NY Law Gives Child Sex Abuse Victims New Chance At Justice | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

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It only gets better when you switch and save with GEICO. switch and save with GEICO.>>>WELCOME BACK TO “VELSHI &>>>WELCOME BACK TO “VELSHI & RUHLE.” RUHLE.” THE NEW YORK’S CHILD VICTIMS THE NEW YORK’S CHILD VICTIMS ACT. ACT. A NEW LAW GIVING VICTIMS ONE A NEW LAW GIVING VICTIMS ONE YEAR WINDOW TO FILE A LAWSUIT YEAR WINDOW TO FILE A LAWSUIT REGARDLESS OF WHEN THE ALLEGED REGARDLESS OF WHEN THE ALLEGED HAPPENED. HAPPENED. AMONG THOSE TARGETED TO THE AMONG THOSE TARGETED TO THE LARGEST INSTITUTIONS THAT HAVE LARGEST INSTITUTIONS THAT HAVE FACE COUNTLESS ALLEGATIONS OF FACE COUNTLESS ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF KIDS. SEXUAL ABUSE OF KIDS. THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE BOY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA. SCOUTS OF AMERICA.>>NOW THIS LAW IS SIGNIFICANT>>NOW THIS LAW IS SIGNIFICANT IN CASES LIKE THESE BECAUSE IT IN CASES LIKE THESE BECAUSE IT EXTENDS THE STATUE OF EXTENDS THE STATUE OF LIMITATIONS FOR CHILD SEX ABUSE. LIMITATIONS FOR CHILD SEX ABUSE. JOINING US NOW IS OUR SEX ABUSE JOINING US NOW IS OUR SEX ABUSE SURVIVOR AND ADVOCATE FOR OTHER SURVIVOR AND ADVOCATE FOR OTHER SURVIVORS AND JENNIFER FREEMAN, SURVIVORS AND JENNIFER FREEMAN, AN ATTORNEY REPRESENTING SEX AN ATTORNEY REPRESENTING SEX ABUSE VICTIMS RANGING FROM ABUSE VICTIMS RANGING FROM EPSTEIN ACCUSERS AND BOY SCOUTS EPSTEIN ACCUSERS AND BOY SCOUTS ACCUSERS. ACCUSERS. JENNIFER, TALK TO ME ABOUT THIS JENNIFER, TALK TO ME ABOUT THIS SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS. SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS.>>THIS IS HISTORIC LEGISLATION>>THIS IS HISTORIC LEGISLATION AND LANDMARK LEGISLATION THAT AND LANDMARK LEGISLATION THAT GIVES ANYONE OF ANY AGE TO BRING GIVES ANYONE OF ANY AGE TO BRING CHILD SEX ABUSE CLAIMS. CHILD SEX ABUSE CLAIMS.>>WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE TODAY>>WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY IF YOU WERE A THAN YESTERDAY IF YOU WERE A VICTIM? VICTIM?>>YESTERDAY IF YOU WERE 25>>YESTERDAY IF YOU WERE 25 YEARS OLD OR 38 YEARS OLD OR 85 YEARS OLD OR 38 YEARS OLD OR 85 YEARS OLD, YOU HAD NO CLAIM TO YEARS OLD, YOU HAD NO CLAIM TO BRING. BRING.>>THESE ARE ALL CIVIL SUITS.>>THESE ARE ALL CIVIL SUITS.>>CRIMINAL SUITS ARE NO LONGER>>CRIMINAL SUITS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. AVAILABLE. ALL WE REALLY HAVE ARE CIVIL ALL WE REALLY HAVE ARE CIVIL ACTIONS. ACTIONS. THAT’S THE ONLY OPPORTUNITIES THAT’S THE ONLY OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE. THAT WE HAVE.>>SHAWN, YOU ARE A VICTIM>>SHAWN, YOU ARE A VICTIM YOURSELF. YOURSELF. YOU ARE AN ADVOCATE FOR OTHER YOU ARE AN ADVOCATE FOR OTHER VICTIMS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH VICTIMS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SEXUAL ABUSE WITHIN THE CATHOLIC SEXUAL ABUSE WITHIN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. CHURCH. WHAT DOES THIS LAW MEANS TO YOU? WHAT DOES THIS LAW MEANS TO YOU?>>THAT’S AN INCREDIBLE LAW,>>THAT’S AN INCREDIBLE LAW, INCREDIBLE STEP FORWARD. INCREDIBLE STEP FORWARD. I WAS THANKFUL TO BE IN ALBANY I WAS THANKFUL TO BE IN ALBANY LAST YEAR WHEN THE ASSEMBLY AND LAST YEAR WHEN THE ASSEMBLY AND THE SENATE PASSED THE HISTORIC THE SENATE PASSED THE HISTORIC ON MY BIRTHDAY. ON MY BIRTHDAY. I GOT TO WITNESS THE JOY ON MY I GOT TO WITNESS THE JOY ON MY FRIEND’S FACE AS IT PASSED. FRIEND’S FACE AS IT PASSED.>>WHEN YOU GO ON TV, YOU TALK>>WHEN YOU GO ON TV, YOU TALK TO PEOPLE IT MOTIVATES THOSE WHO TO PEOPLE IT MOTIVATES THOSE WHO HAD SIMILAR EXPERIENCE TO YOURS HAD SIMILAR EXPERIENCE TO YOURS AND ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT AND ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. IT. THIS IS BIGGER THAN SO MANY THIS IS BIGGER THAN SO MANY INSTANCES BECAUSE NOW PEOPLE INSTANCES BECAUSE NOW PEOPLE HAVE A REAL OPPORTUNITY TO FILE HAVE A REAL OPPORTUNITY TO FILE A REAL LAWSUIT AND THEY DON’T A REAL LAWSUIT AND THEY DON’T HAVE TO JUMP THROUGH THE SAME HAVE TO JUMP THROUGH THE SAME SUITS THEY WOULD HAVE TO IF THE SUITS THEY WOULD HAVE TO IF THE STATUE OF LIMITATIONS EXPIRED. STATUE OF LIMITATIONS EXPIRED.>>THE COMMUNITIES WITHIN THE>>THE COMMUNITIES WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. STATE OF NEW YORK. ALL THE CASES BEING FILED WILL ALL THE CASES BEING FILED WILL HAVE DISCOVERY CASES. HAVE DISCOVERY CASES. WE’LL FIND OUT HOW MANY JEFFERY WE’LL FIND OUT HOW MANY JEFFERY EPSTEINS THERE ARE AND HOW MANY EPSTEINS THERE ARE AND HOW MANY BOY SCOUTS OR COACHES OR PARENTS BOY SCOUTS OR COACHES OR PARENTS OR DOCTORS? OR DOCTORS? THIS IS JUST THE STEPS IN FILING THIS IS JUST THE STEPS IN FILING OF THE DISCOVERY PHASE OF THIS OF THE DISCOVERY PHASE OF THIS SUIT AND LAW IS REALLY WHAT IT SUIT AND LAW IS REALLY WHAT IT IS GOING TO PROTECT CHILDREN IS GOING TO PROTECT CHILDREN THROUGHOUT NEW YORK. THROUGHOUT NEW YORK.>>TO THAT POINT THOUGH,>>TO THAT POINT THOUGH, JENNIFER, HOW DIFFICULT WILL THE JENNIFER, HOW DIFFICULT WILL THE DISCOVERY PHASE BE IF THESE DISCOVERY PHASE BE IF THESE CASES ARE 10 OR 20 OR 30 YEARS CASES ARE 10 OR 20 OR 30 YEARS OLD. OLD. THE ALLEGED PERPETRATORS MAY BE THE ALLEGED PERPETRATORS MAY BE DEAD. DEAD. OTHER WITNESSES MAY BE. OTHER WITNESSES MAY BE. HOW DIFFICULT IS DISCOVERY? HOW DIFFICULT IS DISCOVERY?>>DISCOVERY INCLUDES THE>>DISCOVERY INCLUDES THE VICTIMS TELLING THEIR STORY AND VICTIMS TELLING THEIR STORY AND THERE IS NOTHING MORE COMPELLING THERE IS NOTHING MORE COMPELLING THAN THE TRUTH. THAN THE TRUTH. IN ADDITION TO THAT, THERE IS IN ADDITION TO THAT, THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF DISCOVERY GOING TO BE A LOT OF DISCOVERY OF DOCUMENTS. OF DOCUMENTS. THERE WERE SECRET FILES AT THE THERE WERE SECRET FILES AT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. CATHOLIC CHURCH.>>THEY’LL HAVE TO PUT IT>>THEY’LL HAVE TO PUT IT FORWARD. FORWARD.>>THEY’LL NEED TO PUT IT>>THEY’LL NEED TO PUT IT FORWARD. FORWARD.>>OH BOY.>>OH BOY.>>THERE WILL BE FILES FROM THE>>THERE WILL BE FILES FROM THE BOY SCOUTS AND WITNESS EVIDENCE BOY SCOUTS AND WITNESS EVIDENCE FROM ROCKER FELLA UNIVERSITY, FROM ROCKER FELLA UNIVERSITY, SINCE WE HAD OVER 200 CLAIMS SINCE WE HAD OVER 200 CLAIMS FROM THAT ONE INSTITUTION AND FROM THAT ONE INSTITUTION AND EYE EYE ARISING FROM ONE DOCTOR. ARISING FROM ONE DOCTOR.>>HOLD ON, ONE DOCTOR OVER 200>>HOLD ON, ONE DOCTOR OVER 200 VICTIMS? VICTIMS?>>YES.>>YES.>>LET’S TALK ABOUT EPSTEIN’S>>LET’S TALK ABOUT EPSTEIN’S VICTIMS. VICTIMS. YOU REPRESENT SOME OF THOSE AS YOU REPRESENT SOME OF THOSE AS WELL. WELL.>>YES, I DO.>>YES, I DO.>>WHAT CHANGES TODAY?>>WHAT CHANGES TODAY? YOU ARE NOW ABLE TO MAKE A YOU ARE NOW ABLE TO MAKE A CLAIM? CLAIM?>>YES, THAT’S CORRECT.>>YES, THAT’S CORRECT. IT IS A LITTLE TRICKY WITH IT IS A LITTLE TRICKY WITH EPSTEIN BECAUSE A LOT OF THINGS EPSTEIN BECAUSE A LOT OF THINGS AND A LOT OF MOVING PARTS RIGHT AND A LOT OF MOVING PARTS RIGHT NOW AND WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THIS NOW AND WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THIS ESTATE IS GOING TO BE PURSUED OR ESTATE IS GOING TO BE PURSUED OR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OR HE HAD THE THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OR HE HAD THE RESIDENCE. RESIDENCE.>>THE FACT THAT HE’S NO LONGER>>THE FACT THAT HE’S NO LONGER ALIVE, HOW MUCH HARDER IS IT TO ALIVE, HOW MUCH HARDER IS IT TO GO AFTER HIS ESTATE? GO AFTER HIS ESTATE? THE ESTATE NOW IT COULD BE UNDER THE ESTATE NOW IT COULD BE UNDER THE GUARDIANSHIP OF SOMEONE THE GUARDIANSHIP OF SOMEONE ELSE. ELSE.>>IT COULD BE.>>IT COULD BE. I ALLOWS FOR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT I ALLOWS FOR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO PURSUE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST TO PURSUE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST SOME OF HIS ASSETS WHICH THEY SOME OF HIS ASSETS WHICH THEY MAY HAVE BEEN HOLD FOR THE MAY HAVE BEEN HOLD FOR THE VICTIMS. VICTIMS.>>WOULD THAT HAVE BEEN>>WOULD THAT HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT IF HE’S STILL ALIVE? DIFFERENT IF HE’S STILL ALIVE?>>SHAUN, THE NEW YORK ARCH>>SHAUN, THE NEW YORK ARCH DIOCESE SAYS IT PAID FOR DIOCESE SAYS IT PAID FOR COMPENSATION FUNDS AND THOSE COMPENSATION FUNDS AND THOSE VICTIMS WAIVED THEIR RIGHTS TO VICTIMS WAIVED THEIR RIGHTS TO FILE A SUIT. FILE A SUIT. HOW DID THIS CHANGE THAT? HOW DID THIS CHANGE THAT?>>WELL, YOU KNOW THEY SAY THEY>>WELL, YOU KNOW THEY SAY THEY PAID $65 MILLION. PAID $65 MILLION. THEY MAY HAVE DONE ONE OR TWO THEY MAY HAVE DONE ONE OR TWO BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF DAMAGES. DAMAGES. WHAT THEY PAID OUT AND THE WHAT THEY PAID OUT AND THE DAMAGES THAT THEY DID ARE JUST DAMAGES THAT THEY DID ARE JUST THE BEGINNING. THE BEGINNING. YOU KNOW THERE IS NO DISCOVERY YOU KNOW THERE IS NO DISCOVERY PHASE THAT WE SPOKE ABOUT IN THE PHASE THAT WE SPOKE ABOUT IN THE PAY OUT COMPENSATION FUND. PAY OUT COMPENSATION FUND. SO THERE IS NO TRANSPARENCY ON SO THERE IS NO TRANSPARENCY ON WHO THE ABUSERS ARE THROUGH THE WHO THE ABUSERS ARE THROUGH THE CIVIL COURTS, WE HAVE CIVIL COURTS, WE HAVE TRANSPARENCY AND LIKE UNLIKE ME TRANSPARENCY AND LIKE UNLIKE ME WHO’S IN PENNSYLVANIA, I DON’T WHO’S IN PENNSYLVANIA, I DON’T HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY, OUR HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY, OUR SENATE STILL HAS NOT STEPPED TO SENATE STILL HAS NOT STEPPED TO THE PLATE AND HAS NOT PASSED THE PLATE AND HAS NOT PASSED THIS LAW. THIS LAW. WE ARE HOPING THIS YEAR WE ARE WE ARE HOPING THIS YEAR WE ARE ABLE TO GET THIS DONE IN ABLE TO GET THIS DONE IN PENNSYLVANIA AND ON TOP OF IT, PENNSYLVANIA AND ON TOP OF IT, WE HAVE AN OPEN FEDERAL WE HAVE AN OPEN FEDERAL INVESTIGATION IN PENNSYLVANIA INVESTIGATION IN PENNSYLVANIA INTO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. INTO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. THAT BRIDGES OUR BOUNDARIES WITH THAT BRIDGES OUR BOUNDARIES WITH NEW YORK. NEW YORK. WE HAVE FEDERAL INVESTIGATIONS WE HAVE FEDERAL INVESTIGATIONS IN THE JEFFERY EPSTEIN AND INTO IN THE JEFFERY EPSTEIN AND INTO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND BOY SCOUTS. BOY SCOUTS. I THINK IT IS WAY PASS TIME THAT I THINK IT IS WAY PASS TIME THAT WE START HEARING PRESIDENTIAL WE START HEARING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES START TALKING ABOUT CANDIDATES START TALKING ABOUT WHAT THEIR INTENTIONS ARE WITH WHAT THEIR INTENTIONS ARE WITH THESE FEDERAL INVESTIGATIONS. THESE FEDERAL INVESTIGATIONS. WE ARE HEARING NEW STORY AFTER WE ARE HEARING NEW STORY AFTER NEW STORY OF CHILD SEXUALLY NEW STORY OF CHILD SEXUALLY ASSAULTS, WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE ASSAULTS, WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE IN THIS ELECTION YEAR. FUTURE IN THIS ELECTION YEAR.>>SO THERE IS A LOT OF THESE>>SO THERE IS A LOT OF THESE CASES THAT WE HEAR ABOUT THAT CASES THAT WE HEAR ABOUT THAT WERE A LONG TIME AGO OR YOU WERE A LONG TIME AGO OR YOU MENTION NASA WHERE AN MENTION NASA WHERE AN ORGANIZATION THAT YOU WOULD HAVE ORGANIZATION THAT YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT PROTECTED PEOPLE OR THE THOUGHT PROTECTED PEOPLE OR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR THAT MATTER CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR THAT MATTER WAS NOT DOING THAT. WAS NOT DOING THAT. DO YOU THINK THIS CHANGE AND DO YOU THINK THIS CHANGE AND THESE LAWSUITS AND THIS MEDIA THESE LAWSUITS AND THIS MEDIA COVERAGE DETUR PEOPLE WHO ARE COVERAGE DETUR PEOPLE WHO ARE ABUSERS OR GOING TO BE ABUSERS. ABUSERS OR GOING TO BE ABUSERS. IS THERE ANY EFFECT THAT HAD ON IS THERE ANY EFFECT THAT HAD ON THAT GROUP OF PEOPLE? THAT GROUP OF PEOPLE?>>I DON’T KNOW IF IT WILL>>I DON’T KNOW IF IT WILL AFFECT THE EYEABUSERS THEMSELVES AFFECT THE EYEABUSERS THEMSELVES BECAUSE THEY ARE EMBOLDEN. BECAUSE THEY ARE EMBOLDEN. THEY WANTS TO ACT IN PLAIN SITE. THEY WANTS TO ACT IN PLAIN SITE. SLIGHT SLIGHT SIGHT. SIGHT. WHERE IT WILL CHANGE IS THE WHERE IT WILL CHANGE IS THE ENABLERS. ENABLERS. THE ONES WHO TURNED THEIR HEAD THE ONES WHO TURNED THEIR HEAD AND KEPT QUIET. AND KEPT QUIET. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO KEEP QUIET THEY’RE NOT GOING TO KEEP QUIET AND GO TO GAYLEJAIL FOR ABUSERS AND GO TO GAYLEJAIL FOR ABUSERS THEY’RE GOING TO SPEAK UP. THEY’RE GOING TO SPEAK UP.>>IT IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT,>>IT IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, SHAUN. SHAUN. IT IS IMPORTANT TO HOLD THOSE IT IS IMPORTANT TO HOLD THOSE INSTITUTIONS RESPONSIBLE. INSTITUTIONS RESPONSIBLE. THAT’S WHAT’S GOING TO CHANGE THAT’S WHAT’S GOING TO CHANGE THE SITUATION AND HELP PROTECT THE SITUATION AND HELP PROTECT THE CHILDREN WHICH IS WHAT’S THE CHILDREN WHICH IS WHAT’S MOST PORNTSIMPORTANT. MOST PORNTSIMPORTANT.>>JENNIFER, THIS IS MASSIVE IN>>JENNIFER, THIS IS MASSIVE IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK. TO SHAUN’S POINT, HE’S IN TO SHAUN’S POINT, HE’S IN PENNSYLVANIA, HE CANNOT DO PENNSYLVANIA, HE CANNOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. ANYTHING ABOUT IT. DO YOU THINK WE’LL SEE THIS LAW DO YOU THINK WE’LL SEE THIS LAW PUT IN PLACE. PUT IN PLACE.>>NEW YORK DEVELOPED THE GOLD>>NEW YORK DEVELOPED THE GOLD STANDARD. STANDARD. AFTER NEW YORK PASSES ITS LAWS, AFTER NEW YORK PASSES ITS LAWS, 17 ADDITIONAL STATE HAVE PASSED 17 ADDITIONAL STATE HAVE PASSED SOME KIND — PENNSYLVANIA IS NOT SOME KIND — PENNSYLVANIA IS NOT THERE BUT WE HOPE THAT THERE BUT WE HOPE THAT PENNSYLVANIA WILL COME ALONG AS PENNSYLVANIA WILL COME ALONG AS WELL. WELL.>>SHAUN, WHAT’S YOUR MESSAGE TO>>SHAUN, WHAT’S YOUR MESSAGE TO OTHER SURVIVORS WILL SEE THIS OTHER SURVIVORS WILL SEE THIS LIVE OR ON SOCIAL MEDIA? LIVE OR ON SOCIAL MEDIA?>>YOU ARE NOT ALONE.>>YOU ARE NOT ALONE. MY MESSAGE IS THE SAME. MY MESSAGE IS THE SAME. REACH OUT TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, REACH OUT TO FAMILY, FRIENDS, PEOPLE WHO ARE LISTENING, REACH PEOPLE WHO ARE LISTENING, REACH OUT TO YOUR STATE ATTORNEY OUT TO YOUR STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE. GENERAL’S OFFICE. SHAPIRO HAVE SAID 46 STATES, SHAPIRO HAVE SAID 46 STATES, ATTORNEY GENERALS HAVE REACHED ATTORNEY GENERALS HAVE REACHED OUT TO HIS OFFICE TO ASK HOW HE

13 thoughts on “NY Law Gives Child Sex Abuse Victims New Chance At Justice | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

  1. Doug M Post author

    Bill Clinton Democrat flew numerous times with Epstein to Lolita Island. Fact.

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  2. Make Racists Afraid Again Post author

    Epstein was not political.
    Rich men on both sides are sighing in relief.
    I hope EVERY Victim comes forward.
    I hope every perpetrator receives appropriate punishment.
    Complete Transparency!

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  3. Marie Theresa Hughes Post author

    There's no statue of limitations for sexual abuse in SCOTLAND πŸ’šπŸ’œ glad you now have a chance for JUSTICE πŸ’šπŸ’œ

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  4. Marci R Wilcox Post author

    What about the girl scouts that were sexually abused as well?

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  5. Gary Davidson Post author

    Barr has the names of all rapiest in 2005 epstien case RELEASE THE NAMES stop proctecting them

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  6. Admiral Crunch Post author

    No story on the attack of a Federal building in San Antonio.

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  7. Lexus Morant Post author

    You support peodophiles, you're a peodophile in other words a republican….

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  8. Gio2Positive Post author

    If your reading this God Bless You and Your family

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  9. d wilson Post author

    It was too easy for someone to get Epstein….Who had the most to loose by him living????

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  10. Lion P Post author

    THANK YOU TRUMP FAMILY FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR NATION AND TO OUR FAMILIES !

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  11. Matthew Lewis Post author

    There should be no Statute of Limitations on child abuse. Period..

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