Award-winning filmmaker Tanya Selvaratnam bravely recounts the intimate abuse she suffered from former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, using her story as a prism to examine the domestic violence crisis plaguing America. Her book is called Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence.. She and Farnoosh discuss the inadequate accountability of powerful abusive men and advice for victims of abuse. If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.
More about Tanya Selvaratnam: She is a writer and an Emmy-nominated and multiple Webby-winning producer. She is the Senior Director, Gender Justice Narratives for the Pop Culture Collaborative; and the author of THE BIG LIE. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, Vogue, Glamour, ELLE, Cosmo, CNN, NBC News, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency.
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