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29 Celebrities You Wont Believe Survived Sexual Abuse
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Published: Dec 19, 2015

Anyone can fall prey to sexual abuse, even celebrities. In fact, some of the famous and most loved celebs have had traumatizing experiences of sexual assaults. Here’s a list of some famous celebrities who faced sexual abuse!

1. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey was raped by a relative at the tender age of 9, a fact she shared with her beloved audience on her eponymous talk show in 1986.

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Source: panmacmillan.co.za

2. Lady Gaga

Recently, pop sensation Lady Gaga opened up about being raped at the age of 19.

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Source: comingsoon.net

3. Kalki Koechlin

In an interview with a leading news channel, Kalki revealed that she was sexually abused as a child.

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Source: styleequation.com

4. Madonna

Pop queen Madonna was raped on the roof of a building by a stranger at gun-point.

Source: The Guardian
Source: The Guardian

5. Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap was molested as a child. In fact, he was sexually assaulted for almost 11 years!

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Source: variety.com

6. Anoushka Shankar

Anoushka admitted that she suffered sexual and emotional abuse by a man whom her family trusted completely and this left her scarred for life.

Source: telegraph.co.uk
Source: telegraph.co.uk

7. Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson revealed that she was molested at the age of six (by a female babysitter), raped when she was 12-year-old (by her friend’s 25-year-old brother) and gang-raped in high-school by her boyfriend and his six friends.

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Source: Fox News

8. Poorna Jagannathan

Poorna suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a family friend at the age of 9.

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Source: archives.deccanchronicle.com

9. Tyler Perry

When he was about 5-6 years old, he was sexually assaulted by a neighbour, and then a male nurse in a hospital. Then, a man in the church, in the name of God and the Bible, sexually abused him. Tyler also faced sexual abuse by a friend’s mother.

Source: huffingtonpost.com
Source: huffingtonpost.com

10. Tori Amos

While coming up on the music circuit, a naive Tori Amos came to the aid of a man who needed a ride home. In turn, she was brutally assaulted by her passenger, which left her emotionally scared for years.

Source: The Guardian
Source: The Guardian

11. Gabrielle Union

When she was 19, actress Gabrielle Union was sexually assaulted at gunpoint while working at a shoe store.

Source: ABC News
Source: ABC News

12. Scott Weiland

A high school senior raped Weiland when he was 12.

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Source: rollingstone.com

13. Billie Holiday

The iconic jazz singer was raped by a neighbor on Christmas Eve. She was 11 when the attack occurred and was placed in protective custody as a witness for the state.

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Source: lcsax.com

14. Anne Heche

The actress claimed that her father, who later came out as gay, gave her an STD and abused her repeatedly from when she was a toddler until she was 12.

Source: twitter
Source: twitter

15. Fiona Apple

The eccentric and emotional singer was raped at 12 outside her family’s apartment.

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Source: pitchfork.com

16. Corey Feldman

Feldman revealed that he had been assaulted by several male studio heads in the 80s.

Source: laweekly.com
Source: laweekly.com

17. Teri Hatcher

Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher was raped repeatedly by an uncle, in an abusive situation that began when she was only five.

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Source: hippowallpapers.com

18. Queen Latifah

In her mid-20’s, Oscar-nominated entertainer Queen Latifah found the strength to tell her parents that a male babysitter had assaulted her as a child.

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Source: stupiddope.com

19. Vanessa Williams

The former Miss America contestant and noted actress / singer was molested by an 18-year-old female when she was just 10 years old.

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Source: dre1allianceent.com

20. Henry Rollins

Henry faced a lot of unwanted sexual encounters from a very early stage in his life which left a scar in him.

Source: rollingstone.com
Source: rollingstone.com

21. Axl Rose

William was sexually abused by his biological father at the age of two.

Source: rollingstone.com
Source: rollingstone.com

22. Kesha

After entering rehab for an eating disorder, the Die Young starlet claimed that her detrimental actions were triggered by record producer Dr. Luke, who had forced himself on her several times throughout her career. Luke has vehemently denied the claims.

Source: buzzfeed.com
Source: buzzfeed.com

23. Tim Roth

He started facing incestuous abuse during his childhood, and it continued up to his early teens. Tim has never uncovered the identity of his abuser who was a member of his family, but he has confirmed that it was not his mother or father.

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Source: thefilmstage.com

24. Dr Maya Angelou

The late Dr Angelou used her monumental novel, I Know Why The Caged BirdSings, to share the details of her assault with the world.

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Source: huffingtonpost.com

25. Carlos Santana

He was repeatedly molested by a family friend between the ages of 10 and 12.

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Source: 411mania.com

26. Tom Arnold

At 4, his father, a single parent, used to leave him with a neighbour to baby-sit him, who lured him with candy and raped him, calling the ordeal a game.

Source: voxmagazine.com
Source: voxmagazine.com

27. Fantasia Barrino

Inspirational American Idol Fantasia Barrino was raped during her high school years.

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Source: christianpost.com

28. Mo’Nique

As a young girl, the Oscar-winning entertainer was raped by her older brother, who currently sits in prison for a bevy of other crimes.

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Source: youtube

29. Ozzy Osbourne

Before he became a rock god, singer Ozzy Osbourne was a bullied child who was molested daily by two male school mates.

Source: rollingstone.com
Source: rollingstone.com