The dictionary meaning of sexual abuse is, “the infliction of sexual contact upon a person by forcible compulsion.” Hidden behind those words are wrenching emotional trauma that can shake someone to the core.
Sexual abuse comes in many forms and each is as traumatizing as the other. What is even tougher is recollecting those memories. These celebrities found the courage and strength to share their stories. They have overcome their trauma of sexual abuse and acts as inspiration for others to do the same.
1. Anurag Kashyap
The anguish of this celebrated film director lasted for 11 years. He came forward to share that he was regularly molested as a child. Eventually, he forgave the perpetrator.
2. Kalki Koechlin
It takes a lot of courage to come forward and talk about one of the deepest pains of your life. This actress overcame that hurdle to share her dark experiences of being sexually assaulted as a kid. She faced it when she was just 9 years old.
3. Sonam Kapoor
She was just a 14-year-old girl when this disturbing incident happened. She was waiting in line with her friends near a theater when a man held her breast from behind. She recalled that she started shaking and wanted to cry. It took her quite some time to open up about this incident.
4. Akshay Kumar
He recalled the incident happened when he was just 6 years old. He was inappropriately touched by their liftman. Eventually, Akshay opened up to his father and proper action was taken. However, the horrifying memories of sexual abuse always create such after-effects that are hard to overcome. In case of Akshay, he still cannot say the word “bum” comfortably.
5. Sofia Hayat
This actress went on-record to talk about her gloomy childhood shrouded by sexual abuse. She was just 10-years-old when her uncle abused her. She spoke that her childhood was disturbing and dark.
6. Sapna Moti Bhavnani
She is a celebrity hairstylist who works with many Bollywood stars. She was 24-years-old when she was gang-raped at gunpoint in Chicago. Her ordeal continued when she married her high-school sweetheart. She was the victim of domestic abuse. It took her more than 20 years to gather strength to talk about her rape.
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