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My Date Rape Story

I was 24 years old and working in London England for an American Investment bank. I was set up on a blind date by someone I worked with a guy she knew. He picked me up from my apt in Chelsea and took me to a restaurant I had never heard of and not in my neighborhood. He knew all the waiters. I remember eating and drinking wine, I am not a big drinker and maybe consumed 2 glasses. I remember going to the washroom and being very dizzy. He came to help me to a taxi and we went back to my apt. I don’t remember being scared or alarmed just really following along his lead. Its like I was watching it all happen. I woke up with blood all over my sheets and he was not there. I was crushed, and ashamed, and felt foolish. I phoned a friend who was not very helpful and just told me to get a morning after pill into me immediately. I did this and really felt more shame. I went to a work acquaintance after that and told her….she was kind and comforted me.

And, that was the last time I spoke of it for over 20 years. I am certainly that this man slipped something into that wine glass or the waiter did. I couldn’t get over that I just went along with it all and just didn’t stop it, I just left my body.

That incident has caused me so much pain and anguish and I buried it for years and years. This was in the mid 1980’s and I didn’t think to go to a rape crisis centre and tell my story. I didn’t have a mother that I could talk to about it. I felt shamed – how could I have let this happen?

Thank you Linor for having the courage to stand up and speak up about this…..I just watched your movie and it inspired me to write this…to tell my story.

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  • Alissa Ackerman

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