The lady who has accused NFL rising star Matt Araiza of rape stated she “can’t cease desirous about” what she says occurred to her at an off-campus San Diego State College Halloween get together final yr when she was 17.
“It’s been laborious,” the lady instructed ABC Information’ “Nightline.”
“There is no straightforward a part of it and there’s no days the place it will get higher,” stated the lady, who’s remaining nameless and alleges in a lawsuit that Araiza and two different then-San Diego State College soccer gamers gang raped her.
The lawsuit alleges that Araiza, who was 21 on the time, gave the 17-year-old lady an alcoholic beverage, requested for oral intercourse and had intercourse along with her in a aspect yard earlier than he took her to a bed room, the place he and two different males are alleged to have gang-raped her.
“It was not consensual. I used to be 17. I did what he instructed me to do in that second with out argument,” the lady stated of the solo encounter with Araiza. “I by no means instructed him that I used to be of age and he by no means requested.”
The lady stated she was intoxicated and remembers “sure blocks of the night time very vividly, and a few components of it I don’t bear in mind.”
“I used to be screaming and crying I don’t know that I verbally stated the phrases ‘no’ although. I really feel it ought to have been clear,” stated the lady, who stated she was bleeding in the course of the assault. “I really feel prefer it must be clear to anyone that that’s not consensual intercourse.”
She reported the assault to authorities the subsequent day and underwent a rape examination, the swimsuit says. She could not bear in mind who raped her, however by witness statements and cellphone calls to these concerned, she and detectives had been in a position to establish Araiza and the opposite two males, the lady stated on “Nightline.”
Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, the Buffalo Payments launched Araiza, who was drafted within the sixth spherical and went to Buffalo as school soccer’s greatest punter final yr.
Araiza’s accuser stated that when she came upon he had been drafted, she threw up for hours.
“Simply to see him persevering with on and thriving whereas I felt like my life was utterly torn aside,” she stated.
Araiza denies the accusations of rape and different components of the lawsuit.
“The info of the incident should not what they’re portrayed within the lawsuit or within the press,” he stated in an announcement shared on Twitter by the NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport. “I stay up for rapidly setting the file straight.”
Final month, San Diego police despatched the outcomes of their investigation, with out making any arrests, to the native district lawyer’s workplace, which stated the matter was nonetheless underneath evaluation.