“So much of what they focused on was not the actual assault,” she said during the 60 Minutes interview. “Tons of questions about how much I was drinking, a focus on flirting.”
Joelle Gomez, Executive Director from the Women’s Center of San Joaquin County, was also interviewed for the segment. She began counseling Brennan after the board’s decision. She also has been working vigilantly to partner with UOP and improve its judicial review process (in cases of sexual assault).
“There’s little to no transparency. There’s little to no accountability,” Gomez said during the interview. “Certainly it does, in my opinion, favor the alleged perpetrator as opposed to the victim, again, who’s really risking it all in making the report in the first place.”
CALCASA has supported Gomez in her persistence to create relationships with her local university in order to better serve survivors and stop future rapes from occurring. CALCASA interviewed Gomez about the UOP case and her recommendations for rape crisis centers that are working with college campuses. She said that it is the duty of the rape crisis centers to strengthen relationships — or forge them if they don’t exist — in order to make sure victims voices are heard. Click the video below to watch the interview.