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Louisville leaders don jeans ahead of 'Denim Day' to bring awareness to sexual assault

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Community leaders donned denim to bring awareness to sexual assault on Tuesday.

It happened at the Center for Women and Families ahead of Denim Day on Wednesday.

Denim Day started in 1999 after an Italian high court overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing tight jeans.

Attorney General Andy Beshear says every victim deserves to get justice.

"They need our help," Beshear said. "They need to believe that we are seeking justice for them from moment one. The victim-centered model is that model where no one's ever asked, 'What were you wearing?' 'Why were you out that late at night?' because no survivor -- no victim -- ever makes a decision that ever makes them in any way responsible for a crime perpetrated against them."

Denim Day is observed around the entire world.

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