Just today, a friend told me about something quite horrible that happened to her. She's been working on a particular project with a company for two weeks now (she's not part of this company but worked with them, sort of as a freelancer) and the project ended after which they all went to someone's house to party. There, they all got drunk and ended up sleeping, except for her and her boss. He insisted on talking to her, told her she had received great reviews, and went on to kiss her. She struggled to push him off but he continued to force himself on her a little bit.
She has messaged him and he apologized blaming it on the alcohol and begging her not to tell anyone.
The problem is, she's desperate to find a job and has already spoken to this company about future projects. She says that if she complains within the company, this will ruin work for her in the future (she's just starting her career) and if she complains to the police, her parents may find out. Meanwhile, if she tells her family they'll worry excessively and make her go back to her hometown to stay with them.
What advice does one give in this situation?