"Buffy the Vampire Slayer's" Charisma Carpenter Attacked by Serial Rapist Cop

In Celebs by Wendy Michaels , on Friday, August 10, 2012, 9:45 AM (PDT)
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Charisma Carpenter Attacked by Rapist When She Was 22

Talk about scary. Actress Charisma Carpenter was attacked by a rapist when she was 22 years old, she recently revealed.

In 1991, Carpenter and her friends were involved in a brutal attack that left her friends shot and wounded, NY Daily News reports.

Carpenter escaped the attack, but is telling her story in a new series for Investigation Discovery called I Survived Evil. She will also host the series.

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Carpenter joins others in sharing the details of how they survived violent attacks.

She explains the event of the 1991 attack that occurred when she was a cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers. She and friends went to Torrey Pines State Beach to swim and a masked gunman attacked the trio.

The man was serial rapist Henry Hubbard Jr. -- and also a San Diego cop. Thanks to Carpenter's evidence from Hubbard's attacks, a flashlight, he is now in prison serving a 56-year prison sentence.

President and general manager of Investigation Discovery Henry Schleiff, explained choosing Carpenter as host: "The fact that Charisma has personally lived through the tragic nightmare of being attacked -- and, thankfully, is willing to share her ordeal with our viewers -- makes her the perfect host for I Survived Evil."

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Carpenter says she'd like to interview Hubbard for one episode, explaining, "I'm interested in a sit-down, to ask him myself questions [I have]. Whether or not Hubbard will let me [I don't know], but my producers are interested, though they're treating it very delicately. I think they're worried about me, but really, I'm OK with it."

I Survived Evil comes to Investigation Discovery in 2013.

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