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.
2. Lady Gaga
Recently, pop sensation Lady Gaga opened up about being raped at the age of 19.
3. Kalki Koechlin
In an interview with a leading news channel, Kalki revealed that she was sexually abused as a child.
Pop queen Madonna was raped on the roof of a building by a stranger at gun-point.
5. Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap was molested as a child. In fact, he was sexually assaulted for almost 11 years!
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.
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.
8. Poorna Jagannathan
Poorna suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a family friend at the age of 9.
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.
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.
11. Gabrielle Union
When she was 19, actress Gabrielle Union was sexually assaulted at gunpoint while working at a shoe store.
12. Scott Weiland
A high school senior raped Weiland when he was 12.
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.
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.
15. Fiona Apple
The eccentric and emotional singer was raped at 12 outside her family’s apartment.
16. Corey Feldman
Feldman revealed that he had been assaulted by several male studio heads in the 80s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
21. Axl Rose
William was sexually abused by his biological father at the age of two.
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.
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.
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.
25. Carlos Santana
He was repeatedly molested by a family friend between the ages of 10 and 12.
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.
27. Fantasia Barrino
Inspirational American Idol Fantasia Barrino was raped during her high school years.
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.
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.