As leaders decline to act, the numbers grow. In the past 20 years, about 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, the newspapers found. They were pastors. Deacons. Ministers. Youth pastors....
Rachael DenhollanderThe worst part is that we have known for years. I have known most of this for years, and spoken out about it. No one wanted to listen. It did not matter enough to investigate and act.
Grief and repentance and silence to learn is the only proper response.
Rachael DenhollanderThe DA told the abuser it was his "one pass". Because every guy gets at least one pass for sexually abusing and strangling women.
The result we got with Larry isn't the norm, everybody. At all. Don't forget. And stop saying it's dangerous for men.
I’m appalled at the response from my own community on Kavanaugh.
Rachael DenhollanderI wrote an article for Vox about my dissapointment with the conservative response to Christine Blasey Ford's reports of being sexually assaulted. We can, and must, respond better to allegations within our own communities.
Argento has accused disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of rape. According to documents leaked to the Times, she also paid $380,000 to a man who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17.
Rachael Denhollander1 The greatest test of how much we care is what we do when the abuser or enabler is in our own community. Now is time for the #Metoo community to tell the truth. No minimization, mitigation, or excuse.
The resignations at one of the nation’s most influential evangelical congregations came amid apologies to women who had accused the church’s founding pastor of sexual harassment.
Rachael DenhollanderAn entire elder board resigns with specific repentance for how they failed to handle abuse reports properly, grief at the consequences of their failures, and a public call to their former pastor to repent. Thank you for setting an example.
The prominent Olympic organization failed to alert authorities to many allegations of sexual abuse by coaches.
Rachael Denhollander2 years ago today @indystar published their explosive report on USAG's mishandling of sex abuse by coaches. I saw it, and wrote to tell them about Larry. Forever grateful to @markalesia and the team for bringing the truth to light.
An attorney who once defended Michigan State against sexual assault lawsuits is now running the office that investigates sexual assault complaints.
Rachael DenhollanderI'm truly laughing so hard I'm crying. MSU says the atty who DEFENDED them against Title IX sexual abuse violations is perfect to head up investigating said violations, because his past expertise with these policies is helpful. Can't make this stuff up.
In private, John Engler seethed that he thought victims of sexual abuse were being manipulated by trial lawyers.
Rachael DenhollanderTHREAD: Engler is so used to focusing on money and power, bullying and manipulating, he can't conceive that I would do what I've done because it's RIGHT, not because I'm getting something from it. I truly pity him. What a sad way to live.
Rachael Denhollander, the first woman to publicly accuse disgraced USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse, is one of the most influential people of 2018, Olympian Aly Raisman writes.
Rachael DenhollanderHumbled and grateful to be on the TIMES list of 100 Most Influential People in the World. May our voices ever be raised in defense of all that is beautiful, right, and true. Much thanks to @Aly_Raisman for writing the profile.