"Sitting at her computer, Kimberly Corban shares a deeply personal account of her rape 10 years later as she tweets out details she has never talked about outside of the police investigation or court.

Corban began tweeting around 5:00 in the morning, around the time when the assault happened. During the course of the day she sent out dozens of tweets that tell her story chronologically."

See Channel 7 NEws' Liz Gelardi's report HERE.


 
 
Laura Carno from Coloradans for Civil Liberties and rape survivor and self-defense advocate Kimberly Corban sit down with host Jon Caldara to discuss Kim's tough question to President Obama, the state of gun rights in Colorado and the nation, and why legislators may not take a woman's right to choose her self-defense away from her.
 
 
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Former Weld County Sheriff and current Colorado State Senator John Cooke ran a bill to eliminate Colorado's statute of limitations on sexual assaults. The Greeley Tribune asked Kimberly for comment as she is not only a survivor, but has made a career in the field of criminal justice with the district attorney's office. Read the article HERE.

“To speak to it from a victim’s standpoint, once you’ve been victimized you live with that for the rest of your life,” Corban said. “There’s no statute of limitations on being a victim. Why should there be a statute of limitations on holding somebody accountable for that?”

 
 
Channel 7 News in Denver, CO interviewed Kimberly the day after her appearance on CNN with the president.
 
 
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"The New York Times cares deeply about rape victims — unless they advocate armed self-defense. Nasty New York Times writer David Firestone pretends to care about campaign scare-mongering. But what he and his elitist ilk really fear is independent-thinking women who have dared to exercise their First Amendment powers to defend their Second Amendment rights. This week, Firestone took aim at “attack ads” sponsored by the National Rifle Association. The “worst commercial,” he says, “features a rape victim describing her assault and accusing” former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg “of wanting to take away her right to defend herself.” That rape victim has a name and a story Firestone couldn’t even bother to mention. She is Kimberly Weeks, a brave and fierce Colorado woman who testified against the Bloomberg-backed gun-control measures that the beleaguered Governor John Hickenlooper now admits he pushed “without basic facts” and concedes were ineffective from the get-go."

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/391550/new-war-women-michelle-malkinRead the entire article HERE.

 
 
From NRA-PVF website:

Launches new ad with violent crime survivor reminding voters Hickenlooper sided with NYC billionaire Michael Bloomberg to take away constitutional rights

Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association today launched a new television ad that takes aim at Governor John Hickenlooper for signing into law controversial gun control legislation that infringes upon law abiding citizens' Second Amendment rights. The ad titled 'Ignored" features violent crime survivor Kimberly Weeks and is part of a statewide paid advertising campaign that includes television, digital and mail.

"Governor Hickenlooper betrayed Coloradans when he sided with New York City billionaire Michael Bloomberg and signed into law legislation that restricts the freedoms of good, honest people," said NRA Spokesperson Jennifer Baker. "Kimberly delivers a powerful message reminding voters that Governor Hickenlooper ignored them when it mattered most and he doesn't deserve their vote."

Kimberly draws attention to the fact that gun control laws have real life implications when it comes to our fundamental right to self-defense.  As a college student, Kimberly was brutally attacked in her apartment. She was overpowered and defenseless against her attacker. When Kimberly was assaulted, she had to plead with her attacker to spare her life during her harrowing ordeal. Since her attack, she has obtained a concealed carry permit and been active in victims' rights. Kimberly testified before the Colorado legislature during the gun control debate and pled with lawmakers not to infringe on her Second Amendment rights. Ignoring her pleas, Governor Hickenlooper signed extreme gun control legislation into law.

This legislation was championed by Bloomberg.  It was strongly opposed by Colorado Sheriffs and hundreds of thousands of Colorado gun owners. Hickenlooper had phone conversations with Bloomberg during the gun control debate before he ultimately signed the Bloomberg-backed legislation. Hickenlooper lied to the Sheriffs when questioned about these conversations, saying he had never had a phone conversation with Bloomberg. Last month, Bloomberg's gun control group endorsed Governor Hickenlooper and at an October 7th gubernatorial debate, Hickenlooper reiterated his support for the anti-gun legislation, saying he had "no regrets" about signing it into law.

"Governor Hickenlooper might not have any regrets about siding with Michael Bloomberg and signing away Coloradans' constitutional rights, but hundreds of thousands of voters regret having elected Governor Hickenlooper, and will make their voices heard on Election Day' concluded Baker.

To view "Ignored" go to:   www.nrapvf.org/defeathickenlooper

 
 
 
 
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"GREELEY — As she was raped, Kimberly Corban plotted her revenge.

She memorized her attacker’s whispered taunts and gauged how tall he was, his weight, even his shoe size through quick peeks under the black shirt he had shoved over her face.

After an hour, he got off of her and started a conversation, trying to assuage his guilt. Corban, now 21, used that time as well to get to know her attacker.

“He would keep his voice in a whisper, talking to me, and he wouldn’t shut up,” said Corban, a University of Northern Colorado senior, recalling the May 12, 2006, attack. “He said he felt bad about this. He said it would ruin his day.”

But that didn’t stop him from threatening to return if she told anyone about the attack."

Read the full Denver Post article HERE.



 
 
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"Fear and violence, when it is wrought by the criminal act of another, can beget two kinds of results. It can be debilitating and ruinous, leaving victims a shell of their former selves, changed forever.

Or, for some people, it can prove the old clich: What doesn't destroy you makes you stronger.

For the past year and a half, rape survivor Kimberly Corban has lived both outcomes.

The 21-year-old college student has spent sleepless nights huddled in her parents' bed, reduced, as she described it, to a frightened 5-year-old afraid of the monster in her closet. She fell behind in her course work, she has been hospitalized for seizures brought on by post-traumatic stress disorder, and for months, she could not muster the will to leave her bed when the sun started breaking through her window.

But then there's the strong Kimberly. She is still the independent, fun-loving college student who can't wait for Rush Week at the University of Northern Colorado, when she will meet new lifelong sorority sisters. She speaks in front of crowds of strangers about her personal horror, hoping to impress upon even one woman that she, too, can make a difference. Prosecutors and police officers are amazed at her poise, her drive and her dignity, miraculously intact after her worst nightmare materialized. She is not just a victim anymore. She is turning her rape into a new direction for her life, one of advocacy, aid for others, even a new career path.

She is proof that sometimes the greatest courage comes from the worst struggle."

Read the rest of the Greeley Tribune article HERE.