Woman living with cerebral palsy tells disability royal commission she was ‘raped and assaulted’ by carer
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By disability affairs reporter Elizabeth Wright and the Specialist Reporting Team’s Celina Edmonds
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WARNING: This story contains details that some readers may find distressing.
A Queensland woman who lives with cerebral palsy thought she was “going to die” after she says she was raped, beaten and “treated like a dog” by a paid personal assistant.
- The disability royal commission (DRC) re-commenced in Hobart on Monday, focusing on sexual, domestic and family abuse
- Monday’s hearing is the first of five days, with the DRC to hear from multiple witnesses
- Advocates say platforms such as the DRC are “vitally important” to understand the magnitude of issues like these forms of abuse
The woman, known as Chloe, gave evidence to the disability royal commission that she was repeatedly raped by the man, and later fell pregnant.
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