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Air Force Academy / Sexual Abuse / Archibald Interview #723686

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Mar 09, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with US Air Force Academy graduate Susan Archibald† about her allegation of sexual abuse by a chaplain at the Air Force Academy while she was a cadet. [ARCHIBALD – says she informed a counselor of the abuse but nothing went beyond that; states there was a secretive investigation of the chaplain; describes the traumatic impact of the abuse and the feeling of betrayal by the institution; talks about the culture of power, secrecy and the need to prevent scandal at all costs at the Academy; comments on the status of her lawsuit against the Academy; says there have been many incidents of sexual assault & rape of female cadets.]

Cooper, Anderson

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