Here at the WRC we believe in supporting survivors, not silencing them.
July 24, 2012 § Leave a comment
Two guys, Will Frey and Austin Zehnder, raped one of their high school classmates. They then took pictures and showed them to all of their friends. They plead guilty to felony sexual abuse and misdemeanor voyeurism. But then the court added an order that said the survivor was not allowed to talk about her rape or the men who raped her or she would be sentenced to jail time. The survivor, then took to twitter and stated, “There you go, lock me up,” and then listed the men’s names who raped her. Here’s her story.
Due to outrage about the ruling, the charges against the survivor for violating the gag order have been dropped.
Let me be clear, it is NEVER okay to silence a survivor. It is always okay to support them in telling their story if they want to. This survivor wants to tell her story, and we support her in doing just that.