Sixteen women who spoke to CNN accuse their voice coach of engaging in various forms of sexual misconduct from the early 2000s to September 2017.

They're not celebrities. Their voice coach isn't either. But #MeToo changed their lives.

Updated 12:04 PM ET, Thu February 8, 2018

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This article contains detailed accounts of sexual abuse in text and audio.

New York (CNN)Samantha Shulman isn't a celebrity. Neither is the man that she and at least 15 other women have accused of various forms of sexual misconduct. But #MeToo is changing their lives.

Shulman was 27 years old when she started seeing respected voice coach Peter Rofé in 2004. She had moved to New York from Arizona with her best friend a few years earlier. She hoped to turn her experience as a radio DJ into a lucrative career doing voice-overs in television and radio ads.
Shulman said she had been working with Rofé for more than six months when he locked the door of his Manhattan studio during a session. She said he persuaded her to take off her shirt so she could get more into the read. He told her that her voice turned him on, she said, and "he took his penis out."
"He asked if I wanted to touch it, and then he reached down and he touched my breast," Shulman said. "I remember putting my shirt back on, and I didn't say anything. I was in shock."
For years, Shulman carried the guilt and shame of the encounter, she said. She had no idea other women had similar stories about him. Then, #MeToo erupted, and she learned she wasn't alone.
Samantha Shulman says her voice teacher exposed himself and groped her during a session.
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