When the MeToo movement erupted on social media last year, people who had been sexually harassed, abused or assaulted — and felt ready to discuss it — went public with their stories. It began last week when Christine Blasey Ford , 51, came forward as the writer of a letter in which she accused Judge Brett M. Judge Kavanaugh has denied the allegation. Some senators suggested that Dr. Survivors of abuse responded by rallying around a new hashtag, WhyIDidntReport , to highlight the difficulties, fear, anger and shame that so often surround sexual harassment and assault. West , a professor of psychology at the University of Washington who has written and spoken extensively about sexual abuse and trauma.
Crime stories make news headlines every day, so as a victim of crime you may find yourself at the centre of media attention. You might want to share your story with the media as part of your recovery process, to help the police catch the offender, to raise awareness of crime or for fundraising purposes. There are systems in place to help protect you, but there are some risks that you need to be aware of. There are a number of people you can talk to about your options:. With some types of crime such as rape and sexual assault , and crimes involving children and young people there are legal restrictions on what the media can and can't report.
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These are external links and will open in a new window. When Hannah Price was sexually assaulted as a student, she felt unable to report it. She has since discovered she is far from alone - and that sexual assault may be far more common on campus than official figures suggest.