It’s now one year and nine days since the last “alleged assault”. In four days I go back to court after a four month adjournment. I’m still technically “under oath”.
The last twelve months have been spent trying to recover from this awful thing. On Friday they rip the bandaid off again.
I don’t think I would ever advise anyone to go to the police after this.
And that is the saddest part of the whole thing.
So good you need to share it?
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Angela J Williams, PhD, is a writer, illustrator and story teller from Wollongong, Australia.
She is the author of Snakes and Ladders: a memoir and host of the Deboning Power Podcast.
A writer, thinker and yeller, Angela Williams is mildly notorious for seeing problems and pointing them out. She’s tussled with Fred Nile in the Sydney Morning Herald, taken academia to task in the Guardian’s Anonymous Academic, gone to Crikey about the treatment of mentally ill women in prison, and most recently blown the whistle on dangerous risks in her (former) charity workplace. Angela does one thing really well – find problems and yell about them.
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Sending my best wishes to you.
Sadly you are right, police never helped me as well.
The police have actually been great but it’s the justice system that had been so hard. It feels designed to retraumatise you as much as possible.