The Kansas City Star
For sexual assault survivors, Greitens’ return can mean fresh trauma, experts say
Dee Ogilvy was sexually assaulted 42 years ago at her place of work. The police never made an arrest in the case and a shoulder injury from the attack still gives her pain. The Springfield resident said she’s disgusted to see former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens campaigning for U.S. Senate less than three years after allegations of blackmail and sexual assault helped lead to his resignation.
“It’s an example of why survivors don’t talk about this. It’s an example of why survivors don’t go public with this. In multiple ways, the woman’s agency over her own being was removed from her and she was betrayed by more than one man,” said Susan Sorenson, director of the Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships at the University of Pennsylvania.