Elizabeth Smart -- the now 24-year-old woman once held captive as a teenager by a deranged man -- has shared details about her ordeal in her book. But earlier this week she delivered details about her kidnapping in public for the first time. And she didn't seem to hold back.
ABC4 in Salt Lake City reports:
Smart started from the beginning as she addressed the Salt Lake City Rotary Club.
"I remember climbing in bed with my little sister, reading a book and then falling asleep. The next words I heard were - I have a knife at your neck, don't make a sound, get up and come with me."
"My senses were so fuzzy I couldn't believe what I heard."
"I started talking to him I started begging him to let me go."
"He just laughed at me."
"I thought he was definitely going to kill me then and there. And so, I turned to him and said to him if you are going to kill me please do it here so my family can find my remains. And he said, that's not what I am going to do yet."
Instead, Elizabeth said he performed a quick wedding ceremony then raped her.
"He went straight from marrying me to raping me. And after that moment I couldn't feel more worthless and more degraded. It was the worse feeling I could have ever felt."
(H/T: Daily Mail)
You can watch her comments below: