Sexual abuse is a major concern for many and is growing up against the backdrop of domestic violence in every country. If you think sexual abuse can just be a part of an average woman who gets victimized than you were wrong! There are many famous celebrities who stood up and spoke about their childhood experience where they were sexually abused!
1. Kalki Koechlin
Bollywood actress, Kalki is known to speak her mind and one such confession was during her interview with one of the news channel. In an interview with NDTV, Kalki shocked everyone when she spoke about her being abused as a child. However, she did not want to narrate about that specific event in her life and also did not share about the issue in detail. She further added by saying for me, it’s not a one day headline, it’s something that’s a reality I have lived with for a long time.”
2. Sofia Hyatt
The controversial actress once when on record to say, she was sexually abused as a child by her own uncle. Sofia shared that she was just 10 years old when her uncle abused her and this was the only reason for her to live a disturbed childhood. Sofia had also filed a police complaint against another house inmate Armaan Kohli for allegedly ‘assaulting’ her but there we no outcomes in her favor.
3. Anoushka Shankar
Famous sitar player Anoushka Shankar has also been a victim of child abuse. During the release of a video for global women’s rights campaign, she opened up about her dark childhood and being abused as a little girl. She further shared that she was abused by a man whom his family members trusted a lot and for this reason, she is left scarred for life. Anoushka has been committed to working towards women and her security because in spite being a celebrity she has faced abuse in several other forms like touching, groping and many other things.
4. Anurag Kashyap
In an interview, Anurag Kashyap has shared about being continuously abused by a 22-year-old man for 11 long years when he was a child. Anurag met the person after many years and realized to leave his dark childhood back because he was not the same dirty man, but he was guilt ridden when they met.
5. Lady Gaga
Famous pop singer, lady gaga has revealed that she was been raped at the age of 19 and after that, she went through various sessions to overcome the pain. She also confronted that she was raped by a person who was a music director 20 years senior to her.
6. Ashley Judd
American film actress, Ashley Jude has opened up about her being a victim of child abuse. She was brutally raped several times during childhood and when a teen. She shared her memories on how she was taken up a stranger to an empty building who promised to give her a pinball machine. Ashley also shared that she was raped during her day of modeling after she refused to have oral sex with a male model.
7. Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough revealed about the abuse she suffered while she was just a child. At the age of 10, she was sent to study dance at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Arts, and was she was taken up by several young people. The actress declined to say who abused her but said the abuse became worse “when I started hitting puberty when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl.”
8. Oprah Winfrey
While doing a show with sexual abuse victims and their molesters, Winfrey revealed to her audience that she had been raped by a relative when she was 9 years old. Other than the relative, there were other people who keep trying on her which resulted in a pregnancy at age 14. However, Winfrey gave birth to a baby boy who died in infancy.
9. Mackenzie Phillips
Mackenzie Phillips revealed that she was raped by her father John Phillips, at the age of 18 and he kept the sexual relationship until she became pregnant and feared her father was the baby’s father. However, his father paid for the abortion.
10. Pamela Anderson
She made a shocking revelation that she was molested at the age of six and was gang raped when she was just 12.