Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

Max Clifford

Ted Heath, Jonathan King and the role of The Spectators…

An Exercise in Comprehension, for Subjects Lacking in Empathy, but Over-Equipped with Entitlement. August 2015. Please read the following before forming any opinion, sharing on Twitter, or other social media sites. You may now turn over your paper. Case Study A There are allegations against a series of people and those allegations are that they more »

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Breach of Anonymity by Sky

I was shocked to hear on 5Live radio on Friday morning that Sky had breached the anonymity of one of Max Clifford’s victims. It seems they had filmed the Appeal and had uploaded the clip to the internet but had failed to remove the mention of her name. Still they seem to have managed to more »

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We must stop asking the same, cruel questions of the victims and instead set our sights on the perpetrators.

The numerous high profile cases concerning powerful men accused of sexual assault, abuse and rape has resulted in many a tongue singing the same refrains, “They’re only doing it for the compensation”, “How come, IF they’re not lying, they didn’t come out and tell someone before”, “It’s a witch-hunt”, “Why are we wasting public money more »

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A week in journalism is a long time: the reporting of the trial and verdict of Max Clifford

As another high profile trial commences, with jury selection today (Tuesday 6th May 2014) for 12 charges of indecent assault allegedly committed by Rolf Harris, I would hope for better reporting than we have seen of the Max Clifford trial. This piece by Martin Robbins from the New Statesman on Saturday 3rd May, is without more »

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Max Clifford has been convicted

We are very pleased with the verdict and sentencing in the Max Clifford sexual abuse case. The judge showed a very clear understanding of sexual violence: both the nature of sexual violence and the consequences of it on victims. Far too often of late, we have published comments made by judges who fundamentally misunderstand sexual more »

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Newsnight coverage of the Max Clifford verdict

Dear Sue Douglas I watched you on Newsnight last night talking about the Max Clifford case. We heard in the report that he has been found guilty of eight indecent assaults on women and girls as young as 15. You failed to follow the National Union of Journalists guidance on how to cover violence against more »

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