In Grim News, Kate Nash Was Groped In Her Own Home This Weekend

She shared her story in a bid to show that sexual assault can happen to any woman - and that it's never their fault

As the likes of Adele and Taylor Swift make public statements of support for Kesha – who was allegedly raped at the hands of her SONY producer Dr Luke – another singer has spoken out about experiencing sexual assault.

UK musician Kate Nash, who currently lives in Los Angeles, took to social media to share her experiences of being groped and threatened in her own bathroom by a man she didn’t know.

‘I’m sharing this information with you because women are encouraged to keep quiet, not take up space & hide when they get violated,’ she explained in her Instagram caption, adding that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you wear – it’s never your fault if you’re abused, assaulted or threatened by a man. ‘I actually happen to be a badass bitch from hell, this shit can happen to anyone.’

Kate isn’t the first person to turn to social media to share her experiences of sexual assault. In January, Amber Amour live-blogged her rape before calling the police, in a bid to raise awareness of the realities of surviving abuse. ‘I felt that if I wanted to get justice, I needed to take things into my own hands,’ she told Marie Claire at the time.

As for Kate, messages of support have flooded her Instagram accounts as she grapples with the events, and tries to move forward. ‘Thanks for sharing all your stories w me. I 💖 u xxx,’ she wrote in response to some of the feedback she’s received. ‘I just want to run & slide around, fist pump & put my arms around everyone.’

You can read Kate’s post in full below:


‘2 days ago I got groped in my own house by a man I don’t know. I was alone & cornered in a bathroom & extremely threatened. I’m sharing this information with you because women are encouraged to keep quiet, not take up space & hide when they get violated. We are scared to come forward because we don’t want to cause trouble or a scene. We don’t want to talk about heavy shit & make ppl feel uncomfortable. Women & girls are also mostly told they were asking for it & accused of making it up. So sometimes we think twice about coming forward, or we don’t at all. I’m tired of feeling that way. Talking about these issues can a) help to prevent them in the future & b) make us feel stronger, more supported & safer. I’m also teaming this statement with a photo of me looking like a total & ridiculous G shot by @abaxley because I don’t like the usual imagery associated with assault, we don’t have to look like a victim to be one, I actually happen to be a badass bitch from hell, this shit can happen to anyone. Speak up & don’t be discouraged. Share your experiences below if you wish. I’ll be discussing this topic in more detail & sharing my other experiences with this shit on my #YouNow live stream today. Link in bio. 3.00 pm PST.’

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