Monday, December 26, 2005

Why did the NY Post print the survivor's name?

I wrote a letter to David Hafez (, author of the December 25th article entitled "Rabbi in Sex-God Scandal", in which he writes about a lawsuit brought against Mordechai Tendler by a woman who he sexually abused and raped:


Re the article "Rabbi in Sex-God Scandal", just wondering why it was necessary to print the woman's name? As you stated in the article, it has been very difficult for her to accuse the rabbi, why would you add to that? Wouldn't it have been sufficient to just print her initials, or a pseudonem?

Plus, aren't there laws that prohibit you from publishing the name of a rape victim, which this woman clearly was?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you go to this link you will see that it's only the case of Rabbi Mordecai Tendler that a newspaper names the survivor of clergy abuse (professional sexual misconduct).

I am still shocked that the journalist put a survivors name in the paper. What were they thinking?

This is a site that tracks clergy abuse, mostly in the Catholic Church.

Abuse Tracker

December 26, 2005 5:34 PM  

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