Statement of the deserved master of sports of the USSR Tatyana gutsu provoked heated discussions on the Internet. Gymnast claims that at the age of 15, she was defiled in a team-Vitaly Scherbo. The woman thus joined the campaign “I, too”, launched after the scandal and Harvey Weinstein.
Gymnast Tatiana gutsu reported that she was raped six-time Olympic champion Vitaly Shcherbo, who is considered one of the best athletes of all time. Statement women appeared on its page in “Facebook”. For a long time, Tatiana was silent, but she recently decided to speak on this difficult topic. The reason for this was the movement of “Me Too”, which came after accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
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Gutu says it has evidence of the involvement Scherbo rape. Then Tatiana was 15 years old, and her Brazil team – 19. The gymnast also stated that he would support other victims of sexual harassment.
“I finally plucked up the courage after 27 years of silence. (…) The one who raped me in Stuttgart, Germany in 1991 Vitaly Scherbo. The monster, which was in its own cage for years. I know you try to protect yourself. But my evidence is much stronger than your words. Now I’m as strong as ever. You won’t be able to break me. This is my Cinderella story. I got over it, and I will support everyone who is afraid to speak up, I will try to be confident in their abilities and to help others,” shared Tatiana.
Remembering the events that happened tens of years ago, the lawmaker accused his colleagues that they did not come to her aid. According to Tatiana, they knew about the incident, but decided not to take her side.
“Tatiana Toporova, who I thought was my friend and partner in the national team of the USSR, thank you that you didn’t have the courage when I need it most to stand up for me and fight for women’s rights. But no means no. You were there and heard everything, but you did nothing to protect me. Rustam Sharipov, thank you, you were such a good friend to his friend and defended me when I was 15 years old,” says the sports star.
At this point in the flashmob #MeToo – “me too” – was attended by tens of thousands of women, including Lady Gaga, Monica Lewinsky, Evan Rachel wood, Rosario Dawson and Senator Elizabeth Warren. The action was launched, the actress of the series “Charmed” Alyssa Milano. Celeb has called upon social media users to share their experiences.
“If you have experienced sexual harassment or assault, write “me too” response to this tweet, and we will see the real scale of the problem,” wrote Milano on Twitter.