i've just watched the kirsten dunne-powell interview on 60 minutes, and found it to be very moving. i think what this woman has had to endure is awful, particularly the intrusion to her private life that she talked about. as we've seen with so many women complainants, they are victimised by their abusers, then victimised again if they dare to speak out against the abuse. especially if they are unlucky to be abused by a man who is well-known.
i think ms dunne-powell has shown considerable courage and dignity in the way she has dealt with this issue. but the fact is that she shouldn't have had to deal with a lot of it. and it appalls me that the publicity around her would have been so much nastier and so much worse had tony vietch not accepted the plea bargain, and the full case had gone to court.
i'm not sure how mr vietch will respond to this interview, but the best thing for him to do right now would be to remain silent. i don't believe there's anything left for him to say, and if "team vietch" really cares about him, they'll put his well-being ahead of anything else.
i'm hoping this is the last chapter of this particular story, and that both of these people can now get on with their lives.