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9 Celebrities Who You Didn't Know Are Victims Of Sexual Abuse 

There are 237,868 rape victims/victims of sexual assault in the US every year. We have even seen and heard of a lot of such cases where people have gone through such assaults for years.Out of these misfortunate people, celebrities have been through this hell too. While no one wants to be on the list, these celebs have to stand tall there, and our heart goes out to them. 

1. Oprah Winfrey 

The talk show icon has been open about the tragic incident that happened with her when she was raped by a relative at the age of nine. 

2. Lady Gaga

The pop music queen has been a victim of casting couch. In December 2014, she told Howard Stern that she was raped by a record producer when she was 19 years old. The artist's song, "swine" is about the incident and she has grown to become a spokesperson for sexual assault awareness. 

3. Tyler Perry 

Actor, writer and Director Tyler Perry mentioned once that he was raped by the mother of a childhood friend; she held him hostage in her house and assaulted him. 

4. Queen Latifah 

We have heard Queen Latifah get into detail while talking about her experience. She was sexually assaulted by a babysitter when she was a child. 

5. Maya Angelou

Poet Maya Angelou was raped by her mother's boyfriend in 1936. She was just 8 years old at that time. 

6. Gabrielle Union 

She was 19 years old when she was raped at a shoe store. 

7. Teri Hatcher

Teri was raped by her uncle when she was only five years old. In 2002, she testified against her uncle and helped sentence him to prison. 

8. Scott Weiland 

Late Scott Weiland admitted in his autobiography that he was raped at 12 years old by a senior high school student.