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: