Music super star Madonna has admitted that she was raped in New York City. According to an October 4 report by FishWrapper, the “Material Girl” was raped at knifepoint in New York City shortly after moving there in the late 1970s.
Madonna said that she was dragged to a rooftop with a "knife in her back." On the roof, she was raped. It was unknown if she reported the rape at the time.
Being raped wasn't the only horrific thing that happened to her after she moved to New York City. She explained that she was also held up at gunpoint. Her apartment was also broken into on three different occasions.
“I had no idea she had been raped,” Sophie Martinson, from Oklahoma City, said. “I hope she uses that to help other women who have been through it. Madonna could become a strong and visible advocate from harsher rape laws and even help raise money to help rape survivors.”
Although her life did get considerably better after she became famous, Madonna still suffered at the hands of the press and even her own fans. She states that she was accused of kidnapping and child trafficking when she adopted her child.
“...Trying to save a child's life was not something I thought I would be punished for,” Madonna said.
At the time of publication, it was unknown why Madonna decided to reveal the rape at this point in her life. After all of her years in the spotlight, it is a bit surprising that this information had not been made public before this time.