The mother of the West Virginia girl who was raped after a night of parties in Steubenville said her daughter showed bravery, even as she and her family were harassed and threatened.
Two teenage football players were convicted in the case. Trent Mays is still serving his sentence, while Ma’lik Richmond was released earlier this year.
The girl’s mother spoke over the weekend at an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Rape Treatment Center in Beverly Hills, California.
She told those at the event including Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and David Schwimmer that her daughter’s strength and grace in handling a horrible situation has been inspiring.
The girl’s mother says her daughter unknowingly stood up for other rape victims who are unable tell their stories.
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