File photo: A Sony PlayStation virtual reality headset is to see at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, in Los Angeles, California, United States, June 16, 2015. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)
A woman claimed that she was sexually assaulted in a virtual reality by a pervert who abused her while she was innocently blasting zombies.
The VR virgin, was trying out the new technology for the first time with a game called QuiVr, when a man using the pseudonym BigBro442 “almost groped her”.
We have decided to use the name of the woman who shared her story in an absorbing Medium post.
She wrote: “between one wave of zombies and demons to shoot, I sat next to BigBro442, waiting for our next attack.
“Suddenly, BigBro442 the severed helmet facing me dead-on. His floating hand went to my body and began almost rub my chest.”
The woman’s first foray into the virtual reality also began to experience “won me over, lock, stock and barrel”.
“Turning 360 degrees, I revelled in the snowy medieval fortress and a game called QuiVr, where you play an archer, shooting down the walking dead,” she wrote.
“Never had I experienced virtual reality that felt so real. I was smitten. I never wanted to leave this world.”
But after only three minutes in the virtual world, BigBro442 ruining everything.
The woman cried out: “stop” about her microphone, but this failed to deter the hi-tech heavy breath.
She added: “I laughed from the embarrassment and ridiculousness of the situation. Women, after all, are considered to be cool, and any form of sexual harassment with a smile. But I told him to stop.
“This goaded him on, and even when I turned away from him, he chased me around, which makes grasping and pinching movements in the vicinity of my chest. Encouraged, he pushed his hand in the direction of my virtual cross, and began to rub.
“There I was, virtually groped in a snow fort with my brother-in-law and the man to watch.”
This story first appeared on The Sun.