HuffPost: Friendly Emails From Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Do Not Make Them Liars

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Prosecutors are likely to call on an expert witness to explain how trauma affects a person’s behavior. But the seemingly affectionate emails could persuade jurors that Weinstein’s accusers are liars. Many people think abuse victims always fight off their attackers, cut off contact and report the abuse immediately, not that they send smiley faces and wait years to report the assault. But in reality, psychologists and victim advocates say, it’s common for survivors to stay in touch with their abusers. And until jurors understand why, victims will never have a fair day in court.

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