Sometimes, it’s good to take a step or two back from the ‘day to day’ and look at the big picture.
And this may shock you, but from our perspective at Horowitz Law, when it comes to child sexual abuse, the big picture is good.
The big picture shows us that Martin Luther King, Jr. was right when he said, “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice” and when he said “No lie lives forever.”
Because, in the big picture, in recent years, victims of devastating sexual abuse have been stepping forward like never before, hundreds of thousands of them.
Want evidence? Just look at one edition of the New York Times last week. It contained these stories:
— “Inquiry Sought in Italy into Clerical Sex Abuse”
— “Rape Scandal Ends in Prison for Teacher in Indonesia
— “Prince Andrew Settles Abuse Suit With Prominent Accuser of Epstein”
— And a second story about who may end up paying Andrew’s settlement.
— And a long op ed about Bill Cosby discussing the new documentary about his crimes.
That’s not just a lot of coverage action against. of sexual violence. It’s also quite a range of perpetrators: Catholics, a Muslim, a British royal and a US entertainment icon. None of this would be possible of course if not for the continuing courage of survivors. That courage is often inspired by news media attention on other brave survivors.
But for years, in the Times and other news outlets, very little mention was ever made of child sexual abuse. . . .
So our message to you is “Get on the right side of history! Join this movement for safety, justice and prevention. Whether you’re a survivor, a witness or a whistleblower, speak up. If you saw, suspected or suffered abuse, there’s no better time than RIGHT NOW to start protecting others and healing yourself.”