'I slept in a park for 17 years:' Movie about former Missouri prostitute hopes to save others

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - If her life sounds like it ought to be a movie, Christine Clarity McDonald agrees.

A runaway from a broken home, forced into prostitution, McDonald says she's been drugged, beaten, branded, attacked by rats, left for dead in a shallow grave, and forced to decide whether she could pull the trigger on a man who threatened to kill her.

Fifteen years after she escaped that life, McDonald is now working as an advocate for victims of human trafficking, and promoting a film project about her life, based on her book, "Cry Purple."

McDonald sat down with KMOX to describe all she's been through.

You can learn more about McDonald's life and film here, CryPurpleMovie.com

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