Talk show host Oprah Winfrey was raped by a relative when she was just 9 years old.
(Source)more ABOUTAge: age 61
Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America
Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor + 4 more
Schools: Nicolet High School, Tennessee State University, East Literature Magnet Schoolalso RANKED
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In December 2014, Lady Gaga revealed to radio host Howard Stern that she had been raped by a record producer twenty years her senior when she was 19 years old. The pop star's single, Swine, is about the incident.
She said, “The song is about rape. The song is about demoralization. The song is about rage and fury and passion and I had a lot of pain that I wanted to release and I said to myself, ‘I want to sing this song while I’m ripping hard on a drum kit and then I want to get on a mechanical bull, which is probably one of the most demoralizing things that you can put a female on in her underwear, and I want this chick to throw up on me in front of the world so that I can tell them ‘You know what, you can never ever degrade me as much as I could degrade myself and look how beautiful it is when I do.’”
(Source)more ABOUTAge: age 29
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Singer-songwriter, Actor + 3 more
Schools: Convent of the Sacred Heart, Tisch School of the Arts
Major/Field Of Study: Musicalso RANKED
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In November 2014, troubled actor Shia LaBeouf publicly claimed that he had been raped by a woman during his #IAMSORRY performance art project in February. As part of the project, LaBeouf sat in a room with a bag over his head while visitors interacted with him. Some held his hand, some said disparaging things, and apparently, one person sexually assaulted him.
LaBeouf told Dazed Digital's Aimee Cliff, "one woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me…"
Reaction to the revelation were mixed. Some, like journalist Piers Morgan, refused to believe the actor, while others rushed to support his story. LaBeouf, who struggled with alcohol addition and a "nervous breakdown" earlier in the year, did not press charges.
more ABOUTAge: age 29
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting + 1 more
Schools: Alexander Hamilton High Schoolalso RANKED
In 1992, "Bad Boyz II" actress Gabrielle Union was raped while she was working at a shoe store. She was 19 years old at the time.
(Source)more ABOUTAge: age 43
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
Profession: Advocate, Model, Actor, Voice acting
Schools: University of California, Los Angeles, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Foothill High School, Cuesta Collegealso RANKED
Teri Hatcher was raped by her uncle when she was just five. In 2002, she testified against the man, and he was sentenced to 14 years in prison.
(Source)more ABOUTAge: age 51
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States of America
Profession: Actor, Voice acting, Writer, Presenter, Cheerleader
Schools: De Anza College, Fremont High School
Children: Emerson Tenneyalso RANKED
"Bug" actress Ashley Judd discusses being raped in her memoir "All That Is Bitter and Sweet."
(Source)more ABOUTAge: age 47
Birthplace: Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Profession: Etymologist, Spokesperson, Television producer, Actor, Voice acting + 1 more
Schools: John F. Kennedy School of Government, Sayre School, Harvard University, Paul G. Blazer High School, University of Kentucky + 1 morealso RANKED
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