The national spotlight on sexual assault shined on Massachusetts today when two horrific stories came to light. The Boston Globe published an investigation that found, in the past nine years, Berklee College of Music let at least three professors quietly leave after students reported they had sexually assaulted, groped, or pressured them into sex.
Then came former WCVB News Anchor Heather Unruh, who, last month, accused Kevin Spacey of assaulting a loved one. In a press conference today, she revealed it was her now 19-year-old son, laying out the assault in graphic details.
Directly to Spacey, Unruh said, “shame on you for what you did to my son and shame on you for using your apology to Anthony Rapp to come out as a gay man. That was an appalling attempt to deflect attention from what you really are: a sexual predator. Your actions are criminal.”
Unruh says her son did not report the crime at the time because he was afraid to accuse someone so well-known. But last week, the family filed a report with the Nantucket police and Unruh says a criminal investigation has begun.