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Former Bachelorette Contestant Katie Thurston Opens Up About Rape, Raises $9,000 for RAINN in Brave Social Media Post!

Katie Thurston Opens Up About Her Experience as a Rape Survivor

Brave and Powerful

(According to PEOPLE), Katie Thurston a former Bachelorette contestant has bravely shared her experience as a victim of rape. The TV personality revealed that she was raped at an unspecified point in her life and sought help from a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and a therapist who specialized in sexual assault. Thurston’s post detailed the aftermath of the traumatic event including getting a rape kit a SART exam and mental health support. She emphasized the importance of consent communication and not guilt-tripping someone for not having sex. Thurston’s decision to share her story is seen as a powerful step towards healing and raising awareness. Her story has sparked important conversations about consent and believing survivors. Thurston’s Instagram post included a series of slides detailing the steps she took after the incident including reporting the rape to the police. She also shared resources such as the California Victim Compensation Board and RAINN. Thurston’s bravery in speaking out against sexual violence has inspired countless individuals and provided a platform for others to share their stories of survival and healing. Her efforts have also raised over $9,000 for RAINN through her followers’ donations. Thurston’s story is a testament to the power of sharing one’s experiences and the importance of seeking help and support after a traumatic event.

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Former Bachelorette Contestant Katie Thurston Opens Up About Rape, Raises $9,000 for RAINN in Brave Social Media Post! (PHOTO: Us Weekly)

From Reality TV to Real Life

Thurston’s post also highlighted the need for change in the legal system stating that it is broken and that it fails thousands of survivors every day. She encouraged her followers not to give up hope and to continue advocating for themselves. Thurston’s message is clear that survivors are strong valued and deserving of support and justice. Her story is a reminder that speaking out against sexual violence is crucial for creating a safer and more just society.
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

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