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Amish not immune to #MeToo, victims say

The Amish are known for living a simple, idyllic life. Their reputation for forgiveness and community precedes them. And, for the most part, they live outside the rest of American society.

But Torah Bontrager knows Amish life doesn’t always match that ideal. Growing up in an Amish community in the Midwest, Bontrager said, she experienced physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

Her story, she said, is not an anomaly. And she’s encouraging other women to speak out.

“We’re in like the pre-Amish #MeToo,” she said. “We still do not have our Weinsteins … but they do exist.”

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