Advocate and Survivor, Chessy Prout, Shares Her Powerful Story on The TODAY Show

November 06, 2018

Advocate and Survivor, Chessy Prout, Shares Her Powerful Story on The TODAY Show

After staying silent for more than two years following a high-profile sexual assault case involving an older classmate, the courageous advocate, Chessy Prout, took a giant step into the spotlight when she revealed her identity in an Aug. 30 TODAY interview.

Prout was only 15 years old when she was assaulted by senior Owen Labrie as part of a sexual conquest game on the campus of the elite St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire.

Now 18 and a senior at another school, Prout spoke with TODAY about the impact that going public has had on her life. Her conversation is part of our Voices series of essays and interviews with newsmakers behind some of the year’s biggest moments.