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Variety | Survivors of Sexual Abuse From the Powerful Face a Hard Road Back

(10/31/2017) But lost among the broader discussion of horrific misbehavior by powerful individuals is the long-term impact on their victims: diminished mental health, destroyed careers and problems trusting other people in their interpersonal relationships.

“Every individual is different,” says Jennifer G. Long, CEO of AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women. “Victims have varied responses. Some individuals withdraw from their personal and professional lives. … On the other hand, other individuals you may find throw themselves fiercely into their professional work. They may overachieve and show no outward signs that they’ve suffered.”

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