Dr McAllister spoke with Metro about Anthony Rapp's recent accusations of sexual assault against Kevin Spacey, telling Metro, "I don’t see a prosecution as being possible, because of the operation of the statute of limitations." He pointed out that there could be a possible civil claim, but it would depend on when Rapp first discovered the psychological damage of the events.
Senior Associate Thomas Beale is featured in a report by Guardian journalist Alice Ross as she investigates the increasing pressure faced by Jehovah’s Witnesses to address its handling of sex abuse allegations.
Our Senior Associate, Kathleen Hallisey, who successfully sued the Jehovah's Witnesses, was interviewed for Reveal News about the UK Charity Commission's investigation into the child protection policies of the Jehovah's Witnesses, which have mishandled sexual abuse allegations against the organisation. With ten separate lawsuits pending against the Witnesses, Hallisey also represents victims of Mark Sewell, a leader in the Jehovah's Witnesses who was convicted of eight sex offences in 2014. In Trey Bundy's article, Hallisey expresses strong support for the Commission and its potential to bring systemic changes: 'I am hopeful that [the investigators'] dedication and diligence in pursuing this investigation will lead to real change in the Watchtower's child protection policies.'Read More