It's not so much the headline I don't understand as the way it's been and being told and the details therein. As they say, "I have questions." You may know a Welsh singer called Duffy. She was not in the news for anything for quite a few years. No problem I thought, she's just not making music anymore. Well it seems about ten years ago she suffered a traumatic incident where she was kidnapped and abused and has recently come to tell something of it. These are her words, there are a lot more but this is the main thrust of it. My one main question is, has the perpetrator being caught and gone to court, and if so, I would have thought we would have heard about it. Some of the details I find perplexing -
"It was my birthday, I was drugged at a restaurant, I was drugged then for four weeks and travelled to a foreign country. I can’t remember getting on the plane and came round in the back of a travelling vehicle. I was put into a hotel room and the perpetrator returned and raped me. I remember the pain and trying to stay conscious in the room after it happened. I was stuck with him for another day, he didn’t look at me, I was to walk behind him, I was somewhat conscious and withdrawn. I could have been disposed of by him.
I contemplated running away to the neighbouring city or town, as he slept, but had no cash and I was afraid he would call the police on me, for running away, and maybe they would track me down as a missing person. I do not know how I had the strength to endure those days, I did feel the presence of something that helped me stay alive. I flew back with him, I stayed calm and as normal as someone could in a situation like that, and when I got home, I sat, dazed, like a zombie. I knew my life was in immediate danger, he made veiled confessions of wanting to kill me. With what little strength I had, my instinct was to then run, to run and find somewhere to live that he could not find.
The perpetrator drugged me in my own home in the four weeks, I do not know if he raped me there during that time, I only remember coming round in the car in the foreign country and the escape that would happen by me fleeing in the days following that. I do not know why I was not drugged overseas; it leads me to think I was given a class A drug and he could not travel with it.
After it happened, someone I knew came to my house and saw me on my balcony staring into space, wrapped in a blanket. I cannot remember getting home. The person said I was yellow in colour and I was like a dead person. They were obviously frightened but did not want to interfere, they had never seen anything like it.
Thereafter, it didn’t feel safe to go to the police. I felt if anything went wrong, I would be dead, and he would have killed me. I could not risk being mishandled or it being all over the news during my danger. I really had to follow what instincts I had. I have told two female police officers, during different threatening incidents in the past decade, it is on record.
Once someone threatened to ‘out' my story and I had to tell a female police officer what information the person held about me, and why the blackmail was so frightening. The second incident was when three men tried to enter my house as intruders, I told the second female officer about the rape then also. The identity of the rapist should be only handled by the police, and that is between me and them."
Can t understand why running away cashless and being. Caught as a missing person would have been worse than bei v held and raped. Quite a weird story. As for the guy coming and seeing her as a death corose and saying and doing nothing i don t want them for neighbour nor friend.
No phone in the hotel? No cleaning staff to slip a note to? No guards to scream to at the airports? skin going yellow? I think the lady has been the victim of a very bad combination of Class A and something like Datura or magic mushrooms. Whatever, I doubt she will be "normal" again.
Travel! Set out and head for pastures new[br] Life tastes the richer when you’ve road worn feet.[br]Ibn Battuta[br]
When I read the story, I just deleted it from my mind because it just does not compute. I can imagine a person being totally drugged for a certain amount of time but not to the extent of not showing the problem to various outside parties for so long.