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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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)
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
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