The person who abused me is still a powerful person in the organization. I’m scared. Will my past be used against me?

Answer

I wish I could tell you that it’s easy to come forward against somebody powerful, I wish I could tell you that the case would go forward easily. I wish I could tell you that none of your past will be used against you but unfortunately I cannot. I faced backlash myself when I came forward about my abuser and my abuser wasn’t anybody powerful or important but the good news is, there are a lot of people out there who want to support you. They are your fellow survivors, they are mental health professionals, lawyers, law enforcement, and organizations that want to stand with you and help you weather the backlash. They will also help you handle, move you forward as you go through the difficult process of holding your abuser accountable.

Provided By

Asher Lovy

Survivor