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Sun Sep 23, 2018, 06:12 PM

I am Christine Blasey Ford

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/9/20/1797248/-I-am-Christine-Blasey-Ford

In 1989, I was nearly raped in my bed in my bedroom. Up until the last minute, I believed I was going to be violently raped and then murdered. In the safety of my bed in my bedroom in my home with three housemates sleeping soundly nearby.

I wasn't a teenager and had experience with men both wanted and unwanted.

My housemates were guys, unmarried, less than ten years younger than I was. Nice, reliable. One of them invited a friend over. I only met that guest for two minutes and returned to my room to study for the LSATs, scheduled in 3 days.

I was told that guest was too drunk to drive and would be crashing on the couch. Not knowing this guy, I locked my bedroom door before I retired and tested the door. It was secure.

About 4 a.m., I heard a noise. It was a light knock. It was the guest. He called me by my name and asked me to open the door b/c he wanted to talk to me. I didn't answer and hoped the silence indicated I was asleep and not about to wake up.

And he persisted. I heard a drawer in the kitchen loudly open and the sound of rifling of metal utensils. I figured he was going to get something to eat. He wasn't.

I heard metal on metal at my door. Shit, no! The door flew up. In the light, I saw the silhouette of his body. I saw the chiffon yellow V-neck sweater -- and he was wearing no pants or anything else. And he was brandishing a large chicken carving knife.

Let's review the situation: I locked my door, he broke into my bedroom with a large carving knife, and he wasn't wearing anything except a sweater.

I yelled at him to leave. He didn't. He just stood in the frame of the doorway. I yelled for my housemates, who continued sleeping. I picked up my phone and called one of them and screamed that his friend broke into my room with a large knife and he was wearing no pants. The message went on voicemail.

I'm fucked literally and figuratively. I had no weapon to defend myself.

Having no other recourse, I held up the phone and announced I was calling 911. Don't know why that made him back up and leave, but it did. I closed and re-locked the door -- and sat up in bed for the rest of the night.

My friend/housemate/host of the guest was ready to leave for law school at 7 a.m. I asked him if he listened to my message. No, he hadn't and he was in a hurry. I saw that his guest was sleeping soundly on the couch -- with his pants on. Shit, now nobody would believe my story.

I insisted that my housemate listen to the message which fortunately had been recorded entirely. Without a word, he rushed into the living room, picked up his sleeping friend, and literally threw him through the glass pane of the outer door, out onto the grass, and screamed at him to get out of his sight.

I was still shaken, but my friend must have felt that he did enough, and left for school. Nobody else heard anything that night.

Three days later, I began my law career by taking the LSATs.

It's 30 years later. I still remember. And there's no way to prove it happened.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 06:24 PM

1. OMG that is terrifying....

I am so sorry this happened to you and only grateful that he wasn’t successful at what he was planning to do....

Do you have any idea of who this was? I am afraid he would surely do this again or had before....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 06:27 PM

2. I know his name. I believe he's still in the area.

Apparently he's or was married and has children. He might even be on F/B.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 06:30 PM

3. Even when you are raped as a child..you 'wish' no one knew

Folks knowing blame you, for one reason or another..you go to court to listen to them lie about you...years later a rapist comes into a store where you work...you recognize them immediately, and ask your boss to not wait on them, but he says it's your job.

They purchase $100's of dollars of merchandise, then send their baby boy to return said merchandise...I think they recognized me and were returning their merchandise because of me.

Some time later I thought...they did not return ALL the merchandise...they returned only MOST, but were given all their cash back...I don't think they recognized me...they were performing a scam!

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