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AMBER Amour live-blogged the aftermath of an horrific rape ordeal on Instagram in a bid to encourage other women to speak out.

The 27-year-old rape activist had been travelling through South Africa with a group of friends when she claims she was attacked by a man in a hotel bathroom.

Just moments after the alleged assault, she began to upload posts to social media.

In a harrowing group of messages, the New York anti-rape campaigner said she was attacked by ‘Shakir’ after agreeing to have a shower with him, because the water in her own room was cold.

She told Marie Claire UK she instantly knew that she couldn’t keep what happened a secret.

“Here I was, telling survivors every single day that they should speak up... I knew I had to practice what I preached,” she explained to the magazine.

“So the first thing I did was take a picture and write a post, describing what had happened.”

Here’s her harrowing ordeal.
The alleged attack

“It was only a few minutes ago but sometimes these things happen so fast it’s hard to remember all the details....” she wrote on Instagram.

“I’ve been sick for the past 2 days and today was my first day out.

“I went back to my old hostel to leave a note for a friend, Nick. There was another guy there, Shakir, who was desperately trying to get with me.

“I kissed him once but he seemed drunk so I told him it was bad timing, I had already met someone. Before heading out, I went upstairs to say hi to one more friend, Clyde from the states. “Shakir followed me upstairs and said he was going to take a shower.

“He invited me to join. I said yes because the water at my current hostel is pretty cold and after 2 days of being sick, I just really wanted a hot shower. As soon as I got in the bathroom, he forced me to my knees. I said ‘stop!’, but he just got more violent.”

Amour explains her alleged attack in graphic detail before telling of her feelings of shame and disgust.

“I’m here, alone, and any DNA has been wiped away in the shower. The South African police will just roll their eyes when I walk in. Feeling sicker than ever now.”
The day after

“These are the Angel Cards I drew last night,” she wrote.

“Headed to the hospital now. Keep praying for me, everyone. Dealing with cops is tough and the rape kit is the last thing I want, tools and metal instruments and combs all up in my private parts....

“But this is what I stand for. I tell you guys to speak up every single day and I know that I need to practice what I preach. It is so incredibly hard, tho, but having you all here for me makes all the difference.

“I know that this may not go anywhere and I know that I may face ridicule by the police but I will take a shot at ‘justice’ anyway.

“What I tell the survivors who reach out to me is that justice, true justice, can only come from within. Justice is inner peace. I’m still getting there but whether he serves time or not, I know what I need to do to heal. Today is just Day 1.”
The toughest of times

“My view of the rape kit,” she captioned the picture.

“Thank you all for being so loving & supportive during this time. Your messages pushed me to take action and to stand up for myself and for all rape survivors.

“For those who wish to BLAME ME or any other survivor out there, I want you to know that you are the very reason that I am so brutally honest. I could have hidden details. I could have kept some info to myself, but NO.

“You need to know the truth and to see the reality of the situation. No matter what a person does, it is not an invitation for rape. It doesn’t matter if I kissed him. It doesn’t matter if he was drunk. It doesn’t matter if I said yes to a shower. I never said he could get violent with me. I never said he could make me bleed. I never said he could rape me.

“But still, that’s how the scene went down. I don’t need to explain myself but if you’re wondering WHY I took a shower with him, it was written in the text, I’d been sick with food poisoning for 2 days and needed to sweat it out,” Amour added.

UK’s Metro reports that six weeks after the attack, Amber remains in South Africa where the investigation into the alleged rape continues.

She posted this to her Facebook page last week.


http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/amber-amour-liveblogged-her-alleged-rape-ordeal-on-instagram-to-encourage-women-to-speak-out/news-story/7293d5f9923f0bc599c5c05f18906ed3




The 27-year-old rape activist had been travelling through South Africa


I stopped reading after this.

Fake rapes don't help women speak out.
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I have no words.


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agreed to shower together -__-

There was another guy there, Shakir, who was desperately trying to get with me.

I kissed him once but he seemed drunk so I told him it was bad timing.
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agreed to shower together -__-


You made it further than I did.

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the New York anti-rape campaigner said she was attacked by ‘Shakir’ after agreeing to have a shower with him, because the water in her own room was cold.


lol
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This woman needs to be committed to a mental institution.
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I can't fathom the amount of stupidity in people anymore. It's just best to ignore people that you don't know.
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Just to point out that the woman did contact the police and the guy was arrested and released on bail pending a trial.
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Just to point out that the woman did contact the police and the guy was arrested and released on bail pending a trial.


There was no rape, lol.

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Hope she doesn't breed.
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i dont get why everyone is saying she's lying, there's nothing here that suggests what she's saying is true or false yet, except maybe the part about why she showered with the guy.
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