At just 19 years old, Darren Sheridan was kidnapped, tortured, and left to die by a man named Alan Baker — who is now out of prison and has become a radical transgender activist, calling himself Sarah Jane Baker.
Darren Sheridan, a 52-year-old hospital worker who was kidnapped and tortured by a trans identified male, Sarah Jane Baker and Baker’s brother, spoke publicly for the first time, recounting his harrowing experience of being held captive for 24 hours, during which he… pic.twitter.com/mjmYJx3uZ0
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Baker went viral recently after a speech at an LGBT “Pride” event where he called for violence against women — telling eventgoers to punch a “TERF,” which is an acronym for “Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists.” The left uses this acronym to describe any woman who opposes radical gender ideology and allowing men in women’s spaces, even those who disagree with feminism.
“I was gonna come here and be really fluffy and be really nice and say yeah be really lovely and queer and gay,” Baker shouted into a microphone during a recent LGBT event. “Nah, if you see a TERF, punch them in the f—ing face.”
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Sheridan, who is now 52 years old, spoke out in an interview with the Daily Mail about the trauma he experienced at the hands of Baker, his brother, and one other man.
In the interview with the publication, Sheridan responded to the headlines about Baker’s call to violence — referring to his male attacker with female pronouns.
“I think it is extreme to have those kind of views. I know she has anger issues but there’s still no right to say ‘punch somebody in the face,’” Sheridan told the outlet.
“I think if people disagree with other people about issues it’s much better to have a debate about it than threaten people. By telling the crowd to punch a TERF, she clearly still has anger issues and is a dangerous, violent person,” he continued.
Sheridan went on to describe the kidnapping and torture he experienced at the hands of Baker — revealing that the man had admitted to his crimes in court and claimed that his only regret was “not being able to break” Sheridan.
“I was forcibly taken at knifepoint to a van and bundled into the back. I couldn’t see what was going on as I was face down and there were no windows. I was beaten in the van. I think there were two of them doing it,” Sheridan told the Daily Mail. “I had no idea where I was going. They took me to a flat and led me inside where I was beaten and tortured for 12 hours.”
“They were punching me and burning me with cigarettes. They were stubbing them out on my neck and I still have the scars from that to this day,” he added, noting that his captors had openly discussed how they might kill him.
“I was made to eat cigarette butts and curry powder. It was such a sustained attack I became numb to the pain. The last thing I remember was being tied up with electricity wire and dumped in an airing cupboard. They carried me in and just left me there. It was dark and silent. I couldn’t hear anything,” Sheridan continued, adding: “The wire was tied around my feet, my hands, and my neck in such a way that if I moved it tightened around my neck.”
Sheridan went on to explain that he had eventually stopped trying to break free because he feared he would strangle himself.
“I was helpless and I blacked out,” he added.
Sheridan has since done years of therapy to deal with the incident and the resulting trauma — and told the Daily Mail that he has put most of the experience behind him. However, he was surprised to hear about Baker’s actions since receiving transgender surgery in prison.
“I’m surprised that he is doing so much for the trans community. I’m surprised that he would put other people before him,” he told the outlet, referring to Baker’s newfound activism. “I don’t get much involved in politics and stuff like that. I try to keep away from it.”