Sexual abuse during childhood marks the lives of many celebrities

It might seem that celebrities live a “pink” life, away from trauma and adversity. However, more and more women in the entertainment industry are dismantling prejudice and decide to make public an episode of rape or sexual abuse that they suffered during childhood or adolescence.

Kiara Romero, Gloria Estefan, Chiquis Rivera, Noelia, Frida Sofía, Oprah Winfrey and Yuri are some of the singers, communicators, actresses and “influencers” who have had the courage to speak out about this type of aggression in order to help others. victims.

Recently, the presenter of “Despierta América”, Astrid Rivera, uncovered “Pandora’s box” once again by revealing during a live broadcast of the Univisión network program, that she was abused at the age of seven by her mother’s uncle.

“One of the most important things in cases like this is that if your daughter tells you something like this you always believe her because when I was 7 years old I went through a similar situation with an uncle of my mother and, although she believed me , she couldn’t do anything not to break up a family,” Rivera said.

Then he added: “Unfortunately I am 38 years old but I lived 37 – until last year – waiting for a pardon from my mother that did come and came on time, but I lived 37 years of my life blaming myself for something that I did not have to blame myself for. something that I did not have to experience.

+Kiara Romero
In the Dominican Republic, in 2018, the Dominican television presenter Kiara Romero revealed that she was sexually abused by her stepfather during her childhood.

“I made the mistake of keeping quiet and never telling my family out of fear, out of shame, because at that moment I was threatened, I was afraid that he would do something to my mother or my brothers. He was a very violent man,” he commented.

According to her confession, from the age of 9 “I was captive of a rape that brought with it an existential emptiness, which in turn brought me to the brink of death on many occasions, I lost love of life, I lost love of myself”.

+ Gloria Estefan

Singer Gloria Estefan was also abused. The Cuban revealed that she suffered a sexual assault by someone close to her family.

“I was nine years old when this happened and he was someone my mother trusted. He was part of the family, not immediate family, but family,” she commented during a chapter of her personal podcast.

According to his explanations, the aggressor “was in a powerful position because my mom put me in his music school and he immediately started telling her that I was very talented and that I needed special attention.”

+ Chiquis Rivera
Long before starting her career as a singer, Chiquis Rivera, daughter of the late Mexican star Jenny Rivera, suffered from several sexual assaults.

The eldest daughter of the “Diva de la Banda” suffered abuse at the hands ofe his father José Trinidad when he was just 8 years old.

“I knew that it hurt me at that moment when that happened, but I didn’t know, I was confused and he told me not to say anything and that’s why I never said anything because I was scared,” said the singer during a recent interview for a Mexican TV show.

After years of abuse, Chiquis admitted that although she has forgiven her father, who is serving a sentence in prison, she still suffers from the aftermath of the rape.

+ Noelia

For years there was talk of the controversial triangle between Noelia, her mother Yolandita Monge and her husband, Topy Mamery, who died in December 2014.

The commotion started when Noelia accused her stepfather of having raped her, but neither the artist nor her brothers believed her.

Months ago, the singer reported that she was also abused by a teacher when she was 9 years old.

+ Frida Sofia

The “influencer” and daughter of the singer Alejandra Guzmán, Frida Sofía, joined this list of celebrities who reported having been sexually abused since she was five years old.

This particular case attracted attention because the alleged abuser of the young woman is precisely her maternal grandfather, Enrique Guzmán.

“He was always very abusive. Look, I start to tremble because I have a lot to say about that. He was a very disgusting man, a very abusive man, he scared me, he always scared me, he did ugly things to me, “Frida said.

In addition, he assured that several partners of his mother, Alejandra Guzmán, also abused her. “And then it started happening to me with all of my mom’s boyfriends, well not the boyfriends, but with those who entered the hotel”, and she mentioned that she lost her virginity when one of those men with whom Alejandra was related , raped her.

The Mexican interpreter Yuri He was a victim of sexual abuse when he was just 7 years old. It was in a television interview where he unreservedly spoke of this experience that he had to live decades ago.

According to what she said, the aggressor approached her asking her if she wanted a sweet. She recalled that she was wearing shorts when the man began to touch her bust without her consent.

The singer, aged 7 at the time, He decided to tell this episode to his father, who took drastic measures with the aggressor.

+ Sasha Sokol

The Mexican singer Sasha Sokol shook social networks by denouncing on March 8 that she had been the victim of an abusive relationship during adolescence with the producer of Timbiriche, Luis de Llano, who was then 39 years old.

“From the age of 14 I wanted to believe that I was responsible for what happened. Today I understand that my only responsibility was to remain silent,” the artist published.

Sokol was part of Timbiriche since its inception in the early 1980s and has participated in the band’s reunions. “I am”, “11:11”, “Yellow Time” and “Por un amor” are some of his solo albums.

+ Oprah Winfrey
“At 9, 10, 11 and 12 years old, my 19-year-old cousin raped me. I did not know what rape was, ”the African-American presenter Oprah Winfrey crudely recounted when speaking for the first time about the traumatic experiences she suffered.
As a result of one of these violations, the presenter became pregnant. After being sent to live with her father, the baby died after just two weeks.

+ Madonna

The American music star revealed several years ago that she was abused in New York City when she was 19 years old.

“They raped me on the roof of a building while they threatened me with a knife,” Madonna revealed during an interview with an American magazine.

+ Demi Moore

At the end of last year, actress Demi Moore declared in an interview that she had been raped at the age of 15, by a man who paid her mother, who suffered from alcoholism, $500 to abuse the actress.

Bruce Willis’ ex-wife described the episode in her autobiographical book, Inside Out.

Lady Gaga

Although she kept the secret for years, in 2016 the singer Lady Gaga confessed that she was raped by an older man when she was only 19 years old.