Statement of Support for Victims in Case Against DA Greg Newman
July 7, 2021
On April 27th, District Attorney Greg Newman was removed from office in Henderson, Transylvania, and Polk counties. The court found that Newman engaged in “willful misconduct in office” as well as “conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the office into disrepute,” under N.C. General Statute 7A-66. This was the third time in North Carolina history that a district attorney has been removed. This would have never happened without the courageous efforts made by the survivors whom he abused.
NCCASA supports all sexual violence survivors, and lifts up the work of the rape victims who bravely stood in their power to have DA Greg Newman removed from office. The dozen families who made the decision to pursue his removal deserve our praise and respect, including the survivors who will never see the justice they deserve in their cases. We recognize the additional trauma that the justice system added to the lives of the survivors, and the horrific choices that Newman made to embarrass or belittle those he was elected to protect is unforgivable. The actions the survivors took to support one another is historic and NCCASA recognizes the courage it takes to stand up to a system that has repeatedly mistreated survivors and prevent it from happening to others.
We stand strong with survivors as they pursue different avenues to find justice and healing for themselves, whatever it may be. Proceeding within the criminal justice system can be incredibly stressful and trying, and we commend survivors on their strength and bravery to do so.
If you have any questions about this ruling or any other legal cases, feel free to reach out to NCCASA attorney Skye David at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 919-871-5868.