“We practiced endlessly on each piece of equipment,” she says.“I had to learn what it felt like and how much it hurt and how I was supposed to respond.
Together, Jill and the client set up an escape plan, but when Jill arrived at the designated safe house, Bruce was waiting for her with several other men.
She was gang raped as punishment and brutalized so badly that her voice was forever altered into the gravely tone with which she speaks today. “I never tried to leave him again.” It was a stroke of luck that eventually ended Jill’s slavery.
She would work for him as a submissive for sadistic clients.
Then he untied her wrists and left her crumpled on the floor.
Her story of brutal rape, of slavery, of dungeons, of "50 Shades of Grey" bondage gone horribly awry, was so dark and harrowing that one wondered how she had even survived, much less summoned the strength to stand before us.
As I came to know her over the years, to enjoy her dry sense of humor, her keen intelligence, her blunt manner of speaking that forces you to take off every mask, I learned the other side of her story too. It is a lesson of redemption and courage, second chances and taking chances. Jill was born in New Hampshire during the '60s, the daughter of a prominent, middle-class family with ties to the local school board.
Bruce relented and invited her into his car, where he blindfolded her.
“As soon as he put the blindfold on, I knew something was wrong,” says Jill.
“But I was already in the back of his car and I didn’t know what to do.
He kept telling me we were going to his office downtown, but I could tell from the sounds outside that we had gotten off the freeway and were somewhere rural.
But secrets seethed beneath the family’s respectable exterior.