Padma Lakshmi is a global figure. She has been a supermodel and also has worked in the Indian film industry a bit but now is a full time philanthropist and often speaks up on the very pertinent and relevant topic of human rights. She recently wrote an Op-Ed in New York Times recounting her horrific experience of getting raped at 16 in Los Angeles and molested at 7 in India. This account sure is a significant contribution to the #MeToo movement and we applaud Padma Lakshmi for writing about it. She said that this happened while she was working at a mall as a part time sales person and she was charmed by a fellow salesman who was 23. She started dating him soon after and did not suspect anything. She then came one night late from a party with him and he raped her in her sleep. She could not help but get all shaken up as she did not get any support from her family too. Another incident happened way early in her life. She was 7 and was sent to stay with her grandparents in India. An uncle behaved inappropriately with her and again she was hushed up.
She also said that she remembered telling him clearly that she did not want to have sex. But he persisted and later even drove her home without any remorse.
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