CA--In unusual move, Cosby's publicist is sued

CA--In unusual move, Cosby's publicist is sued

In unusual move, Cosby’s publicist is sued; Victims endorse move

For immediate release: Tuesday, Jan. 6

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790, SNAPclohessy@aol.com, davidgclohessy@gmail.com)

It’s gotten very little attention, but Bill Cosby’s publicist is being sued by an alleged victim of the comedian. We’re encouraged by this and hope it will deter other public relations professions from acting in ways that intimidate rape victims into staying silent.    

David Brokaw (310 273 2060, db@brokawcompany.com) has been named in a slander suit filed on 12/10/2014 by Tamara Green, It's relatively rare for a publicist for an accused rapist and child molester to be named, along with the alleged predator himself, in a civil suit like this. And we applaud this move.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-st-accuser-of-bill-cosby-files-defamation-suit-20141210-story.html

http://www.centredaily.com/2014/12/10/4502028/woman-files-defamation-lawsuit.html?sp=/99/188/

Too often in sex crimes cases, public relations people act irresponsibly and unethically. They ruthlessly defend their clients with little or no concern for the broader implications of their harsh language. To protect the vulnerable, this must stop. And making these wrongdoers pay – financially – is one good way to do this.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We were founded in 1988 and have more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)

Contact - David Clohessy, 314-566-9790, davidgclohessy@gmail.com, Barbara Dorris 314-503-0003, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org, Barbara Blaine 312-399-4747, bblaine@SNAPnetwork.org  

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