I Survived Gang Rape
I also survived rape. I was working in a nightclub and two Cuban men came in. I was working as a hostess and waitress and we were expected to drink and dance with the customers. The Cuban men bought me a drink and I left it sitting on their table.
That is all I remember until I woke up in an empty house on a mattress on the floor in a room with people sitting around watching. It was very fuzzy and I could feel nothing. The next time a woke up, a young Cuban man was shaking me. I was naked and my purse was gone. I still had my dress and shoes. I was filthy and the young man took me into the bathroom and helped me bathe in cold water. I put on my dress and shoes and he helped me out to his car. I did not speak spanish and he did not speak english very well, but some how we got from Hollywood to Pasadena and my house.
The first thing I did was take a hot shower for about a half hour. I callled a locksmith as a set of house keys were in my missing purse. Then I called my bank and canceled my checks and canceled my charge card. I did not call the police because I knew the people watching me get raped were part of a gang and the only ones I would recognize were the two who came into the club. If I placed charges against I don't think I would have lived to go to court.
I visited my clinic to be tested for VD. Telling the doctor the story he said it was probably an animal tranquilizer that they had slipped in my drink.
I know if anyone in the gang had said,"Wouldn't it be intresting if we killed her?". I wouldn't be here now. I believe God was watching over me that night.
I think I should add that this happened when I was 38 years old and I am now 73. It was traumatic at the time it happened but I did everything i could not to experience anything like it again. Over the years it has become less important. I took responsiblity for my putting my self in the position in the first place. I pray for the people who did this to me and that they never subjected another woman to the unpleasant experience.