Has an abuser used their diagnosis as a defence in court?

Has an abuser used their diagnosis as a defence in court?

There have been certain behaviours & actions directed at myself & including content published which has brought me to seeking a legal opinion.  I am wondering whether anyone has experience of Defamation claims brought against ‘Abusers’ who have brought forward their diagnosis as a defence of their actions specifically within the Defamation Court?

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  1. I”m curious if anyone has ever done a study of the incident of sexual abuse amongst pastors versus other careers. Such as, does sexual abuse occur with a higher incidence among clergy in comparison to other careers. It would be difficult because I believe despite all the cases Bruce posts here many go unreported. I think if such a report was done or does exist it would show a higher rate of sexual abuse by church leaders. I”m not sure if sexual abusers are attracted to ministry, or ministry puts people in a position to be more vulnerable to taking sexually abusive actions. Of course, the guilt always lays with the abuser. I guess what I”m asking, does church leadership attract sexual abusers or does it turn people into sexual abusers? In ministry I”ve always had extremely well defined borders when dealing with people of the opposite sex or youth. I”m afraid many don”t and it leads to these tragic cases.

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