Roar with Shari. . . All Things Justice for Women & Survivors

Roar with Shari. . . All Things Justice for Women & Survivors

ROAR With Shari™ is a weekly show hosted by rape and incest survivor, Attorney Shari Karney. “Pain put me into hiding, purpose called me out,” says Karney. Shari offers up straight talk about fighting for justice for victims of sexual abuse. Trauma. Resilience. Healing. For child sexual abuse survivors and all victims of sexual assault. Each week Roar with Shari talks with inspiring guests, rape and child sex abuse survivors, sexual violence victims, experts, nonprofit leaders, public office holders, change-makers, rainmakers, and justice warriors. The podcast offers insight into the law, the need for accountability and healing, justice, heart-rendering soul inspiring stories of victims, survivors, thrivers, and straight talkers about action, and life-changing transformation. It’s a podcast that shares the stories of child and adult victims of sexual assault who have turned their pain into purpose. We are here to learn together, to educate, empower, women supporting women, women empowerment, victim empowerment, and inspire others to speak up, speak out, and let their voices be heard. The podcast asks trauma-informed questions: What happened to you? What have you lived through, what have you survived?” How has it affected you?” Conversations on how do we help get justice so that lives can be transformed? We talk with change-makers, rainmakers, and more than a few troublemakers who courageously, bravely, and fearlessly Roar as One, with Shari. . . All Things Justice for Women & Survivors. Shari Karney’s story as a child sexual abuse survivor was made into a top-rated NBC-TV movie “Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story,” Karney has been a victims’ rights attorney who represents victims of child sexual abuse, clergy abuse, coach-teacher sex abuse, sports-athletics sexual abuse, and celebrity sex abuse for over 25 years. Currently, ROAR As One™ Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) educates courts and legislators on how specific decisions and laws can impact victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, to educate Congress to eliminate all statutes of limitations "SOL"--(the civil SOL backward and forward, the criminal SOL, forward) for survivors of child sexual abuse. Children so preyed on, exploited, and cruelly harmed should have human and civil rights.


July 10, 2024 81 mins

I’m talking to Attorney Greg Gianforcaro who is a fierce fighter against the Catholic Church and the priests that sexually abused Greg's childhood friends.  Greg goes against the Catholic Church who Karney calls, "perpetrators by proxy".

Attorney and former altar boy as a child, Gianforcaro decided to represent many of his friends after they came forward as adults with allegations of sexual abuse by a priest...

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In this bonus episode, we discuss that while Mia Farrow tries to shield 7-year-old Dylan from the trauma of repeated questioning about sexual abuse, Allen’s legal and PR team drives a narrative that Mia is a scorned woman and unfit mother who brainwashed her children. What ensues is a harrowing custody battle where Allen tries to get sole custody over Dylan, Moses, and Ronan Farrow. 

You get to experience the legal system,...

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June 26, 2024 50 mins

In HBO's Allen v. Farrow, this episode sheds new light on the fact that Connecticut state prosecutor Frank Maco, despite believing there to be grounds to continue, elected not to criminally prosecute Woody Allen for the alleged sexual abuse of Dylan. 

While Allen continues to receive accolades in Hollywood and is supported by famous actresses who worked with him, the momentum of the #MeToo movement coupled with Ronan ...

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In this episode, I’m talking with former Jehovah's Witness member, Debra McDaniel (a member of the LGBTQ+ community) who alleges that she was raped and abused by her Jehovah's Witness Presiding Overseer while the Watch Tower Organization turned a blind eye.  Debra reveals her shocking truth about the child sexual abuse she endured from the age of 7-18 years from her  congregation's highest leader,  while the Watch To...

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In this episode, Shari Karney delves into HBO's Docuseries Allen v. Farrow Season 1.  

The secrets that surround incest and child sexual abuse, especially when it occurs in the family.

Shari Karney is the victim of father-daughter incest. She understands what the child victim feels and the predatory obsession of the perpetrator. She understands Dylan Farrow's confusion, self-blame, sadnes...

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Allen v. Farrow:


Where there is incest, there are enablers. Mothers, fathers, siblings, neighbors, therapists, doctors, churches, schools. As the victim is groomed, so is the community. In this episode of Allen v. Farrow (HBO) we see how the community and family is groomed. How we are all groomed by narcissistic, predators, especially, the rich and famous.

This episode focuses on Allen’s se...

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In this episode, I’m talking to Jenny Coleman who works with perpetrators, sexual abusers and pedophiles in trying to STOP them from abusing again. Stop It Now! is a perpetration prevention program to help and support people who have abused, or are at risk of abusing that they stop and get treatment. 

Jenny says, “ We believe in compassionate, respectful support to all...even if that person has harmed someone.”

Some hav...

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In this episode, I’m talking to attorney David Angeloff, Esq., whom I call, the Workplace Justice Warrior, an experienced attorney for anyone who is being sexually harassed or sexually assaulted in the workplace. He is an outstanding trial lawyer.  A Man with a good heart, a brilliant mind, and the soul of a shaman.  Spiritual, deeply empathetic, yet warrior-like for survivors. I’ve gotten to know David; firsthand and you’re going ...

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In this episode, I’m talking to Palm Beach's  State Attorney  Dave Aronberg who says "Matt's in a whole lot of trouble. Child sex trafficking is punishable by up to life in prison," says Palm Beach Co. state attorney Dave Aronberg of the accusations facing GOP lawmaker Matt Gaetz.

"Even if they can't make a case of child sex trafficking, if you've proven to have sex with an underage girl, that&apos...

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Teresa Lancaster, Esq. Teresa Lancaster is an Attorney and Advocate for victims of childhood sexual abuse who was featured in The Keepers, a seven-part award winning documentary on Netflix. You may know Teresa from the Doe/Roe against Father A. Joseph Maskell case where she sought to expose the sexual abuse which occurred at Archbishop Keough High School while she was a student there. Teresa went on to join SNAP (Survivors Network ...

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In this episode, I’m talking to Fraidy Reiss, a victim of "Unorthodox". 
As a Orthodox Jewish woman, Fraidy was forced into a violent marriage arranged by her family using a matchmaker.  A true Handmaiden's Tale of Horror.  She was trained and pressured by the Orthodox Jewish Community to be raped, forced into a violence marriage, and treated as a second-class citizen in every way possible. She wasn’t allowed to ...

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In this episode, I’m talking with rape victim, Rosebud Ireland, the last rape victim of The East Side Rapist before he turned into The Golden State Killer (raping and then killing his victims). 

Rosebud Ireland was only 22 years old when she was awakened suddenly at 3 AM feeling suffocated by a leather glove and a pillow over her head. The gloved man raped her and disappeared. 

For the next 39 years, Rose tried her best to go on with...

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In this episode, I’m talking to child-on-child sexual abuse survivor, Adrianne Simeone, the founder of the non-profit, The Mama Bear Effect.

She calls our unwillingness to confront this issue head-on as “ Willful Blindness.” 

Child sexual abuse is not necessarily an epidemic because abusers are so effective at perpetrating, but because the taboo, and consequent discomfort and fear, hold protective adults back from being aware, effec...

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In this episode, I’m talking with Nicole-Earnest-Payte raped at gunpoint by a man who threatened to kill her. She knew at that point; she wasn’t getting out of this.
Here is how Nicole told us her story.

On June 22, 1991, 21-year-old Nicole Earnest-Payte was awakened on her couch by a man in a ski mask carrying a handgun about 8:30 at night after falling asleep on a couch in her home. He put his arm around her neck and throat to...

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In this episode, I’m talking to a grandmother who experienced first-hand the devastating impact of child sexual abuse in her family. The financial, emotional,  psychological and legal devastation.  

It all began when Carol D’Attoma’s six-year-old granddaughter was sexually abused by her father.  He was arrested, and Carol’s daughter’s main source of income was gone. The mother of the child (Carol’s daughter) had to sell he...

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In this episode, I’m talking with former Jehovah’s Witness, Mark O'Donnell who rips the lid off the Jehovah’s Witness Secret DATA BASE OF CHILD ABUSE

“It’s like a cult.” says, Mark O’Donnell in the documentary made about the child sexual abuse occurring in the JW, called “Crusaders.” JW makes people fear for their lives and puts them in a box they cannot escape.

Mark is now a heroic whistleblower about the secret child sexual ab...

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In this episode I’m talking with AUDREY MORRISSEY, a sex trafficked BIPOC child now adult survivor who says she was sold 10-20 times a day. “I’ve  been beaten, tortured, and left for dead.” 

"I thought I was going to die in the combat zone of sex traffickers.

Her traffickers would use words like “Young. Fresh."

It’s not like the blockbuster movie, “Taken”, where a pair of unwitting girls travel to Paris, and make every paren...

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In this episode, I’m talking with true crime amateur sleuth who uncovered the dark secrets of the Catholic Church that included murder, sexual assault, and rape. Abbie Fitzgerald Schaub, one of the two women who uncovered decades-long and terrifying secrets about her Catholic high school that was covered in the hit Netflix’s docuseries.  

I speak with Abbie about the case and story of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a 26-year-old nun...

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In this episode, I’m talking with actor, survivor, activist, Rosanna Arquette who speaks truth to power. With the courage of a lioness, Rosanna Arquette faces the behemoth Harvey Weinstein when she breaks her silence with reporter Ronan Farrow in the New Yorker and in the New York Times (with Jodi Cantor, 2017) about how Harvey Weinstein sexually abused her at the Beverly Hills Hotel. 

Ronan Farrow broke the Weinstein story and beli...

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In this episode, I’m talking with Melissa Gilbert, actor, (former child star, "Little House on the Prairie"), former Congressional Candidate, NY Times Best Selling Author, activists, survivor and Sheroe  She needs no introduction for most of you, but I will do so, for those of you who may have been whisked away to another planet, or been otherwise, indisposed for the last 40 years.

Melissa is talented, beautiful, outspoken...

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