I have two words, and I mean it in all sincerity.
Hello, I kind of misread your first post, I was thinking you got hit by the auditor for some reason.
I wonder if that Ethics Officer is new at LV Org? I mean, was he just treating you like a racalcitrant kid? Like maybe he was "spanking" you somehow?
Nonetheless, it still wasn't legal, I'm sorry that happened to you.
do you still have bruises?
Keep a diary? You could take some pictures of the bruises for some kind of evidence, the outside of the org, even the guy who did it if you want and just stick it in your diary with ALL the details and the date and time --and then you won't have to carry it around with you in your head so much. If you decide to tell the police, you'll have it there. I mean, it gets to a point where it would be too late to get the police involved, but just for your own support. That's kind of the way life is in general, always expect to be challenged. My boyfriend does it all the time to me, It makes it easier for me to deal with it from non friendlys. Always be prepared to have evidence and proof. People don't challenge you to be mean or because they don't like you (althought some do) -- it's expected, it's part of speaking up and talking, having supportive evidence.
Look, I have another suggestion, not to write too much at you all at once, but you could call the non-emergency police number from a pay phone and test the waters and just anonymously ask, "Someone just hit me and I don't know what to do.." and see what the lady says. She might sound kind of bored like shes thinking "join the crowd, this is las vegas..." and monotonously try to get more details out of you, but if she is a could call reciever, she'll recognize the stress and confusion of a recent abuse victim and be able to walk you through it.
Another thing I'd suggest, for your own peace of mind, is to take a self defense class.
I took one, just a one day class where the instructor taught some basic moves for if someone tried to attack me, particularly a guy trying to rape me or something. I practised the self defense moves over and over in different situations. Afterwards, I felt better that I knew I could defend myself in certain situations to some degree. Someone trying to pin me down or hold me down. Unfortuately the world has some really creapy people in it, so you have to be able to defend yourself.
Well, my training did come in handy. Years later, some crazy drugged guy came at me, I think he was on speed or something, and was calling me a slut and a whore and saying overlly nice things about my female anatomy. He kept getting closer and closer to me and I could see his dilated pupils, I told him to back off and he just said "make me" and he tried to grab me and I kicked him in the nuts as hard as I could. He doubled over a little and then I shoved him back, he tripped on a throw carpet and slid away on the wood floor enough that I could shut the door to the room I was in and lock it. The guy hardly knew me, he was a friend of someone who's house I stayed at briefly. he just was on some kind of weird drug trip, he wasn't seeing reality. I was happy to have avoided letting him act out on me. I was proud of myself that I was able to protect myself. I know in the future if someone, anyone, wants to try and lay a hand on me--- I have some tricks. The best thing to do is to avoid getting into a room with a stranger alone at all, but if you do ever get caught by surprise by someone you think is a friend who is acting weird or whatever, you gotta be able to defend yourself.
Even if you never have to use it, knowing that you CAN makes you feel tougher and more stable.
I do actually believe in kind of a kharma thing, sort of like the Scientology overt-motivator sequence thing. But I ALSO believe that there are OTHER people in the universe besides ME who have their own crap going on. So shit CAN happen to you just because you are there. It has nothing to do whether you deserve it or not or whether you "pulled it in." SO--- it helps to know that. That SHIT can happen and to be prepared.
I don't know if you have nightmares about it or anything like that, well I kind of do believe a little bit in the "reactive mind" concept that there is a mind that stores traumatic things out of survival. But I don't think it's bad. It's a survival mechanism. If your body-mind- combination gets the idea that it IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN, then it won't replay for you over and over again. You learn from the experience, you know how to prevent it, or how to get it to have another outcome, then it won't happen again. Your mind wont' have to bug you about it, or warn you of it with the bad memory because you've got it under control. So... again, learning self defense helps that too. I know certain types of abuse I've had I can fight back against so I don't have nightmares or flashbacks or reactive mind crap going on about it anymore.
Well, that's just another two cents for you.
Wish you luck with whatever you decide to do and try.
I got involved in Scientology through my friend who was with me at the time.
I didnt tell my mother, I told her I was hanging out with a friend after school, my mom is never around she's always out and never really seems interested in me. I felt accepted there and thats why I stayed there I guess.