Tammy Murphy, New Jersey's new first lady, says she was a victim of sexual violence while in college

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey's new first lady says she was a victim of sexual violence while attending college.

Tammy Murphy told her story Saturday while speaking at a Women's march rally in Morristown. She had been introduced there by her husband, Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy, who was sworn into office Tuesday.

Tammy Murphy said the attack occurred while she was a sophomore at the University of Virginia. Murphy said she was walking along a path when a man grabbed her and pulled her into the bushes.

The man tried to take her clothes off and attempted to put a crab apple in her mouth to silence her. But she bit his hand and fled half-dressed to a nearby fraternity house where students called police,

The rally was among dozens being staged nationwide Saturday.