Kailyn Lowry Shares Heartbreaking Details of Her Horrific Sexual Abuse

Ugh, break our hearts already! Kailyn Lowry opened up about being raped as a teenager, and we are overwhelmed by how brave she is sharing her tale.

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The Teen Mom 2 star has opened up about sexually abused in the past, but she got more explicit than ever in her new memoir, Hustle & Heart, which comes out November 22.

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She detailed the traumatic experience, writing of a douche bag named Caleb, "He said he needed to talk to me. I let him in ... He grabbed me, dragged me into the bedroom and forced me down. I bled. I screamed. And when he left me, my body torn and my sheets stained with blood, I felt like I was dead."

After the nightmare ended, she went to the hospital, but refused a rape kit, for the same reason countless women do every day. She confessed, "I was shaken and afraid and overwhelmed by chaotic ideas of what would happen if I accused Caleb of rape. I couldn't stand to think about the consequences."

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It's so awful that she felt that way, but we are so proud of her for coming forward now and encouraging other victims to not silence themselves. She explained, "If only I had stood up for myself, raised my voice and backed up my beliefs. If only I'd been living proof that no victim should live in shame. Then I could have turned what happened into a source of strength. I could be looking back now and feeling proud of myself."

We hope that Kail can forgive herself for staying silent so many years ago after such unspeakable tragedy. It's never too late to find your voice.

 

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