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my friend knew i was going to be raped - March 10th 2018, 02:59 AM

guess what news i just fucking got.

tomorrow, march 10th, is the day i was raped two years ago. i didn't think that the rape affected me that much anymore, but ever since march 1st i've been suffering nightmares of rape almost every night, crying at random times, random flashbacks, and just generally realizing that i've been subconsciously thinking about it a lot more than i thought.
i randomly remembered that my "friend", Jeff, supposedly had texts from a few guys talking about the rape or something, either before or while it was happening. (from what i can remember it was my rapist's friends saying that they knew it was happening because my rapist told them he was going to go do it.)
Jeff told me shortly after the rape that he had texts that would count as more proof should i decide to report it, but on the day that i told him to send them to me, he "got called into the front office and deleted his entire gallery for fear they would search his phone". he had underage nudes from his girlfriend, so that is somewhat believable. but at the same time, it was just so coincidental that i didn't believe it. (he also tells us wild and extreme stories about how he was supposedly in a gang at age 7, forced to make guns for members of the mafia at age 8, and killed 7-9 people [the number changed based on who he was telling the story to]. he has also told complete strangers that he was raped by both his uncle and neighbor kids while i, his friend of 3 years, had no idea about that. so legitimacy isn't exactly his forte when it comes to storytelling.)

today i texted him asking him to stop bullshitting just for a second and tell me the truth about that day and those texts. i just wanted him to tell me the texts were never real and he made it up to try and seem like a hero for potentially having evidence that the rape happened. i wanted those texts to be a lie because it absolutely killed me knowing that there could have been evidence that would have proved my rapist did it.
well he texted me and said that apparently the texts werenít from my rapistís friends but from my rapistís brother, telling Jeff that he was planning on raping me. those texts were from three. fucking. days. before i was raped. Jeff had three fucking days to tell me, ďhey, there might be a bit of premeditated rape coming your way but shit idkĒ and he said he didnít feel the need to because ďhe thought he was kidding.Ē

I DONíT KNOW ABOUT YALL, BUT IF SOMEONE SAID THAT ABOUT ONE OF MY FRIENDS, I WOULD PROBABLY AT LEAST MENTION IT IN PASSING, WHETHER IT WAS A JOKE OR NOT.

even fucking JOKING about raping someone is disturbing on its own and i know my friends would want to know if someone said that about them.

so either Jeff is a full-blown idiot or he could still be lying about that even happening. but i do know he and my rapistís brother talked fairly often and i donít see why he would lie about something that would obviously piss me off.

some backstory for this also: Jeff was dating my longtime friend for about three weeks at this time. he was constantly trying to fuck me, despite the fact that they were dating. he kept telling me that sleeping with him (Jeff) would be better for me than messing around with my rapist, who was my friend with benefits at the time. (i just want to make it clear that our FWB relationship consisted of oral sex only. the penetrative sex was what i did not consent to and i told him i definitely didnít want to do that. he agreed and understood the boundaries. i feel like the FWB thing makes it sound like the blame is on me, but i told him the boundaries upfront.)
anyway, Jeff was telling me he was just trying to be a good friend by trying to fuck me and made it seem like he was sacrificing so much in order to ďbe a good personĒ and get me to sleep with him. he constantly said, ďi mean i donít want to cheat, but if you have to have sex with someone it might as well be me.Ē
he is so fucking ugly and i never wanted to do anything with him, but he got in my head somehow??? and he almost convinced me to do things. (he also lied to my friend and convinced her that he was only trying to sleep with me to ďsave meĒ. i truly believe he saw me as just this whore who needed sex 24/7 and lived my life just for dick. thatís what he painted me as and iíve heard from my friends that he still spreads similar statements about me even today. apparently he thinks iím prostituting right now.)

so when he was telling me about how he knew the rape was premeditated, he also said that another reason he didnít tell me was because he was waiting until after he had sex with me. i donít know why and i donít really want to know why he was going to wait until after.

this is just disgusting on so many fucking levels. but the level that disturbs me the most is, not only that he literally had text evidence that my rapist planned this, but that evidence could have fucking stopped me from being raped. he could have stopped the worst thing that has ever happened to me and he didnít because he wanted to fuck me.

i obviously got mad and started cussing his bitchass out over text, but he said something along the lines of, ďyou know weíve all changed a lot as people since that year. like you always said, you never know a rapist until the rape happens.Ē (backstory here: we do always have conversations about how drastically we have all changed since junior year of high school. but itís more of a reminiscing way, not a ďhey i used to be a fucking sociopath who withheld evidence of a federal crime committed against my friendĒ kind of way. AND after the rape happened, Jeff told me that i shouldíve known it was going to happen and that he ďtold me soĒ [which he didnít, OBVIOUSLY]. and i said, TO DEFEND MYSELF, ďnobody knows theyíre going to be raped by someone until it happens.Ē it is absolutely SICKENING that he is using something i said to defend myself against HIM, in order to defend his actions that could have prevented my rape altogether.)


i donít know what to do with myself. i donít know how iím going to go to class next week and sit next to him. i donít know how iím going to go to my friendís birthday road trip next weekend and sit in the same car as him.
i donít know how the fuck iím supposed to continue a friendship with someone who had every opportunity to prevent me from being raped and didnít.


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Re: my friend knew i was going to be raped - March 10th 2018, 02:16 PM

Sorry to hear that your friend knew and did not do or say anything. In a way, someone knowing that someone else is going to get harmed is just as bad as the rapist or abuser themselves.

It must be really hard for you to cope with this news and ending the friendship, given what he did (or didn't do) seems like it would be most beneficial for you and your health. Perhaps you can take a step back from everyone for a while so you have time to process this news.

Can you change seats in class so you don't have to sit near him? If seats are assigned, maybe you can ask your instructor to move them because you're feeling uncomfortable around him. And, if needed, perhaps you can skip your friend's birthday so you can give yourself a little time to begin to work through this.

This piece of news is really big and it's going to take time to come to terms with it and begin to process it. So, be patient and kind with yourself and remember that TeenHelp is here for you during this time.


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Re: my friend knew i was going to be raped - March 11th 2018, 06:21 PM

That's an awfully difficult situation to be in! Either Jeff is telling the truth, and in which case, had the power to do something to stop you from being raped. Or he is lying, which is obviously just going to mess with your emotions. Either way, he doesn't seem like someone that has your best interests at heart at all, and I'm sorry that you are going through this.

I agree that some distance and perhaps ending the friendship may be the healthiest option for you. Understandably after hearing such news, it's going to change how you see Jeff and the friendship itself. Agree that it might help to change seats in class, if possible, and if need be, avoid the road trip. Maybe you can do something else to celebrate your friend's birthday? At least that way you won't have to miss out so much.


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Re: my friend knew i was going to be raped - March 11th 2018, 09:00 PM

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Sorry to hear that your friend knew and did not do or say anything. In a way, someone knowing that someone else is going to get harmed is just as bad as the rapist or abuser themselves.

It must be really hard for you to cope with this news and ending the friendship, given what he did (or didn't do) seems like it would be most beneficial for you and your health. Perhaps you can take a step back from everyone for a while so you have time to process this news.

Can you change seats in class so you don't have to sit near him? If seats are assigned, maybe you can ask your instructor to move them because you're feeling uncomfortable around him. And, if needed, perhaps you can skip your friend's birthday so you can give yourself a little time to begin to work through this.

This piece of news is really big and it's going to take time to come to terms with it and begin to process it. So, be patient and kind with yourself and remember that TeenHelp is here for you during this time.
Thanks for the support. I technically could change seats if it gets so bad that I have to. It just sucks because I'm horrible at making new friends, but this semester I finally reached out and made friends with this one kid in our group where we sit. The teacher forces us to do a lot of group work in class too, and since I'm already so comfortable with my group, I don't think I could move seats.

I just texted Jeff and told him that what he did was unforgivable and has made our friendship irreparable. I told him that I'm going to be friendly and civil with him for the remainder of this semester, for the sake of focusing on school instead of fighting about drama. It sucks because cutting it off with him means I'm also jeopardizing and ruining the friendship I have with his girlfriend, who I've known since freshman year of high school. She is like a sheep to him and wholeheartedly believes everything he lies about. (Like I said above, she believed him when he said he cheated on her only to try and "save me". Like what.)

I tried to make it neutral enough so that he doesn't get mad at me and turn her against me too badly. I really don't think I could deal with them both teaming up against me and starting shit in class. We have two classes together on Tues/Thurs, and there was a time where we broke off our friendship before. It was not pretty at all and they turned a lot of people against me and spread lies very quickly. I'm going to try to get closer to the one neutral friend (who is also in both of our classes) I have in that class so that maybe I can start sitting next to him in our second class too.
But yet it seems stupid to pretend to be on good terms with Jeff just to finish out the semester. I don't know.

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That's an awfully difficult situation to be in! Either Jeff is telling the truth, and in which case, had the power to do something to stop you from being raped. Or he is lying, which is obviously just going to mess with your emotions. Either way, he doesn't seem like someone that has your best interests at heart at all, and I'm sorry that you are going through this.

I agree that some distance and perhaps ending the friendship may be the healthiest option for you. Understandably after hearing such news, it's going to change how you see Jeff and the friendship itself. Agree that it might help to change seats in class, if possible, and if need be, avoid the road trip. Maybe you can do something else to celebrate your friend's birthday? At least that way you won't have to miss out so much.
Like I said above I don't think I can very well change seats in one of the classes, but I'm hoping to get closer to a friend I have in our second class and start sitting with him instead of Jeff and his girlfriend. Oh, and the friend whose birthday is coming up actually is his girlfriend, so there's really no avoiding him there. I don't want to miss out on that, but I might have to depending on what we do and how our interactions in class go from now on.
I think if I really wanted this friendship to continue in the first place, I could find it inside myself to look past that and chalk it up to maybe he was just a dumbass back then and didn't know any better. Maybe. But combined with all these other things that he's done, I think this was going to happen whether I found out about this or not.
Ugh, it's so painful though. I'm basically saying goodbye to the entire group of friends I had during high school, besides the one girl who has been helping me through this (she also hates Jeff for other reasons, and now even more for this reason.) Me, that girl, Jeff, his girlfriend, and another chick would always hang out at Jeff's house. Like that was our hang out spot where we would always meet and always be able to go. His family owned a tent trailer that we would have parties in and a campground that we would go camp at. It's just gonna suck to have summer without them and those things.


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