How Fran Drescher’s Dog Changed Her Life After Horrific Attack

Fran Drescher says her service dog changed her life after she was raped at gunpoint nearly 40 years ago.

Two men broke into the ‘Nanny’ star’s Los Angeles home in 1985 and raped her and a friend.

“I am a survivor who managed to carry on with my life despite the veil of PTSD that I learned to live with,” she said earlier this month at the UN Women for Peace luncheon. Luncheon To End Violence Against Women, “and I’m rarely alone without my…service dog.”

“I’m often amazed at how much more relaxed I feel on the streets, in airports, or in a hotel room because I’m with my friend, companion, and protector.”

She added: “I have a full and rich life full of fun and purpose.”

Drescher, who has campaigned for tougher anti-violence laws, said at the event that she was “one of the lucky ones” who survived to see her attacker sentenced to 150 years in prison.

She said, “We everythingas a collective, must have zero tolerance for any misconduct, from the most minor wolf whistles on the street to denial of education, who to marry or not marry at all, what to wear, legislating on a woman’s body , equal pay at work, physical violence, rape, human trafficking and slavery.

“Every aspect of the violation of a woman’s rights is a potential justification for violence,” she said.

Fran Drescher pets her dog as she lies on a couch readingThe ‘Nanny’ star relaxes with her “friend, companion and protector.”officialfrandrescher/Instagram

Guests included Rita Cosby, Amanda Diaz, Kat Graham, Anna Genesis Jones, Lynne McCord with Benjamin W. Decker, Barbara Tober, Leila Heller, Francine LeFrak and Susan Gutfreund.

The association presented awards to Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo, Christian Elliott, Vicki Hollub and Kevin Hyland OBE, as well as a special lifetime achievement award to Joanne King Herring, who was played by Julia Roberts in “Charlie Wilson’s War”.,and a posthumous award to the founder of UNWFPA, Dame Muna Rihani Al-Nasser.

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