Imagine finding out you’d been drugged and raped at a party by discovering footage of the attack online? The instead of supporting you, your peers set up a hashtag dedicated to mocking you by recreating the assault? This is what is happening to this Texas girl.
The 16-year-old, who told KHOU-TV she wanted to be identifed as Jada, said she was offered some punch by a teenage boy hosting a gathering at his house, which she drank. She now believes that punch was spiked.
After passing out, she recalls nothing of what happened afterward, but other teens shared evidence of the assault and began mocking her online.
“I had no control,” said Jada. “I didn’t tell anyone to take my clothes off and do what they did to me.”
Some even posted images of themselves lying splayed out on the ground alongside the hashtag “#jadapose.”
The alleged attack is apparently well-known in her peer group, yet no arrests have been made in connection with the case, which remains under investigation by Houston police.
“There’s no point in hiding,” she said. “Everybody has already seen my face and my body, but that’s not what I am and who I am.”
The girl said she’s angry, and so is her mother.
“No one’s daughter deserved this,” said Jada’s mother. “No human being deserved this.”
A teenage girl is drugged and raped and you teens are all laughing at it? What’s the joke? Because I don’t get it.
July 9, 2014
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