Jennifer Potter might never have said anything. She mighthave just let everything rest. But after seeing the progress made by the #MeToo movement, she knew she had tospeak up.
So she told the police about her rape. At just 17 years old, she was assaulted by a family friend,someone close to her.
She told her parents but she didn't report it. Filledwith shame about what had happened, she tried to forget about it instead.
Buttrauma leaves scars that can't be seen, and she spent years trying to run away,only to find that she kept running into the very thing she was trying to flee. And so she chose to file a report, in the hope that shemight heal.
But revisiting the trauma brought everything back: the memories,the pain, the shame of being assaulted. And being questioned on the stand, 20years after the attack, was like a living nightmare.
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