Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Will Sugar Ray Leonard's admission of his own sexual abuse as a child make a difference?


Will Sugar Ray Leonard’s admission of his own sexual abuse as a child make a difference?

Yes, others may come forward with accusations that lead to criminal charges
  39 (17.9%)
No, most people won’t risk the stigma that comes with such an admission
  42 (19.3%)
Yes, his high profile will boost support for programs that help abuse victims
  86 (39.4%)
No, that he waited so long will make some victims even more reluctant to talk
  54 (24.8%)
Total votes = 218
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