Elizabeth Smart Speaks about Porn’s Role in Her Kidnapping: ‘It Made My Living Hell Worse’

Sun, Aug 21 Source: OneNews

Abduction victim Elizabeth Smart has relived her traumatising ordeal as part of an anti-pornography video, describing the role explicit magazines played in the nine months she was held captive.

Ms Smart was kidnapped from her US home in June 2002 when a man dragged her from her room in the middle of the night with a knife to her throat.

Aged 14 at the time, Ms Smart was held captive in the Utah mountains and raped multiple times a day, and has spoken out about how pornographic magazines were a big factor in her captor’s disturbing behaviour.

“He pulled out this magazine full of hardcore pornography and I remember he would just sit and look at it… When he was done he would turn and look at me and be like, ‘Now we’re going to do this’,” she said.

“It just led to him raping me more, more than he already did, which was a lot.

“I can’t say that he would not have gone out and kidnapped me had he not looked at pornography, all I know is that pornography made my living hell worse.”

The five-minute video was produced by anti-porn movement Fight the New Drug, which was posted to YouTube on Friday and has been viewed over half a million times.

Now 28-years-old, Ms Smart is an advocate both for abuse prevention and against pornography.


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