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.
The List: The When
In Episode 4 of "The List," we explore what might happen when the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte releases a list of clergy members credibly accused of sexual misconduct and abuse. The diocese says it plans to release names by the end of 2019. We hear from an advocate with personal experience who's there to listen to other survivors of abuse and from North Carolina's attorney general. And we hear how the crisis has shaped survivors' views on not just the Catholic Church but faith in general.
The List: The Why
In this episode of "The List," we learn about why survivors of abuse in the Catholic Church and proponents of accountability push for the release of lists of credibly accused clergy. We also hear some theories as to why certain people might push back against the release of such lists. And we hear from a local deacon about why he thinks the church should talk about the crisis openly. There's another why we learn about, too — why some people in power abuse children in the first place.
The List: The Who And The What
WFAE’s “The List” is a four-part series about the impact of the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, the push for dioceses to release lists of credibly accused clergy. The Diocese of Charlotte is one of about 30 dioceses in the United States that, as of Dec. 1, 2019, hasn’t published such a list.
The List Trailer
Bishop Peter Jugis of the Charlotte Catholic Diocese announced in May that the diocese is committed to releasing by the end of 2019 a list of clergy who are credibly accused of sexual abuse involving minors. That list and what it represents is the subject of this four-part series.
She Says: The Burden
Linda has been waiting for months to hear from the Mecklenburg District Attorney's office about whether her case will move forward. Then she gets a call. We rejoin Linda on the winding road for an update and a closer look at the burden of proof.
She Says: A Public Conversation
Last Thursday, WFAE held a Public Conversation with She Says podcast host Sarah Delia, law enforcement and others about whether justice is being served in Mecklenburg County.
Always want more
One of the best true crime series I’ve ever listened to. I desperately want a new season!!
Astounding story needs to be shared around the world
This is a story that I could not stop listening to because it tells the story of every woman- each of us has lived through rape culture. This is a “go-to” share to help people “get” what it’s like to live in America as a woman- we are still fighting to be recognized as citizens, fighting for the equal rights amendment to make discrimination illegal, we are paid less, harassed and assaulted in the daily. The strength shown by this woman’s story is beyond belief. I’m so proud of her and it gives me strength to keep supporting all the women and LGBTQ folks I know who have been raped, assaulted, and emotionally abused by cis men. THANK YOU.
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.