A rape survivor was awarded a historic $1 billion settlement (you heard that right 1 billion$ ) earlier this week, the New York Times reports.
Twenty-year-old Hope Cheston was just 14 years old when an armed security guard raped her outside of a friend’s birthday party in Jonesboro, Georgia. Her rapist, 28-year-old Brandon Lamar Zachary, is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for statutory rape. In 2015, Cheston’s mother also filed a civil lawsuit against Crime Prevention Agency, the security company that employed him at the time. Three years later, they were found liable for negligence. #claytoncounty#HopeCheston#nytimes#nbc