An Instagram influencer known for traveling around the world with her husband said she was nearly abducted and sexually assaulted during their trip to the Dominican Republic.
Cora Smith — who, with her hubby, Jay, runs the Instagram account The_GreatEscape.Blog, which has 26,000 followers — said she felt compelled to paint a rosy picture online of their three-month jaunt to the DR in 2018.
“You feel this obligation to be honest, but a fear of rejection if you are,” Smith said in an interview with Business Insider. “I didn’t tell my story, and I think it’s out of fear.”
The couple from Orlando, Florida, stayed in Airbnbs in Santo Domingo, Punta Cana and Costambar. On their second day in Santo Domingo, Smith was out for a jog while her husband napped when she was approached by a man in a car.