Veronica Victoria Perasso, who lives in Miami, US, was allegedly ignored by the police when she reported an alcohol and drug-fuelled rape incident.
The 22-year-old waived her right to anonymity in an interview with Jam Press Media, where she recalled the ordeal.
She spoke about the situation, which she says happened on July 2, 2018.
Veronica, who is from Venezuela, claims a girl she lived with at the time took her to a house where “she was assaulted”.
She remembered: “She even videoed me incoherently asking for my boyfriend.
“Afterwards, she took me home and put me in bed and acted like she didn’t know what happened.”
The next day after the alleged assault, Veronica woke up with unpleasant memories and a nauseous feeling on the inside.
She recalled: “I woke up, went straight to the hospital and got a rape kit.
“They confirmed that someone was inside of me without protection and when I told them it was absolutely against my will they instructed me to call the police. Which I did.”
However, when the Instagram model reported the incident to the police, she claimed the cops questioned why she didn’t fight back.
Veronica claimed: “The police treated me like I was inconveniencing them by reporting it.
“The cops asked me why I didn’t physically fight back. I explained I was incoherent and had no strength.
“They asked me if I knew the person, and I said I knew someone who did – the girl that took me there – and they questioned her, even though she didn’t want to be involved.
“She was an accomplice and she knew it. She begged me to not talk to the cops – it turned out she was regularly extorting men and woman for money. I was so young and impressionable.”
The model continued: “The police insisted I could only get justice if I got a confession – that is, if I got the guy to admit he raped me, willingly, on tape.
“My word meant nothing, as a young immigrant female in America.
“I found it confusing that on TV politicians and powerful businessmen were being taken down by women who claim they were sexually assaulted 20 and 30 years ago, with no proof, only their word.
“Yet here I am, today, in the flesh, with lots of proof, not even being heard because I’m an immigrant and the person who raped me was not famous.”
As the model was furious and frustrated by the situation, she refused to let it get her down.
She said: “I left Florida at that point. And set out to change everything about myself. I had to become someone else; so first I got extensions, then coloured contacts.
“I got breast implants, tattoos, then the extensions got taken out and the hair kept getting shorter and shorter until one day I woke up staring in the mirror at a completely new version of myself.”
According to Jam Press Media, West Palm Beach Police declined to comment as this is an ongoing case.