminal complaint of indecent assault and battery that allegedly happened in July 2016.

A link to the video was tweeted out by Spacey (his first tweet in a year) minutes after the Globe’s story was published.

In the video, titled “Let Me Be Frank,” the 59-year-old begins by staring at the viewer saying, “Oh, I know what you want.”

“Oh sure, they may have tried to separate us, but what we have is too strong, too powerful,” he continues.

Is he talking about himself and the audience? Or himself and ‘Frank?’

Referencing his “deepest, darkest secrets,” the Academy Award winner says, “I showed you exactly what people are capable of.”

He also says he knows what his audience wants – “You want me back.”

He then takes a turn, sharing, “Of course, some believed everything and they’ve been waiting with bated breath to hear me confess it all.”

“They’re just dying to have me declare that everything said was ‘true’ and that I got what I deserved,” Spacey laments without directly mentioning the real-world allegations. “Wouldn’t that be easy, if it were all so simple?”

“You wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence, would you?”

“You wouldn’t rush to judgements without facts, would you?”

“Despite all the poppycock, the animosity, the headlines, the impeachment without a trial, despite everything, despite even my own death, I feel surprisingly good,” Spacey says referencing Frank’s death. “And my confidence grows each day that soon enough you will know the full truth.”

Clearly, Spacey is attempting to offer his own House of Cards finale, but there’s a wink of the eye in his choice of words and timing of the video.

Interestingly, most commenters on the YouTube page are raving, saying the ‘scene’ was much better than the actual final season of House of Cards.

Watch the three-minute video below and let me know what you think in the comments section.

Photographer Charged With Drugging Male Models To Fulfill ‘Straight Guy’ Fetish

(stock photo – Alexander Dummer)

Nigel Wilkinson, a British photographer, is accused of luring straight male models to his home for photo shoots where he would allegedly drug and rape them.

The self-described ‘fitness photographer’ has been charged with one count of rape, one count of sexual assault, five counts of voyeurism, and six counts of administering a substance with intent according to The Daily Mail.

According to testimony, he would approach men on Instagram and offer to take fully-clothed photos of the victims as long he was allowed to also take a few “semi-nude, arty, tasteful pictures’ for his own use.

The prosecutor, Sarah Regan, told the jury, “It is clear that he tapped into the modern obsession with looking good and promoting the self, to add to the number of followers and likes on social media.”

His victims told the court he would offer them a drink, which they later realized was drugged, and would wake up naked, sometimes in the photographer’s bed.

One man alleges that he woke up the morning after a so-called photo shoot face down in Wilkinson’s bed unable to move, reports The Daily Mail.

“I wasn’t really capable of really moving, and I don’t think I could even really say anything,” the man told the court.

He added Wilkinson was “doing stuff” to him. The young man added, “I’m 99% sure he tried to have sex with me” as the photographer was behind him in an “obviously sexual position.”

In online Skype chats entered into evidence during the trial, Wilkinson apparently used the alias “Straight Boy Lover.”

In one chat, Wilkinson allegedly wrote “I love dumb jocks and guys stupid enough to sleep next to me.”

He also said he “liked to have sex with straight men – and that he liked to do it without them being aware of it.”

Telling another user he was “very much” into “drunk, sleeping guys,” he was asked if he had ever penetrated ‘a sleeper.’ He allegedly replied, “Oh yes, many times.”

In an October 2014 chat with another user, he said to an online user based in Romania, “I get a kick out of robbing a straight guy of his masculinity.”

The alleged assaults took place between February 2014 and December 2015.

The court case is currently underway.

(h/t The Daily Mail)

Billy Porter Pens Powerful, Frank Personal Essay Chronicling Childhood Rape

Tony Award-winner and current star of FX’s Pose and American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Billy Porter, has penned a frank and revealing personal story of childhood rape and sexual assault for OUT.com.
Billy Porter

Tony Award-winner and current star of FX’s Pose and American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Billy Porter, has penned a frank and revealing personal story of childhood rape and sexual assault for OUT.com.

“Sharing my story with @outmagazine was both cathartic and empowering,” Porter wrote on Twitter. “Be warned, I held nothing back.”

As a disclaimer to the essay, Porter warns the reader that the piece contains “very explicit content,” and if that makes people uncomfortable his advice is to “move on now.”

“Because what we’re not gonna do is shame victims any longer,” he adds. “I have written this piece to continue the excavation of a healing for my soul, not the readers’ comfort level.”

And then, in unfiltered prose, Porter details how his stepfather began to sexually molest/assault him from the time he was 9-years-old.

Porter explains it began with his stepfather introducing him to soft porn and then graduating to more hardcore imagery in Hustler Magazine. His stepfather would ask which pictures he liked and Porter, in an effort to “endear” himself would say, “I like the ones with women and the men.”

A year later, things had escalated to his stepfather choking Porter while forcing him to perform oral sex.

With a reference to the recent Brett Kavanaugh hearings where Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was eventually mocked by the president for not having enough details for her memory to be considered credible, Porter writes:

Cut to a year later with my two hundred and fifty pound stepfather fucking my face with his uncut, coke-can-girthed c**k. (You were warned…)

Is that enough, y’all? Is that horrendous memory “credible” enough or is it too old to matter because I can’t remember the particulars of how I got to the bottom of a face-f*cking position, with the adult put in charge to raise me? Is the manic memory of being suffocated by my stepfather’s beer belly as he…as he…rammed…as I choked. 

Am I being too graphic?  Is my language to offensive so you can’t “hear” me? After 40-years of taking care of everyone else’s feeling surrounding my trauma, the only person I care about is taking care of myself! Sorry, not sorry.

‘I was born gay and he knew it,” Porter continued. “He knew I would respond favorably to the sex, because sex is pleasurable, sex feels good.”

And then, like many childhood victims of sexual assault, he questions himself. “Maybe it’s my fault,” he writes. “Maybe I asked for it.”

Porter would eventually escape by working at a summer theme park. It was there that the memory of “the affair,” as he had come to call it, would overwhelm him.

It was when his mother came to see him perform that he would tell her of the abuse.

“She believed me but she stayed with him,” writes the Pose star. “I was testing her, I guess? To see if anybody could take care of me. Would there being any consequences for the damage he had inflicted. Would there be any reckoning?”

Porter would spend the next year living in the family basement, filling his schedule with school, dance classes and performances while avoiding his stepfather.

But late one night, when Porter came home late after being at a church concert, his mother forced the two men into a confrontation. The stepfather came downstairs brandishing a leather belt.

“If you hit me… You better kill me,” Porter told his stepfather.

And then his mother demanded that the teenager “Tell him what you told me!” And the stepfather immediately went into denial.

“I didn’t do anything to that boy. I didn’t do anything… he… he didn’t already have coming to him! I told you there was something wrong with him. Something ain’t right with him in the head. I… I can’t believe this. I… That’s a lie. It’s a lie. He’s lying!”

Porter called him out, though. “Lying about what?”

Silence.

“See…? You just told on yourself.”

Soon after, Porter moved out and headed off to college at Carnegie-Mellon University. Even though the school was just minutes from home, he never went back.

The stepfather would die two years later due to a heart attack.

There would be no closure; no resolution; no healing.

Porter explains the #MeToo movement as well as the recent Brett Kavanaugh/Christine Blasey Ford showdown led him to share his story.

We’ve been forced to endure yet another public victim of these violent atrocities be shamed, mocked, laughed at, disbelieved and discredited while the monsters receive saintly status and are elevated to the highest court in the land with the power to legislate our lives as they see fit.  No accountability. No consequences. Time’s up, Bitches! TIMES! UP!

In the end, it’s not a ‘woe-is-me’ story. This is a call to action.

Porter closes with a clarion call to use the one power we have in these trying times.

We have to stop in-fighting each other and band together to save our Democracy and earth’s humanity.  Period! The End! Cause I know when the shit hits the fan they’re coming for my black faggoty loud mouth ass first.

So I’m gonna stand on the shoulders of all those who came before us, the folk who laid down their lives for the rights we seems to be so carelessly squandering –  and keep screaming and fighting till my dying day! Who’s gonna join me?  Pull it together people, it’s time to save the world!

VOTE, BITCHES!!! While we still can! It’s the only power we have!

To call the essay ‘powerful’ would be an incredible understatement.

Click here to read the full unfiltered (remember you are warned) at OUT.com.

And then – GO VOTE.

News Round-Up: October 9, 2018

The Australian Firefighters Calendar (above) is so popular (how popular is it?) that there are multiple versions including the hot firefighter+dog edition, the hot firefighter+cat edition, the hot firefighter+ animal edition and the just plain "hot" edition. The annual charity calendars raise money for several charities each year. Click over to the official website for more photos and info.
(image courtesy of Australian Firefighters Calendar)

Some news items you might have missed:

• The Australian Firefighters Calendar (above) is so popular (how popular is it?) that there are multiple versions including the hot firefighters and dogs edition, the hot firefighters and cats edition, the hot firefighters and animals edition and the just plain “hot” edition. The annual charity calendars raise money for several charities each year. Click over to the official website for more photos and info.

• Three members of a high school football team in Utah are under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting a team mate. Two boys reportedly held down their team mate while a third rubbed his junk on the boy’s face. Since the initial allegations, 13 more players have come forward with similar allegations.

• While opening for Randy Rainbow at a theater on Long Island, Rosie O’Donnell reportedly told the crowd that she and Gaga will be acting in a revival of Funny Girl.

• Cameron Monaghan, who’s played the gay middle child, Ian Gallagher, on the Showtime series Shameless since it’s 2011 premiere has announced this week’s episode will be his last.

• The Human Rights Campaign’s ‘Municipal Equality Index’ came up with a record 78 cities with a perfect score of 100. The list of 506 cities in the U.S. also found 15 cities that ranked an abysmal zero. The survey looks at things like non-discrimination policies as well as community relationships with police departments.

• One of the members of the gay string quartet Well Strung got in hot water posting a shirtless pic as he stood on a grave in a cemetery. Check the bottom right pic below. #seriously?

Trump Openly Mocks Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford

Americans were stunned last night as Donald Trump openly mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a campaign rally.

After telling the press that she had been “very compelling” last week after her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump questioned her credibility last night.

Imitating Ford and her questioner, Trump said, “‘I had one beer.’ Well do you think it was…?”

“‘Nope. It was one beer.’ Oh good. How did you get home? ‘I don’t remember.’”

“How did you get there? ‘I don’t remember.’”

“Where is the place? ‘I don’t remember.’”

“How many years ago was it? ‘I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.’”

“What neighborhood was it in? ‘I don’t know.’ Where’s the house? ‘I don’t know. Upstairs. Downstairs. I don’t know. But I had one beer, that’s the only thing I remember.’”

And the crowd went wild. Watch below.

Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3-10 Years In Prison For Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby, formerly “America’s Dad,” has been sentenced to three to ten years in prison for three counts of sexual assault.
Bill Cosby (booking photo via Montgomery County Board of Commissioners)

Bill Cosby, formerly “America’s Dad,” has been sentenced to three to ten years in prison for three counts of sexual assault.

After years of scandal and accusations, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in April.

While state guidelines recommend between one and four years for each count, a single count has the potential to carry 10 years in prison meaning Cosby could have faced a 30-year prison sentence.

According to Yahoo News, Judge Steven O’Neill told the court during sentencing, “I’m not permitted to treat him any differently based on who he is or who he was.”

The District Attorney had asked for the maximum sentence but the defense team requested leniency in regard to Cosby’s age and frailty (Cosby is now legally blind).

Cosby will now serve at least three years in prison with the possibility of supervised release at that point, but there’s no guarantee he’ll be released then.

Andrea Constand, his victim, was in the courtroom as well as more than half a dozen of Cosby’s other accusers (he had nearly 60 in total).

In her victim impact letter, which was shared in court on Monday, Constand wrote that the “psychological, emotional, and financial bullying included a slander campaign in the media that left my entire family reeling in shock and disbelief.”

“Now, almost 15 years later, I’m a middle aged woman who’s been stuck in a holding pattern for most of her adult life, unable to heal fully or move forward,” she added.

In addition to the prison sentence, Cosby was denied bail; has been ordered to pay a $25,000 fine; undergo counseling for the rest of his life; and register as a sex offender.

In the era of the #MeToo movement, it’s notable that in order to deliver justice for the victim, it took two trials and dozens of accusers to come forward.

And people wonder why sexual assault victims don’t come forward immediately.