A Survivor Confronts Her Attacker With Humanity
This story originally aired on March 31, 2018.
Note: This story deals with sexual assault and may not be appropriate for some listeners and readers.
Erica Dudrow lives in Bellingham, and she says she was never much of a party person. But in 2014 she was dating a guy who liked to hit the bars, and she did her best to keep up.
One Friday evening they were getting ready to go out, having drinks and indulging in a bit of the rave drug, “Molly.” She hadn’t realized just how intoxicated she was until, on her way to the bar, she began to black out.
She remembers a few flashes of the evening -- glimpsing a friend of a friend … being asked to pay her tab.
The next thing she knew, she was struggling to regain consciousness, realizing groggily that at that very moment, she was in a strange apartment with a strange man, being violated.
Erica Dudrow shared her story of coming to terms with this assault, and how she turned the tables on her assailant in an unexpected way.