Thanks for your perspective on this TSC, and I'm sorry that you ever had to go through something like this. Your post mirrors my thoughts exactly. In fact, I think it strengthens a civil suit if it first starts as criminal, there isn't enough evidence to pursue, and then it goes to civil where there is a lower bar to reach. The fact that this went right to a civil suit sure has the appearance of someone looking to make money off of this as their primary focus, not justice.I’m not a lawyer, but I do have a unique perspective on this that I’m guessing 98% of you don’t. So I’m going to weigh in here.
The thing about all this that doesn’t sit with me is that she went the civil route, and not criminal.
The statute of limitations isn’t up. What is to be gained by going this way and not criminal? I get the burden of proof is lower, but the publicity/awareness of the case isn’t going to be hurt, and will likely be given more credibility.
When I was sexually assaulted I never once thought “I can make money from this” it was “how do I make sure this fucker never does this again.” That it appears she never even went to the police about this and went right to a high profile lawyer instead...man, I don’t know.