Elizabeth Smart: Days consisted of rape


SHE WRITES NOW ABOUT WHAT SHE SUFFERED AND HOW HER FAITH AND FAMILY KEPT HER GOING. I SPOKE WITH ELIZABETH EARLIER TODAY. TO UNDERSTAND YOUR REASONS THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE OBVIOUSLY BEEN VERY PRIVATE ABOUT, EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS, WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO NOW WRITE ABOUT IT?>>THERE ARE A LOT OF REASONS, I THINK THE BIGGEST IS BECAUSE I DO A LOT OF PUBLIC SPEAKING. AND EVERY TIME I SPEAK, SOMEONE COMES UP TO ME AND SAYS I WAS RAPED AND I HAVE NEVER TOLD ANYONE THAT. OR I WAS KIDNAPPED. OR MY DAD TRIED TO SELL ME TO PAY THE MORTGAGE ON THE HOUSE. I MEAN, I’VE HAD SO MANY DISCLOSURES COME TO ME. AND SO WHEN I TRIED TO CONSIDER WRITING A BOOK THAT IS REALLY ONE OF OF THE MAIN REASONS THAT DROVE ME. BECAUSE I WANTED TO REACH OUT TO THE SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS. I WANTED THEM TO KNOW THAT THESE THINGS DO HAPPEN. BUT IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU HAVE TO BE DEFINED BY IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE OF THE YOU CAN MOVE FORWARD AND BE HAPPY. >>WAS IT SCARY TO CONTEMPLATE ABOUT WRITING ABOUT IT? BECAUSE YOU WRITE IN GREAT DETAIL ABOUT THE PHYSICAL ASSAULTS AND RAPE AND ALL OF IT?>>I THOUGHT A LOT ABOUT WHAT I WANTED TO PUT INTO THE BOOK. AND I DECIDED THAT IF I WAS GOING TO WRITE A BOOK, I WANTED IT TO BE 100%. I DIDN’T JUST WANT TO GO 10% AND SUGAR COAT THE REST. I WANTED IT TO BE REALLY WHAT HAPPENED AND WHAT IT WAS LIKE EVERY DAY I WAS THERE. BECAUSE I DON’T THINK I’M DOING ANYBODY ANY FAVORS BY SUGAR-COATING IT. >>YOU WRITE IN THE BOOK ABOUT THE MOMENT YOU WOKE UP, YOU’RE 14 YEARS OLD, YOU WAKE UP AND THERE IS A MAN WITH A KNIFE AT YOUR THROAT. >>WELL, TO ME, MY BEDROOM IS THE ULTIMATE PLACE IN SAFETY. I FELT LIKE THAT WAS THE SAFEST PLACE IN THE WORLD FOR ME. SO WAKING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT IN MY OWN BEDROOM HAVING THIS STRANGE MAN STANDING OVER ME, SOMEONE I DIDN’T RECOGNIZE, NOT ONLY THAT. BUT HAVING A KNIFE BEING HELD TO MY THROAT, I WAS TERRIFIED. I HAD HAD GROWN UP IN A VERY HAPPY HOME. AND I REALLY DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THE DEFINITION OF FEAR WAS UNTIL THAT MOMENT. THAT BROUGHT A WHOLE NEW MEANING. >>DID HE SAY HE WAS — WHAT DID HE SAY IN THAT MOMENT?>>HE SAID I HAVE A KNIFE AT YOUR NECK, DON’T MAKE A SOUND, GET UP AND COME WITH ME. AND THEN I REMEMBER GETTING UP AND GOING WITH HIM. AND THEN ON THE WAY THROUGH MY HOUSE, HE BENT OVER TO MY AGAIN AND SAID IF YOU MAKE ANY SOUND, IF YOU DO ANYTHING THAT CAUSES ANY ATTENTION OR CAUSES SOMEONE TO COME, I NOT ONLY WILL KILL YOU BUT I WILL KILL ANYONE WHO TRIES TO STOP ME. >>AND WHAT IS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND? I MEAN, YOU’RE 14 YEARS OLD. >>I WAS PRAYING SO HARD FOR AN ESCAPE, I KEPT LOOKING, KEPT WAITING FOR SOME WAY TO GET AWAY. AND I KEPT LOOKING AND WHEN IT DIDN’T HAPPEN, I SAW OH, MY GOODNESS, I AM GOING TO BE RAPED AND THEN KIDNAPPED. I REMEMBER STOPPING HIM AND ASKING HIM WELL, IF YOU’RE JUST GOING TO RAPE AND KILL ME COULD YOU PLEASE DO IT HERE, BECAUSE IN MY MIND, I WANTED MY PARENTS TO KNOW WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO ME. I WANTED THEM TO KNOW I HAD NOT RUN AWAY, THIS WAS NOT MY CHOOSING, I WAS NOT UPSET WITH THEM, I WANTED THEM TO KNOW IT HAPPENED. >>SO YOU JUST SAID IF YOU’RE GOING TO DO THIS, DO IT NOW?>>HE SAID OH, I’M NOT GOING TO RAPE AND KILL YOU YET. AND THEN WE KEPT GOING, AND I REMEMBER WE GOT A LITTLE FURTHER AND I STOPPED HIM AGAIN, AND I SAID DON’T YOU REALIZE WHAT YOU’RE DOING, IF YOU GET CAUGHT YOU WILL SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE IN PRISON? AND HE LOOKED AT ME AGAIN AND HE SAID I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I’M DOING AND I KNOW WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES ARE, THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS, I’M NOT GOING TO GET CAUGHT. >>DID YOU MEET THE WOMAN HE WAS WITH RIGHT AWAY?>>I DIDN’T MEET HER UNTIL WE HAD ARRIVED AT THE HIDDEN CAMP WAY UP IN THE MOUNTAINS. >>WHAT DID YOU THINK WHEN YOU SAW THIS WOMAN THERE? BECAUSE SHE WAS IN LEAGUE WITH HIM, AIDING AND ABETTING?>>WELL, I WAS TERRIFIED WHEN I GOT TO THE CAMP. BUT THE SCARIEST THING ABOUT THIS CAMP WAS THIS WOMAN. >>REALLY?>>YES, I REMEMBER SHE CAME OUT AND HAD ON ROBES AND A HEAD DRESS, AND SHE CAME UP TO ME AND HUGGED ME, BUT THIS HUG WAS NOT COMFORTING. I MEAN, IF HUGS COULD SPEAK THIS HUG WOULD HAVE SAID, YOU’RE MINE, YOU WILL DO EXACTLY WHAT I TELL YOU TO DO. >>AND DID THE ASSAULTS BEGIN RIGHT AWAY?>>THE NEXT NINE MONTHS. MY DAYS CONSISTED OF BEING HUNGRY. OF BEING BORED TO DEATH BECAUSE HE TALKED NONSTOP, ALWAYS ABOUT HIMSELF. I MEAN, TALK ABOUT SELF-ABSORBED. AND THEN MY DAYS CONSISTED OF BEING RAPED. NOT JUST ONCE, MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY. >>AND — YOU WRITE IN THE BOOK JUST WHEN YOU THINK IT COULDN’T GET WORSE, IT GOT WORSE?>>EVERY TIME I THOUGHT IT WAS ROCK BOTTOM, MY PAJAMAS ARE BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM ME, I’M FORCED TO WEAR THIS NASTY ROBE. OR THEY WOULD SAY YOU ARE GOING NAKED NOW, I WOULD BE FORCED TO DRINK ALCOHOL, WHICH I HAD NEVER DONE BEFORE. I WOULD PASS OUT, AND I WOULD FIND OUT THAT MY FACE AND HAIR WAS CRUSTED IN VOMIT. JUST EVERY TIME I THOUGHT IT COULDN’T GET WORSE SOMETHING ALWAYS HAPPENED. >>AND DID — YOU KNOW, I HAVE TALKED TO SO MANY KIDS WHO HAVE BEEN TAKEN. AND OFTEN THERE ARE THOSE QUESTIONS, WELL, DID YOU EVER THINK ABOUT RUNNING AWAY, ABOUT GETTING AWAY OR WHY DIDN’T YOU RUN AWAY? AND I THINK IT IS HARD FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN THROUGH IT, WHO DIDN’T REMEMBER. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN. YOU WERE 14 YEARS OLD. PSYCHOLOGICALLY, WHAT CHANGE STARTED TO GO THROUGH — BECAUSE EARLY ON YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT LOOKING FOR AN ESCAPE. WHEN DID THAT STOP?>>WELL, I WAS SO GLAD YOU BROUGHT THAT POINT UP. BECAUSE IT IS SO TRUE. YOU CAN NEVER JUDGE A CHILD OR A VICTIM OF ANY CRIME ON WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE. BECAUSE YOU WERE NOT THERE. AND YOU DON’T KNOW. AND YOU HAVE NO RIGHT JUST TO SIT IN YOUR ARM CHAIR AT HOME AND SAY WELL, WHY DIDN’T YOU ESCAPE OR DO THIS? I MEAN, THEY JUST DON’T KNOW. THAT IS WRONG. AND I WAS 14. I WAS A LITTLE GIRL. AND I HAD SEEN THIS MAN SUCCESSFULLY KIDNAP ME. HE SUCCESSFULLY CHAINED ME UP AND SUCCESSFULLY RAPED ME AND DID ALL OF THESE THINGS. WHAT WAS TO SAY THAT HE WOULDN’T KILL ME WHEN HE MADE THOSE THREATS TO ME? WHAT WAS TO SAY THAT HE WOULDN’T KILL MY FAMILY. I EVENTUALLY CAME TO A POINT WHERE I WAS LIKE OKAY, ONE DAY, SOMEHOW, I’M GOING TO SURVIVE THIS. I’M GOING TO GET BACK TO MY FAMILY. SO IN EARLY MARCH OF 2003, WE HAD ENDED UP IN CALIFORNIA. AND THEY WERE TALKING OF NEW PLACES TO GO LIKE NEW YORK AND BOSTON AND ALL I COULD THINK OF

100 thoughts on “Elizabeth Smart: Days consisted of rape

  • In Canada, the rape culture is growing. Almost a norm to pay off property. Up here, in this small town, the men do whatever they want, RCMP have actually laughed and said they didn't see or hear anything. Guns for women is going to be a norm. No longer safe, even if they are in their own homes.

  • Why in the world would anybody judge a rape victim, anyway? That’s bad enough, but to judge an abducted child rape victim? Shame on you, whoever you are!

  • I love 5:28 for the look Smart gives him. Hes a perverted pedo just like the rest. I bet he has had PLENTY of talks with "taken" children.

  • Someone I love very much was Sexual Abused from age 7 to 13 along side her identical twin sister. Their biological father sold them to men for years for drugs, money, what ever he accepted in exchange for their innocence. They are now in their early 20’s How they get up and go through their day is beyond me. It’s so brave every day. The hurt and abuse they went through is crushing. I’ve only been told a sliver of it and it’s heartbreaking. They would hide in the closet knowing what was going to happen. They would decide which of the two would sacrifice themself for the other and that one would bury the other in clothes in the closet. Unless their were more than one abuser they would be abused side by side. One time one of men was refused what he wanted her to do and he broke her arm in an instant in front of her sister. Once their birth father peeked into the room and made eye contact with one of them while she was being sexually assaulted and just shut the door and left. Let that sink in…. They have only been able to tell recently what had happened to them. They have only been dealing with what they went through for less than 2 years now. They have a long road ahead and my only wish for both of them is to get to where Elizabeth is. Thankful Elizabeth was able to arrive where she is. It isn’t an easy road to go down nor is it easy to heal from. It’s a beautiful thing to go from Victims to Survivors. If you haven’t been there, please don’t judge what you think they should or shouldn’t be doing or feeling. Be grateful you don’t understand it.

  • I will never trust a man for anything … and certainly not for treating women properly and being faithful …. if you look around very few for or are and therefore most are not worth of being loved and certainly not worth taking a risk …. women who want kids should resort to in vitro for their own safety

  • This is why I have two Chihuahuas in my home. They scream if you walk up to my door. You do not have to knock on the door. Just being in my yard gets a barking fit. Come in my house, laugh at the dogs, get shot by the home owner.

  • God bless her for taking a tragedy and turning it into spreading awareness for situations similar to hers. Elizabeth is truly so strong!

  • This girl is the ultimate in personal strength and coming to terms with the horror of what happened. She is what other rape victims need to begin their personal self healing. Bravery at it's finest.

  • Some people should be beaten to death slowly. Fuck those people. Stealing the innocence of children is disgusting.

  • Why she would tell her story to this deranged piece of shit,,,is beyond me. He cant even except being a man,,,and he talks to this young women like he cares or understands,,,,,,pathetic.

  • She is a very strong young girl and young lady. She did what she had to do to stay a live. I remember watching TV every day about what was being done to find her, the longer it lasted the more I thought she was dead. The day she was found I was amazed she was still alive. At that time I had never heard of anyone lasting that long missing and still be a live. She did what she had to do to stay a live. I would hope no one would say anything negative about a 14 yr old girl who went through hell. I always thought it was her dad's fault for bringing that monster around his family. She is the only one who can decide that and the only one who has the right to.

  • One of the sexiest voice I ve ever heard. Dont know what shes talking about as it's just first minute I'm viewing.
    She gives me goosebumps

  • Wow, I am so glad she was able to move on with live the best she can.
    It is so sad how some young girls and young boys bad things happens to them.

  • her stepfather was such a big a jerk the most dangerous place for that poor girl was between him and a TV camera

  • Ya relive the horror. Now capitalize on the book deal. One would think you'd want to forget it instead of bringing it out again.

  • I good everyone is happy about Smart is freed from the horror, meanwhile their are all sorts of corporate horror going on to Hispanic women on our Southern border. That color line does funny things to people's judgement.

  • She is definetely a very strong woman who overcame horrible things and I am glad, but surprise that she didn't become pregnant.

  • She might be composed and smiling, but her eyes show that her recall of the trauma in discussing it, comes right to the forefront of her mind as a result. There will be other triggers along the way, when she gets married, has sex at times or has a child, which might trigger her with a PTSD type flashback as the vulnerability and safe place of truly intimate sex is just that. I hope she continues to find strength and courage in helping others, through the experience of her ordeal.

  • Better Question What does it feel like to be famous knowing you got raped, if you could change the past would you? 🤔

  • oh yeah!!!!! usa is the safest place in the world!!! anyone will just easily come into your home and abduct you at a knifepoint, so safe

  • Ok we know someone who constantly talks about himself constantly not mentioning any name but bonespurs comes to mind. God bless this young woman bless you ,bless you ,bless you honey may the rest of your life be filled with inner peace and joy . You are a true survivor thank God Yahuweh had some angels watching over you

  • I have to agree with miss Elizabeth. We can all go on about why she didn't try to escape. U can't judge unless u were in her shoes. What she's explaining that he probably always put fear of her thinking of it. If u can threaten a little girl u can and will threaten anyone.

  • She is a whore who made it all up she was in meth psychosis and having sex with satan for over a month and lied about where she was and what she was doing she envies the smartest person ever shebis a witch her book is crap and a satanic blame game her breath smells like none other then bullshit burn her alive and hang her with putmans that is what they truly deserve. Megan Cluff is a cocksucking whore.

  • ''it doesn't mean you have to be defined by it for the rest of your life''

    goes on to literally define her whole life about this by being a public speaker and writing a book about it

    (no, im not talking crap about her, i just found it funny)

  • Looking at her and listening to her you would never know she suffered such a traumatic experience. Great she has moved on.

  • she turned out such a beautiful strong and intelligent woman if she hadn’t survived then the world would have experienced a great loss

  • Elizabeth smart was changed and.molded forever by her abductor. He raped her vaginally over 400 times, anally over 700 times and orally over 350 times.
    The only tho g Elizabeth smart is now, was created by her abductor.
    She will never be sane , normal or have her own identity. What he did to her IS HER IDENTITY

  • I know you want views but that's kind of an awful title to the video, I'm sure there's so much more to Elizabeth than this.

  • They have created a whore culture through Media to feed off of….don't fall for it!! Where are the so called Feminists……too busy supporting the demise of woman by denying Woman their rights!

  • She is the only reason I support the death penalty. A horrible man kidnapped her and raped her every day for nine months, and if that doesn't deserve the death penalty I don't know what does. Elizabeth is such a strong woman, I don't understand how she lasted those nine months, I really don't.

  • You have a police officer standing 3 feet away from you!! You've been kidnapped and your sitting in a public library and you dont ask for help ? Scared shitless or not but that's fucking stupid…….. I'm speechless

  • This is the Time of the broken woman……a girl of 23 killed her two babies because they were getting in the way of having a 'good debauched life' !

  • Even with the evil Epstein a woman was his backer, the daughterof another pedo in the Uk – Maxwell….probably be labeled antisemitic now cause they were jews!!!

  • She had so much fun, she was totally high when they found her with her boyfriend. Then of course he soon became the villain.

  • Bitch please!!! You had so many chances to get away and you chose to go with those crazy people! And now you are fucking loving the attention. Yes, thank god that you are ok and home with your family. But I am FUCKING SICK AND TIRED of hearing about "your story" and that you were "abducted" and yadda mother fucking yadda. WE ALREADY KNOW THE STORY!!! WHY DO YOU HAVE TO COME UP WITH ALL THESE STUPID DOCUMENTARIES of your situation that we have seen A THOUSAND TIMES ALREADY??? Just when we think that you have finally gone away, you pop up out of nowhere with your damn same story with a new documentary??? I really think that this Elizabeth person just absolutely love the attention!!!! Please Elizabeth……… PLEASE GO AWAY!!! SHOO….. SHOOOO…. GO AWAY NOW……………….. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!! Just DISSAPEAR FOR GODS SAKE!!!!! FUCKING RIDICULOUS!!!! It is all your fault that you were "abducted". You just needed a break from your family and you just went along with the ride and boy, you got what you wanted. You got the attention that you wanted and I have had it up to hear with even hearing your name! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! YOu are like a fucking fly that just keeps buzzing around!!!

  • Who ever this beautiful soul's therapist is amazing… She seems well adjusted and accepting of her life events… They did an amazing job… Truely amazing..

  • It's hard for her. I can't even imagine. The reason for writing a book is simple (and multi-fold) like she said. It's hard to make money in this world, and be successful. She deserves a book.

  • Anderson pooper, the cia is being legitimized here by this strong woman? how many cia stooges are playing journalist? Lots.

  • She probably had to go to a plastic surgeon to have sphincter re-tightened. The poor girl was sodomized on a daily basis with what was described as a very girthy erection. Over all that time, it is going to permanently stretch the sphincter and enlargen the rectum altogether. Poor girl.

  • It’s the silence and shame surrounding sexual assault which allows it to continue. Every time we can open up and find our voices we can help create a culture where we can illuminate the darkness.

  • Good job, the way you are talking about your story, not whispering the scariest parts, should hopefully make other children and some adults not feel ashamed or that it's not their fault.
    Thank you and God Bless you.

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