‘I understand why women keep silent’: Padma Lakshmi speaks out about her rape at 16

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‘I understand why women keep silent’: Padma Lakshmi speaks out about her rape at 16

Model and author speaks out about her sexual assault in response to Trump’s questioning of Brett Kavanaugh accuser

The American TV star, model and author Padma Lakshmi has said she was raped when she was 16 and sexually assaulted when she was seven, and that she can understand why women wait years to disclose such incidents.

In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Lakshmi, the ex-wife of the British-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie, said that when she was a teenager she was attacked on New Year’s Eve by a 23-year-old man she had been dating. In the same article, she said she was sexually assaulted aged seven by a relative of her stepfather.

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