‘Fatal’ Hollywood rape victim speaks out
Two former college athletes have shared a harrowing story of their rape, saying they were abused by a campus police officer in the aftermath of a brutal gang rape.
In the interview, a former USC football player, Josh Shaw, said he and other players were forced to stand at the front of the room and watch as two men approached them and forced their way into their dorm room.
The men were dressed in black uniforms and had long beards, Shaw said.
The men began attacking him and his teammates, while Shaw’s teammate, Chase Pouncey, was the only one who was not a victim of the attack.
Shaw said he was repeatedly raped by the two men while playing for USC in 2006.
In his account, Shaw described a group of men attacking him in his dorm room after he was forced to join them.
Shay said the two attackers were “fearful of him” and had told him “you’re not going to make it out alive” and “we don’t want you alive.”
The assault ended when Shaw “came to” the front door to defend himself.
He said he went outside and saw a man in a white shirt and jeans grabbing him by the neck and pulling him away from the door.
Shaws’ roommate, another USC football teammate, said the assault was not over until Shaw was “on the ground, face down, bleeding.”
In a letter to The Associated Press, Shaw’s attorney, Mark C. Rochon, called the accounts “frivolous.”
“I can’t believe the amount of blood that was on him,” Rochons statement said.
“The injuries to his neck and head are not consistent with a forcible attack.”
Rochon said he has “grave concerns” about the claims made by Shaw and that the university “should investigate these claims.”
“We need to know if the claims are true,” he said.
The school did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ABC News.