An article on the American Civil Liberties Union website offers advice for people reporting sexual abuse, but may be worried about a back lash:
Many lawyers say they’ve seen a spike in defamation lawsuits in recent years. And in the past two months, I have received more than a half-dozen calls from women who were threatened for telling their stories.
These threats are real, and are designed to force the victims back into silence. But there are many ways to minimize or limit these legal risks. [emphasis added]
Read more of the article here.