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Statement Clarifying Comments Made to KUOW

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Councilmember Kathy Lambert is releasing the following statement to clarify comments made earlier to KUOW Public Radio.

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“First and foremost, I did not, nor would I ever attack Ms. Faber or question the sincerity of her allegations. As a survivor of domestic abuse, I would never do that.

“Every accusation of sexual assault, harassment or domestic violence deserves to be heard, taken seriously and investigated thoroughly.

“The #MeToo movement has rightfully sparked a much needed conversation in our country about sexual harassment and sexual assault, not just in the workplace but in society at large. That conversation is long overdue. I hope this conversation will lead to a society where nobody will have to live through these difficult and painful experiences.

“A lot of people are living in pain, some for many years. I was one of those people, who with the help of counselors, family and friends I have learned how to live with less pain. I believe every woman deserves that same opportunity and, as a county, we must do more to promote healing and resolution for all survivors.”

King County partners with many organizations to provide needed services and promote healing for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. If you or somebody you know needs assistance contact any of these sexual assault resource:

For information about all types of services available in King County contact the 2-1-1 Community Information Line at 211 or (206) 461-3200, or go to www.crisisconnections.org.

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