Ex-Miss World set to make documentary of her own rape

December 22nd, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 22 (ANI): Former Miss World Linor Abargil is all set to make a documentary of her own rape, which will show how she survived it to get the rapist jailed a decade ago.

Just seven weeks before she was named Miss World, the Israeli model was raped at the age of 18.

And now she is set to return to the scene of the crime in a documentary, which she hopes will inspire other rape victims to pursue their attackers as tenaciously as she did.

I want to connect with women who have been raped. If Id made this documentary 10 years ago, it would have been as a victim. Today I will make it as a survivor, Times Online quoted Abargil as saying.

In the film, Abargil will recall the events leading up to the attack.

The documentary will be produced and directed by Cecilia Peck, the 50-year-old daughter of the actor Gregory Peck.

Abargil was raped on her way from Italy to Israel by an Israeli travel agent, Uri Shlomo, who offered her a lift to Rome. He taped her mouth and hands and raped her repeatedly before trying to asphyxiate her with a cord and a plastic bag.

The model somehow persuaded him to let her go and went to the Police, who released Shlomo soon after his arrest.

But finally, Abargil and her female prosecutors efforts were paid when Sholomo was given a 16-year jail sentence.

Since then, Abragil has had many young rape victims coming to her feeling they had nobody else to talk to.

And she is planning a a graphic account of the attack for the documentary.

Ill tell the whole story, all the details, everything. I dont want to be ashamed of what happened to me. Films show the details of other crimes all the time, so I will show the details of rape. If you dont want to see it, you dont have to watch, she said. (ANI)

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