- Khafi Kareem has taken to social media to reveal she was sexually abused
- The 2019 BBNaija star shared this in a tweet, explaining why she didn't report the crime when it happened
- According to her, the abuser apologized immediately and blamed his drunken state for his actions
- Her story is amongst those of many other women who have since come out to share their story and why abuse often go unreported
2019 BBNaija star, Khafi Kareem, recently left many fans and followers in shock after she opened up about being sexually abused by a man whose identity she kept hidden.
Joining the many women online who gave reasons why they didn't report their abusers, the reality star and brand influencer recounted that he apologized immediately after.
She also stated that even when she opened up to someone about it, she was blamed for being sexually abused and this made her feel dirty and ashamed.
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She tweeted: "#WhyIDidntReport - because he apologised right after. Because I made myself believe him being drunk was an excuse. Because the one person I did tell said I caused it. Because I felt dirty and ashamed. #WeAreTired"
It didn't take long before the post gained traction on the micro-blogging platform. While many people sympathized with her, others were curious about whether the story she shared was from personal experience or not.
Confirming it was, in fact, her story, she responded to a fan: "Yes this did happen to me. I’m sharing in the hope that others will feel no shame in sharing what happened to them. Please don’t deflect or say it is not my story when it was already hard enough sharing it."
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The issue of sexual abuse is quite prevalent with ladies seeming to be the main victims. The Nigerian social media has been rent with cries for justice after a young lady, Uwa Omozuwa, was raped and killed inside a church in Benin where she went to read.
In the wake of Uwa’s death, a number of Nigerians have taken to social media to share their sexual abuse stories while slamming detractors who always find ways to blame the victim. Just recently, Nigerian singer, DJ Switch, opened up on how she was abused by her uncle when she was just a little girl.
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