VS responds to social media coverage of high-profile sexual abuse cases

7 March 2016

Victim Support responds to the impact on victims of continued social media coverage of sexual abuse cases involving public figures.

A spokesperson for the independent charity Victim Support, said:

“As a charity which has supported a significant number of victims of sexual abuse both recently and in the past by public figures, we know how traumatic it can be for them to be confronted by images and footage of their offender, particularly when these appear without warning.

“Victims will struggle to find the space they need to rebuild their lives if they are constantly reminded of the crimes they have suffered or, worse, are subjected to abuse or intimidation on social media.”