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My Story of Being Sexually Assaulted (Trigger Warning)

Trigger warning: topics of being sexually assaulted and suicidal thoughts.

Drake Bell

Investigation Discovery recently released a documentary called Quiet on Set. This documentary showcased the terrible things child stars experienced while working with Nickelodeon. During the documentary, Drake Bell, who starred in Drake & Josh, shared his story of being sexually assaulted when he was 15 by his dialogue coach, Brian Peck.

Drake’s bravery and vulnerability inspired me to share my own story of being sexually assaulted. I wanted to help other victims, especially males, feel safe and comfortable sharing their story or speaking their truth if they choose to do so. Most importantly, I also wanted other victims to see they aren’t alone in their struggles.

And since April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I figured this would be a better time to do my part to spread awareness on sexual assault.

My Story of Being Sexually Assaulted

In the video below, I share my story of being molested by my father when I was 9 years old. While reliving the moment was difficult, it also felt freeing afterward.

Thank you for your time. – Therell