I've had friends screwed over on both sides of the issue- abuse victims who weren't helped and also victims of a judicial system that can (emphasis on can) be so to-the-letter anal that a crime is prosecuted where none existed.
Considering that what everything I've heard is conflicting, I'll wait for the movie. (IOW wait to see how it ends and get the short version)
I still say people need to learn how to defend themselves. This is not in any way blaming the victims; it is merely noting that assaults occur and need to be handled. Although the legal system is there for dealing with things after the fact, a good weapon and/or self-defense class helps during the attack itself. It may not be advisable every time, but it's good to be prepared.
When confronted by a goalie, go five-hole. Hard.