Sapna Bhavnani opens up about being gangraped at the age of 24

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 10, 2015, 5:05 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 2:26 pm IST
The actress revealed she was held at gunpoint and asked for sexual favours

Mumbai: Celebrity hairstylist and ‘Bigg Boss 6’ contestant Sapna Bhavnani recently revealed in a hard-hitting Facebook post with community blog ‘Humans of Bombay’ that she was gangraped at the age of 24 in Chicago.

It took Sapna nearly 20 years to break her silence about the traumatizing incident. “One Christmas Eve in Chicago, I walked out of a bar alone late at night in a short dress and red lipstick. I was 24 and had been drinking, when from a dumpster a group of guys walked upto me and put a gun to my head asking me to give them blow jobs, eventually leading to gang rape. I remember walking home, showering and pushing this incident to the back of my mind for years and never letting it break my spirit – I still wear short dresses and the brightest red on my lips.”, Sapna said, via Humans of Bombay, a blog that shares stories of Mumbai citizens.

 

" It took me 20 years to voice my incident, but for me a woman keeping it all within her because she has no other choice isn’t a sign of weakness – it’s a mark of strength and something we need to start respecting” She concluded.

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