Rape Survivor Claims Police Investigating Assault Told Her 'This Is Pretty Embarrassing For You'
“I was mortified,” says Abby Honold, recalling the immediate aftermath of her violent rape at the hands of fellow University of Minnesota student Daniel Drill-Mellum in the fall of 2014.
In the video above, Abby tells Dr. Phil that she was sitting in an ambulance waiting to be taken to a hospital emergency room, while being interviewed by two Minneapolis police officers. She says, “I remember asking if I could call my mom, and that one of the officers said ‘No. This is pretty embarrassing for you. You can call her later.’”
Abby says she remembers two male officers making comments to each other about how intoxicated she was. She admits she had been drinking with friends at a tailgate party just prior to being attacked by Drill-Mellum in his apartment. Abbey says she later discovered Drill-Mellum had inflicted between 50 and 60 lacerations during the attack.
WATCH:How One Phone Call Resulted In Charges Initially Being Dropped Against A College Rapist
Tune in to Dr. Phil on Tuesday to see more of this exclusive interview with rape survivor, Abby Honold. Learn what else she says interrogators said to her that day, and hear the part of a recorded phone call between Abby and friends of Drill-Mellum whom a sex-crimes investigator and Abby’s attorney claim tried to manipulate her.
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