Posted on September 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A pivotal rape scene in Jessica Knoll’s novel The Luckiest Girl Alive is, sadly, not fiction.

The author herself was assaulted by three boys at a party when she was fifteen years old.

Knoll did confront one of the perpetrators and also brought her concerns to a doctor, but she says that she was “really rebuffed at every turn. And the message I got was that my version of events didn't matter.”

So it’s no surprise that in the midst of the #MeToo movement and the sexual-assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Weekend Edition invited Knoll to do an interview on this topic.

Listen to Knoll’s conversation with Renee Montagne below or read highlights on NPR’s website.

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