Sexual assault is a traumatic experience that can have lasting impacts on victims and their families. In December 2021, an anonymous woman filed a lawsuit against Bob Lovell, the CEO of Dallas-based Home Marketing Services, claiming improper sexual conduct in the workplace. Now, a second woman has come forward to make similar allegations against Lovell. Rogge Dunn of the Rogge Dunn Group in Dallas is the attorney for both women, who are each seeking more than $1 million in damages. Dunn said he’s confident there are other victims, and he hopes they will come forward after reading about Jane Doe #2.
The Impact on Victims of Sexual Assault Accusations
When sexual assault accusations are made public, it can be difficult for victims to cope with the emotional aftermath. Many survivors feel ashamed or embarrassed about what happened and are afraid to speak out for fear of being judged or disbelieved. It can also be difficult for them to come to terms with the fact that someone they trusted violated their trust in such an extreme way. This can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety as well as difficulty sleeping and physical symptoms like headaches or stomach aches.
In addition, victims often feel powerless when they become aware of the accusation because they have no control over the outcome. The legal process can take months or even years before justice is served, leaving them feeling trapped in limbo while their perpetrator may walk free until then. This is why it’s important for those who have experienced sexual assault to find support from family members, friends, counselors, and other professionals who understand what they’re going through and can provide emotional support during this time.
The Impact on Families of Victims
Families of victims of sexual assault accusations also face many challenges when news of the case hits the headlines. They may feel shock or disbelief at first which can quickly turn into anger as they grapple with feelings of betrayal from someone they once trusted.
That’s why it’s so important for those affected by these types of cases to find support from family members, friends, counselors, and other professionals who understand what they’re going through and are equipped with knowledge on how best to help them heal properly. Kherkher Garcia, LLP can assist with the aftermath of a case such as this. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, call us today to learn more about how we can help.