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Interview: Lying to get someone in bed is sexual assault

Joyce Short

Joyce Short

Catch Joyce Short, author of Carnal Abuse by Deceit, and soon-to-be released, Don’t Swallow That Catfish Hook, discussing why “lying to get laid” is a crime on CBC radio Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11 am EDT.

Jim Brown, an award winning producer and the highly acclaimed host of The 180 — Canada’s national radio show to spark conversation on hot topics — jumped right in on the important question ”¦

“People often tell little white lies to impress a possible partner. At what point do those lies add up to fraud?“

Short stresses that this discussion applies to sexual assault by fraud victims, whether they live in Bombay, Boston or Bangkok. “All around the world, victims suffer the humiliation and defilement of romance scams,” she says. 

The broadcast airs at 11 am (EDT) on Sunday morning, 9/11. Listen, and add your voice to the comment dialogue that follows!

Here’s a link to the show:

Opinion: Lying to get someone in bed is sexual assault

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Romance scams won’t stop ’til we raise our voices together! Thanks to Donna for getting this important information out! The PodCast can be listened to at any time at Leave your comment so that people from main stream media can hear your voice!


Joyce and Donna,
Congrats and cheers on bringing this info to mainstream.
I am excited and delighted to be part of this empowering community.


It would be very helpful if you comment directly on the CBC post. It is imperative that people who understand this crime and the havoc these offenders cause, counter some of the ridiculous arguments people come up with to excuse the behavior. We have to reach them where they discuss the issue, not just here among ourselves. Preaching to the choir will not enlighten or change anyone’s opinion.

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