It says he touched her thru her panties and grabbed her ass during the massage. I think she was enjoying it at first and then later on changed her mind. If someone touches u and u dont like it, u make a scene and storm outta there all pissed off. Dont continue with the massage and claim it as assault later on when u regret it.
Still aint right...but I blame her partly.
Are you fucking serious? Or are you just trolling? I'm gonna go ahead and assume that you're trolling but I'll humor this with a response anyway.
So, in the statement that I read, the other woman who actually IS pursuing charges, did object. And the douchebag forced her face into the bed and did what he was gonna do anyway.
Myers response in the situation is actually a pretty normal response for a woman to have under those circumstances. No one ever expects to be violated, no one ever wants to actually beleive they've been violated, and when you add to it that when you find yourself in a scenario where those are the circumstances, you have absolutely no idea what you're dealing with. You're at a disadvantage and there's a guy who may very well have the capacity to kill you if he has the audacity to violate you. You have no fucking idea what to do or what is going to happen.
The psychological recovery process of something like this takes years and sometimes, depending on the person, it may never be a full recovery at all. Addiction, suicide, self harm, all are side effects of sexual trauma. It depends on the person, their psychological strength, their ability to process and cope, and a lot of other factors. I've worked with a lot of victims of sexual trauma and the recovery is different for every one. It changes you, it changes your mind, it changes how you feel in your own skin. It changes how you engage in the world. I don't have a doubt in my mind that she became overwhelmed by her emotions and that the experience shattered a big portion of her self identity. After all, everyone would like to think they'd respond a certain way in a scenario and when it finally happens it doesn't always pan out that way. And it leaves you feeling ashamed, angry, hopeless, disconnected.
I know I never expected in a million years to be held hostage by a guy I had dated and then sexually assaulted. But it happened, and it took a long time before I actually came to terms with it because I always saw myself as "smart enough" and tough enough to avoid that scenario. Luckily, I've been able to come back from it and live my life without being haunted by it. Sure, the experience is still there but it hasn't damaged me or my will to live my life. But that's not always the case.
So, perhaps a little self education and empathy might go a long way.