News in Review Sam's Story: Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out

News in Review Sam's Story: Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out

At 17, Sam Fazio was just a regular teenager at a school dance in Vancouver. Then she was violently sexually attacked in a bathroom stall. Sam reported the crime and went through the grueling process of physical and mental recovery while having to deal with police and a court case that left her and others shaking their heads. Since then, Sam says she questions why any victim of sexual assault would come forward to report an attack. As a minor at the time of the attack, Sam could have kept her identity secret. But she took the extraordinary step of going to court to ask that the publication ban on her story be lifted. Now she's speaking out and discussing the ongoing challenges faced even in this era of #MeToo. Warning: this program contains disturbing language and subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • 2019
  • 00:16:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/09/2019
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