Proposal to protect victims of sexual misconduct heads to House
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - A proposal to protect victims of sexual misconduct heads to the House Monday.
The bill already passed through the Senate.
The bill states that alleged perpetrators of the misconduct who sue victims for defamation of character or damage to reputations will have to pay all court costs if those claims are not true.
Senator J.P. Morrell's Bill could require a delay of a slander lawsuit until all investigations and proceedings involving the alleged assault can be resolved.
Critics say the bill could impede due process for those are falsely accused.
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