Only Diane says she's talked to Philippe since the charges were filed. "He called me the day after he was arrested, from jail," she says. "He said, 'You're behind this, aren't you?' And I said, 'Yeah, pretty much.' And he said, 'You know you're never going be able to live with yourself if you do this to me.' And I said: 'Let me tell you something, Philippe. I'll never be able to live with myself if I don't.'"

Since their initial diagnosis, all the women are learning to go on with their lives. "We can't look back. We can't change the past," Diane says. "We only have to look forward, and that's why we're trying to change the future for other women."

The women all believe that Philippe had other victims, and they say they are speaking out in order to help those women and their families. "There may even have been people who have family members who died and have not known why," Tricia says. "Perhaps in bringing this public they will see and recognize [Philippe] and know some closure for their pain."
FROM: Sex As a Deadly Weapon: 5 Victims Speak Out
Published on October 20, 2009


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