After Bridget and John divorced, she sued him for infecting her with HIV. A judge awarded Bridget $12.5 million in damages. But, to this day, Bridget says she hasn't received a penny. "He filed for bankruptcy this summer," she says.

Why did Bridget decide to speak publicly for the first time about this private battle? She says she hopes her story will serve as a warning and a source of strength for other women.

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"On many levels, it took away my humanity. It took away everything that I had, and no woman should have to deal with that," she says. "No woman should have to lose that much because a man decides that he's going to lie."


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