If you need support, the National Sexual Assault Hotline is available 24/7 at 1-800-656-4673. You will be connected with a trained staff member in your area. Or visit RAINN.org to chat online one-on-one with a support specialist at any time.
“It’s like an easy thing for me to talk about, but it’s something that is really important, especially in relationships because it’s something that has come between intimacy and a lot of different things in my life,” she said.
She continued, “Four years ago, I was a sophomore year in college, 2014 in October, me and three of my girlfriends went to one of my friend’s houses and they drugged their wine. I woke up the next morning and I was completely naked in my bed and I had no memory of the night before.”
“Then, the girlfriend who didn’t drink the wine called me and told me, not only did a guy have sex with me, but another guy — I was passed out on a couch from the drugs and he said, ‘Watch what I am about to do’ with all of his fraternity brothers around me, and lifted up my dress, they watched and laughed and took photos. It was absolutely horrible,” she explained.
She told Colton, “I was determined to get justice and seek justice. It’s something that will always be a part of me. I wanted to bring it up to you because I struggled with the shame and guilt I have felt.”
On January 28, Chris Harrison called into On Air with Ryan Seacrest, and revealed he was in awe of the North Carolina native. “And kuddos to her for being strong enough to say, ‘Yes, this is my story. I wanted to tell it.’ God bless her for doing so,” he said.
Colton admitted that this isn’t the first time he has had to deal with a girlfriend opening up about sexual assault. “I’ve had a situation in my past where I was in a relationship and she was sexually abused, and for me, that was the hardest thing I ever had to watch,” he said.