Patti Smith, the New York City billionaire and other examples of harassment that have made headlines

The Canadian Province of Ontario was the second most high-profile legal-sexual assault case involving a journalist and a teenage boy. Find out where your child’s school fits into this story. Justin Meyers, a Toronto…

Patti Smith, the New York City billionaire and other examples of harassment that have made headlines

The Canadian Province of Ontario was the second most high-profile legal-sexual assault case involving a journalist and a teenage boy. Find out where your child’s school fits into this story.

Justin Meyers, a Toronto Sun reporter, was arrested in May and charged with third-degree sexual assault. The teen, identified only as John Doe, was charged after allegations of sexual touching went public. The boy’s family claimed his assault was the result of a “robust sexual relationship” with Meyers. The Sun published a statement from Meyers saying he believed the allegations were “false and defamatory.”

The case again demonstrates how press coverage can influence young adults and produce and spark social change. The Meyers’ case has made headlines, but it was not the first time a prominent media figure was accused of sexually abusing children. Earlier this year, a BBC news reporter was charged in a similar case. Emily Maitlis was arrested in May in Northampton, England, after an 11-year-old girl accused her of an indecent assault.

Leave a Comment