Manhattan assemblywoman fights to define ‘consent,’ has support of Weinstein accusers

Manhattan Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright introduced legislation, fighting to make New York the first state in the country to legally define “consent.” Currently, there is no definition in New York’s penal code.  Assembly Bill A6540 defines consent as “freely given knowledgeable and informed agreement.” Consent must be obtained “without the use of malice such as forcible … Continue reading Manhattan assemblywoman fights to define ‘consent,’ has support of Weinstein accusers