Victims Fight Back in New ID Series
Surviving Evil (ID, 10pm) features dramatically compelling and emotional stories
of victims who fought back against their attackers and, against amazing
odds, survived. Joining Investigation Discovery as host of the series
is Charisma Carpenter, best known for her role as Cordelia Chase on
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.
Carpenter is the survivor of a
real-life incident that she endured more than 20 years ago. The actress
and two friends were swimming at San Diego's Torrey Pines State Beach in
1991 when they were violently attacked by an armed, rogue police
officer. Carpenter fought for her survival after being held at gunpoint,
but her two friends were both shot by the attacker and seriously
wounded. The police officer was sentenced to 56 years in prison for the
attacks in addition to a series of rapes and robberies.