15 episodes

This season on Motive from WBEZ Chicago, an investigative series that follows a group of young women seeking justice abroad and examines why there was silence for almost a decade.

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This season on Motive from WBEZ Chicago, an investigative series that follows a group of young women seeking justice abroad and examines why there was silence for almost a decade.

    3: Blackout

    3: Blackout

    “If you’re robbed while you’re drunk everyone still understands that’s a robbery,” says a former prosecutor. “Or if you’re beaten up while you’re drunk, everyone still understands that’s an assault.”
    In today’s episode, we look at the double-standard often applied in cases of sexual assault.

    • 28 min
    2: Gabrielle Vega

    2: Gabrielle Vega

    Gabrielle Vega alleges her tour guide raped her in 2013. Nearly five years later, she learns she’s not the only one and decides to do something about it.

    • 32 min
    1: Lauren Bajorek

    1: Lauren Bajorek

    A college student dies on her 21st birthday in Spain. Authorities rule her death an accident. Years later, questions arise after a TV segment airs about someone she was with that night.

    • 34 min
    Motive Season 2 Preview

    Motive Season 2 Preview

    A story of years of silence, how it was broken, and the young women who are finally coming forward to seek justice. A preview of WBEZ’s new season of Motive, coming soon.

    • 2 min
    10: Mother's Day

    10: Mother's Day

    The big question is ... why?
    For photos, video, court documents and more visit the Motive page at the Chicago Sun-Times.

    • 31 min
    9: Batman On The West Side

    9: Batman On The West Side

    Now a multi-millionaire, T.J. could have done anything. But he called himself Batman and started a violent gang war.
    For photos, video, court documents and more visit the Motive page at the Chicago Sun-Times.

    • 33 min

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