Madonna reveals why she didn't report her rape
The tough admission came up during Madonna’s recent interview at The Howard Stern Show. The Like A Virgin singer admitted that she had been subjected to rape in New York when she had arrived at the city to pursue a career as a musician, well before she was a known figure. The actress revealed that a man raped her at gunpoint on the roof of his apartment. Madonna said that she couldn’t bear the thought of being humiliated in public, going into the details of the crime.
“I didn’t want to go back. You’ve already been violated,” the megastar said during an interview on Stern’s show “It’s just not worth it. It’s too much humiliation.” Madonna also did not shy away from spilling the beans as to what actually went down when she was raped and how it happened. According to the legendary songstress, it was her naive trusting nature and friendliness which led to the unfortunate incident.
“My stupid friendliness chatting with people. “I was going to a dance class and the door was locked, and I needed money for the pay phone,” she elaborated. “He gave it to me. He was a very friendly guy. I trusted everybody,” she said.
The talented singer made the fatal mistake of accepting the man’s offer of making her call from his apartment to which she agreed. Once inside, he subjected her to rape at knife point. She also disclosed that he took her to the roof of his apartment before raping her.
In her interview with Howard Stern, Madonna also confirmed rumors from way back that she and late hip hop artist Tupac Shakur had dated back in 1994. Madonna, who is now 56 years old, is considered one of the best female musical artists of all time. Her pop star icon status is cemented due to the fact that she has sold more than 300 million records worldwide and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Many females around the world, especially in eastern countries do not report to the authorities after being raped, on account of the public humiliation they would have to incur.