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“I was raped by a relative at the age of 8” – Veteran Actress, Stella Damasus shares her story.

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“I was raped by a relative at the age of 8” – Veteran Actress, Stella Damasus shares her story. 46

 

 

Most celebrated Nigerian actress, Stella Damasus has revealed how she was sexually abused by her own family relative.

According to Stella Damasus, she was only 8 years old when her relative abused her sexually.

In a live session with the veteran rapper, Bouqui, Stella shared her childhood plight which almost affected her mental health.

The 43-year-old mother of two disclosed her story while explaining why she has been silent about the recent r@pe cases in Nigeria.

She said that;

“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 r@pe, it was molestation, by someone who was supposed to be related to me.”

“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?”

Furthermore, Damasus added;

“Man has touched you?  It’s not about what you’re going through, at the end of the day you spend years dealing with your trauma and we are not in a society that believes in “oh! Go and see a therapist to talk about it for counseling,” 

Stella Damasus revealed that she overcame her trauma after going for counselling.