Katie Brennan speaks for the first time publicly. ‘My pleas went unanswered' by Murphy administration

Brennan recounted the days, weeks and months after she says she was raped by Albert J. Alvarez, who resigned in October as chief of staff to the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.

I think she "says" happened in the past, and the main tense is also in past tense.

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It would be in the past if it were an action which has stopped. The fact that present is used implies that she has never actually stopped saying it.

In other words, she was saying it then, and she's saying it now.

  • Then, the next question. " weeks and months after she says she was raped " means the weeks ... after she was raped, or the weeks ... after the first time she says she was raped to the public?
    – Zhang
    Dec 6, 2018 at 4:09
  • "before"? I think it's "after"😱
    – Zhang
    Dec 7, 2018 at 0:46

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