The Long-Term Effects of Sexual Assault

By David M. Ring | November 6, 2023

Sexual assault is one of the most traumatic and devastating experiences that a human being can go through. In fact, sexual assault is a terrible crime that physically, emotionally, and psychologically affects sexual assault survivors for the rest of their lives. To get through each week, month, or year, they may need to continuously visit…

Employer Responsibilities and Survivor Rights in Workplace Sexual Assault Cases

By Natalie Weatherford | October 30, 2023

Unfortunately, sexual assault in the workplace happens more often than you might think. If you are a survivor of sexual assault in the workplace, it is important that you know that you have rights and that your employer has responsibilities. This behavior is not only against the law, but it is also traumatizing and devastating…

Speaking Your Truth: The Process of Filing a Sexual Assault Lawsuit

By David M. Ring | July 17, 2023

When an individual is sexually assaulted in Los Angeles, they can file a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator and any other liable parties. A civil lawsuit seeks compensation (damages) for injuries, harms, and losses. When new clients meet with us, they often have a lot of questions about the process itself. So today, we want…

Will Declaring Bankruptcy Harm the Victims of the Oakland Diocese?

By John C. Taylor | July 5, 2023

As many already know, the Catholic church has a history of sexual abuse. In fact, several different dioceses around the United States are facing sexual abuse lawsuits due to the survivors that are coming forward to let it be known that they were sexually abused by the clergy in Catholic churches. This is not an…

What’s Happening with Redlands Unified Is Tragic, But Not Surprising

By David M. Ring | June 19, 2023

As attorneys who represent survivors of sexual abuse, some of the most complex cases we handle involve school districts. Parents expect that their children will be at least relatively safe from harm when they’re in school, so these cases – ones involving abusive teachers and schools engaged in coverups – can be particularly challenging for…

Exposed by Deep Fakes: Popular Twitch Stars Become Victims of Pornographic Photo Manipulations

By John C. Taylor | May 24, 2023

An article came out recently which brought an issue to light that many people were not aware of: deep fake pornography. The NBC article highlights a recent case of deep fake pornography involving popular Twitch streamers, including Atrioc, QtCinderella, Maya Higa, and Pokimane. The deep fake images, which were distributed on a popular pornographic website,…

Los Angeles-Based Christian Church Sued for Concealing Child Sexual Abuse

By John C. Taylor | May 15, 2023

The International Churches of Christ (ICOC) is facing a series of lawsuits that allege child sexual abuse and cover-ups within the organization. The Guardian reported in mid-March that five women have filed lawsuits against the religious group in California, with accusations ranging from sexual assault to rape of minors, and claims of a conspiracy to…

How Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Assault Reveals a Cold Truth About Entertainment

By David M. Ring | May 8, 2023

The entertainment industry is one that has been riddled with cases of sexual assault and harassment for decades. Victims of sexual assault within the industry are often silenced or discouraged from speaking out in an effort to preserve the reputation of those involved or the project they’re working on. Recently, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph opened…

Senate Passes Sweeping Legislation to Combat Child Sexual Abuse

By Natalie Weatherford | May 1, 2023

After decades of sexually abusing minors, Larry Nassar was officially sentenced to prison in 2017 for all that he had done. He started his career in the late 1970s as an Athletic Trainer and was later appointed as the National Medical Coordinator for the USA Gymnastics team. Larry Nassar held that position since 1996—and it’s…

Protecting Workers During National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

By John C. Taylor | April 24, 2023

Every April, we recognize National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. While it’s not quite a celebration, we observe this month to get more people talking about the topic so we can take action and find more ways to prevent it. While sexual assault can happen anywhere, many people forget how common it is in…

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