Alex Charmchi Raped #MeToo
THE DIRTY ARMY: Nik, it took me awhile to have the courage to post this but I just want to thank you first and foremost for having this platform. It was my first semester at UBC Fall of 2016 when I met Alex Charmchi. It was a month into the semester and someone invited me to the Pit and I was having a pretty lousy time since I was basically third wheeling. On my way out from the bathroom, I bumped into Alex. He was a bit insecure, but overall came off a nice guy. We got to talking and he was telling me about how he had dreams of one day going to UBC for law. I also aspired to go into law, so we bonded over that. He kept buying me shots and I got drunk fast.
After a while I asked him if he could walk me back to my dorm. I was living in Totem at that time. All I wanted to do was kiss him. When we got there, he started kissing me and he started taking off my clothes. Then he started trying to go inside me and that’s when I said no. I was so drunk and nauseous and it all happened so fast. I didn’t even get why he was trying to go in. I told him to stop over and over, but he wouldn’t. I tried to push him away, but he grabbed my wrists and pushed them against the bed.
The next day I had bruises. Good thing it was cold and I could hide it with a sweater. When he stopped, I told him to leave. He left and I never saw him since. At that point, I only knew his first name. It wasn’t until recently that my friend who invited me out that night told me about the Dirty. She said I should see if he’s on here and he is. No, I don’t want to go to authorities, because it’s not going to solve anything. This happened over a year ago and Alex getting charges isn’t going to erase my horrible experience of losing my virginity. I just want everyone to watch out for this rapist!
Be free my child. Thank you for your strength and honesty… may you save the others.- nik