Hey everyone... Im actually here because a good friend of mine has recently come out and told me that she had been raped about three months ago. Ive been trying to tell her that she needs to go to some sort of authority, however she doesn't want to do this because she doesn't want her name being tossed around as "the girl that claims she was raped". At the time that this happened, she actually called me the next day and told me that this person attempted it, but she faught enough to keep him off of her, however she just told me recently what really happened. What Im searching for is some way that I can help her with what shes going through. She just feels so used and abused and I cant help but to want to help her. I told her I would do some research as to what she could do while keeping her case kind of behind closed doors, but I really dont know much. So far Ive sort of come across the Rape Shield Law, but I dont know how much that will keep her out of the new/ gossip/ etc. If anyone has any advice, itd be very helpful... thanks.