Megyn Kelly Gives Erroneous Advice About Delayed Reporting in Sexual Assault Cases

Megyn Kelly philosophized today about sexual assaults and delayed reporting and how, in her opinion, women are often “shamed” into not telling on the suspected offender promptly. In essence, Kelly opined that it was not unusual for sexual assault victims to keep quiet about such matters and no inferences regarding veracity such be drawn based upon such reticence.


The subject came up in response to a New York Times piece about two women who had come forward with sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump. 

Jessica Leeds, 74, says Trump groped and assaulted her on an airplane over 35 years ago. Leeds used coached-styled words in describing the attack such as Mr. Trump grabbed, [my] breasts and tried to put his hand up [my] skirt – “He was like an octopus,” she said, “His hands were everywhere.” She added that she might not have been upset if his hands had remained above the waist. 

Another alleged victim Rachel Crooks, told the Times that she was working at a real estate company in Trump Towers in 2005 when Mr. Trump introduced himself, and they shook hands outside an elevator in the building one morning in 2005, “ but Mr. Trump would not let go, she said. Instead, he began kissing her cheeks. Then, she said, he “kissed me directly on the mouth.”


First, Kelly is wrong about delayed reporting. Few criminal lawyers in the country would agree that an alleged victim of a sexual assault typically does not almost immediately report the incident. The idea that they have been “shamed” into remaining silent is a fiction used by prosecutors to convince jurors that delayed reporting is typical. 

Failure to promptly report a sexual assault is a reliable indicator that the incident either never happened at all or the reporter has significantly exaggerated the events. Second, the timing of the release of these allegations by the Clinton-backing New York Times is more than suspicious. 

The paper knows that ancient charges are hard to defend, so there are statutes of limitations to protect innocent people. We expect more disingenuous releases from other liberal Clinton-supporting media outlets and find the stories not to be compelling on fitness to be President. 


  1. Finally, some sanity. Any woman who had been assaulted by an unknown man on a commercial airplane flight would have screamed for the stewardess, and had the perpetrator shackled. During her interview, I noticed she was smiling through the entire recitation. A victim would not. I hope she is included in any lawsuit Trump may bring.

    Megyn Kelly is supposed to be a smart woman – why did she not bring this up in her discussion? Do you think she might just be biased against Trump as well?

  2. I couldn’t agree more with this article about the questionability of delayed reporting by “victims” of Mr. Trump. In fact, it just gives credibility to his remarks that our system is rigged. Against him. The fear that we can elect such a green political newcomer and not rely on traditional candidates. Crossing my fingers on this election.

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