I spoke to the reporter today in my role as the board member responsible for the website. He is doing an article on the female teacher/male student sexual abuse case in NJ. Here is his request:
I am covering a case in New Jersey where a teenage boy has accused a female teacher of sexually assaulting him. His mother, who I interviewed yesterday, is very concerned about what effect this could have on him. I've talked to a number of psychatrists who have told me the kinds of long-term problems boys and men can deal with after such a situation. I would now like to speak to someone who has gone through this themselves who can speak about the problems they experienced.
I'm asking that if you are thinking about emailing or speaking by phone with the reporter, that you contact me first. This is not about censorship but is just a precaution as my experience with the media has been that interviews with survivors don't always work out the way the interviewee expects. I'm not interested in directing what you say, where you go with it, but more concerned that your understanding of the interview will not cause you a setback or result in a sense of being re-victimized.
If you are considering speaking with him, please email me via pm or directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. I check my email several times a day and I understand that this reporter has a deadline so this would need to be done Saturday.