Called Harvey Weinstein, a comedian reveals that she has been raped THREE times by men who have taken away a decade of her life & # 39; – and does not complain that they clap & # 39; harder & # 39; against the disgraced mogul
- Comedian Kelly Bachman compared Harvey Weinstein with Freddy Krueger during her set last week
- She added to the audience: & # 39; I didn't know we had to bring our own Mace and whistle! & # 39;
- The shamed mogul attended actors and comedians in a bar in New York City, and Bachman was hocked when she began to be booed
- The comedian, 27, reveals that she has been raped three times and has lost the last decade of her life as a result of the attacks
- & # 39; I'm tired of losing friends and family to rapists. I'm tired of losing sleep because of rapists & # 39 ;, writes Bachman
- She closes buying a letter: & I just wanted to let all rapists know what I think of them and then tell jokes again. So that's exactly what I did & # 39;
The young woman who confronted Harvey Weinstein in a bar in New York City last week has revealed the trauma she had sustained after being raped three times.
In an op-ed for The New York Times comedian Kelly Bachman writes that she & # 39; has lost a decade of her life & # 39; as a result of the attacks.
& # 39; Last Wednesday I walked into a bar to get up and noticed that Harvey Weinstein was in the room & # 39 ;, Bachman writes.
& # 39; I didn't know what to say, but I wanted to say something, so I made a joke that wondered why the event organizers had invited him to the show. Some people have booed and one person told me that I had to remain silent & # 39 ;.
She adds: & # 39; I let the room know that I have been raped and cursed against the monster I have not made eye contact with. & # 39;
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Nailed: Kelly Bachman (above) compared Harvey Weinsetin with Freddy Krueger and said she didn't know it was necessary to bring her club during her set last week
Gal friend: The shamed mogul was present with actors and comedians in a bar in New York City, and Bachman was shocked when she began to be booed
Now, at the age of 27, she says she is finally starting to move forward.
& # 39; I am tired. I'm tired of missing work due to a trauma episode. I'm tired of thinking about rapists for a whole week instead of thinking about jokes & # 39 ;, Bachman writes.
& # 39; I'm tired of losing friends and family to rapists. I'm tired of losing sleep because of rapists. & # 39;
She explains later: & # 39; I know that the amount of time I spent thinking about three horrible nights in my life is probably the amount of time I could have laughed at an audience. & # 39;
The night after the show it became difficult, as Bachman writes: & I spent the whole night after that show thinking that I had abandoned other survivors by not beating harder. I kept feeling that I should have said more, that I should have been stronger.
& # 39; And I do not share these feelings with you because I do not know that I am strong, but because I know that so many survivors feel that way. & # 39;
Bachman was filmed last week when she called Harvey at the start of her set.
& # 39; I feel a bit tense. Someone else? I am a comic and it is our job to name the elephant in the room. Do we know what that is? & # 39; Bachman asked.
& # 39; It's a Freddy Krueger in the room, if you want. & # 39;
She added: & # 39; I didn't know we had to bring our own Mace and rape flutes! & # 39;
That led to a chorus of angry and one person even told her to & # 39; remain silent & # 39; to which Bachman replied: & # 39; Oh, shut up? This is deadly for group therapy for survivors of rape! & # 39;
Bachman concluded her piece by talking about what she hopes to do further, and what she would like others to do for her and her fellow victims.
& # 39; Much of the work involved in invoking rape, rapists and rape culture is unfortunately still among the survivors. We are the ones who shout while others are silent, shout or demand that we "silence", & # 39; & # 39; writes Bachman.
& # 39; I want other people to stand up for us so we don't have to. I want it to be normal to name the elephant in the room. And I never want to comfortably share a room with a monster. & # 39;
She then brought it back to her confrontation with Weinstein.
& # 39; When I was on stage last Wednesday, I remember that I really just wanted to go back to my set. I didn't want to lose to a rapist for ten minutes of my life, "she explains.
& # 39; I just wanted to let all rapists know what I think of them and then tell jokes again. So that's exactly what I did. & # 39;
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