KATIE Price has revealed she was raped at just seven years old while in a park.
The 42-year-old opened up about the harrowing experience for the first time as she discussed her trust issues with men.
Katie Price has said she was raped at the age of 7[/caption]
In a searingly honest chat, the mum-of-five told Annie Mac her life has changed following a stint at The Priory last year, which has helped her understand the various traumas in her life.
Speaking on the Changes with Annie Macmanus podcast, she explained: “My thing that’s always been wrong in my life is men. That is from an early age.
“I was raped as a kid. At seven. That is in my first book. I was in a park.”
Katie has previously recalled being sexually assaulted at such a young age and said how it had impacted her life choices.
Katie, pictured here age 17, started modelling at a young age[/caption]
Now she has recalled other incidents, which have led her to have therapy, including growing close to a photographer who took indecent pictures of her when she was just 12.
She said: “And then I got involved with this photographer who ended up being in prison.
“He was obsessed with me. He took indecent photographs that I thought were innocent at the time. I was 12.
“He made me do pictures where I was sticking my tongue out. They looked young and girly but to him.
“It is sexual. He used to make these milkshakes. I never took one because I didn’t like it.
“That’s what he did he made the girls drink them and he drugged them.”
Katie is now in a relationship with Carl Woods[/caption]
The traumatic experiences didn’t end there for a young Katie though as she says between getting raped aged seven and being exploited by a photographer “someone tried to get me in their car.”
She added: “My mum has had this constant all the time. My dad left although I can’t remember..
“Subconsciously your mind remembers everything. It is there.
Sexual abuse in numbers
669,000 adults are sexually assaulted in England and Wales every year
- 1 in 5 women (8m) in the UK have been sexually abused
- 1 in 6 men (5m) in the UK have been sexually abused
- 1 in 20 children in the UK have been sexually abused
Sexual abuse has been attributed to:
- 15% of all suicides in the UK
- 11% of all common mental health disorders in the UK
- 7% of alcohol dependence disorders
- 10% of drug dependence disorders
- 15% of eating disorders
- 17% of post-traumatic stress disorders
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“So they worked out (at The Priory) the reason I jumped in and out relationships.. it is not wanting that father figure… they always let me down… that has been my trouble in life it is to do with men.”
Also in the podcast, Katie described the terrifying moment she was sexually assaulted at gunpoint in front of children during a carjacking in South Africa.
Katie is now in a happy and loving relationship with Carl Woods.
WHERE TO GET HELP
Whenever it happened to you, it’s never too late to get support.
If you’ve ever experienced sexual violence or sexual abuse, you can get confidential support from specialists who will listen to you, believe you and understand how hard it is to talk about.
As a victim, you’re entitled to support whether you report the crime or not. Your rights are set out in full in the Victims’ Code.
Visit gov.uk/sexualabusesupport to see the support on offer.