Sexual abuse survivor says she's under fire for not registering as lobbyist

August 02, 2019 07:07 PM

Kat Sullivan is a former Emma Willard student who says she was abused by a teacher in the early 1990s. Now she says she is being investigated by a state ethics committee.

Sullivan settled with the school in 2017 and has since become an advocate for sexual abuse survivors.

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Sullivan says JCOPE claims she should have registered as a lobbyist before spending money in 2018 on a website, billboards, and an aerial sign to help get the Child Victims Act passed in February.

Under the new law, alleged victims who previously couldn't file charges because too much time had passed now have a limited time to do so.

Sullivan says she is not by definition a lobbyist nor did she exceed the $5,000 personal limit which would require her to register as a lobbyist.

Hear what people on both sides of the argument are saying by watching the video of Brooke Selby's story.


Brooke Selby & WNYT Staff

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