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My Best Friend Was Molested by Her Father : Kamala Harris Shares Moving Instagram Post

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Kamala Harris shared a moving post on Instagram about fighting for people and those who are helpless against assault. She recounted an incident with her best friend who, according to Harris’ post, was molested by her dad. She added, “a big part of my career has been about protecting women and children, including prosecuting child sexual assault cases, and ensuring that children had a shot at being great.”

Here’s the full detail from her post.

When I was in high school, I learned my best friend was being molested by her father. Once she told me, I said to her ‘well, you have to come stay with us.’ —And she did.

A big part of the reason I wanted to be a prosecutor was to protect people like her and change the system. In fact, a big part of my career has been about protecting women and children, including prosecuting child sexual assault cases, and ensuring that children had a shot at being great.

In our system of justice, we believe that a harm against any one of us is a harm against all of us. That’s why when we file a case, it’s not filed in the name of the victim. It reads, “The People.” And my whole life, I’ve only had one client: the people.

Fighting for the people meant fighting on behalf of survivors of sexual assault like my friend. It meant going to bat for middle-class families who had been defrauded by banks and winning $20 billion for California homeowners during the foreclosure crisis. It meant leading the charge against Corinthian Colleges for luring in students with false promises about job prospects and leaving them saddled with debt. It meant refusing to defend Prop 8 because the LGBTQ+ community had been waiting for equality long enough.

Ever since that moment in high school, I knew I wanted to protect people—and that is what I did and will continue to do in the White House.

And as I transition into the White House, I’m blessed to have Doug by my side. We were set up on a blind date in 2013, and it was practically love at first sight. It felt like we had known each other forever. We were married a year later in a ceremony officiated by my sister Maya.

 

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