Munroe Bergdorf, a model, described being chased after a night out and being viciously raped while being “shut up in a room for two hours.”
The 34-year-old transgender activist spoke candidly about the horrific attack on the panel of Loose Women.
She spoke about the terrible assault she suffered at the hands of a man she had met on a night out and who had been stalking her after learning where she lived and worked. She said that she thinks her attacker’s sexual assault was ultimately motivated by the “demonization” of transgender bodies.
What was your lowest point during those years of “coming out” and feeling “ostracized?” said panelist K. ll. Bryan. “There was a pretty rough time in the book, I was sexually raped just at that point,” she retorted.
“I had this interaction because society demonizes our bodies so much to the point that guys who find us beautiful are being fed it is so terrible that they do it in secret and frequently engage in sexual assault against us,” the woman said.
“I was stalked for six hours before I met him on a night out, and then he found where I lived and where I worked and very violently raped me,” I was trapped in a room for two hours and assaulted.
Because there was no support, social and cultural conditions have gotten worse, and we are portrayed as the group you should be watching out for but in reality we are all affected by misogyny, it just set me on a very dark course.
‘When you look at someone and you know they want to murder you, and they don’t regard you as human enough to respect you when you say ‘no, you don’t want to have sex with them,’ and [they] rape you anyway, that just destroys a part of you,’ Munroe recently stated in an interview with The Guardian.
“I’m not sure how I can stop seeing that.” I still find it difficult to recall that time since I had given up on life. After that, I developed a deep hatred for myself and fell into abusive relationships because I felt I didn’t deserve anything better.