A Farmworker Speaks Out

We hear directly from one of the sources featured in CIR's Rape in the Fields investigation with Frontline, Univision and the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Farmworker Maricruz Ladino says one of her supervisors raped in her in 2006, but she didn't say anything for months. Once she decided to file a complaint with the company that ran the farm where she and her supervisor worked, she was fired. Ladino joins Reveal to talk with CIR reporter Bernice Yeung about the struggles she endured after she came forward and how speaking out has empowered her.


Maricruz Ladino (L) shows CIR's Bernice Yeung the letters she's written to
her deceased father about why she came forward with her story.