I found the video to be emotional, to say the least. It is well worth the time to watch. The young woman has begun her journey toward healing and reclaiming a part of what was stolen.
Her abuser was civil and engaged. That surprised me also. It also surprised me that the administrator did not ask for Jamie's last name when the girl identified herself as Jamie, although I am sure the older woman has been waiting for this call for many many years. It just seemed very odd, regardless.
I didn't find the older woman's civility to be out of character for an abuser when faced with the victim's questions. I also made a call to the man who used me when I was 14-17. I asked him similar questions as Jamie did. I told him how my life had been altered from what was to be a normal life and his role in what he stole from me. His reaction and voice tone was quite similar to the woman's we heard on the phone. The only difference was that he denied what had happened between us. And I reacted the same as Jamie…making certain he was aware of my disgust and anger.
The article questioned the video's authenticity and the validity of the topic. Do you know if law enforcement has confirmed ?
Thanks for sharing the links. I did actually tear up while listening to the conversation and feeling this girl's pain.
Edited by ThisMan (01/23/14 07:35 PM)
Edit Reason: spelling!
For now we see through a glass, darkly.