Zeke Thomas Opens Up About Being Raped
DJ and songwriter Zeke Thomas, son of NBA Hall of Famer Isaiah Thomas, opens up on his rape in an interview with New York Magazine. Thomas' assault occurred following a date with a guy he'd met on Grindr. From NY Mag:
He felt safe there: He’d had DJ gigs there. He knew bartenders. But by the time he realized something was wrong it was too late. “All I remember is … getting in the cab. I know that I got drugged. I knew probably the moment that it happened because something didn’t taste right. But I didn’t think about it. I just didn’t think about it.” The next thing he knew it was the next morning. “It was literally like with Bill Cosby. When those women were like: ‘I woke up and he was fixing me breakfast or whatever.’” He pauses for a while, and then continues, quietly. “I woke up and he was handing me a glass of water and saying, ‘That was great let’s hang out again.’” He noticed that his dog was shut outside on his balcony, barking. And the guy leaves.
“My ass was destroyed. Destroyed. I’m bleeding,” Thomas recalls. “And I’m just like — terrified. I can’t move. I didn’t move from my apartment for two days. I didn’t move. I didn’t talk to anybody. I froze.” When he went to find the guy on Grindr, he either had blocked him or removed himself from the app.
He also discusses his assault in an interview with Good Morning America, sharing, “I want to give the voiceless a voice. The healing really begins with the voice. The healing begins with, this happened to me. I can get through it.”
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