Cassandra Peterson has come out for the first time about a sexual assault that she faced at the hands of Late Wilt Chamberlain. In her interview with People, Peterson spoke about how she had gone through this utterly embarrassing, shocking, and traumatizing experience at the hands of someone who she used to think of as a friend.
Interestingly, she had also never told anyone about it- with the exception of her ex-husband, Mark Pierson. But now, she comes open with it with the release of her book, Yours Cruelly, Elvira- Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark.
Cassandra Peterson Opens Up About Sexual Assault
The 70-year-old Cassandra Peterson provided details about this assault in this memoir, where she recounts a party that she had attended at the Bel Air mansion of Wilt Chamberlain in the 1970s- the peak of his career. After showing her his custom-built closet specifically for his NBA jerseys, she was forced by him to perform oral sex.
As to questions about her not raising her voice or fighting against it, Peterson responds that there weren’t many things she could have done against a man who was over seven feet and weighed close to 300 pounds, and who had his hand wrapped around her neck.
As for reporting him to the police, Cassandra Peterson didn’t really think her chances against a sports superstar in the eyes of the legal system were all that stable. As it stands, Wilt Chamberlain has always been considered to be one of the greatest NBA players of all time, and he died of congestive heart failure on the 12th of October, 1999.
Cassandra Peterson kept repeating that she had kept the whole thing quiet all her life- and never said a word about it. And what she felt to be the saddest thing of the lot was that he was her friend. He had been a friend to her for so long that this felt even more disgusting.