Over the past week, calls into rape crisis centers have surged, with people sharing stories of their assaults — along with fears of not being believed. It is clear that it takes a lot of courage for a survivor to come forward, perhaps especially when the perpetrator is rich, powerful, or well-loved.

Heather Crowe Conner was one of too many women who had to make that leap when, several years ago, she accused tennis legend Bob Hewitt of abusing her starting when she was just 14 years old — a crime for which he was later ordered to pay her more than $1 million in restitution.

Jim Braude was joined by Heather Crowe Conner, along with Gina Scaramella, executive director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.