Chilling testimonies and an arrest: What you need to know about My Only Story podcast

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What you need to know about My Only Story podcast:

is a four-part podcast by copywriter Deon Wiggett. It tells his story and that of other men who were allegedly raped or sexually assaulted and groomed by former teacher and Media24 executive Willem Breytenbach.Wiggett was allegedly raped by Breytenbach 22 years ago, when he was 17.

The trauma saw him suppress the memory until the grief that came with the recent death of his father. Since then, he's been on a quest to find justice and more men to tell their stories through the podcast. The first of the four episodes was broadcast on November 7.Wiggett said he produced the podcast for four reasons: justice, activism, art and revenge. He told TimesLIVE he wanted to stop Breytenbach “from doing what he does”.

Women worldwide have been speaking up about their experiences of rape and sexual assault through the #MeToo movement. Wiggett hopes for the same outcome with“I feel like I had the responsibility to do something because I have the means and the drive to stand up. I blame my mother entirely.

 

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