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Nicolette v. Carey



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Nicolette v. Carey was a 1990 civil action from Michigan by Suzanne Nicolette against her father, Joseph Carey, for childhood sexual abuse first remembered in adulthood. Though Nicolette recovered her memories years after the events of abuse occured, she had strong corroboration of her memories in the form of a signed letter from her father from 1987. In denying the defendant’s motion to dismiss the case, Judge Benjamin F. Gibson noted that “plaintiff has submitted a letter addressed to plaintiff, signed by defendant and dated April 19, 1987, in which defendant discussed three or four incidents of sexual contact he had with the plaintiff when she was a child.” See Plaintiff’s Exhibit No. 5. Opinion dated November 19, 1990; District Court File No. 1:90-CV-159.

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