In the case said to have ignited the #MeToo movement, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of a criminal sex act in the first degree and rape, third degree. Although acquitted on three other charges, this verdict is critical in seeing some progress in accountability.
Following the guilty verdict in the Weinstein trial, RALIANCE Executive Director, Ebony Tucker, released a statement addressing multiple issues related to abuse and oppression, and acknowledging the complications survivors often face to hold abusers accountable for their actions.
In support of RALIANCE, NPEIV would like to share their statement on the split verdict and highlight the importance of a cultural shift towards changing our response to survivors of all forms of interpersonal violence. NPEIV agrees that by continuing to raise awareness and encourage difficult conversations, we can work together to amplify the voices of those who courageously come forward.