Hendrik Vanden Abeele, artistic director of Belgian Chant group Psallentes, has published an open letter, detailing his treatment over 11 years by the University of Leuven.
He accuses the university, among other things of ‘lying, manipulating and isolating, threatening and intimidating, and placing the blame for what is happening on the victim himself.’
It is no coincidence that I began this message with the words Me Too. Under this painful name, countless disconcerting stories have come to our knowledge recently about sexual abuse. Prior to that, we also had terrible accounts of child abuse. I think it is now high time for a new hashtag, again with a theme, so that stories about classic abuse of power can come to light as well. This sort of abuse, although not physical, often also has very serious consequences.
Read on here.