Posts Categorized In: Sexual Assault

Kristi Schubert – Speaker on Sexual Abuse Cases for Attorney CLE Today

Lamothe Law Firm attorney Kristi Schubert is teaching attorneys about sexual abuse cases today for the New Orleans Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program. Her topic is Sexual Abuse Cases in Louisiana and Trauma-Informed Communication Tips for Attorneys. Kristi Schubert is an experienced civil litigation and personal injury attorney with particular experience in sexual abuse… Read More

What to Do After Someone You Care About Has Been Raped

Rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse are unfortunately all too common. According to the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA), there are 237,868 incidents of rape in the US every year. Only 40 percent of rapes are reported, and even fewer result in the perpetrator’s conviction. If someone you love has been raped or assaulted,… Read More

Understanding the R. Kelly Guilty Verdict

On September 27, 2021, a federal jury in New York found Robert Kelly guilty of one count of racketeering and eight violations of the Mann Act, a federal anti-sex-trafficking law. He faces the possibility of ten years to life in prison. The verdict comes after a six-week trial, in which multiple witnesses testified about a… Read More

If You Were Raped, You Still Have a Voice

Every 68 seconds, an individual in the US is sexually assaulted. Survivors of rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse are individuals of all ages, races, genders, and economic backgrounds. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, reports that one in six American women and one in 33 American men… Read More

New Sexual Assault Advocacy Center in Louisiana

Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA) has announced a new sexual assault advocacy center in Louisiana: Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment (SAFE) is provisionally accredited for Tangipahoa, Livingston and St. Helena Parishes and will serve both sexual assault and domestic violence survivors.  Their crisis line number is 888-411-1333. There are 11 other accredited sexual assault… Read More

Archdiocese of New Orleans Bankruptcy Contacts Claimants Directly

Last month, the Archdiocese of New Orleans bankruptcy attorneys sent clergy sexual abuse survivors with claims against the Archdiocese three request for information letters. Instead of communicating with the survivors’ attorneys, these documents asking for information were sent directly to the claimants. Helen Lewis of Big Easy Magazine wrote an article about this, “Clergy Sexual… Read More

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

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As of August 1, 2021, Louisiana allows survivors of child molestation a three-year window to pursue allegations in civil court – regardless of how long ago the misconduct occurred.

 

If you or someone you love was sexually abused as a child at church, at school, in a healthcare setting, while participating on a sports team, or as a member of an organization, please contact us today for a confidential consultation about your situation.

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