Padma Lakshmi: I Was Raped At The Age Of 16

Multi-faceted personality Padma Lakshmi has revealed a shocking information about her life in a news piece. Padma Lakshmi states that she was date-raped at the age of 16 and was assaulted at the age of seven. “I was assaulted for the first time when I was 7 years old and I was raped when I was 16 years old,” she wrote. Her revelation comes in the milieu of sexual assault accusations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Padma Lakshmi Opens Up On Her Rape, Assault

“I dated a 23-year-old “charming and handsome” college student when I was 16 and I met him at the Puente Hills Mall in a Los Angeles Suburb.  He worked at a high-end men’s store in Los Angeles. He would flirt with me. On the eve of New Year, just a few months after we first started dating, he sexually assaulted me while I was asleep,” she adds. She then went on to narrate how a man tried to put his hand underneath her pants at the age of seven during her vacation to India, at her grandparents home.

The ‘Top Chef’ star who had a daughter Krishna says, ” If anybody touches you in your private parts or makes you feel uncomfortable, you yell loud. Nobody is allowed to put their hands on you. Your body is only yours.”