The Patricia Allen Memorial Lectures welcome Greg Gilhooly, a lawyer and a survivor of Graham James.
In the recently published, I Am Nobody: Confronting the Predatory Coach Who Stole My Life, a book about how his dream of playing hockey was stolen from him by Graham James, a charismatic predator, Greg Gilhooly unflinchingly details the mental torment he suffered, while revealing the terrible reality behind the sanitized term “sexual assault.” Although James was convicted of sexually assaulting Sheldon Kennedy and Theo Fleury and confessed to both crimes, he neither confessed nor was convicted for his sexual assault of Gilhooly.
Gilhooly sheds new light on sexual abuse and its treatment. As a highly successful lawyer, Gilhooly provides a valuable legal perspective critical to this issue and argues that different approaches are needed for different victims. Most important, Gilhooly offers hope, affirmation, and inspiration for those who have suffered abuse.
Greg Gilhooly is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law. He has held senior positions in numerous corporations. He is in demand as a public speaker and a media commentator.
About the Patricia Allen Memorial Lectures
Created in 1992 by the Class of 1988 in memory of Patricia Allen, a graduate of the Faculty who was tragically and senselessly murdered, this annual lectureship is devoted to sensitizing and educating the legal community and others about pressing social and legal issues related to violence, particularly against women.