‘Bachelorette’ Katie Thurston Breaks Silence On Being Raped

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Bachelorette Katie Thurston is opening up more about being raped. She announced on social media that she was raped. However, she didn’t elaborate at that time on what happened to her. On Saturday, Katie went back to social media to break her silence and share more about the aftermath of everything that happened after her sexual assault. What did she say? Keep reading to find out more.

Bachelorette Katie Thurston Details Aftermath Of Rape

Former Bachelorette Katie Thurston dropped a bombshell on fans Friday when she shared on Instagram that she was raped. She only said, “It took 7 months for the San Diego Justice to let me down as a victim of rape.

Now on Saturday, she opened up more about the aftermath surrounding her sexual assault. She began by saying, “While I’m not ready to share my story, I want to share the valuable resources that saved my life.”

She went on to share a quote that read, “My pain has purpose, my purpose has power, I want to focus on the positive.”

Katie Thurston/Credit: ABC YouTube
Katie Thurston/Credit: ABC YouTube

Below the quote, she shared more details saying that the justice system let her and other victims down and continues to do so every day. “The justice system continues to let down victims every day. She said, “I refuse to feel defeated in the strength it took to be an advocate for myself. I hope my experience will help those feel the strength and support they need.”

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Credit: Reddit

Katie continued to share what happened immediately following the rape. She shared that she called 911. They sent a police officer, and then they took her to a medical facility to perform a SART exam.

What Did They Do?

Katie Thurston revealed that once at the facility they did the exam while ensuring they had proper consent from her the entire time. She then said, “My blood was drawn to check for STDs, drugs, and blood alcohol concentration. I was given Plan B, Rocephin (a shot for bacterial infections), Azithromycin (to treat possible STIs), and Truvada and nPEP for a month (to treat possible HIV).”

Katie also noted that all of this is free of charge in San Diego whether or not one has health insurance.

She shared that it would take four months to process her test so in the meantime she did go speak with a counselor. Katie also recommended a book that helped her communicate better with the police. The book also made her feel validated.

Katie was told by authorities that getting a guilty verdict in a rape case is difficult. She said, “And as much as l heard it, I still wasn’t ready to be stopped. And yet, without warning, I was.” She never shared what the roadblock was that stopped her case in its tracks.


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She feels the justice system let her down and continues to let thousands down daily. Katie didn’t go into any other details at the moment. However, she noted that she is safe and feels loved. She also encouraged everyone going through this to not give up. She concluded by saying, “I believe in you.”

Stay tuned for more updates on Katie and her story.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to rainn.org.

Jamie Colclasure

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