I Was Raped By A Family Member At The Age Of 8- Stella Damasus Recounts Harrowing Rape Incident
Nollywood veteran actress Stella Damasus has in a new interview revealed that she was raped when she was just eight years old.
According to the beauty, a family member did that to her and she was traumatized by it because she could not tell anyone about it.
I hate it when people come and say this thing happened to you; why are you just talking about it now. Bouqui, it has happened to me, I don’t say this anywhere, I have never said this before, it has happened to me, it wasn’t raped it was molestation, by someone who was supposed to be related to me.
She adds that it is not always easy to open up about rape as and when it happened and unfortunately we do not live in a society where we have normalized speaking to therapist so becomes hard to deal with such, urging people to cut rape victims some slack.
I was eight years old, I couldn’t talk about it for years because it traumatized me, nobody knew; I was dealing with it myself. Why couldn’t I talk, I knew what happened to others who had spoken up about it, they were disgraced; if you see the shame, even in school, once the word got out, it was about her being a prostitute even as young as we were, they would call you names, so man as seen you?