In some cases, judges have been the subject of disciplinary complaints over how they talked to, or about, the complainants.In others, judges have acquitted high-profile accused men while accusing complainants of trying to purposely mislead the court.
"She's saying, 'Look, the criminal-justice process is a difficult one and because of the consequences, and the very high standard of proof required constitutionally, many witnesses and complainants are not going to be satisfied.' And I think she's quite correct." Hilla Kerner, a spokeswoman for the Vancouver Rape Relief and Crisis Centre, disputed the Chief Justice's assertion that complainants' expectations are unrealistic.
I don’t want this to be anti-climactic, but I didn’t see any sex or drugs," he wrote.
On social media, public campaigns have urged that victims be believed.
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Dozens of people claim casino bigwig and Republican National Committee finance chair Steve Wynn is a massive creep who has pressured low-level employees at his gaming palaces and hotels into sex and deliberately exposes his junk by wearing tiny shorts at work, according to a bombshell new Wall Street Journal report.