June 6, 2017
Abby Honold says she fought back against fellow University of Minnesota student, Daniel Drill-Mellum, who assaulted her, she says, just an hour after they were introduced at a football tailgate party in the fall of 2014.
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In an interview with Abby airing this Tuesday, Dr. Phil asks, “Was there a point where you thought you were going to die?”
“I did when my vision started blacking out,” she says. “I immediately thought of my siblings, my younger siblings and I was very, very, very scared about what was about to happen.”
She says Drill-Mellum raped her twice in that time, and that “the entire second rape I was fighting him. I was kicking. I was pulling. I was pulling up on the rungs of the bunk-bed trying to pull myself up and trying to get away, and I think he just sort of gave up, luckily, at some point – and he just sort of laid back down on the bed and he said, “’This was fun.’”
Abby says she ran – but that Drill-Mellum “kept trying to talk to me about how I should come back, how I should snuggle with him.”