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Kidnapping survivor Smart reveals why porn made ordeal worse

SALT LAKE CITY -- Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smartsays pornography led to her captor raping her more than he already did in the nine months she was held.

Smart made the remarks in a video posted Friday by Fight the New Drug, an anti-pornography advocacy group.

Smart, who was taken from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 at the age of 14, recounts how Brian David Mitchell showed her magazines containing hardcore pornography.

She says he then wanted to mimic what he saw.

Elizabeth Smart's fight against human trafficking

Smart says she cannot say that looking at pornography caused Mitchell to kidnap her but that “pornography made my living hell worse.”

Smart describes herself as an advocate against abuse and pornography.

She has a book on self-empowerment scheduled for release in spring 2017.

In 2014, Smart told CBS News that while she still has flashbacks when she talks to victims, she feels sharing her story is liberating

 

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