Image copyright Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Image caption Padma Lakshmi has publicly spoken of being raped for the first time in 32 years US television host Padma Lakshmi has explained why she kept silent after being raped at the age of 16. In a piece for the New York Times, Lakshmi, 48, says she was raped on New…
US television host Padma Lakshmi has explained why she kept silent after being raped at the age of 16.
I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!
She explains how she started to feel it was her fault: “We had no language in the 1980s for date rape. I imagined that adults would say: ‘What the hell were you doing in his apartment?'”
Thirty-two years on, the TV personality says: “I have nothing to gain by talking about this.”
But she says, alluding to Mr Trump’s implication that allegations not made immediately are less true or less severe: “We all have a lot to lose if we put a time limit on telling the truth about sexual assault.”
.@PadmaLakshmiit is strange, right? That we haven’t thought about that moment for so long and now in a matter of a week names are being said, photos are being seen, questions are being asked, pain is coming up, but most of all, power. Communication. Family. Love. Thank you sis.
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