Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story

Synopsis: An attorney, upon handling an incest case, learns that she was an incest victim by her father from the age of five months to five years. Through therapy, she arranges to confront her father and her mother (for physical and emotional abuse in her teens) and gets nowhere. She is further frustrated when she takes on another incest case, only to have the judge throw it back in her face after the child's testimony of what was being done to her is disbelieved and the abuser apparently doesn't fit the "profile" of one who would commit incest. Her anger mounts upon learning that the little girl of the first incest case she was handling ends up with severe emotional damage because of the judge's refusal to stop the father's visitation, after medical evidence of the incest was presented in court (with graphic descriptions of what took place). Upon learning this news and exploding at the injustice of the system that seems to protect the abusers instead of the victims, she embarks on a crusade wit
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Bill Corcoran
Production: Heartstar Productions
94 min

You look beautiful,

I love these earrings

You look terrible.

Thank you.

What's the matter?

Aren't you sleeping again?

I'm sleeping.

Put these on.

- No.

- Oh, come on, it's a party.

- A little lipstick, a little blush.

- No.

- Just this once.

- No.

- The palest pink.

- No.

Where the hell is the cake?

Happy anniversary.

Just give me a minute, OK?

Another anxiety attack?


It's over now.

You're so good.

I don't know how you put up with me.

Shouldn't we be worried about this?

No, no, it's just stress.

Yes, but it's been going on

for a long time.

I can't help it.

You know things affect me, you know.

A girl came into the office today,

her entire family was killed

- in a plane crash...

- I know, baby, I know,

but you should talk

to somebody about this.

I'm talking to you.


- Good morning too Isa.

- Good morning.

- Miss Karney?

- Yes.

I'm Darlene Holland.

Rose Beckman talked to you

about my custody case.

Yes, she did, and I told her

that I couldn't take it.

Miss Karney, we're really desperate.

We can't find anyone

who will handle this case.

Is there anything we can do

to change your mind?

Who are you?

I'm Artie Reburn. I live with Darlene,

Christie is like my own daughter.

Darlene still doesn't want

to believe it,

but I'm telling you something

really sick is going on.

Where is the child now?

Mac Laren Hall.

Mac Laren Hall, why?

Because after Darlene accused

her ex-husband of molesting Christie,

he turned around and accused us

of the same thing.

Next thing you know, there's an investigation,

the court took her away from everybody.

And she's all alone in there.

Please, Miss Karney, I haven't seen

my baby in two weeks.

Alright, I'll read the file.

Thank you so much.

Yes, Miss Karney, you don't know

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