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It's been a week since Magenta's name became public and it seems like things still haven't died down

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It's been a week since Magenta's name became public and it seems like things still haven't died down. A long seven days of her not leaving her home because every time she looked out of her window there's at least one news channel trying to get an interview. She couldn't eat for days. All she did was stay in bed sleeping all day hoping she'd wake up and this would be over. Everyday it's a new headline. Every time you refresh the page it's another person threatening, bullying, or wishing death on her.

No one should have to live through this. It's like reliving that night. It's re-victimization designed to scare her into dropping the case or changing her testimony. She's proven why it's terrifying for sexual accusers of high profile men to come forward. They're setting her up for public ostracism in the industry.

This is intensified by the fact that salacious details are turned into chatty gossip being shared as daily tea. No victim wants to subject themselves to more pain with their sexuality being further exploited for the casual interest or entertainment of others.

Staring at her tv she lays in the bed too lazy to change the channel. She hasn't moved in hours. The past few days she doesn't wake up until noon, takes cat naps throughout the day, and only goes from her bed to downstairs to back up again.

Letting the daytime talk show play she's not really paying attention until Caprice's name is mentioned. "I'm sure you guys have heard about this whole fiasco with the rapper Caprice and these sexual assault allegations. He does the interview with Gayle King and CBS, everything blows up. Do you think he did it?" the host asks the audience.

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