Sexual assault leaders in Iowa are urging survivors to seek help.
Back in May, three women accused Nate Boulton, an Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidate, of sexual assault. He then ended his campaign.
This also comes during a sentencing period for Bill Cosby, who faces multiple sexual assault allegations. His sentencing hearing started yesterday, Sept. 25.
“Some of the stigma is starting to come away from talking about it and identifying as a survivor” Kerri True, with the Coalition Against Sexual Assault, said.
True-Funk said movements like #MeToo are improving the perception and stigma surrounding victims of sexual assault.
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