AN activist who was raped in the shower shared every detail of her ordeal on social media – just minutes after the attack.
Amber Amour, 27, shared a picture of herself crying in the shower and another snap of her undergoing an internal examination in the aftermath of the attack in November, last year.
Amber was promoting her Stop Rape Educate campaign in Cape Town, South Africa, when the alleged assault took place.
Examination … Amber shared this pic after attack
She revealed how she joined a ‘friend’ in the shower after the hostel where she was staying had no hot water. It was then that her alleged attacker ‘Shakir’ became violent and raped her.
She wrote in a candid post on her Instagram page: “Shakir followed me upstairs and said he was going to take a shower. He invited me to join. I said yes because the water at my current hostel is pretty cold and after 2 days of being sick, I just really wanted a hot shower.
“As soon as I got in the bathroom, he forced me to my knees. I said “stop!” but he just got more violent.”
Amber wrote about the assault in full on her Instagram page, telling how she even passed out during the vicious attack.
She first started her campaign after she was raped in New York in 2014,revealing in Marie Claire that she felt compelled to speak up to support other survivors.
She said: “I immediately knew that I couldn’t keep what had happened a secret. Here I was, telling survivors every single day that they should speak up… I knew I had to practise what I preached. So the first thing I did was take a picture and write a post, describing what had happened.
“It was almost an intuitive thing. I was still in the bathroom – in the crime scene. I don’t even think I’d stood up. I just typed and typed.
Amber poses naked to support rape survivors
“I wanted to convey the message that no matter what a person does, they do not deserve rape, they did not ask for it, they did not put themselves in a situation. There were definitely details I could have left out – there were definitely details I wanted to leave out – but I knew that if I wanted to create a culture of consent, I had to tell the whole story, exactly the way it happened.”
Amber has continued to update her 23,000 followers on the case – and revealed her alleged attacker was arrested this week but later released on bail.
Amber’s candid message on Instagram
The activist – who regularly posts pictures of herself naked – admitted not all her fans were supportive, with some even BLAMING her for the assault.
One wrote: “You are honestly a disgusting excuse of a human. YOU ARE THE REASON ACTUAL VICTIMS LOSE CREDIBILITY.”
Another said: “It’s beyond me that someone who was raped before and Educates on Rape would put themselves in a situation such as this.”
Amber reveals she has been having flashbacks of the ordeal after she returned to Cape Town this week.