Today, I heard on the radio a request for any of you who were abused by George Gibney (and I know there are many) who have not come forward, to think about doing so, so that he might be brought back to Ireland and face justice for what he did to you. As one of the original swimmers who came forward and did her best to bring him to trial… I say, don’t.
Don’t come forward if you are doing so because you feel you should.
Don’t come forward if you are doing so out of a sense of duty, so he can be extradited from the United States and brought to trial.
Don’t come forward if you feel pressured by #MeToo
Don’t come forward if you are not 100% well and feel strong.
Don’t come forward if you are a shy or private person.
Don’t come forward if it will rock your world.
But … Do come forward if you want to.
Do come forward, if, even after all these years you thirst for justice.
Do come forward if it will bring you peace.
Only you can make that decision and remember, it is your decision to make.
Do what is right for you.
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