Rape is the worst form of abuse a human being can put another through but some celebrities have worked hard to overcome their harrowing ordeals.
By so doing, they have also helped others who have gone through their own ordeals.
These celebs have chosen to make lemonade out of the lemons life threw at them, they have built brands that are well recognized around the world.
Below is the list.
- Adelle Onyango
Former Kiss 100 presenter Adelle Onyango was raped In 2008. She was raped by a stranger while leaving a house party.
Speaking about how she overcame the ordeal in a past interview she said.
‘I went through a lot of counselling. Consciously, I was able to pick up the broken pieces in my life with the aid of a therapist.’
2. Brenda Jons
Brenda Jons is best known for her brand name ‘Mama Prezdent Kingston’ opened up on being sexually abused by her uncles and a pastor.
Speaking about her experience during an interview with Betty Kyallo she said.
I HAVE BEEN A RAPE VICTIM BEFORE. THE FIRST TIME I WAS FIVE WHEN MY UNCLE RAPED ME AND HE WOULD DO IT CONTINUALLY.
HE THREATENED TO KILL ME INCASE I REPORTED HIM,’ SHE NARRATED AS BETTY LOOKED DISTURBED.
Brenda Jons was again abused by her uncle, a well-known churchgoer and praise and worship leader.
WHEN I WAS 12, MY AUNT’S HUSBAND AGAIN RAPED ME AND THIS TIME IT WAS VIOLENT BECAUSE HE STUFFED SOCKS IN MY MOUTH AND HE DARED ME TO REPORT HIM, SAYING NOTHING COULD BE DONE,’ SHE SAID.
HE DID IT ONCE AND TOLD ME THAT’S WHAT HE JUST WANTED AND TOLD ME THAT EVEN IF I REPORTED NO ONE COULD BELIEVE ME.
I’M SURPRISED I’M IN THE CHURCH RIGHT NOW.
The 22-year-old went ahead to narrate how her life changed after she was abused severally.
I USED TO HATE MEN AND WHEN I WAS 18 YEARS OLD, I GOT SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY A PASTOR. HE NOTICED ME AND TOLD ME YOU’RE SO TALENTED AND MEANT FOR THE CHURCH.
3. Tyler Perry
Actor and director Tyler Perry were raped by the mother of a childhood friend, who held him hostage in her house until he had sex with her.
4. Oprah Winfrey.
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey was raped by a relative when she was just nine years old.
Winfrey has been vocal about her experience, and she has helped many other victims move past their horrific pasts.
5. Mike Tyson
In 2014, boxing champion Mike Tyson revealed that he was sexually abused when he was seven years old.
He opened up about his experience on the Opie Radio show. It was a one time abuse, when a man Tyson did not know briefly kidnapped him off the street.
6. Queen Latifah
Rapper and actress Queen Latifah was sexually abused by a babysitter as a child.