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Oprah Winfrey has admitted that she was raped as a child by her cousin

Famous American TV host Oprah Winfrey has admitted that she was raped several times as a child by her 19-year-old cousin. She said this on an episode of The Me You Can't See, which airs on the Apple TV+ platform.

“When I was 9 and 10, 11 and 12, I was raped by my 19-year-old cousin. I didn't know what rape was, I certainly didn't know the word. I had no idea what sex was,” The Daily Mail quoted the host as saying.

According to Winfrey, she kept the incident a secret for a long time, and even now she has not mentioned the name of the man. The host noted that it's not safe for girls to live in a world full of men.

“He took me to an ice cream store, still bleeding on my leg, and bought me ice cream,” the celebrity shared.

It was the first violence of its kind that a woman had been subjected to. She said that when she was 14 years old, her uncle did the same to her. Then the girl became pregnant and gave birth to a child, but the baby died a few weeks after delivery.

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