Police are also looking at Govan's possible involvement in the dismemberment murder of a male teen in July 2005.
“I see all the videos all the time,” Fatimah told PIX11, “I usually watch the videos and don't say anything. But when I seen this particular one — and then, the fact they were strangled — I just felt like if I didn't pretend I died, I would probably be one of them.”
According to Fatimah, she was drunk and lost, when she left the party in the Linden Houses alone, in the summer of 2006.
She told PIX11 the mystery man was driving a dark van, with one indicator that he had a family.
“It had the chalk image of the families in the back, the stickers that families have on the van,” Fatimah recalled.
She said the man in the van slowed down and offered help.
“I just remember him trying to be a charming person — trying to be kind — and talking too much. Like he had too much personality.”
Fatimah told PIX11 she got in the van.
“I turned around and noticed there were no back seats in the car,” Fatimah told PIX11. “So, when he noticed I turned around, he took a knife. I was about to jump out, but he sped off.”
Fatimah said the man told her to undress, and when she initially tried to fight him, he slammed her head against the back window of the van.
She told PIX11 she decided to stop resisting and begged the man to use a condom, which he did.
After the rape, she said her ordeal wasn't over.
“He strangled me. I realized he was doing it to kill me. So, I just relaxed my body and pretended like I wasn't breathing. I pretended I was dead.”
Fatimah said the man threw her out of the van naked into an alley and then he sped off in the van.
She told PIX11 she ran into the street and saw a patrol car, at one point.
Fatimah said the officer thought she was a prostitute, asking “What happened — your date went wrong?”
Fatimah said she didn't file a police report and didn't return to her adoptive parents for two months.
Fatimah said she later moved upstate to the Albany area, went to school, and married several years ago.
She's back in Brooklyn.
Fatimah gave approval to PIX11 to give the NYPD her phone number, in case detectives wanted to talk to her.
She made other claims about what she saw in the mystery man's van.
“When I got in the car, there was ripped, plastic bags. He used a ripped, plastic bag to tie my neck.”
She acknowledged that Govan looked different in his first court appearance in November 2016 than he did at the second hearing in February 2017.