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Welsh singer Duffy, where's she been?

Warning: This story could be triggering to some; it contains references of rape

Randomly thought of Welsh singer Duffy, who had a hit with "Mercy" quite a few years ago.

Turns out, on her birthday in 2010, she was drugged at a restaurant, flown out of country, held hostage in a hotel room and raped over the course of four weeks!

HORRIBLE!

She said she's spent the last decade alone recovering, and that she'll never be the person she was before all of that. She did have a therapist that has worked with her over that decade.

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"It was my birthday, I was drugged at a restaurant, I was drugged then for four weeks and travelled to a foreign country.

"I can't remember getting on the plane and came round in the back of a travelling vehicle. I was put into a hotel room and the perpetrator returned and raped me."

The star said she then "could have been disposed of by him". She contemplated running away but was afraid he would call the police.

"I do not know how I had the strength to endure those days, I did feel the presence of something that helped me stay alive."

She explained that she flew back to the UK with the accused but "knew my life was in immediate danger" because he made veiled threats to kill her.

"It didn't feel safe to go to the police. I felt if anything went wrong, I would be dead, and he would have killed me. I could not risk being mishandled or it being all over the news during my danger."

She said she did later tell two female officers - first when someone later tried to blackmail her with the information, and then again when three men tried to break into her home. But Duffy didn't reveal whether they investigated the original ordeal.

Afterwards, the singer was at high risk of suicide, she revealed.

"I would not see someone, a physical soul, for sometimes weeks and weeks and weeks at a time, remaining alone," she added. "I would take off my pyjamas and throw them in the fire and put on another set. My hair would get so knotted from not brushing it, as I grieved, I cut it all off.


"In hiding, in not talking, I was allowing the rape to become a companion."


Much more at BBC News.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #1 posted 10/04/21 2:50am

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TrivialPursuit said:

Warning: This story could be triggering to some; it contains references of rape

Randomly thought of Welsh singer Duffy, who had a hit with "Mercy" quite a few years ago.

Turns out, on her birthday in 2010, she was drugged at a restaurant, flown out of country, held hostage in a hotel room and raped over the course of four weeks!

HORRIBLE!

She said she's spent the last decade alone recovering, and that she'll never be the person she was before all of that. She did have a therapist that has worked with her over that decade.

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"It was my birthday, I was drugged at a restaurant, I was drugged then for four weeks and travelled to a foreign country.






"I can't remember getting on the plane and came round in the back of a travelling vehicle. I was put into a hotel room and the perpetrator returned and raped me."






The star said she then "could have been disposed of by him". She contemplated running away but was afraid he would call the police.






"I do not know how I had the strength to endure those days, I did feel the presence of something that helped me stay alive."







She explained that she flew back to the UK with the accused but "knew my life was in immediate danger" because he made veiled threats to kill her.






"It didn't feel safe to go to the police. I felt if anything went wrong, I would be dead, and he would have killed me. I could not risk being mishandled or it being all over the news during my danger."






She said she did later tell two female officers - first when someone later tried to blackmail her with the information, and then again when three men tried to break into her home. But Duffy didn't reveal whether they investigated the original ordeal.






Afterwards, the singer was at high risk of suicide, she revealed.






"I would not see someone, a physical soul, for sometimes weeks and weeks and weeks at a time, remaining alone," she added. "I would take off my pyjamas and throw them in the fire and put on another set. My hair would get so knotted from not brushing it, as I grieved, I cut it all off.







"In hiding, in not talking, I was allowing the rape to become a companion."







Much more at BBC News.



Reads like this was a guest at her dinner

Poor poor girl

Sexual violence against women is a terrorism in every country
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Reply #2 posted 10/04/21 3:29pm

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I was wondering what happened to her. I didn't think it was this bad.
If you take any of this seriously, you're a bigger tool than I am.
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Reply #3 posted 10/04/21 4:05pm

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That’s horrible what she went through
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Reply #4 posted 10/04/21 4:14pm

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SantanaMaitreya said:

I was wondering what happened to her. I didn't think it was this bad.


Yeah, I've no idea how I got on her recently. I was never a huge fan of hers, and she only had that one song that I remember. But the curiosity sure revealed some tragic shit.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #5 posted 10/05/21 8:24am

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Absolutely sickening and sad. feeling ill Poor woman. sad

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