‘Nanny’ star Fran Drescher reveals how her photographic memory helped the police identify her rapist and send him to prison for life
- Nanny star Fran Drescher, 62, has spoken of a horrific home invasion she experienced more than 30 years ago and saw her being raped at gunpoint
- She and her ex-husband Peter Jacobson were the victims of a violent robbery when two armed men invaded their apartment in Los Angeles
- One man plundered the house, while the other raped Drescher and a friend, who was also home at the time
- Jacobson was attacked, tied up and forced to see the entire ordeal
- The attack took place in January 1985, but it was not until 1996 that Drescher made her trial public in a chapter of her Enter Whining memoir.
Actress Fran Drescher talked about how she could help the police capture the man who raped her during a house invasion in 1985 thanks to her photographic memory.
The 62-year-old actress said two men were convicted and sent to prison after they broke into her home in Los Angeles, stolen her belongings, and raped her and her boyfriend at gunpoint when she was in her late twenties.
Her husband at the time, Peter Jacobson, was also attacked, tied up and forced to see the whole ordeal.
Nanny star Fran Drescher, 62, has spoken of a horrific home invasion she experienced more than 30 years ago and saw her being raped at gunpoint
“We had been the victim of a violent crime one night, he, me and my girlfriend, and it was a very fateful night,” Drescher said.
“We were being shot at by a man we didn’t know, along with his brother. He was conditionally free. He was locked up and then he was released and went into the rampage, “she told CNN’s Ana Cabrera.
“I wasn’t the only woman he raped. My girlfriend was there and she was raped too.
‘In the end I helped the police with their artist’s sketch because I have a photographic memory. I knew what he looked like and that allowed them to arrest them, “Drescher explained.
She told CNN’s Ana Cabrera how she and her ex-husband Peter Jacobson were the victims of a violent robbery when two armed men broke into their apartment in Los Angeles
She said she was able to find closure once the man was caught and sent to jail.
“At least I have the closure that many women unfortunately do not have, but I do. He’s locked up for good now and will never do that again – and I don’t have to worry about seeing him every time I go around a corner. ”
The attack took place in January 1985, but it was not until 1996 that Drescher made her trial public in a chapter of her memoir entitled Enter Whining
‘I never wanted to become’ weak ‘, so I just buried it and moved on with life. For the next 15 years I have focused on working extra hard, making everyone happy and being a caregiver; she said In style.
“I was busy with The Nanny, and I lived in the oxygen-thin air of other people to say how hard I worked and how much fun I was.”
She managed to keep the test in mind because she was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2000.
“It was strange – and sort of poetic – that my reproductive organs had cancer in all respects,” she continued. “But it was also an astonishing confirmation that pain finds its way to the right place in the body if you don’t handle it. Because I had not paid attention to my own vulnerabilities, my pain of rape committed itself in my womb. No one else around me had cancer. That was a rude awakening. ”
Drescher says she wants other women to learn from her mistakes and take control of their lives.
“Don’t ignore something and hope it doesn’t go away or drive yourself into an early grave because you feel like you have too many things to do for everyone,” she said. “That is a pitfall that women often experience. I’m here to say, “Stop that!”