Brittany Hockley reveals her drink was spiked THREE times on a night out – and once by a bartender: ‘We’ve all been in this situation’
Brittany Hockley has spoken out about her terrifying experiences with her spiked drink, saying it happened to her three times — and once at the hands of a bartender.
The influencer continued The pick-up of KIIS FM on Fridays, the use of date-rape drugs is “much more common” than one may realize.
She discussed the subject with her co-hosts Laura Byrne and Mitch Churi after actor and singer Hugh Sheridan opened up about being drugged five years ago.
Brittany Hockley has spoken out about her terrifying experiences with her spiked drink, saying it happened to her three times — and once at the hands of a bartender
Hugh, who is non-binary and uses she/she pronouns, said they were drugged by a couple – one of whom was their boyfriend – and left incapacitated for eight hours in an unknown apartment.
Brittany said she had her drink spiked three times, once by a bartender serving the drink, stressing that sometimes there’s no way to prevent this from happening.
“By the way, I’ve been drugged three times already. I know Laura has had a problem. I have so many friends who have also been in this situation,” she said.
She discussed the topic with her co-hosts Laura Byrne and Mitch Churi after actor and singer Hugh Sheridan (pictured) opened up about drug use five years ago
“One of mine had a date[and]one of mine was a bartender so that got me really worried because you can be as careful as you want covering your drinks and walking around a bar but when it comes from behind the bar when you ordered it, you have no control over it.’
Brittany said she suspects many spiking cases go unreported to police because victims can’t remember the details of what happened to them.
“It’s so problematic, but it’s so common and I think a lot of people don’t know how common it is because it’s not reported much,” she said.
Brittany (left, with Mitch Churi and Laura Byrne) said on KIIS FM’s The Pick Up on Friday that date-rape drug use is “much more common” than people may realize
“I know when it happened to me I didn’t because there was a part of me that was like, ‘Well, what are they going to do about it anyway? How are they going to prove it?’ And you just think that and I think most women think that unless there’s some way they feel like they can be heard 100 percent, something can be done about it.”
Laura added that she hopes everyone is “really aware” of the fact that people aren’t just being speared in nightclubs by strangers.
“It doesn’t just happen when you’re at a nightclub or when you’re out with strangers,” she said. “Like, my experience was with someone I thought was a friend.”
And in this situation with Hugh Sheridan, it was someone (they) thought it was (their) friend. It was someone (they) knew and I think that’s something that’s very underrepresented and not talked about enough.
“It’s so brave of Hugh to come forward and share this story.”
Brittany said she suspects many spiking cases go unreported to police because victims can’t remember the details of what happened to them