Part 1 of 3 Episodes: Jeffrey Epstein and Sexual Abuse


In Part 1 of Three Episodes, Darlene Discusses:

The front and center news of the convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein has brought attention to the issue of the abuse of children. I decided to talk about my historical experience in dealing with this issue.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sexual Abuse is about power and is physical, emotional and sexual abuse in one.
  • Unfortunately, those in power often escape justice for any crime including sexual abuse.
  • When sexual abuse involves family members (incest), it becomes a very complicated issue.
  • Professionals did not recognize its prevalence or destructiveness until the 1970s when victims’
  • Symptoms simulated those of Vietnam Vets. suffering from PTSD.

Sexual abuse is an attempt to rob the soul.

–Darlene Corbett


Darlene Corbett
Darlene Corbett
Darlene Corbett views herself as a life-long learner, a pursuer of excellence, a work-in-progress, and a seeker-of-the-truth. She is also referred to as the "Unstuck Expert" in her many roles. Why? Because for over thirty years, she has been assisting people to get unstuck. Darlene's primary roles are now Therapist, Hypnotherapist, and Author/Writer. Although she loves speaking, it is now secondary and done mainly through her podcast, "Get Unstuck Now. Because of her wealth of experience, Darlene began putting her thoughts on paper.  Many of her blogs can also be found on Medium, Sixty and Me, and Penning these articles set the stage for her first book, "Stop Depriving The World of You," traditionally published by Sound Wisdom. Being a believer in pushing oneself as long as one has life, Darlene has tried her hand at fiction, hoping to have something completed in the no-so-distant future. Over the years, Darlene has been described as animated or effervescent which contradicts the perception of a psychotherapist. She firmly believes in the importance of being authentic and discusses platinum-style authenticity in her book.

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    • Thank you, Johnny, for listening to my podcast. I apologize for the delay. I have been beyond busy, but I will check out YouTube (I saw something recently & wonder if this is it). As always, I look forward to reading your poem. You are most gifted.💖

  1. It’s a terrible epidemic Darlene… Epstein was a perverted animal. Harvey Weinstein. Bill Cosby. Anthony Weiner… So many others now being exposed. And beyond them are the vast enablers and participants who take money to look away. Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew… so many other alleged predators out there who don’t seem to get the punishment they deserve because of their positions of power. All you need is wealth and you can lawyer your way out of anything. Just look at O.J. Worse is the trail of victims who seem to get ignored, forgotten or silenced. This has been happening since the dawn of man, but at least now people are starting to speak up and fight back…

    • Thank you Aaron for your thoughtful comment. I agree with all you have said. Without sounding conspiratorial, I do not believe Epstein committed suicide but was murdered. As sociopathic as he was, many in power a few whom you mentioned continue to walk around as if nothing happened. Aside from Mr. Epstein, this is often the case for less famous predators which is the reason so many victims are confused. I could go on, but I won’t. Thank you again for your thoughtful comments.💖

  2. Dear, dear Laura,

    Thank you for your heartfelt response. I thought you had indicated this which is why included you in the tag. I did not, however, no the extent of what you endured. The greatest healing is success, & you, my gifted, eloquent BizCat Sister are a testament of this. The stories and thoughtful articles you provide us are priceless. Perhaps, if you are comfortable, & only if you are, would honor me to be a guest someday and share what helped you get unstuck. I do not need guests, but I welcome those who have a powerful message to share as long as you are close to age 40 & over (lol).

    I thank you again. Your sparkling voices shines through your lyrical prose. You are amazing!💖

    • Oh, Darlene, I would be honored to speak about what helped me get “unstuck” or break free of my patterns, which have included walking away from several volatile people during my journey. Yes I am older than 40. When we can speak from a place of empowerment about life challenges, we can inspire many to know a meaningful, love-filled life is possible. Thank you for this thoughtful invitation and all your kind words of support for my writing, the contribution I want my life to be-in love and service. I applaud your courage to continue to write about shrouded-uncomfortable topics that need to be discussed fully! I was relieved to know that PTSD of a survivor matches that of war veterans. I’m certain you also know there’s persistent traumatic stress for those who continue to expose themselves to “toxic” people- thinking (from that trauma bond) that they can “save” the tortured being (perpetrator). I continue to learn a great deal from what all the challenging experiences had to teach me about being human, about healing/transforming a life.

    • From Darlene: Hi Laura, Thank you for your lovely words and kindness. I will send a link to you later. No hurries. You are amazing and most inspirational. You have such gifts, and you are a remarkable example of not only someone who survived but thrives splendidly.

      With a smile,


  3. Thank you for lifting the veil on this important topic, Darlene. As someone who had her life threatened, her body sexually abused, and witnessed her best friend’s body being sexually abused when we were really little girls by a stranger (who quickly became known inside of me as the “bad man”), then at 9 years old by a family member, then at 19 in a date rape, I know too well exactly what you are describing in terms of PTSD. The heinous deeds of these men never came to light. I do not know how many other girls or women had their lives profoundly impacted.

    Mostly, I want to offer this—that the life I live today be a demonstration of thriving beyond surviving-all that I endured because this layer is only one layer of many other persistent traumas I endured in my childhood, teenage years, and even early adulthood at my parent’s home, at school, and at church. My precious body, being, heart and life remain vibrantly alive, filled with compassion, grace, and dignity. I’m no longer silenced by these experiences. They shaped me, but have not defined me. Body work for trauma resolution, talk therapy, transformational workshops, reading inspirational stories of overcoming, and sharing my stories of healing/transformations remain essential to my thriving life. I’m blessed beyond measure. And I would wish these traumas on no one. No One. May we create a world where children and adults can live in peace, in dignity, in safety, surrounded by love. May we break the cycle from the ancestral patterns of trauma-the ways human beings have attempted to “rob the soul” of other human beings.

    Thank you for this powerful podcast and written words, Darlene.