ByVitmor Gomes, writer at
Vitmor Gomes

Many people, that, unfortunatly, go through this situation, think their lives are over.They or turn to drugs, or to alcohol or both. Some turn to self abuse and some endup killing themselves. Because these people, forget the best thing about life. It goes on. You might never forget, but you have the chance to make it not affect you as mutch. Some do it by being successful in their carees. Some by getting a family of their own. Just doing what you love helps.

Here are some examples of people that went through this, and still managed to go on with their lifes. Now they are successful, or, if already dead, eventually managed to become so.

For more information OR to get help, contact the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network at 800-656-HOPE.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey was only 9 years old when she was raped by a relative. Maybe that's one of the reasons that made her choose to help people.

Lady Gaga

In December 2014, Lady Gaga told Howard Stern that she was raped by a record producer when she was 19 years old. Her 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.’”

Shia LaBeouf

In November 2014, Shia LaBeouf publicly claimed that he was been raped by a woman during his performance art project in February. As part of the project, LaBeouf sat in a room with a bag on his head while visitors interacted with him. Some held his hand, some said weird things, and apparently, one woman 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…"I don't know if i believe it, but okay...

Gabrielle Union

In 1992, Gabrielle was working in a shoe store when a man came and raped her. She was 19 years old at the time. A few years later she was in the awesome film "Bad Boys".

Teri Hatcher

Teri was just five when she was raped by her uncle. In 2002, she testified against him. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Ashley Judd

Ashley talks about being raped in her memoir "All That Is Bitter and Sweet."

Connie Francis

On November 8, 1974, Francis was raped at the Jericho Turnpike Howard Johnson's Lodge and nearly suffocated to death under the weight of a heavy mattress the culprit had thrown upon her. She subsequently sued the motel chain for failing to provide adequate security and reportedly won a $2.5 million judgment, at the time one of the largest such judgments in history, leading to a reform in hotel security.

Anne Heche

Anne Heche, was a toddler when she first started being abused by her father, and it lasted until she was 12. She says that he also gave her the STD herpes.

John Peel

British DJ and journalist John Peel was raped by an older classmate when he was 13 years old.

Mackenzie Phillips

Actress Mackenzie Phillips says she was raped by her father John Phillips of the "Mamas and the Papas". It happened in 1978 when Mackenzie was 19 years old. She and her father were high on cocaine and she woke up while having sex with him, one day before her first wedding.

Scott Weiland

In his 2011 autobiography, Stone Temple Pilots ex-frontman Scott Weiland, who that last week, revealed that he was 12, when he was raped by a senior high school student.

Tori Amos

In 1984, the musician was raped at the age of 21. She wrote the song "Me and Gun" about the incident.

Rufus Wainwright

Singer Rufus Wainwright was raped and robbed in Hyde Park in 1987. He was 14 years old.To escape, he faked a seizure and (who would guess?) it actually worked.

Billie Holiday

In 1926, the singer was raped by a neighbor. She was 12 years old at the time.

Sandra Dee

Child star and "Gidget" actress Sandra Dee was repeatedly raped by her stepfather between the ages of 5 and 12.

Kelly McGillis

In 1982, "Top Gun" actress Kelly McGillis was raped at knifepoint by two men who broke into her apartment.

Queen Latifah

The rapper and actress was abused by a babysitter as a child.

Tim Roth

The actor is a survivor of incest that occurred when he was growing up in England.


When she was in high school she was raped by a classmate. You might know her from "American Idol".

Fran Drescher

In 1985, Fran Drescher and a friend were robbed and raped in Drescher's home. Her husband Peter Jacobson was attacked, tied up, and forced to watch the incident.

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth was repeatedly raped by her father, who tutored and trained her as a dancer traveling the country when she was young.She only realized that the incestuous relationship was not common between father and daughter when she was an adult.

Fiona Apple

In 1989, Fiona Apple was raped outside of her family's apartment. She was only 12 years old at the time.

Tyler Perry

Actor and director Tyler Perry was raped by the mother of a childhood friend, who held him hostage in her house until he had sex with her.


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