FORT MYERS, Fla. – Yesterday the U.S. Gymnastics coach found guilty of sexual abuse was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison. Political Psychologist Dr. Bart Rossi joined us in studio to talk about the lasting effect this case will have on how the nation thinks about sex assault.
As this case — and claims against priests before it — has shown, sexual assault doesn’t live solely in the high profile world. Victims of sexual assault suffer during the act and after. However, until recently this hasn’t been a conversation of national discourse.
Dr. Rossi explains the post traumatic effect of sexual assault, and how to cope with it.