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Thread #151081 Message #3526527
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
14-Jun-13 - 05:45 PM
Thread Name: News story on Bob Brozman allegations
Subject: RE: News story on Bob Brozman allegations
I've just been reading an earlier entry by the same blogger (Steve Palopoli) which the original-posting Guest linked to. And I see that Gary Atkinson says there was a witness to the episode regarding his (then) 9-year-old daughter: a friend of the same age. On May 2nd Atkinson wrote:
"I confronted him about it and he would not admit to anything. There was a witness. My daughter's friend, also nine years old but she would not speak out."
And that's all he says about her. (Did she tell her parents, I wonder?) If he confronted Brozman about it and Brozman would not admit to anything, it makes me question how much Atkinson actually saw for himself. If he'd been there and watched it happen, surely Brozman would not have been able to deny it, at least to him - ???
This friend would now be nearly thirty. And she's still not speaking out. Why?
So we have
- Victims/Witnesses who don't give their side of the story
- An accused suspect who can't give his
- No realistic hope of any official investigation
It's very hard for us outsiders to understand the veil of silence that seems to have descended over those directly involved. It's as hard to understand as it is easy to jump to conclusions.
Bloggers who do sign their names to the allegations are only re-circulating the unsubstantiated gossip of those who don't. Whatever happens, a man's reputation is destroyed forever. At the click of an anonymous button.