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Old 11-21-2017, 03:18 PM
 
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should allegations that are made about incidents that allegedly took place DECADES ago have any effect on the person today? When nothing legally can be done about it?



I am not sure. Especially when it gives an opportunity to blackmailers and extortionists



If there is change to be made, it is encouraging women to report and press charges right away. Not decades later. This ensures the person will actually be punished and won't be able to do it to anyone else

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Old 11-21-2017, 04:15 PM
 
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if there is actual evidence of said harassment, then yes they should be given due credence. but they should also be properly investigated as well.
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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In many cases there was no criminal act in the first place, so there was no point in reporting it. If it wasn't criminal behavior, and it happened years ago, let it go. Laying a wet one on the lips is not criminal in any jurisdiction in the US. You have to grope a breast or a crotch for it to be a criminal act.
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I dont think it matters in today's mob like world. It seems the public is judge, jury and executioner, despite the the validity of accusations.
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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If you act the ass there is no time limit on when someone might call you out on it. Unless of course you just want to sweep away the bad stuff because it's old.

People stay quiet for a ton of reasons. Careers, the fact that about half the people will hate you because you told and it is inconvenient to their agenda, it's embarrassing, every little thing you did will get dredged up to discredit you etc..

These accusers aren't riding these accusations to riches most of the time. While very few see a payout most get nothing but misery for telling.

So no, there should be no limit and yes they should be taken seriously.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Allegations without proof are meaningless.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Only if there is some type of unassailable video and forensic evidence.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:55 PM
 
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Allegations without proof are meaningless.
Murder cases are successfully tried on circumstantial evidence and credibility of witnesses. Surely we do not need a higher standard for sexual harassment or assault.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Accusers must prove without a doubt that what they are claiming actually happened. And people making false claims should be punished severely. There are so many coming forward all of a sudden I am beginning to wonder how many are actually valid.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:16 PM
 
Location: The Land Mass Between NOLA and Mobile, AL
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Murder cases are successfully tried on circumstantial evidence and credibility of witnesses. Surely we do not need a higher standard for sexual harassment or assault.
The thing is, one does. Unless anyone can attach a kidnapping charge. I could be wrong about this, but I believe that kidnapping is similar to murder in that there is no statute of limitations in the U.S.
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