A film-maker has told how his life has been destroyed after a drunken female thug violently sexually assaulted him at a house party.
Frank McGowan said he was driven to the brink of suicide and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder due to the horrific attack by Cheryl Cottrell.
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Frank was at a house party in Glasgow in May 2015 when Cottrell propositioned him and made several ‘sickening’ comment after finding out he was gay.
He said he tried to fend off her advances before she violently violated him when he bent over to pick something up.
Frank said: “Some days, I can’t get out of bed because I’m still gripped by fear. I’ll go to get up and I’ll start sobbing uncontrollably.
“I still feel empty, hopeless and upset. I felt like the only guy in the world going through the aftermath of this disgusting violence.”
The Bafta-nominated film-maker told the Daily Record : “She was very loud and it was clear she’d been drinking.
“She discovered I was gay and made several sexually inappropriate comments. I was absolutely sickened by what she was saying. I’d never heard so many vile things.
“I went into the kitchen to get a glass of water and she followed me. She was asking invasive questions about my partner and asked if I would sleep with her.
“I just wanted to get away and asked her to back off. She was getting angry. Something fell from the unit and I bent down to pick it up – that’s when she pounced by violently pushing her fingers inside me.