17 episodes

For the past year, reporter Sarah Delia has worked to unwrap the case of "Linda," a Charlotte-area woman who was sexually assaulted by a stranger in 2015… and is still struggling to find answers. In a world full of #MeToo’s, justice might look as swift as one woman speaking up, but for many, resolution is a long and winding road. Follow the investigation at WFAE.org/SheSays.

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For the past year, reporter Sarah Delia has worked to unwrap the case of "Linda," a Charlotte-area woman who was sexually assaulted by a stranger in 2015… and is still struggling to find answers. In a world full of #MeToo’s, justice might look as swift as one woman speaking up, but for many, resolution is a long and winding road. Follow the investigation at WFAE.org/SheSays.

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4.7 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

Zabstaff ,

Fake news

Are we sure that Melanie Peacock isn’t actually Sarah Huckabee Sanders? Omg they sound just alike and appears to gaslight just as much. Love this podcast.

Scoopstrillacci ,

Tremendous effort at overcoming the silence

Sexual assaults are so often dark, ugly secrets that so many of us do not talk about, let alone report. We fear blame, embarrassment, judgment, shame, loss of friends and family...rarely do you hear a victim of sexual assault talking in confident, secure tones about what happened to them. So often I hear the apology in our voices, and I note the way the volume drops. We protect parents, spouses, children, bosses, co-workers from the sordid details of a crime that never leaves us. We often feel a strange guilt for saddling others with our story of being assaulted - no one really wants to hear it.
But they need to hear it - and hear it - and hear it. We need to talk about it again and again until we begin to shake the stigma.
Because the stigma is, at least in part, this: if your audience can find a reason a life-altering, destructive, nightmare crime like rape happened specifically to YOU, then they can take a deep breathe, think to themselves they would never do that/go there/talk to him/ and so THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO THEM.
Until it does.
She Says is getting us talking, thanks to Sarah and Alex and all at WFAE. And thanks primarily to Linda, who has willingly placed herself on the autopsy table of public opinion in order to get the conversation going that may make it a little easier for the next victim to report it, and may serve as a brutal and hard reminder that the first order of business should always be: BELIEVE HER.

2Christina ,

This is the way to cover a sexual assault story.

This is top-to-bottom an amazingly well-done podcast. The reporting has depth and detail and the storytelling is honest and compelling. Being able to pull that off around the issue of sexual assault is still pretty extraordinary, even in the #metoo era.

The podcast form gives the victim here a voice in a way print media just cannot, and I hope she knows how many of us are listening and support her. You’ve given thoughtful context around reporting to police as well as the experience of those around the victim, in a straightforward but compassionate manner. (Can you tell I really love it?!) Thank you to all involved - I hope this will be the first of many seasons on this topic for your team, because it’s SO needed.

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