BBNaija Star, Khafi Kareem Reveals She’s A Victim Of Rape, Explains Why She Never Reported Her Rapist

Women and men who have been sexually abused or raped have gone on Twitter to explain why they didn’t report their abusers.

A higher majority of rape survivors stay silent and do not report their rapists. Those who speak up years later are usually asked why they are just coming out or why they kept quiet for so long.

Some of them are sharing their reasons on Twitter with the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport.

Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate and actress, Khafi Kareem who also joined the social media hashtag boldly revealed that she was raped and also gave her reason why she didn’t report her rapist.

Explaining why she never reported her rapist, Khafi, who admitted that her rapist apologised right after the incident, said: ‘I made myself believe him being drunk was an excuse.’

The reality star also went on to say that she later opened up to someone about the rape incident, but the person ended up blaming her for getting raped.

According to Khafi, she decided to share her story to give hope to other victims to speak up about their own experiences. She wrote: 

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”#WhyIDidntReport – because he apologised right after. Because I made myself believe him being drunk was an excuse. Because the one person I did tell said I caused it. Because I felt dirty and ashamed. #WeAreTired.

Yes, this did happen to me. I’m sharing in the hope that others will feel no shame in sharing what happened to them. Please don’t deflect or say it is not my story when it was already hard enough sharing it.”

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Note that Rape or other forms of sexual violence or its attempt is a crime. Anyone, anywhere, can become a victim of rape or other sexual violence. Rape is never the victim’s fault. Nothing that the victim has done or said gives entitlement to a sexual act or its attempt against the victim’s wishes.

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