When I was a teenager, I thought Virgil Texas was very funny. I asked him to proofread an essay I submitted to a website, and emailed it to him. The essay was about turning 16. We talked a little bit, and I thought he was very cool because he was funny and he lived in NY.
After talking, we shared phone numbers & texted late at night when I was alone in my childhood bedroom. That turned into FaceTiming & him talking to me about Marie Calloway, who I think was his gf atm. I remember sent me a Soko song about a woman jealous of another woman.
After Marie left NY, Virgil (Justin) and I started FaceTiming more regularly IIRC school was not in session for me and I could stay up late with him on FaceTime. I believed that we were in a long distance, adult relationship as he requested things of that nature from me.
I recall that this was around the time of Rebel Girl, where Sam Hyde performed. I don't want to give explicit details of what happened over FT, but I think you get the idea and it was traumatizing for me for many years.
Eventually, Justin lost interest in me (not after telling me that I had a nice chest -- not the word he used -- "for my age," and made fun of people with autoimmune diseases) and we stopped communicating. I went to college a year or so after.
During college, I started to realize that this wasn't normal and that it had a negative impact on my emotional health. I asked Marie for help, and she said: "What do you want me to do?" I felt awful, like it was all my fault. It was a terrible time in my life.
I tried to forget it for a few years until The Daily Caller emailed me asking me to talk about my relationship with Justin. I was terrified for weeks, and felt disgusting because an awful publication was talking to me about my trauma to monetize it.
I tried to forget about it after that. However, I started seeing him with AOC, with Chelsea Manning, with the Bernie staffer... and I started feeling like anything I ever said against him would immediately label me as conservative, pro-Trump, etc.
It made me feel so disgusting that someone who is lauded as a champion of my political beliefs did this to me. He fucked with my head at a very young age, and now, I realize that even though he is much more successful now than he was when I met him, that it's still disgusting.
Even though he believes the same things I believe -- the things that are egalitarian and pro-worker -- I refuse to excuse him for his abuse of me. I recommend all women in his path stay incredibly cautious. Thank you for listening.

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