Welcome Abuse Survivors…You are Not Alone.
SHARI KARNEY, ESQ.
SHATTERED TRUST: THE SHARI KARNEY STORY
INSPIRING STORY OF SURVIVAL IN SPITE OF ADVERSITY
AUTHOR: TWISTED FATE. MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
Shari Karney is an indefatigable force who uses her legal expertise to champion the rights of women and children, and she does so with passion. A driving influence who has the guts to get laws passed, she used her experience in and out of the courthouse to help pioneer legislation that changed the law for survivors of sexual abuse and set the foundations for the landmark legislation that started the movement for rape justice.
A widely respected legal expert on breaking news cases, she has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Television, Inside Edition, CBC (Canada), and hundreds of other television and radio shows. She was legal expert on the Penn State child sexual assault trial, and gave commentary on the Jerry Sandusky Trial, Penn State. She has been a legal analyst and commentator for top breaking legal stories for 15 years.
Shari's work on behalf of child sexual abuse victims was the subject of an NBC TV-movie called Shattered Trust, The Shari Karney Story. National ratings showed that every third television in America was tuned to Shari’s compelling story. After the movie aired, NBC and their affiliates were inundated with thousands of calls from people who wanted to contact Shari. They all asked when and where they could see her. Child Help USA received so many calls after the movie, that their phone lines went down. The Capitol switchboard in Washington, D.C., was flooded with calls of people who wanted to have their voices heard. They all asked for Shari's bill to be passed nationally. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on 28 September 2016, after it received bipartisan support and praise from law enforcement and women’s rights advocates.
Shari Karney consulted with the California Women’s Law Center on the “Cosby Bill” to eliminate the criminal statute of limitations for victims of rape, sexual assault and continuous child sexual abuse, to give victims the justice they so desperately seek and have too long been deprived of in California. Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation into law (SB 813) on 28 October 2016.
It can take years for victims of child sexual abuse, rape, and sexual violence, to feel strong enough to take action so that their perpetrators are held accountable. Legislation SB 813 gives victims a chance to have their day in court.
Ms. Karney would like to eliminate both the criminal and civil statute of limitations nationwide for victims of sexual assault, rape and continuous child sexual abuse.
Currently, Ms. Karney is working on a historic landmark legislation to amend Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to protect the human and civil rights of victims of sexual assault, rape, and continuous childhood sexual abuse. For the first time in history, victims of sexual assault, rape, and continuous child sexual abuse, would have their rights constitutionally protected under the same chapter that protects human rights.