Sophia Rose: ‘I Don’t Believe I Can Be Tamed’
A former escort is coming forward to tell the story of what happened to her as she was being stripped, beaten, and then taken to a hotel room by three people who were in her company.
Sophia Rose was a “sophisticated” escort and escort worker in the 1980s and 1990s, who was once a star at a New York nightclub.
In 1993, she was stripped of her cash, jewels, and titles when a former boyfriend threatened to shoot her and took her to a motel in Las Vegas, where he raped and beat her, according to a deposition in the lawsuit.
Rose was 14 years old at the time.
In her deposition, Rose recounted how she was taken to the hotel room and held down while three people — two of whom were her former boyfriends — raped and tortured her for hours.
The man in question was an ex-convict who had previously been sentenced to life in prison for murder.
Rose said she tried to break free and told the man to stop but the man refused and ordered her to follow him into the bathroom.
“I didn’t know what to do.
I couldn’t breathe.
I had tears rolling down my face.
It was horrible,” Rose said in the deposition.
“He held me down on the toilet and tried to rape me.
It hurt so bad that I didn’t feel like crying.”
She said she begged the man, “Stop!” and “Don’t do it,” and the man “said no,” according to the deposition, adding that he grabbed her and pushed her against the wall, then choked her until she couldn’t stand up.
“My legs were numb.
I was just shaking.
I just remember being so shocked,” Rose told the court.
The court document was released Wednesday.
Rose also told the judge that after she fell unconscious, she felt a sharp pain in her back and began to scream.
“When I regained consciousness, I found myself lying on the floor of the room with my back against the bathroom door and I remember screaming and saying, ‘I can’t breathe,'” Rose said.
The hotel room door opened, and two men took her in.
They took turns raping her while Rose cried.
“One man began to strangle me, and another raped me,” Rose testified.
The men then took her into a bedroom, where they began to sexually assault her.
Rose told police that the men “were very aggressive with me, grabbing my clothes, trying to pull my hair and making me bend over and then they would take off my clothes and rape me,” the court document said.
“The victim was unable to stand or move.
She was unable and did not want to stop screaming.
When she was unable or unwilling to stop crying, she began to cry uncontrollably.”
The men took turns choking her, punching her, pinning her to the floor, kicking her, and kicking and punching her “repeatedly,” according, to the document.
Rose later told police she woke up at home and that the assault continued until she was unconscious.
“There was no way that I could get out of the hotel.
I didn, I didn�t even know how to get out the door,” Rose recalled.
“They didn�ts stop, they didn�re beating me,” she said.
During the deposition the three men were identified as Richard Buehler, a former bouncer at a nightclub, and Paul “Pete” Buell, an escort who worked at Rose’s previous employer, The New Yorker.
Buello is accused of raping Rose in 1991 and 1992.
Buesler, who now lives in California, denies the allegations and has filed a motion for a new trial.
The three men have pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and rape.
The alleged victims’ attorney, William Tice, told ABC News that the testimony from Rose is “not accurate.”
“She’s a victim.
She’s the victim of a crime,” Tice said.
Tice has filed three lawsuits against the three defendants, alleging negligence, battery, assault, sexual battery, and other alleged crimes.
Rose’s attorney, Alan Garten, told the Associated Press that Rose was assaulted and raped for hours before she was released to the custody of her parents, and that her injuries are permanent.
“She had a history of being sexually abused as a child, but the abuse was in her past,” Garten said.
ABC News’ Laura Eudaly contributed to this report.