Society has long failed survivors of sexual violence, especially Black women and girls who experience sexual violence at disproportionate rates.
“NOW salutes the brave women who told their truth to investigators. There must be consequences. NOW supports ongoing civil action against Andrew Cuomo or any criminal referrals that may emerge from this report. Andrew Cuomo has forfeited any right to call himself a leader — he needs to leave, now.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — NY Attorney General Letitia James is right. We have an obligation to listen to women, protect women and hold accountable men who sexually harass and abuse women. In March 2021, NOW called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign and the investigation into his misconduct to move forward. NY Attorney General James’ investigation revealed a shocking pattern of sexual misconduct – not isolated Read more …
In a statement, the National Organization for Women denounced Mr. Cosby’s release, saying that “the judicial system in America” had “failed survivors again.”
The National Organization for Women said, “Bill Cosby is free on a technicality, but the women he assaulted, who bravely came forward to bring him to justice, are suffering anew. They thought they had finally achieved some limited measure of closure—and now this.”