Originally Posted by felixrex
The film is based on the real ordeal of Cheryl Araujo, who was gang-raped by several men in an American bar while other customers encouraged them and didn't intervene to stop what was happening. She later struggled to have the men who committed and witnessed the rape prosecuted after being denigrated by the Defence and certain areas of the community and falling victim to a severe case of victim blaming.
I find the scenario depressingly believable.
And even more depressing Cheryl died in a car accident only 3 years later at the age of 25.