The Fallacy of “He Said She Said”
When an abuser denies his abuse, it invites others to conspire in his deception. In turn, this undermines how others perceive the victim’s reality, her chance to get help and her ability to be safe. The “he said, she said” scenario highlights a serious, ongoing problem for victims which we can no longer morally ignore.
Trump’s former White House secretary, Rob Porter, was finally held accountable for his domestic abuse. We recently learned that months ago his two ex-wives reported physical violence and psychological abuse to the FBI during Porter’s security clearance, but it ultimately did not prevent him from being welcomed into the highest inner circle of our presidency. Porter denies the accusations and Trump, even with clear legal evidence to the contrary, chooses to support him and not them.