MP recounts being raped at age of 14
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Michelle Thomson MP recalls being raped at age of 14

MPs listened in silence as Michelle Thomson recalled being raped as a teenager.

The independent MP told the House of Commons: "I was crying, I was cold, and I was shivering and I now realise that was the shock response. I did not tell my mother, I did not tell my father. I did not tell my friends, and I did not tell the police."

The Speaker said her speech, in a debate about eliminating violence against women, had "left an indelible impression on us all."

  • 08 Dec 2016
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