I had the misfortune of meeting Chuck Traynor, but it didn’t start out like you’re describing. He was a gentleman when I first met him. He was always opening doors for me and lighting my cigarettes and he was very charming when he wanted to be…and I was young, you know, I was twenty-one when I went to live with him…and it wasn’t until after that, that things just started to change. He started talking about different sexual things, things that I had never heard of before, things that I - I couldn’t imagine, you know? I didn’t want to. I was raised…I was raised to obey my husband, to please him for better or for worse…so that’s what I did.
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