after ricki: primetime star on meeting her inspiration
When actress Kadee Strickland [ABC's Private Practice] was preparing for a very difficult storyline where her character, Charlotte King, was brutally assaulted, she turned to RAINN [Rape Abuse & Incest National Network] for help. It was then she was connected with Joanie, a rape survivor who helped Kadee understand what it's really like to go through such a traumatic experience and personal journey.
After two years of friendship, the two women meet for the very first time -- on the stage at The Ricki Lake Show.
For more resources or to get help: Please contact RAINN.org.
February 18: Ricki sits down with two courageous women who fought to take back their power after enduring brutal sexual assaults.
Ricki's first guest, Julie, never imagined she'd become a statistic, but one autumn day she was car-jacked from a church parking lot (with her two infants in the car) and repeatedly raped in the presence of her children. Her ordeal ultimately led her to introduce a bill in Congress.
Ricki's second guest, Wanda, was a marketing executive on a business trip when she was abducted, tied between four trees and repeatedly raped. During her ordeal, she managed to use psychology on her assailant that she and authorities believe saved her life. Once her assailant was caught, her courage during her attacker's trial defied conventional wisdom.
Also joining the conversation is Kirk Griffith, a 38-year veteran of the Dallas Special Victims Unit.
February 19: Ricki continues talking with courageous women who fought to take back their power after enduring brutal sexual assaults.
Joanie's terrifying story became the inspiration for actress Kadee Strickland (who reunites with Joanie on the show) in her portrayal of rape survivor Dr. Charlotte King on ABC's "Private Practice." And, Keri's dream vacation in Italy turned into a nightmare when her dinner date with a seemingly charming acquaintance took a horrific turn that left her beaten, battered and sexually assaulted. She survived the attack and subsequently spent thousands of dollars to return for her abductor's trial to be sure he was properly convicted.
Also joining the conversation are Kirk Griffith, a 38-year veteran of the Dallas Special Victims Unit and Katherine Hull, a spokeswoman for RAINN: the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.