NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The newly-crowned Miss America is joining Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes in the fight against childhood sexual abuse.
The cause is a personal issue for Mallory Hagan, 24, who confided that her mother and other women in her family were abuse victims.
“I really felt like it was an issue I needed to speak out on,” Hagan said at the Brooklyn DA’s offices. “It’s gotta be something that’s talked about, it’s gotta be something that we actively engage in on a daily basis with not only our children but our peers. Adult to adult conversation is just as important as it is to talk to your children.”