How do the Orthodox Jewish Chassidim in Brooklyn keep the walls of silence strong? By cementing it with truckloads of denial and trailer-loads of cash. A fundraising event was held last night in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, to raise $500,000 towards legal fees to defend Nechemia Weberman in court.
Weberman’s lawyer claims he is innocent, and will take this case to trial. Weberman is accused of raping a 12 year old Chassidic girl over a span of 3 years. The community will continue to support the abuser, never the victim. Supporting the victim would mean recognizing that sexual abuse happens every day. Shame!!!!!
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