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Denim Day helps bring awareness, support of sexual assault victims

Posted at 5:31 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 20:47:27-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — People around the world, including in Las Vegas, are raising awareness in support of sexual violence victims by wearing denim for National Denim Day.

"Denim Day" started in 1999 after an Italian judge overturned a man's rape conviction because the alleged victim was wearing tight jeans.

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"That’s not OK in 2019 - almost 2020 - and we all need to lift our voices and come out to not just support but to say we are not going to stand for this type of behavior anymore,” said Danielle Staple, executive director at the Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas.

The center commemorated Denim Day with a luncheon at the world market along with sexual assault survivors walking a runway and modeling denim to raise awareness.