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Weinstein Rapes

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Bernnie Federko, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Mondieu

    Mondieu TRIBE Member

    Is there a civil remedy for sexual assault cases that have passed the statute of limitations? There’s obviously a civil liability - beyond criminal guilt - for murder (OJ). I sincerely hope it exists for sexual harassment and abuse as well.

    Weinstein and his ilk deserve a free-fall to the financial bottom. It’s money that gives these assholes power. The most sure-fire way of encouraging a change in attitude is the wholesale economic dessimation of these kinds of perps. One thing they ALL cherish is a dollar.
     
  2. janiecakes

    janiecakes TRIBE Member

    Ontario has recently (2015 or 2016 I believe) eliminated limitation periods for civil lawsuits arising from sexual assaults. It used to be two years with some exceptions.
     
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  3. Klubmasta Will

    Klubmasta Will TRIBE Member

    ^ I just looked this up, out of curiosity. It appears there is no limitation period in Ontario for civil claims based on (i) sexual assault, (ii) sexual misconduct involving a minor or a trusted/dependent relationship, or (iii) non-sexual assault involving a minor or an intimate/dependent relationship.

    Law Document English View
    Sections 16(h), (h.1), (h.2).

    Good to know!
     
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  4. wickedken

    wickedken TRIBE Member

    So does this mean that a family member can sue if they were subjected to corporal punishment?
     
  5. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  6. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

  7. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    Yup. Weinstein don't play!

     
  8. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

  9. Littlest Hobo

    Littlest Hobo TRIBE Member

  10. kennyboy

    kennyboy TRIBE Member


    What continues to amaze me is that some of the women that are coming out and making allegations come from prominent families in the film business.

    I can’t even imagine how difficult this would have been and how scared you would have been that they didn’t feel they could share this information with their family.

    Or maybe they did and everyone just turned a blind eye.

    Regardless hopefully justice will be served at some point and anyone that was subjected to sexual abuse and assault will one day be able to get some form of closure.
     
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  11. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    Maybe. Your hypothetical is too high level. If someone was abusive a family member can report the abuse, police and courts will then decide if the facts are commensurate with prosecution.

    Sometimes they will decide so and sometimes they won't, every Canadian has the right to seek legal redress and aid if abused.
     
  12. janiecakes

    janiecakes TRIBE Member

    I think wickedken is asking about civil claims, not criminal prosecution. Yes, someone could sue for what he calls being subjected to corporal punishment as a minor. Whether they'd be successful or not is another question.
     
  13. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  14. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  15. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

  16. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

  17. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    i would hate to be in the dating scene right about now
     
  18. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

    #MeToo

    No, actually that's untrue. It was always thus (Spake Zarathustra!)
     
  19. praktik

    praktik TRIBE Member

    We Shall Overcome
     
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    janiecakes TRIBE Member

  21. Littlest Hobo

    Littlest Hobo TRIBE Member

    I know a bunch of single ladies and they all say the same thing, that the modern Toronto man had no game. If the modern Toronto man steps away from the porn/video games/excessive sports, and be somewhat witty and engaging there is gold in them there hills.
     
  22. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

  23. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

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    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

  25. Bernnie Federko

    Bernnie Federko TRIBE Member

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