Celebrities Who Were Assaulted As A Child

By: Rima Chowdhury
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When we think about stars, we fail to accept the truth that at the end of the day, they too live a normal life like you and me. If you thought child sexual abuse can happen only to normal people, then you are mistaken.

Child sexual abuse is not just limited to India, but it is one of the biggest drawbacks of every country. From Kalki Koechlin to Pamela Anderson and Lady Gaga, here are some famous celebrities who dared to fight depression and speak about their assault openly in speeches.

Not to forget, the effect of child sexual abuse was devastating for all of them, still, they fought with their mental problems and became the most smiling face in future.

Have a look at the list of celebrities who were assaulted as a child.

1. Kalki Koechlin

The actress, who is freshly in the news for woman empowerment works, is well known for speaking her heart out. During an interview with a popular news channel, Kalki opened up about the worst experience of her life that is Child sex abuse. The Shanghai actress shocked everyone by saying that she had been abused as a child for a year. The actress broke up in front of a camera and was unable to narrate the complete incident.

2. Anoushka Shankar

Recalling her disturbing childhood, the famous Sitar player revealed that she has gone through several years of sexual and emotional abuse when she was just a kid. The lady further opened up about her being abused for several years in silence by an uncle whom her family trusted a lot.

3. Oprah Winfrey

With tears in her eyes, Oprah Winfrey shared about how she was raped by her own relative when she was just 9 years old. Oprah was pregnant at the age of 14 and she gave birth to a baby boy who died due to some reason. Apart from this, Oprah also uttered about her cousin who kept abusing her for several years.

4. Sophia Hayat

The actress who has recently turned a nun once said that she was physically abused by her own uncle. Sophia opened up about how she was abused by her uncle when she was just 10 years old. The actress broke while narrating her painful and dark reality of her childhood days.

5. Anurag Kashyap

If you thought child sexual abuse can only happen to a girl child, you are incorrect! During an interview, the famous director opened up about his secret childhood days. When Anurag was 10 years old, he was abused by a 20-year-old man for 11 years. Soon after the incident, Anurag decided to take his life seriously and never think about his past again.

6. Pamela Anderson

The lady who wins the show with her beauty and body made a shocking confession of being molested at the age of six. Pamela Anderson further spoke about how she was raped by a 20-year-old man when she was just 12 years old.

7. Somy Ali

Retired Bollywood actress and Salman Khan's Ex-girlfriend, Somy Ali spoke about her struggles of being ravished when she was four years old. The actress decided to reveal some shocking details of the incident because she wanted people to stop being silent if someone abuses them.

8. Ashley Judd

The American actress opened up about her worst experiences in life. She spoke about how she was raped numerous times when she was just a teen. The actress further shared her past saying that she was also raped during her modelling years after a male model forced her to perfume oral sex with him.

9. Lady Gaga

Popular pop singer, Lady Gaga spoke about how she was raped at the tender age of 9. The singer went through various therapies and psychological treatments for several years in order to recover from the incident. Lady Gaga said that music helped her cope up with her dirty past.

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Story first published: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 13:15 [IST]
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