Posts Categorized In: Sexual Assault

Today is Denim Day – In Support of Sexual Assault Victims Who Are Blamed for Their Own Assaults

To support sexual assault victims who are wrongly blamed for the assaults perpetrated against them, Denim Day was born. Denim Day always takes place in April, which is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Since 1999, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol against destructive attitudes surrounding sexual assault that blame victims…. Read More

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2021 marks the official 20th anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). There is an epidemic of sexual abuse in our country. Statistics reported by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) reveal that each year in the U.S., more than 433,648 people – male and female – are sexually assaulted or raped…. Read More

Lamothe Law Firm Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Under a Theory of Housing Discrimination

On February 3, 2021, attorneys Frank Lamothe, Kristi Schubert, and Julien Lamothe filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a woman claiming her landlord sexually assaulted and harassed her. Because the alleged acts occurred within a landlord-tenant relationship, the suit also asserts the defendant’s misconduct constituted sexual discrimination prohibited by the federal Fair Housing Act… Read More

Eden House New Orleans

Eden House New Orleans Mission Statement. “Eden House is a movement to eradicate the trafficking and selling of human beings. We create systemic change through: youth prevention; education and legislative advocacy, and recovery and reentry services for victims, including long-term shelter.” Eden House New Orleans was founded in 2011 as a recovery home for victims… Read More

LSU Announces Plan to Hire Law Firm to Advise on Sexual Assault Policies

For years, Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response (STAR), an organization that operates in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Alexandria, has asked Louisiana State University to work more closely with their group. According to the Louisiana Illuminator article published in The Advocate, LSU turned down efforts to help students, sexual assault services group says. STAR offered… Read More

Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force

According to the Polaris Project, “Human trafficking occurs when a perpetrator, often referred to as a trafficker, … employs the ‘Means’ of force, fraud or coercion for the ‘Purpose’ of compelling the victim to provide commercial sex acts or labor or services.” Our September 2020 article, Louisiana Human Trafficking, described the types of human trafficking… Read More

Louisiana Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a criminal activity that steals the victim’s freedom for profit. Victims are tricked, defrauded, or physically forced to sell sex or work illegally under inhuman conditions. The International Labor Organization reports that this multi-billion-dollar criminal industry denies freedom to 40.3 million people globally. The International Labor Organization also estimates that each victim… Read More

Legal Options for Human Trafficking Victims and Organizations for Survivors

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), more than 24 million people are affected by human trafficking globally, with the United States accounting for more than 10% of trafficking cases worldwide. While human trafficking affects people of all ages, genders, and races, it disproportionately affects women, children, and marginalized populations. Unfortunately, this billion-dollar industry continues… Read More

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