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Celebrities Who Were Sexually Abused

By: shibu purushothaman

We cannot deny the fact that celebrities around the world have intrigued our lives! From their fat pay cheques to patch-ups and break-up, every one of us loves to stay updated with our favourite celebrity news!

No matter how high-profile life celebrities live, they ultimately live a life like a common man. From their experience of casting couch to sexual abuse, celebrities around the world have come forward to open up the issue and help others who have been a victim of the same.

From Oprah Winfrey to Kalki Koechlin and Anurag Kashyap, these famous celebrities have opened up about their experience of being sexually abused.

The experience of going through this stage was surely a devastating one, but it did not stop these celebrities from growing and achieving their goals. In the hope to raise awareness and also take away the shame associated with it, celebrities have shared every minute detail about the most shocking incident of their lives.

So, let's check out the list of celebrities who were sexually abused.

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Sophia Hayat

Controversial star, Sophia Hayat who has now turned into a nun once opened up about her devastating experience of getting abused when she was a kid. The actress went on record to speak about her experience of child abuse. The star said that she was sexually abused by her uncle when she was just 10 years of age. This experience has led to disturbing memories throughout the childhood.

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Kalki Koechlin

Everyone was shocked to know when Bollywood star, Kalki Koechlin opened up about her experience of being abused when she was just a kid. She once told on national television that she was sexually abused as a kid and it was not intentional to declare such sensitive details on the TV. Kalki's child abuse story soon broke the internet and became headlines on the media.

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Somi Ali

A Pakistani-based girl and an ex-Bollywood actress, Somi Ali is one among the celebrities who was sexually abused. The actress once told that she was abused at the age of 5 and also faced domestic violence in Pakistan. Salman Khan's ex-girlfriend, Somi Ali said that she travels throughout the world in order to create awareness about child abuse and avoid feeling ashamed for the same.

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Oprah Winfrey

Popular celebrity, Oprah Winfrey suffered sexual abuse as a kid in Milwaukee. She once spoke about some of the darkest moments of her life and tried to create awareness for the same. Oprah has not only created awareness but she has helped several victims to come out of this devastating experience. What's more shocking is Oprah was raped by her relative. Apart from being raped by a relative, there were also others who kept abusing her which led to her unwanted pregnancy at the tender age of 14.

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Ashley Judd

Popular actress Ashley Judd once opened up about getting abused as a kid. Not only child abuse, the actress went further to reveal some chilling details when she was brutally raped during childhood and as a teen. Ashley also said that she was once raped during her modeling days after a male model forced her to perform oral sex. She also shared a chilling incident when she was raped by a stranger in an empty building.

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Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson made headlines in the international media when she opened up about some secret details of getting abused and raped at a tender age. Once Pamela Anderson opened up that she was molested when she was just six years old. That's not more, Pamela was gang-raped at the age of 12. Today, she is helping many cases of child abuse and rape victims to speak up about such incidents and come out of the trauma.

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Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka Shankar is a famous sitar player who has also been a victim of child abuse. Anoushka Shankar opened up about her experience of getting sexually abused during the global women's rights campaign. Anoushka Shankar said that she was sexually abused by a family member whom they trusted a lot. After this incident, it left Anoushka Shankar scared for life. She has also faced other abuses as a kid.

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Anurag Kashyap

Not only women, but Anurag Kashyap is one among the male stars who opened up about his devastating experience of being sexually abused for 11 long years. Yes, in an interview, Anurag Kashyap opened up that he was sexually abused for eleven years by a 22-year-old man. Anurag Kashyap also met the same person after a few years and decided to leave all his dark childhood memories behind. He moved on and inspired others to do so!

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga's story is not dramatic than a movie! According to the reports published, it is said that Lady Gaga was sexually abused when she was just 19 years old. She was studying at a Catholic School where she was sexually raped by a man who was 20 years older to her. The man raped her so badly that she was paralyzed. In order to come up with the trauma, it took 4-5 years for the actress.

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Story first published: Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 21:08 [IST]
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