The memory war
The origins of a controversial defence. When Jennifer Freyd accused her Father of sexual abuse, her parents formed an organization called the False Memory Syndrome Foundation to discredit her, which created a defence strategy employed by countless sex offenders, from Bill Cosby to Harvey Weinstein. Katie Heaney explores the unreliable nature of the pseudoscientific false-memory narrative and the long-lasting impact it will have on many victims.
From The Cut