"I want everyone to know that I am not afraid or ashamed anymore, and I never should have been," Prout said during an interview with Today.
"It's been two years now since the whole ordeal, and I feel ready to stand up and own what happened to me and make sure other people, other girls and boys, don't need to be ashamed, either,'' said added.
Prout reveals that at the time of trial, she had considered accepting an apology letter in order to avoid having to go to trial, but she decided against it.
"We had been prepared to just receive an apology letter," she continued. "We had been prepared to finish this and just move forward with our lives and let them move forward with their lives, but, you know what, in the pursuit of justice I would've done anything."
Prout took the stand and testified against her attacker for three days during the trial.
"It was something that was necessary,'' she said. "Although it was scary and although it was pretty difficult...I wouldn't be where I am today without having been able to speak up for myself during that time,'' she said.
Labrie was acquitted on three counts of felony sexual assault and is currently appealing the other charges.
"I hope he learns,'' Prout continued. "I hope he gets help. And that's all I can ever hope for in any sort of process like this. Because if he doesn't learn, he will do it to another young woman."