1/ 8 In a talk show with David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey openly revealed that she has suffered sexual abuse throughout her childhood. The host of the award winning talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, was raped by a relative when she was 9-year-old. Winfrey has also suffered sexual abuse from ages 10 to 14. Since then the brave lady has survived the trauma and made a mark in her career. She devoted hundreds of her shows to sexual abuse topics. Reuters During the launch of 'Pamela Anderson Foundation', the "Baywatch" star spoke about her childhood molestation stories. Anderson was molested by her babysitter from ages 6 to 10 and was raped by a friend's boyfriend's brother, who was 25, at the age of 12 . Reuters The late Marilyn Monroe was also a victim of sexual abuse in her childhood. She moved from different foster families at a very young age because men kept on trying to molest her and some of them had even succeeded. Facebook/Mariylin Monroe The “Dev D” actress, who has always stood on the issues of violence against women, has also been a victim of child sexual abuse. In an interview to a news channel, Kalki Koechlin revealed her past life and how she became a victim of sexual assault. Reuters The contestant of "Bigg Boss 7", Sophia Hayat, has been involved in many controversies. The actress also went on record to talk about her being a victim of child sexual abuse. At the age of 10, Hayat was sexually abused by her uncle. Facebook/Sophia Hayat The sitar player Anoushka Shankar also talked about her childhood sexual assault. At the release of a video for global women's rights campaign, the daughter of a legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar told the media that she was sexually abused by a family member. Reuters The newbie in Bollywood, Rhea Chakraborty, also went through the disgusting experience of sexual assault. VJ turned actress was groped by a well dressed man in her building elevator in broad daylight and she immediately filed an FIR at Khar Police Station near her residence. Facebook/Rhea Chakraborty The former "Bigg Boss" contestant Pooja Mishra accused Rohit Narang and his brother Rahul Narang of molesting her in a car in Pune. Mishra also accused the brothers of threatening to kill her. Creative Commons
In the male-dominant world, women are treated as a sex toy. It doesn't matter if you are living in India or overseas, females are always targeted for heinous crimes, like rape or any other sexual assault.
The list of molested women world-wide also includes celebrities. Be it rape, child sexual abuse, groping, indecent comments or gestures, the celebs have faced it all. Though all of them have survived it bravely, the trauma still remains in their minds.
Although, many famous faces came forward and went on record about their traumatic sexual abuse stories, there were few who did not have the courage to talk about them.
Check out the above slideshow for the female celebrities who were sexually assaulted.