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What Is the Patient’s Right To Know Act?

Until recently, gaps in California’s laws led to a lack of transparency in reporting doctor sexual assault and sexual abuse. Sadly, this increased the risk of patient sexual abuse by health care providers, who can use their positions of power to take advantage of their patients. In 2019, California lawmakers passed Senate Bill (SB) 1448,… read more

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KABC UCLA Heaps Opt Out Press Conference 4 20 2021

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What Is the Difference Between Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault?

Sexual abuse and sexual assault are two different types of sex crimes under California law. When prosecuted in the criminal court or claimed in the civil court, the nuances between these two terms are critical. Learning the difference between sexual abuse and sexual assault can help you better understand your case as a survivor of… read more

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Gold Medalist Aly Raisman Calls for Investigation of Olympic Committee Role In Nassar Scandal

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How To Tell if You’ve Been Roofied

Perpetrators often use date rape drugs to commit sexual assault crimes. Date rape drugs are narcotics meant to sedate or incapacitate a victim to varying degrees so that a perpetrator can take advantage of a victim without his or her consent. One of the most commonly used date rape drugs is Rohypnol, more commonly known… read more

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). As of April 2021, SAAM has existed for 20 years. SAAM is an opportunity to bring awareness and education to communities about the dangers of sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment, as well as to show support for sexual assault survivors. Learn how to show your support… read more

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Sexual Abuse in Relationships

When many people hear the phrase sexual abuse, they imagine physical altercations such as domestic violence. They may also imagine sexual assault or rape committed by strangers. You may not realize that you can experience the crime of sexual abuse within a relationship, committed by your partner, under the official definition of this offense. What… read more

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CBS Evening News – USC Pays 1.1 Billion In Claims to Sex Abuse Victims of Campus Gynecologist

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Attorney John Manly and Clients Discuss Historic USC Sex Abuse Settlement on NBC News

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Child Molestation Statute of Limitations

In most states, there is a statute of limitations on bringing criminal charges against a perpetrator for alleged child molestation. California, however, recently ended its statutes of limitations on most felony sex crimes. This means if you are a survivor of child molestation in California, you can most likely press charges against the perpetrator at… read more

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