Danielle Berrin, the American journalist who claims that she was sexually assaulted by a well-known Israeli journalist, spoke to Channel 2 News about the incident: “When I got in my car at the end of the night I felt relieved.”
In a conversation with Channel 2 News, Danielle Berrin, the American journalist who claims that she was sexually assaulted by a well-known Israeli journalist, recounted the details of the disturbing incident. “When I got in my car at the end of the night I felt relieved,” she stated. “I felt safe again and I felt better just not being in an environment that was compromising.”
In the interview, the full length of which will be broadcasted on Channel 2’s Main Newscast this evening, Berrin recounted the incident with the Israeli journalist, whose name she refused to reveal, an incident that took place about a year ago. She noted that she remembers the distress in the days after the incident and that she spoke to her editors about it.
Berrin, a journalist for the popular Jewish newspaper The Jewish Journal, went on to explain that she decided to go public with her story in light of the growing public discussion on sexual assault, which has become even more prevalent in the U.S. as a result of the recent scandals involving Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Danielle Berrin Photo Credit: Twitter / Channel 2 News
As reported earlier on JOL News, Berrin had recently written an article in The Jewish Journal that described how she was sexually assaulted during a meeting with the Israeli journalist that was held at a hotel in Los Angeles at a late hour. “He was in the United States only for 48 hours and told me he was completely booked during the daytime,” she stated. “I believed him. Back then, the book he’d written was among several titles having an impact on the Jewish conversation and many local community leaders wanted to meet with him. If I was going to be a part of this conversation, this was my opportunity.”
“First he said he wanted to get to know me better,” she claimed in the article. “I figured I was safe. But after I answered one of his questions in a way that moved him, he lurched at me like a barnyard animal, grabbing the back of my head, pulling me toward him.” At this point, Berrin claims she moved away from him in order to avoid a kiss. “Last night, in front of everybody, you spoke so lovingly about your wife,” she told him. “We have an arrangement,” he responded. Berrin continued to describe how he invited her up to his room, claiming that they don’t have to have sex and that he only wants a hug.
Channel 2 News tried to get a response from the two media outlets at which the Israeli journalist is employed but one of them refused to respond and the second stated that they were still considering what action to take in light of the alleged incident.