Help with Rent! Victim of Sexual Assault.

As some of you may know, I was Sexually Assaulted while sitting at my table at a restaurant back in October of 2020 by the then Vice President of my local Pride organization (Tennessee Valley Pride). When I pressed charges on said individual, they used their platform to create a false narrative that encouraged my local LGBTQIA+ community to very aggressively harass/threaten me to the point where individuals began getting arrested for the harassment. The overwhelming stress from the attack and backlash ended up locking my nervous system in fight or flight mode to where it began attacking my body in an effort to "save me". This resulted in multiple surgeries needing done and almost an entire year of missed work (all of 2021). As of today, im waiting for the date to be set for a Jury Trial concerning my attack (which is 100% on video). I did win my settlement court case in relation to the crime, but its still going to be quiet some time before the state of Tennessee pays me reparations.

Since then, I have been back at work for only one month now and while I'm able to work, im not at 100% yet so I'm not fully able to work as much as I used to at the current moment. Going through all of this completely alone and having to advocate for myself has been extremely trying and im in need of financial assistance. Ive been able to catch up 2 months worth of bills that were behind due to missing so much work, but I still have around $700 left due for rent. The eviction process has already started, so im trying to raise these funds in time to stop the eviction!

Any kind of donations would be greatly appreciated and literally be saving my life! I dont have a support system here as I had moved here shortly before I was attacked, so I'm resorting to this in hopes I can raise enough funds to maintain my place so I can continue healing from my assault and get my justice.


Sean Michael Leydig
Chattanooga, TN

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