John, Lorraina Gallo, STU discussed on On The Media

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Lorraina story today. Fox News would take the place of Howard Stern and the twenty four hour news cycle would focus on what she did rather than what he did. Why do you -ssume that we the media, and we the public wouldn't process these events differently now, I think that we still see a great rush to judgment. I think that we can see somebody's life. Sort of torn apart by a tweet that runs wild for a couple of hours. I think that even though we're finally talking about all of these issues. There are so many victims of domestic violence and sexual violence that continued to suffer that far outweighs, unfortunately, any progress that we've made and so people can read into the ending. However, they'd like, but I think that it should be a challenge to us all to make sure we do better and to try and bring empathy forward as the thing we used to appraise a situation the ending of the of the series is a phone number for the national domestic violence hotline. That was something that was important to us. Something is important to lorraina. That is the way lorraina has gotten the last word, we are making it very clear. That's what this is about. This is for the victims. Thank you so much clutter. Joshua. Rowe Fe directed lorraina. Available now on Amazon prime I spoke with. Lorraina who goes now by lorraina Gallo about how she's worked to take control of her own story, and redirect the media attention onto a national epidemic at first it was very difficult. But since I've been an advocate against domestic violence listening to the stories of survivors, the victims who are trying to leave. But they're not there yet die. Give me strength that gives me more courage to tell my story to do this documentary. Basically, my story, I share it with a lot of people within my community because I go to the shelters, and volunteer, and as an advocate, I know, I have a voice and my goal is to reach out to the victim and survivor, Stu because you know, survivors, go through post traumatic stress disorders as well. It really ignite fire on me own telling in retail, my story because there is hope in there is help after you were acquitted of malicious wounding you didn't want to go to the hospital as the law required. But in the end, you're glad you did. Yes. I was confused. I didn't know where they were taking me when I heard that I was acquitted by temporary insanity. I wanna go home they failed that John should have been there. You know, he was an abuser. He needed to be treated, but it could help you. I don't know I helped me so much because there were questioning me I just finished incredibly emotionally and dramatic interpretation which was the trial to trials actually his trial in my trial my own, and then I was questioning again, and again, and again, and it seems like it didn't stop. But in terms of being quiet and taking care of myself. It was the start of of the healing process. Yeah. So as we follow your path, you see people who you relied on his friends taking advantage of you. You realize that your parents weren't really in a position to help and became another responsibility. When they came to America the pressures didn't cease, obviously after you left the hospital was there a moment when you just said enough, this is my life, and I will choose to tell it when I choose and how I choose from the moment, I felt that I wasn't alone. I failed security in going to shelters and sharing the stories. So the more I talk the more. I wanted the whole world to actually know what happened and I started telling the story, but it wasn't enough. My whole story when he first came out twenty five years ago every challenge so wrongly. I feel like the media failed me the Justice system failed me, I fell the society film me, and I know that he find gonna tell my story again and feel justified even if I go to comedians show, I didn't mind jokes anymore as long as I shine the light on domestic abuse and make an awareness against domestic violence. Then my mission is a noble mission. And you know, basically, I grew stronger and stronger, and they make me the person that I am today. And I didn't let that or anybody or even John define who I am lorraina. Thank you for being here. Thank you so much for having me. And also thank you for the opportunity to let me talk about the documentary. I think we're going to help victims just to bring awareness is such an. Incredible opportunity. That was the rain of Bobbitt who now goes by Lorena Gallo. Who's the focus of the documentary called lorraina available now on.

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