Joe Gebbia — Raped Me
THE DIRTY ARMY: In this day and age where women everywhere are speaking up against abuse I have found the courage to speak up about an incident involving a well known figure. Joe Gebbia is one of the founders of AirBnB. I was beyond excited when I received a request from him to stay in my coach house above my garage. During check in I was a bit star struck and looking back at it now he may have confused that for being flirty. two days into his 4 night stay he texted me that he couldn’t figure out the TV. I went over an hour later and he told me he had figured it out. When I went to leave he asked me to join him for a drink so he could pick my brain about the hosting community. I accepted the drink but barely touched it and he commented on that several times. After an hour I said i was tired and wanted to head back in for the night. That’s when he leaned in and tried to kiss me. I pushed him back and explained that I don’t get involved with guests and in fact had just started seeing someone. At this point he kind of laughed and asked me “who wouldn’t want this?” and forcefully shoved his hands down my pants while still trying to kiss me. His fingers penetrated me for a few seconds and I began to cry at which point he said “oh grow up” and went back to the couch. I went inside my house in complete shock. I took a shower and cried all night I couldn’t sleep for fear he was going to come into my place and finish what he started. In the morning I had finally gathered the courage to ask him to leave but by the grace of God I received a message from him first saying “I have some business to attend checking out early thanks for the stay” for two years now I have held this in but all the courage women have shown lately has really inspired me. This week I am going to the police department and filing a complaint to hopefully have this man put in jail where he belongs. My reason for this post first is to encourage any women with true stories of similar nature with Joe Gebbia to come forward as well you are not alone.