THE COST OF SILENCE
During the New Year’s holiday I did a lot of soul-searching and all I could do was think if it was me that was going through the struggle of trying to get some sort justice for what the famous and lovable Bill Cosby did to me.
Bill Cosby is the famous dad of TV the great comedian the well respected and loved by so many all over the United States and here in Philadelphia and then I thought about it!
I remember like it was yesterday I did what I was supposed to do as a survivor of domestic violence by two police officers. I filed for a protection order and I remember so clearly how my ex-husband said to me “No one it’s going to listen to you because they all think you’re crazy,” and years later finding out that many knew of the abuse I was suffering but many were afraid to come forward because of who he was and still is!
I remember going to women against abuse in Lancaster PA filing for my protection order, being put in a room that the judge never saw my injuries I was not allowed to be in front of the judge and until this day I cannot understand why I was given my protection order and a month later it was taken from me not because it didn’t happen because many knew what happened but the justice system in our country here in the United States is so broken.
The Dist. Atty. in Lancaster would not prosecute the trooper. My ex-husband Keith Sadler and a retired Pennsylvania State trooper Anthony Suber got away with abuse. This is why I cannot call these women liars I cannot attack them because they came forward so what if she was granted money for what he did to her. I honestly do not believe that any kind of money will remove the memories what any abuse survivor suffered.
Instead of looking through the peephole look at the whole entire picture put yourself in their position imagine what it feels like to be attacked to be called a liar, evil vindictive bitch because you decided we decided to come forward. I will not and will never attack another survivor of any abuse but I will continue to help those who reach out to me and continue to do my best as a survivor of police officer involved in domestic.
Rosaura Torres – Author
“Abuse Hidden Behind The Badge”