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Busting the Myths about Rape and Sexual Violence

Myth #8: A rape trial is always a traumatic experience for the victim.

A clip from the film Sex Crimes Unit, an unprecedented look inside the New York District Attorney's unit dedicated to the prosecution of rape and sexual assault.

We are posting these myths once a week, every week, leading up to the HBO broadcast on June 20th.

We hope you'll watch them all, pass them around and help us to shed truth and light on a crime that is still woefully under-reported and misunderstood.

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Busting the Myths about Rape and Sexual Violence

Myth #7: In a rape trial, women are more sympathetic jurors.

A clip from the film Sex Crimes Unit, an unprecedented look inside the New York District Attorney's unit dedicated to the prosecution of rape and sexual assault.

We are posting these myths once a week, every week, leading up to the HBO broadcast on June 20th.

We hope you'll watch them all, pass them around and help us to shed truth and light on a crime that is still woefully under-reported and misunderstood.

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Busting the Myths about Rape and Sexual Violence

Myth #6: After you have been sexually assaulted, you can wait to get a rape kit done.

A clip from the film Sex Crimes Unit, an unprecedented look inside the New York District Attorney's unit dedicated to the prosecution of rape and sexual assault.

We are posting these myths once a week, every week, leading up to the HBO broadcast on June 20th.

We hope you'll watch them all, pass them around and help us to shed truth and light on a crime that is still woefully under-reported and misunderstood.

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Busting the Myths about Rape and Sexual Violence

Myth #5: Rape victims always have major injuries.

A clip from the film Sex Crimes Unit, an unprecedented look inside the New York District Attorney's unit dedicated to the prosecution of rape and sexual assault.

We are posting these myths once a week, every week, leading up to the HBO broadcast on June 20th.

We hope you'll watch them all, pass them around and help us to shed truth and light on a crime that is still woefully under-reported and misunderstood.

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Busting the Myths about Rape and Sexual Violence

Myth #4: A Rape victim will be prosecuted if drugs are found in their system.

A clip from the film Sex Crimes Unit, an unprecedented look inside the New York District Attorney's unit dedicated to the prosecution of rape and sexual assault.

We are posting these myths once a week, every week, leading up to the HBO broadcast on June 20th.

We hope you’ll watch them all, pass them around and help us to shed truth and light on a crime that is still woefully under-reported and misunderstood.

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Busting the Myths about Rape and Sexual Violence

Myth #3: Attractive Men Don’t Rape.

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Busting the Myths about Rape and Sexual Violence

Myth #2: Most Sexual Assaults Are “Stranger Rapes”

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Busting the Myths about Rape and Sexual Violence

Myth #1: Alcohol Does Not Increase Your Vulnerability to Sexual Predators.

It is staggering how many myths, misapprehensions and straight-up prejudices attach to crimes of rape and sexual violence. While shooting the film we discovered how prosecutors must constantly battle these deeply ingrained attitudes and cultural stereotypes and we thought it would be interesting to test what YOU understand about these crimes.

We are posting these myths once a week, every week, leading up to the HBO broadcast on June 20th.

We hope you’ll watch them all, pass them around and help us to shed truth and light on a crime that is still woefully under-reported and misunderstood.

 

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"Sex Crimes Unit has drama, suspense, terrific personalities and a great deal of heart."
— John Anderson, Variety

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