Groped While Outside a Bar on U Street: My body is NOT public property!

Location:  9th & U St. NW
Time: Night (7:30pm-12am)

I had just stepped outside a bar to call the friends I was meeting. I was standing quite close to the bouncer, just far away enough to hear the phone. A man walked past with a group of friends, GRABBED ME BY THE WAIST, pulled me in, and asked, “What are you doing tonight?” I pulled away, and he walked off laughing.

Emphases by CASS.
Submitted 4/9/13 by “VGM”

NOTE: CASS is currently working on establishing a Safe Bars project, which will educate and train local alcohol-serving establishments on responding to and intervening in situations to prevent sexual harassment and assault. Stay tuned!

Photo via Stop Street Harassment.

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