Peta Butler was 16 years old when her mother organised a “girls trip” that ended in a nightmare.
She was raped by a man three times her age in a seedy motel room.
Her attacker, “Thommo”, was a friend of Therese Butler, Peta’s mother, and she had arranged for him to meet them at the motel so he could have sex with her daughter against her will.
Peta tells her story of A Current Affair. Post continues after.
While “Thommo”, an “extremely obese” man whom Therese had met online, took off her clothes and raped the 16-year-old, who had been plied with alcohol before the attack, her mother sat outside smoking.
Waiting for it to be over, while Peta willed it to end, terrified and helpless.
Therese had facilitated her own daughter’s rape. And she’s not in prison.
While she spent 12 months behind bars for her crime, she was released last October, and she hasn’t stopped tormenting her now 28-year-old daughter.
In a recent string of insults directed at reporters from The Daily Mail, Therese called Peta a “little sl*t” and claimed she was raped by a relative when she was 14.
“Do you believe a little sl- …” she said after being approached by journalists, before correcting herself and saying: “a woman who was raped by her (relative)?”
“She was raped by (a relative) when she was 14,” Therese claimed.
She unleashed again when reporters asked her to help identify the rapist, “Thommo”, who has never been found.
“You want my side of the story, talk to my cop,” she said, before calling a photographer a “f***head” and telling him to go “shove it … up your ar**”.
The incident in the hotel room occurred in 2006, but it took years for Peta to find the strength to confront her mother – the woman who should have been protecting her from such predators.