Pamela Anderson recently delivered shocking news at the launching of her charity foundation while at the Cannes Film Festival. The Baywatch bombshell exposed her painful past filled with multiple acts of child sexual abuse committed on her as a youth.
Anderson went into detail as she recounted the devastating facts she endured saying, “I did not have an easy childhood. Despite loving parents, I was molested from age six by a female babysitter… I went to a friend’s boyfriend’s house and his older brother decided to teach me backgammon which led into a back massage, which led into rape. My first heterosexual experience. He was 25 years old and I was 12.” She also added that a high school teenager “decided it would be funny to gang-rape me with six friends. I wanted off this earth.”
Anderson’s testimony seems almost too unbearable to comprehend, however the most heartbreaking of it all is that there are a plethora of others who share her same story, though the details vary. And also like Anderson, children don’t always speak up. Child sexual abuse is a very real and very serious issue in our world. Even if a child does reveal the truth and the perpetrator of the crime receives punishment, the trauma of the abused child remains, especially if left untreated.
Victims of child sexual abuse can suffer from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, develop addictions and feel shame, among other things from the abusive acts forced on them. Children who have been sexually abused desperately need ongoing therapy and counseling in order to recover from their tragic experience and have a shot at a hope filled future.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene we want to speak up for child sexual abuse victims who have had their voice stolen from them. We understand the detrimental effects that abuse can have on a child and we are committed to doing everything in our power to fight for the victims’ rights. We want to see children who have been through unfortunate circumstances rise above what was done to them, by making a claim for damages against the organization or entity that neglected the child’s safety. We want to make sure abused children receive the compensation necessary in order put them on the road to recovery, and get the professional care and attention that will ultimately help them heal, grow and develop in to healthy adults. If you have a claim for a child you believe has been the victim of sexual abuse, please do not hesitate to contact our child sexual abuse attorneys today, to see what we can do for you.
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