PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. - Like so many others, Laura Fox, an associate attorney at Fox Law P.C., was both shocked and inspired by the #MeToo movement that took over social media and the red carpet.
"The number of women that came forward and for how long they stayed silent for, these were powerful women."
So, the Montgomery County attorney decided to do something about it, creating the Me Too Registry.
"It's called a registry which sounds public but it's not, it's completely private," said Fox.
The Me Too Registry is a confidential form that women, or any victim of sexual assault, can fill out submitting it to Fox Law P.C.
"We look at the perpetrator and we look at the other perpetrators named by the victims and we compare notes, we connect dots," said Fox.
If the same alleged abuser is named by multiple people, Fox Law will privately notify each of the victims letting them know they're not alone.
"What they do with that information is totally up to them," said Fox.
From there, Fox says the victims can take legal action or simply find some sort of peace in knowing what happened was real.
"They can just find solace in the fact that they're not overreacting, that it wasn't ok," says Fox.
If a victim is interested in pursuing a case, Fox Law P.C. can help with a civil law suit where he or she could receive monetary compensation from their perpetrator. Through the registry, Fox says she could contact any other victims of the same abuser, confidentially asking if they'd be interested in being character witnesses or even joining the suit.
But for now, Fox is just trying to spread the word about the registry so victims and survivors can come together through an easy-to-use platform, hopefully finding strength in numbers.
"This isn't a witch hunt, I hate that word, it's a movement for accountability," said Fox.
For more information about the Me Too Registry visit this site.
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