In July, a Houston teenager 16-year-old Jada, who had been drugged and sexually assaulted at a party stood up for herself using the same social media that had been used to degrade and humiliate her. After violating her body, her rapists continued their assault on Jada and posted pictures of her unconscious body with the despicable hashtag #jadapose.
Jada, however, did not back down and created her own #IamJada movement, using the media to raise awareness. Today, it’s being reported that two arrests, one of an adult and one of a minor involved with the horrific crime have been made. The adult is being charged with two counts of child sex assault (their names are being withheld for now). In an exclusive interview with MSNBC correspondent Ronan Farrow, Jada shared her response to the arrests.
When Farrow asked for her thoughts on the development, she called it “wonderful.” “I’m just grateful and thankful for everyone that followed and supported me.”
She soon added on: “I would like to see justice. Justice in full effect,” she added. Farrow interviewed Jada 5 months ago when the the assault originally went viral. Now that she’s become known as an anti-rape advocate, time she appeared more at ease but it’s obvious it has still been a traumatic experience.
“My life is not the same anymore. But it’s not the worst,” she said. She also noted that while her “community” of teenagers have been less eager to join #IamJada, adults have been incredibly supportive.
Her family spokesperson Quanell X is looking to have cyber-bullying become illegal in America. He explained to Farrow that the arrests took 5 months because Jada wasn’t the only alleged victim.
#IamJada: Arrests Finally Made In Rape That Went Viral was originally published on hellobeautiful.com