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"Look-back" window open for sexual abuse survivors

Last Updated by Matt Ryan on

Starting on August 14th survivors of sexual abuse will have a one-time, one-year window to file civil action regardless of how long ago it occurred.  It was a part of legislation that was passed and signed into this law earlier this legislative session. 

This week on the program Albany-area native Gordon Smith will discuss what he went through in his teenage years at his local church, how it affected him then and now, and why he's filing his lawsuit.  Attorney Jennifer Freeman, Smith's lawyer, will also join on on-set to discuss the number of legal suits that her office is handling in anticipation of the mid-August date.

Join us this weekend on your local PBS station.


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