Tonic VICE tells our story- Sexual Assault Alcoholics Anonymous

Its taken a very long time to get heard. But I feel today with this article on VICE – The story is now out. Please share everywhere.

Written by Elizabeth Brown

posted November 11, 2017

Women are encouraged to “look for their part” in what’s happened to them.

still believe in the foundation of AA because it did save my life and help me get sober almost ten years ago,” says Adrian Wilson. She tells me she had been in the program for six years when she met a man at an Alcoholics Anonymous barbecue hosted by her female sponsor. The man asked for her card, saying he could help promote her clothing business. Wilson says she checked with her sponsor as to whether the man was a “safe” person and was told “yes—he’s an elder with 30 years sober.” A few weeks later, Wilson alleges that she went on a bike ride with him and then stopped by his house for waffles where he proceeded to sexually assault her “in every way, shape, and form.”

Wilson says she drove to her sponsor’s house, hysterical, immediately after the rape where her sponsor told her not to call the police or go to the hospital because “everyone in AA will hate you.” She suggested that instead, Wilson “get on [her] knees and pray, work the steps, and look for [her] part in what happened.”

Read Full story here…

https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/7x4m8q/sexual-assault-alcoholics-anonymous

LAW & Order SVU Episode tonight exposes Fraud in rehab, sober living, rape and selling drugs to addicts

Congrats to the Producers and Writers of Law & Order SVU for telling this story. I contacted them last year – again this spring and again recently. I sent them alot of info. I called the production office in NYC. No one called me back. But they are doing a Great JOB Exposing this shit.

https://pro-labs.imdb.com/title/tt7195346/

Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor in 2015 commits unwanted sexual acts

Retterath, of Osage, is accused of committing sexual acts against the will of a man while acting as the man’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor in 2015.

In the other case, Retterath was found guilty in August of sexual abuse, attempted murder and solicitation to commit murder. Investigators say he planned to kill the victim with the poison ricin after the man reported sexual abuse to authorities.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/iowa/articles/2017-11-07/new-trial-date-for-man-already-convicted-of-attempted-murder

Sexual Harassment, assault and rape in AA, NA and OA are rampant. We can help.

JUST in case you are thinking about how you were sexually harassed in AA, NA or OA…please contact us here for a place to speak out. YOU ARE NOT ALONE and no one here will tell you what you will hear in a meeting like…what’s your part in it. The HARVEY Weinstein Sex scandal, along with Kevin Spacey has made it so that maybe FINALLY we will be heard.

Please share anywhere you think is appropriate. Write to makeaasafer@gmail.com for help. If a Crime is committed contact us, rape in crisis and the police. If the police do not take you seriously call the local FBI office for rape in AA. Many who work in Rape and crisis are in AA and may still victim blame you and cover up for an AA member. Always ask ” are you in AA” . When reporting if someone seems a bit — off.