Despite the fact that I wasn’t legal drinking age at the time, I was a club promoter and regular attendee in a group of nightclubs before I started DJing. Right after I started DJing (I was 20), one of the senior employees dragged me to an after party when I was heading home, forced a bunch of drugs and alcohol on me, and assaulted me at his apartment. I don’t remember how I got there. I was well known across all of the properties owned by the company in question, and I was ostracized after their senior management team and attorneys found out that one of their senior employees had assaulted me. I lost the “family” that I thought I had built overnight, was diagnosed with PTSD, and nearly succeeded in taking my own life.