British singer Duffy reveals details of rape ordeal

  • British singer Duffy reveals details of rape ordeal

British singer Duffy reveals details of rape ordeal

"I was put right into a resort room and the perpetrator returned and raped me". "But, still, I can't remember how I got back home", she wrote. The perpetrator, whose identify she doesn't reveal, says Duffy, "made veiled confessions of eager to kill me". I was stuck with him for another day.

"It was my birthday, I was drugged at a restaurant, I was drugged then for four weeks and travelled to a foreign country", she writes.

"I had been drugged afterward for four months and traveled into a foreign nation", she wrote.

Duffy and her kidnapper then flew back to the United Kingdom, where he continued to drug her in her own home.

"After it happened, someone I knew came to my house and saw me on my balcony staring into space, wrapped in a blanket".

"The brain's "dorsal anterior cingulate cortex", which registers physical pain, is activated when we are isolated", she said. "They were obviously frightened but did not want to interfere, they had never seen anything like it", Duffy said.

She did not immediately report the abuse to police for fears of the case being mishandled or exposed in the media. I felt if anything went wrong, I would be dead, and we would have killed me.

"Though she claims that speaking publicly about her traumatic encounter appeared" terrifying" and it made her fear about what could follow after she chose to speak her reality.

She explained: "Once someone threatened to "out" my story and I had to tell a female police officer what information the person held about me, and why the blackmail was so frightening".

She said she was too afraid to flee and eventually flew back with him. She hopes that her story could "serve as a momentary distraction or maybe even some comfort that one can come out of darkness". She explained that not talking was allowing her rape to become a companion, but she had to wait until she was truly ready to share her story.

"The identity of the rapist should be only handled by the police, and that is between me and them", she said. At the moment, Duffy did not clarify when these events happened, however, she advised that she was prepared to open up on her own experience. I couldn't look her in the eyes for the first eight sessions, eye contact was something I struggled with.

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As for a possible return to music, Duffy wrote in her essay on Sunday, "When I sing, I feel like a bird". As dark as my story is, I do speak from my heart, for my life, and the life of others, whom have suffered the same. She also added that it took an "extremely long time" to reclaim her shattered pieces.

While she didn't detail when exactly the ordeal occurred, she did say she is only now speaking out after nearly 10 years of "hiding", suggesting the events took place just under a decade ago.