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"Monica Richardson, who spent 36 years in Alcoholics Anonymous, produced the 2015 documentary, 'The 13th Step,' tracking such sexual assaults across the world.
'How has this been tolerated?' Richardson said. 'These (AA) meetings have become feeding grounds for predators. It's all over the world.'
Richardson and others are pushing for Alcoholics Anonymous to adopt a zero-policy against sexual harassment and force leaders to undergo anti-harassment training. They also want the fellowship to create separate meetings for people under 21 years old and discourage courts and related services from dispatching criminal offenders."
Read the full article at The Orange Counter Register
"The recent avalanche of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and other powerful members of the Hollywood community have been a horrifying reminder of the prevalence of sexual assault, harassment, exploitation and abuse in American society. There is something uniquely heartbreaking, though, about the way people who have been sexually abused in AA (and other 12 step groups) are encouraged to “look for their part” in what has happened to them."
Read the full article on Tonic for VICE.
Watch Filmmaker, Monica Richardson speak at the 2017 London International Film Festival.
Watch Filmmaker, Monica Richardson speak at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.