There is no act more devastating or personally intrusive than rape.

There is not one single way to more completely steal one’s…well, everything. Rape leaves the victim feeling exposed, raw, and vulnerable. Sometimes, the only solace a victim can find in their recovery is justice. Knowing that their abuser is being held accountable can be an important step in moving forward.

For one California woman, justice seemed to be out of reach, as she was victimized by her attacker not once, but twice. After sitting in court while he plead no contest to the lesser crime of felony assault, she was served with a lawsuit that he filed against her. Claiming defamation of character, he tried to pull her back into his sick game of victimization.

This is just unbelievable.

Thankfully, the woman was represented by an attorney who was entirely in her corner and the case was heard by a judge with no patience for those who violate basic human rights.

I can only hope that she and her family now feel a sense of justice, and that they can finally put this painful chapter of their lives behind them.

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