Borough Hall staff participates in Denim Day in support of sexual assault survivors

Denim Day was started after an Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the court decided that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her assailant take off her jeans, implying consent. (4/23/14)

BROOKLYN - The staff at Brooklyn's Borough Hall dressed down in jeans Wednesday in support of sexual assault survivors and to raise awareness about sexual assault.

Denim Day was started after an Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the court decided that since the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her assailant take off her jeans, implying consent.

Borough President Eric Adams says rapes and sexual assaults have decreased in New York City in recent years, but the job will not be finished until the number drops to zero.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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