Admissibility of Repressed Memories

Rule 403

In Clark v. Edison, 881 F. Supp. 2d 192 - Dist. Court, D. Massachusetts 2012 the court warned that "...the jury might interpret testimony that a person's behavior is "consistent with" that of someone who has repressed memory of a traumatic experience as being testimony that the person actually experienced the phenomenon. All these risks, taken together, demand that a court exercise caution in admitting expert testimony of the kind at issue here..."  

The False Memory Archive: Did that really happen?

K. A. T. E. HILPERN, The False Memory Archive: Did that really happen?, The Independent, 2014.

"I have a strong memory of being a boy in a car driving along a country road in Suffolk," recalls a man who I will call Adam. "Rounding a corner near home, we swerved, narrowly avoiding a milk float. The milk float ended up on its side, covering the road in milk. I can still picture the road, a large oak tree and the milk sloshing about, despite the fact that the boy in the car was my father. I have never lived in Suffolk."

Trust your memory? Maybe you shouldn't

J. Wilson, Trust your memory? Maybe you shouldn't, 2013.

Editor's note: This is part of CNN's "Life's Work" series, which features innovators and pioneers who are making a difference in the world of health and medicine.

(CNN) -- You probably feel pretty attached to your memories -- they're yours, after all. They define who you are and where you came from, your accomplishments and failures, your likes and dislikes.

Timing of renewed allegations against Woody Allen 'suspect': lawyer

Timing of renewed allegations against Woody Allen 'suspect': lawyer, Reuters, 2014.

(Reuters) - Woody Allen's lawyer defended the filmmaker on Tuesday after renewed allegations of sexual abuse by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, and questioned the timing of her comments.

"The fact that it's being brought up now is suspect, the timing is suspect. Nothing's happened, they haven't had any relationship for the last 20 years. So all of a sudden we're seeing these allegations surface again, and one has to wonder why," Elkan Abramowitz told NBC News in an interview.

"He is innocent," he said. "The case is over - there is no case."


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