Deborah Mihailova, who was brutally raped by her then-boyfriend Georgi Georgiev, told NOVA that her classmates were close to her, despite the many looks that pierced her. She was cut with a utility knife and her hair was shaved. Now she is in her last year of school and she has prom coming up.
“They greeted me with a smile. We counted to 12. They say they won’t go to prom without me,” said Deborah.
She does not hide that she is afraid to go out, but she does it because she does not want her life to end. She started going out intensively after the beginning of the school year. She says that until then she had not even gone to the store. The reason is a mixture of fear and discomfort from the looks of passers-by.
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“I get pictures that are shocking,” Deborah says of the many reports she receives from other abused women. He says he musters up the strength to answer some.
Deborah also shared that the support of the whole of Bulgaria, after she was mistreated by her ex-boyfriend, was unexpected for her, but it gave her strength.
“Before that I felt nothing. I stood and looked at one point,” she recalls.
“I recognized my attacker. I have not known him for a short time and there is no way to mistake the man – voice, gait. We had agreed to go see each other and I was waiting for him at home. We had a relationship until the last moment,” she added. According to her, they had been in a relationship for 3-4 months, but they had known each other for a year.
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“He rang, he said ‘It’s me’ and accordingly I opened the front door. I had left it open. Our relationship was quite ordinary. I saw a masked man – all in black with a mask and gloves. He smiled at me and waved at me. It was his smile”, says the young girl categorically. Her next memories are of her neighbor waiting for an ambulance. It is not yet known how long she was unconscious. She could only hear the sound of the clipper but felt no pain.
“I saw what happened to me when I was waiting for the ambulance – hanging flesh. I was in shock,” adds Deborah Mihailova. She says that to this day she feels dizzy, nauseous and has a headache. Since then, she has lost 10-12 kg, because she has been eating only through a straw for over a month.
The scars are on the thighs, chest, back and a few on the face. He also has an affected nerve in his finger, for which physiotherapy is pending.
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“Immense cruelty. It doesn’t look like a human being to do it to another human being,” said the victim’s lawyer, Slav Daskalov, categorically. According to him, this is not a manifestation of rage, but the result of a methodical approach bordering on sadism.
Deborah says the question she kept asking the doctors as they treated her wounds was whether she was going to die. “They told me they were doing everything possible to keep me alive,” says the girl.
The first signs of violence from Georgi began at the beginning with “quite normal remarks” about clothing – not to wear leggings and blouses with larger necklines, and she complied so that there would be no scandals. He slapped her every day.
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“I thought everything would pass,” admits Deborah. 2-3 weeks before the brutal attack, he grabbed her by the throat, and she blacked out. Her friend then let her go and said, “Don’t worry, you’re not going to die. I know what I’m doing,” she says.
The girl knew that Georgi Georgiev was once married, but at the time of their relationship he was already divorced.
“If I had known that he was married, I would not have dealt with him”, the victim is categorical. She got the impression that they weren’t going out together, but she didn’t pay him enough attention. Georgiev did not look for Deborah or her parents after the violence she experienced.
To date, she has been hurt the most by malicious comments on the Internet about her. Some of them say that she is a light and paid girl. The biggest fear is whether she will be able to have her own children because of the drugs she is taking. Deborah urged girls who experience similar suffering to her to share with their parents and not stay silent.