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Bethany Meyers opens up about her sexual assault after Brett Kavanaugh hearing

Bethany Meyers opens up about her sexual assault after Brett Kavanaugh hearing

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Bethany Meyers has opened up about her sexual assault in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh‘s supreme court hearing.

The 32-year-old fitness instructor, who is in a poly-amorous marriage with gender-fluid actor Nico Tortorella, took to Instagram to reveal the details of her sexual assault by an unnamed ex-boyfriend.

The star said that she was unsure whether to open up as other celebrities came forward during #MeToo. However, as Brett Kavanaugh faced accusations of sexual assault by Dr Christine Ford, she felt it was the right time to speak out.

Some of the details are graphic and will be triggering to some.

‘That will change tonight’

Bethany wrote: ‘The #MeToo movement prompted millions of people to tell their stories of sexual harassment, assault and abuse and while I contemplated telling you mine, I never gave it follow through. That will change tonight.

‘Years ago my live-in boyfriend sexually assaulted me. He mistreated me many times but none as forceful as the incident ingrained in my memory. I was showering and he came in to the bathroom, then into the shower with me.

‘He pinned me to the floor of the tub. He shoved himself into my mouth until I couldn’t breathe. I began to choke. I tried to push him away with my eyes and said no. The harder I tried, the more I choked. I finally gave in, laid there, until he finished on top of me.

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**graphic content – trigger warning** ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The #MeToo movement prompted millions of people to tell their stories of sexual harassment, assault and abuse and while I contemplated telling you mine, I never gave it follow through. That will change tonight. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Years ago my live-in boyfriend sexually assaulted me. He mistreated me many times, but none as forceful as the incident ingrained in my memory. I was showering and he came in to the bathroom, then into the shower with me. He pinned me to the floor of the tub. He shoved himself into my mouth until I couldn’t breathe. I began to choke. I tried to push him away with my arms and legs. I cried. I yelled. I looked him in his eyes and said no. The harder I tried, the more I choked. I finally gave in, laid there, until he finished on top of me. I felt scared, ashamed, frightened. I didn’t feel angry because I thought it was my fault. I never thought to tell anyone or call the police. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m not looking for a sympathy card so please don’t give it. I have healed and I have a loving partner who treats me incredibly. But if my assaulter was running for the highest court in the land, you better believe I’d be testifying in that court room. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m enraged at the lack of questions asked about the incident to Judge Kavanaugh by Republicans. I’m disgusted that the “spin” is to credit Dr. Ford’s account, but discredit her memory of who did it. I’m confused as to why there can’t be an FBI investigation for an actual crime when the President routinely calls for FBI investigations into personal affairs (re: op-ed NY Times). And I’m mortified that this is even up for debate. Show some respect and find a new candidate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And remember, this is no longer “he said, she said”, it’s “he said, three said”. #believesurvivors

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‘I felt scared, ashamed, frightened. I didn’t feel angry because I thought it was my fault. I never thought to tell anyone or call the police.’

However, she states she’s not ‘looking for a sympathy card’ and that she has healed since then. But as Dr Christine Ford speaks out about her own alleged assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, she felt it was time to speak out.

Bethany Meyers continues:  ‘But if my assaulter was running for the highest court in the land, you better believe I’d be testifying in that court room.

‘I’m enraged at the lack of questions asked about the incident to Judge Kavanaugh by Republicans. I’m disgusted that the “spin” is to credit Dr. Ford’s account, but discredit her memory of who did it.

Believe survivors

‘I’m confused as to why there can’t be an FBI investigation for an actual crime when the President routinely calls for FBI investigations into personal affairs (re: op-ed NY Times).

‘And I’m mortified that this is even up for debate. Show some respect and find a new candidate.’

Brett Kavanaugh has come under fire several times for his anti-women and anti-LGBTI beliefs.

During the hearing, he refused to answer questions on whether he supports equal marriage. He also refused to comment on whether it was okay to fire someone based on their sexual orientation.

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