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Sexual assault allegations: Why are people just now coming forward?

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Cindy Malott works for a local group that empowers woman (Credit: KMOV) Cindy Malott works for a local group that empowers woman (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Following an influx of sexual assault allegations in the public spotlight, News 4 asked a local expert why people are just now coming forward.

Cindy Malott works for a local group that empowers women. She said many are hesitant to come forward because they’re afraid they’ll be judged, with some accused of trying to gain money or power through their accusations.

Malott said the strong community response has also helped move the issue forward. With the outrage leading to action by Hollywood and lawmakers; both groups are now reviewing policies to cut down on the problem.

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