She agreed to join him for a drink at the bar later but said she needed to change out of her performance outfit first.
“He joined me in the lift and said he would wait for me. I felt a little uneasy as he entered my suite‚ but beckoned him into the lounge and asked him to wait there while I changed‚” she wrote.
“I entered my bedroom‚ closed the door and began to change. A few minutes later the door opened and he entered and without a word grabbed me and forced me onto the bed from behind. He overpowered me and painfully raped me. It must have been over in about 20 seconds although it felt like a lifetime‚” she wrote.
“He left immediately without saying a word.”
While Facebook users hailed her for finally speaking out‚ she revealed her fear.
She said she had been encouraged to share her experience amid the trending ‘Me Too’ hashtag on social media where women have been sharing their experiences of sexual violence.
Ferguson had begun dropping hints of her sexual ordeal earlier this week‚ saying the man who had violated her still held a powerful position in government. She spoke of the trauma of seeing him after the ordeal.
“Later that month [after the rape] I found myself in the same caucus and would pass him in the corridors. He could never meet my eye‚” she wrote on Facebook.
“A married man he has no doubt done this to many women‚” Ferguson said.