A guy walked into the bar who I immediately was aware of because he’d previously sexually assaulted me and had to be removed from the bar.
My friends were aware of the fact that I was uncomfortable being anywhere near him and we kept a good distance from him for as long as possible.
After a few drinks, he came closer to me and my friends and started telling my friends that I wasn’t beautiful. He then started to grope me in front of my friends, my boyfriend and my work colleagues, after calling me ugly.
Thankfully, my boyfriend quickly removed him and got him off me and a security guard also quickly threw him out of the bar.
He degraded me and he felt that I wasn’t worthy of his respect, especially given that he’d previously groped me before.
His friends tried to justify his behaviour on the basis that he was drunk, but being drunk is no excuse for sexual violence.
He wouldn’t have done it on the street, in a supermarket, or in a clothes’ store, so there’s no justification for doing it when drunk.
I felt like I had no power over my body and I was humiliated in front of my boyfriend, my friends and my work colleagues.
Sexual assault by anyone against any man or any woman is disgusting. It’s revolting.