Corey Feldman, who made a name for himself as a child actor, has endorsed a New York bill that he hopes that state’s Senate will soon pass. It is called the Child Victims Act and it makes a few changes to the law. First, it gets rid of the statute of limitations when it comes to both criminal charges and civil lawsuits. Second, it expands the current window of allowing just a one year window when it comes to civil lawsuits against child abusers to instead be 50 years.
Jeff Herman is a Baco Raton, Florida lawyer who has been an advocate for sexual abuse victims for the past 33 years. He is now nationally recognized for this and he has had a number of high-profile clients making use of his services. He owns and operates his own law firm called Herman Law. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona. His law degree was earned in 1985 at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
One of Jeff Herman’s highest profile cases was ruled on in 2011. He represented a client who said that they were abused by the Archdiocese of Miami. This resulted in a $100 million dollar verdict. Other people across the nation came forward after this to say that they, too, were abused at various dioceses across the United States.
Beyond the courtroom, Jeff Herman has also publicly spoken out against child abuse. He has been featured on tv shows and publications nationally such as USA Today, CNN, FOX, The New York Times, and MSNBC. He came up with a unique way to interview people who say they were victims of child abuse when younger. He has taught this to people working for child welfare organizations across the nation.
It was while Jeff Herman was on MSNBC that he introduced the term “pedophile speak” which is now a widely used term. This term refers to how pedophiles justify sexually abusing minors. He says that he wants to give a voice to those who were abused as children which helps in the healing process.