How Grey's Anatomy sparked conversations about sexual assault

TORONTO -- A sexual violence hotline in the U.S. witnessed a spike of more than 40 per cent after the popular medical drama Grey’s Anatomy aired an episode about sexual assault.

During an episode titled “Silent All These Years,” which originally aired back in March, two of the show’s doctors help a patient named Abby, who’d been sexually assaulted after leaving a bar, but did not want to tell the police or her husband.

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