Esai Morales' Former Girlfriend Spoke Regarding Her Rape Accusation
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The following transcript is
distributed on behalf of Elizabeth Mazzocchi regarding her lawsuit against
Held December 28, 2007
Thank you all for coming out today.
My name is Elizabeth Mazzocchi. I am the CEO of a company called Critical Mass Entertainment Group. Critical Mass provides strategic marketing, consulting, and talent management services.
In January 2006, Esai Morales and I began dating. Shortly afterwards, our relationship evolved into a business relationship and I became his talent manager as well as his girlfriend. In March of 2006, I moved into his Los Angeles home, where we lived together as boyfriend and girlfriend for over one year. The initial months of our relationship were the happiest times of my life. I was deeply in love with Esai, and he told me that he felt the same way.
In April of 2006, everything changed. Esai began to physically and verbally abuse me. His physical abuse often caused bruising and bleeding. His most vicious attack occurred on May 19, 2006 when, despite my objections and attempts to escape, Esai Morales held me down and forcibly raped me.
Throughout the rape, he screamed that I "wanted it" and he called me a whore.
After the rape, Esai Morales gave me gifts, and warned me that I should never speak out about the rape. He said he did it because he was upset, and that deep down he loved me. Though it seems almost inconceivable to me as I stand here before you today, I believed him. I wanted so much to believe that the wonderful, gracious and caring person I had come to know was incapable of being such a monster.
Though this is very humiliating for me to admit today, Esai also gave
me herpes, from which I will suffer pain and humiliation every day for the
rest of my life. When I learned I had herpes in September 2006, I
|SOURCE Elizabeth Mazzocchi|
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