One of my Moxley Confidential columns resulted this week in a unanimous decision by the California Commission on Judicial Ethics to publicly admonish Orange County Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson for opining that if a victim's vagina hadn't been “shredded” during a sexual assault then the woman gave at least partial consent to her attacker.
R. Scott Moxley’s award-winning investigative journalism has touched nerves for two decades. An angry congressman threatened to break Moxley’s knee caps. A dirty sheriff promised his critical reporting was irrelevant and then landed in prison. The U.S. House of Representatives debated his work. Federal prosecutors credited his stories for the arrest of a doctor who sold fake medicine to dying patients. Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing Southern California law enforcement corruption.