This is the third report of violence connected to Shawna Forde in Everett since Dec. 22. That's when her estranged husband was shot at his home. Forde reported being beaten and raped there a week later by intruders. She has suggested the violence was somehow connected to her activism fighting crime, drugs and illegal immigration, but offered scant details.
Forde last week met with detectives to be interviewed on the sexual assault report. They asked her back to talk about her husband's shooting. Forde indicated she would talk to them, but had to reschedule and the meeting is pending. Everett Police this afternoon released a sketch of the suspect (appears to be a white male) provided by the victim. Investigators plan to interview her again Tuesday, Goetz said.
Forde and her husband moved into separate homes in July. In October, he filed for divorce. Forde's rape report triggered a blogosphere backlash, with speculation that the attack could be a hoax.Forde has dismissed questions as "politics," and labeled as "ridiculous" any suggestion that she may have somehow simulated her injuries reported in the Dec. 29 incident.