Idaho intern reports rape, says lawmakers ‘destroyed me’
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — From nearly the moment a 19-year-old intern’s report that she was raped by an Idaho lawmaker became public, she faced harassment from right-wing groups and even other lawmakers.
One state lawmaker made inquiries about whether the intern could actually be referred for criminal charges. Another shared links with thousands of people about a blog post that included the intern’s name, photo and personal details about her life.
An anti-government group’s members harassed the young woman after she testified in a hearing.
The intern in an interview with The Associated Press described the harrassment as overwhelming.
She wants the Legislature to protect others from harassment in the future.
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