A sculptor and gender fluid artist has shared a stunning story of her experience as of late with a man who tried to sexually assault her. Durga Gawde has taken to social media to narrate her side of the story when she was attacked by a man named Brian Franco.
Gawde has allegedly harassed on a busy street in North Goa a week ago. When Gawde saw the accused, Brian Franco, riding a scooter while on his phone, they asked him to get off the phone. He started using ‘terrible words’ to address Durga and also stalked him.
I’M NOT A VICTIM, I FOUGHT BACK AND STOOD UP FOR MYSELF. My assaulter is out on bail and needs to be behind bars. Watch and read the description for context: https://t.co/CuMPHnvtSH#metoo #standupforyourself #lockupbrianfranco #therainbowrevolution— Durga Gawde (@durgagawde) June 6, 2019
Netizens are likewise approaching to engage Durga and their account
Durga Gawde was attacked and harassed in Goa, and she fought back. Now her attacker, who kept harassing her even within the police station, is out on bail. She’s a fighter, not a victim. But she needs help to shine a light on this.#lockupbrianfranco https://t.co/NAjZ3ViJ3G— Jesal Mehta (@arachnic) June 5, 2019
Stand up for yourself!— Mrigya Sharma (@mrigya_sharma) June 7, 2019
SO PROUD OF Durga Gawde! Hats off to you!♥️
Brian Franco and people like him need to be in jail. https://t.co/mBOe4pi94E
More power to Durga Gawde. ✊— Nikhil Udupa (@greyoceanblues) June 7, 2019