NRATV host: Sexual assault survivors need “to have the courage to step up, make your allegations when they happen”

NRATV host: Sexual assault survivors need “to have the courage to step up, make your allegations when they happen”

Grant Stinchfield: "These things have to come out in a timely manner. 35 years just isn’t the time for this”

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From the September 18 edition of NRATV’s Stinchfield:

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GRANT STINCHFIELD (HOST): My gut feeling tells me, something probably happened back then. Even the victim says there was no actual -- actual contact, right? But I think something probably happened. Every expert in the world of psychology I’ve talked to says 35 years -- it's very hard to remember details, from both sides. From Judge Kavanaugh’s side to Ms. Ford’s side. It’s very hard to remember these details. So I am serious when I say that the Me Too movement and the well intentioned members of that movement -- and I believe there are some and I think there were some good things that came out of the Me Too movement. I think some people have weaponized it, that one allegation can bring down a man. But if anything comes out of this, it’s that you’ve got to have the courage to step up, make your allegations when they happen. Fill out a police report if you can, so you’ve got it on record of what happened. But bringing something up 35 years later, I really don’t think it’s fair to anybody involved, including the victim or alleged victim in all of this. Because even for her now, she’s going to be called and her credibility called into question. Judge Kavanaugh’s credibility's called into question. These things have to come out in a timely manner. 35 years just isn’t the time for this, and I ask does an event when you’re 17 years old have any bearing on who you are as a man at 52? I would offer up, no it doesn’t. I certainly wouldn't want to be judged by my actions as a 16-or 17-year old.

Previously:

Discussing Brett Kavanaugh, NRATV host says #MeToo movement is now like McCarthyism

NRATV host: "Nobody gives a rat’s ass” that Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women

NRA spokesperson: Penalizing gun owners for improperly storing firearms is “like shaming a rape survivor”

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Guns, Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault
Network/Outlet
NRATV
Person
Grant Stinchfield, Benny Johnson
Show/Publication
NRATV
Stories/Interests
National Rifle Association
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