Some documented cases of recovered memory are not easily defined as legal or clinical. This includes cases in which legal action was proposed, but never went to trial. This also includes cases documented through forms such as memoir and personal testimony.
Marilyn Van Derbur’s recovered memories of child sexual abuse were revealed publicly in Denver, Colorado, May 1991. Her memories were corroborated by her sister, Gwen Mitchell, who had continuous memory of similar abuse and who long thought she “was the only one” sexually abused in the family (Germer).