Hold your jokes, folks.
A 19-year-old man has told authorities in Toronto that he was sexually assaulted by four women in their 30s. According to the victim, the incident occurred on Mar. 31 after he left a nightclub in downtown Toronto. He says his tormentors pulled up in "a silver Honda SUV-type vehicle" and asked if he needed a ride home. That's when he claims they drove him to a nearby parking lot and attacked him.
After the alleged attack, they drove the man to another location and kicked him out of the vehicle. He described the assailants as four white women in their 30s, all around 5'4" and between 190 and 200 pounds.
Although people are clowning him for claiming to have been sexually assaulted by a group of women, Toronto Police Sex Crimes Unit Det. Thomas Ueberholz says this isn't out of the ordinary. "Although the majority generally is females that are victims or complainants, it is not completely unusual for a male to be the victim of a sexual assault," he says.
A 2003 report stated that roughly 8 percent of all Canadian sexual assault victims were men, but the number could actually be much higher. According to Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres Coordinator Nicole Pietsch, sexual myths often prevent men from opening up about sexual assaults.
"Other men will say for example, ‘Oh, he's so lucky,' like that was actually a positive thing when it wasn't," she says.