Editor’s note: The following report is part of WND’s ongoing,
multipart investigation into alleged crimes committed by sex-research
pioneer Alfred Kinsey and his Kinsey Institute.
WASHINGTON – Liberty Counsel, a Virginia-based public-interest law firm, is “seriously looking” at initiating legal action – including possibly a class-action lawsuit – against the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University.
Pioneering sex scientist Alfred Kinsey, widely considered the father of the sexual revolution whose influential research helped transform America’s morals and sex laws, has been accused by critics of shoddy scholarly standards and, much more shockingly, participating in or encouraging the sexual molestation of hundreds of children to gather “research data.”
“Kinsey and the Kinsey Institute should be held accountable for the massive fraud they’ve perpetrated on the United States and the world,” said Mathew Staver, attorney and founder of Liberty Counsel.
“We are very interested in looking at that from a legal perspective,” Staver told WND. “Some people were experimented on contrary to ethical standards. The case involves not only child abuse, but sexual abuse. We are investigating people who were victims.”
Yesterday, WND reported on the alleged child-rape of one 7-year-old victim of Kinsey’s 1940s “research” into child sexual response. “Esther White” (a pseudonym), now in her 70s, is seeking a congressional investigation of Kinsey and his Institute.
In the shocking report, the former child victim explains that she witnessed Kinsey pay her father and grandfather after her father incestuously molested her repeatedly, timing her “sexual responses” with a stopwatch, and reporting on the “research data” to Kinsey.
Kinsey’s 1948 and 1953 books on human sexual behavior contain tables of
information about sexual responses in children as young as 2 months old.
Several tables record how long the children needed to be stimulated
to achieve “orgasm,” and others record how many “orgasms” the children
achieved in given periods of time.
To bring justice to “Esther” and others, the law firm is “seriously looking into potential legal strategy,” said J. Matt Barber, an attorney and director of cultural affairs at Liberty Counsel.
“We are currently researching to determine whether there may still be a potential cause of action, be it criminal or civil, to see that justice is served for Kinsey’s grave injustice,” Barber told WND. “However, we do have to contend with statutes of limitation and other potential roadblocks to pursuing our legal strategy.”
Kinsey’s research into human sexual behavior was largely conducted before 1953, when he published the second of his most influential works, “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.” The book, together with his 1948 work, “Sexual Behavior in the Human Male,” became popularly known as the “Kinsey Reports.”
“We know the Kinsey Institute has not been forthcoming in providing full disclosure and access to Kinsey’s research archives,” said Barber. “Our question to them is, ‘What exactly is it that you don’t want the world to see?'”
Liberty Counsel has not settled on any specific legal strategy yet, but Staver acknowledged that a class action lawsuit is a possibility.
“Certainly there were enough people experimented on to satisfy the requirements of a class action suit,” said Staver. “The incredible aspect of Kinsey is not just his unethical practices, but the tremendous damage done to countless individuals, including minors.”
Staver noted that Liberty Counsel is relying on the assistance of Judith Reisman Ph.D., longtime nemesis of the Kinsey Institute, to provide the names of individuals allegedly victimized by Kinsey’s research.
“We plan to meet personally with victims to pursue the investigation to reveal the fraud of Kinsey, with additional research Judith Reisman can provide,” said Staver.
Today’s related story:
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