In a more sinister twist, the women have become victims once more due to patriarchal society telling them that they are responsible for holding the men accountable, according to a clinical psychologist.
“Rather than men having been held accountable for perpetrating violence and other forms of abuse, our society has historically sent women the message that it is their responsibility to protect themselves from being the victim of abuse,” said Dr. Rachel Samson in conversation with news.com.au.
“This harmful attitude leads people to conclude that if a woman is the victim of abuse, she must have done something to contribute to the abuse occurring. This victim-blaming is part of what has been termed ‘r*** culture’.”
Leviev was found guilty of forgery, theft and fraud in his home country of Israel and received 15 months in prison in December 2019. He only served five months before he was released .
His victims, however, continue to struggle following his crimes, with Fjellhoy even mentioning that she was suicidal after a massive credit card debt.
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