Emily Hunt, 38, said she ‘woke up naked and terrified on a hotel bed’ after being attacked
A mother-of-one who claims she was drugged and raped in a £300-a-night hotel is trying to raise £100,000 to bring a private prosecution against her alleged attacker.
Emily Hunt, 38, said she ‘woke up naked and terrified on a hotel bed’ after being attacked at the five-star Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green, East London.
The strategy consultant said her alleged rapist took a video of her unconscious and naked on the bed – and she reported what happened in May 2015 to police.
But prosecutors declined to charge the man, and the mother from Hackney has now launched a crowdfunding page to try to bring him to justice.
Ms Hunt said top lawyer Sasha Wass QC, who previously prosecuted paedophile Rolf Harris and serial killer Rose West, has agreed to take on her case.
She wrote on her Gofundme page which was created on October 21: ‘In May of 2015, I woke up naked and terrified on a hotel bed next to a man I’d never seen before. Something was very wrong.
‘I suspected that I been drugged, and as I found out later, I had been raped. I did everything right after that: the police had me, my rapist and the hotel room immediately. But me and my case fell through every crack there was.
‘The last straw was when I met with the Crown Prosecution Service on November 2, 2016 and they told me that there is nothing that they are going to do.
One of the rooms at the five-star Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green, East London, where mother-of-one Ms Hunt claims she was raped in May 2015
Ms Hunt, of Hackney, has now launched a crowdfunding page to try to bring the man to justice
‘Even though I sat there with my lawyer and explained over and over again that the toxicology analysis was done based on the wrong timeline, that the man who raped me hadn’t had so much as a sip of alcohol, that some law had to have been broken when my rapist took a one minute and two second video of me unconscious and naked on a hotel bed without my consent.
‘The CPS have an abysmal record when it comes to rape, and they just can’t be bothered with my case. But I still want justice.’
Ms Hunt claimed the CPS said CCTV footage showed her being flirtatious and kissing the man – but she believes she had been drugged.
Ms Hunt, of Hackney, claims she was drugged and raped at the £300-a-night hotel (pictured)
The mother, who lives in Hackney, said she had gone for lunch at 1pm but could not remember anything after 4pm, and woke up next to man in the hotel that evening.
It later emerged that she had met the man in a bar earlier that day. Investigators also found used condoms in the room, reported the London Evening Standard.
Ms Hunt, who is originally from New York, claimed police suggested she might have made up the allegation because she had been unfaithful to her boyfriend.
But she vigorously denies this, and has launched a charity through a Gofundme page in an attempt to bring a private prosecution against the man.
Prosecutors did not bring charges, after the woman claimed she was raped at the hotel (above)
A CPS spokesman said: ‘Having looked carefully at all the available evidence, a specialist prosecutor decided there was insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction in this case.
‘At the request of the victim, the case was subject to a further review by the head of our rape and sexual offences team, who upheld the original decision.
‘We met with the victim to explain the decision further and answer any questions she had. While we are of course sympathetic to the complainant in this case, this is not a prosecution we were able to bring to court.’