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Alison Daddo opens up about being raped aged 17

Alison Brahe Daddo has opened up about being raped as an adolescent, revealing that she saved it secret for years because of emotions of ‘disgrace’.

The 52-year-old former mannequin beforehand mentioned the assault in her guide, Queen Menopause: Finding Your Majesty within the Mayhem, however she shared new particulars about the ordeal on The Big Talk Show with Jess Rowe this week. 

The mother-of-three stated she was solely 17 when she was groped by two males at a celebration in Japan, earlier than being raped by one other man who took her residence afterwards.

Alison Brahe Daddo (pictured) has opened up about being raped as an adolescent, revealing that she saved it secret for years because of emotions of ‘disgrace’ after being informed she ‘deserved it’

Explaining the harrowing account, she stated she’d been invited to a celebration by a ‘pretty English woman’ who she lived with in Japan whereas working within the nation as a younger mannequin.

‘It’s a it is a very odd scene over there. Actually. It’s form of just like the Wild, Wild Wild West of modelling in a manner as a result of there is no mother and father, there is no adults retaining monitor of something that is happening over there.

‘I had simply turned 17. Again, I used to be very, very younger and really lonely over there first trip of residence, and was invited to this social gathering by a lady and my mannequin block… It’s like a boarding home for fashions,’ she continued. 

‘She was an English woman, a beautiful English woman, and we would form of been constantly booked collectively for some motive.’

Alison was working as a model in Japan at the time of the attack, which took place when she was just 17. She is pictured above aged 23 on the cover of Dolly magazine

Alison was working as a mannequin in Japan on the time of the assault, which passed off when she was simply 17. She is pictured above aged 23 on the cover of Dolly journal

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A younger Alison and then-boyfriend Cameron Daddo are pictured collectively shortly after transferring to America of their 20s

Alison went on to clarify that she ‘did not even know’ the hosts of the social gathering, however went alongside anyway as a result of she was anticipating a enjoyable night – but it surely rapidly took a darkish flip.

‘I’m sitting on the sofa speaking to her. When utterly out of the blue these two different male fashions come speeding in direction of us, bodily decide me up, shove me into the cabinet, which occurred to form of truly be in the midst of the social gathering, after which proceeded to grope my breasts, my vagina. 

‘They had been sticking their tongue down my throat or holding me, each of them had been doing it.’

The former model revealed to Jess Rowe that she was thrown inside a closet by two men at a party and groped, before being taken home by another man and raped

The former mannequin revealed to Jess Rowe that she was thrown inside a closet by two males at a celebration and groped, earlier than being taken residence by one other man and raped 

Alison defined that she was totally clothed in a ‘lengthy sleeve T-shirt and a pair of denims’, however was informed she was ‘asking for it’ due to what she was carrying.

‘It sounds so cliché since you hear it on a regular basis, however I truly had the phrases stated to me, “You deserved it. Look at what you’re wearing.”

‘So whereas I used to be screaming and the music goes exterior of the cabinet, I’m screaming, I’m screaming and transferring round.

‘This man comes and he goes, “Get off her!” and pulls the 2 guys off. And I come out and I’m utterly bewildered, utterly in shock. 

Alison is pictured with husband Cameron on their wedding day in 1992

Alison is pictured with husband Cameron on their wedding ceremony day in 1992

‘I do not know anybody else within the room. And he was like, “Do you want to get out of here?” And I stated, “yeah, yeah, I do”. I simply wish to go residence. 

‘It was fairly a great distance residence. We needed to take a practice after which we needed to stroll and so he was chatting to me and it was actually pretty.’

Alison defined she believed the person was ‘delivering her safely’ into her house – earlier than telling her he was going to ‘are available for a bit’. 

‘That was my mistake. So he got here in after which proceeded to rape me,’ she continued.

Alison was one of Australia's biggest modelling exports in the '80s. Pictured here on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine in 1987

Alison was one in all Australia’s largest modelling exports within the ’80s. Pictured right here on the cover of Cosmopolitan journal in 1987

‘He was truly a boxer, knowledgeable boxer as effectively. So for a very long time, I did not truly assume it was rape as a result of I form of simply let it occur.

‘I simply did not battle again as a result of I’d already been in shock from what had occurred and he form of saved me so it was massively complicated expertise of… he saved me from a horrible scenario. And now he is delivered me residence. How do I say no? And I used to be like, “No, I don’t want to I don’t want to I don’t want to”, after which I simply shut up. I did not say something.

‘So I simply packed it away, had that away, however below the mattress had locked it. Just did not revisit that for a lot of, many, a few years.’

The mannequin added it affected her and he or she had ‘tried to compartmentalise it’. 

Alison first revealed details about the attack in her new book, Queen Menopause: Finding Your Majesty in the Mayhem, back in May

Alison first revealed particulars about the assault in her new guide, Queen Menopause: Finding Your Majesty within the Mayhem, again in May

‘I by no means needed to come back throughout as horny. I modified the best way I dressed. I grew to become very a lot do not look males within the eyes very a lot that manner. 

‘I nonetheless battle with that really. So if I meet somebody and I’m launched, it is okay. But my eyes are down and I do not look as a result of I do not wish to invite one thing.’

She added that she did not inform her husband Cameron Daddo till she was 28.   

‘I lastly revealed it in remedy. I met him once I was 20. 

‘So eight years later, and yeah, so I talked about in remedy after which the 2 of us had very huge cry collectively.’

The mannequin added it took her ‘a very long time’ to inform her mother and father and that she solely informed he kids after the guide was written.

Alison recently said she gained weight and feared that her husband Cameron, no longer found her changing body attractive. Pictured together in 2019

Alison not too long ago stated she gained weight and feared that her husband Cameron, now not discovered her altering physique enticing. Pictured collectively in 2019

The heartbreaking disclosure comes after Alison shared how going via menopause led to physique insecurities.

The trainer not too long ago informed Body+Soul she gained some weight and feared that her 57-year-old husband now not discovered her altering physique enticing.

‘I do know, as an example, that Cam’s love language is bodily. It’s what he desires and desires and the way he feels safe with me,’ she stated.

‘A number of the detest of my physique form needed to do with what I believed Cam needed, or what Cam favored. Once he informed me he did not give a crap if I placed on weight and that he beloved me as an individual, the extra I addressed my very own judgement of myself.’

Over time, Alison got here to simply accept her new form, however says she nonetheless has troublesome intervals the place she feels lower than assured.

‘There are days the place I’m going, “You’re just a cute little 52-year-old with a tubby tummy,” after which I’ll placed on a pair of denims and assume, “Oh, God, I look six months pregnant, I can’t stand it.” I nonetheless return and forwards with it,’ she stated.

'Once he told me he didn't give a crap if I put on weight and that he loved me as a person, the more I addressed my own judgement of myself' Alison continued. Pictured in 2021

‘Once he informed me he did not give a crap if I placed on weight and that he beloved me as an individual, the extra I addressed my very own judgement of myself’ Alison continued. Pictured in 2021

‘I’m so conscious now of what girls have been taught about their physique shapes. They’re continuously described by how they appear. You’ve simply obtained to like the form you’re.’

Alison was an It woman within the Nineties, gracing the covers of dozens of magazines throughout her profitable modelling career.

She and Cameron wed in 1991 and have three kids collectively, daughters Lotus, 24, and Bodhi, 14, and a son, River, 20.

The couple celebrated their thirtieth wedding ceremony anniversary final year.

Insecure: ‘A number of the detest of my physique form needed to do with what I believed Cam needed, or what Cam favored’ she stated

Alison was an 'It-girl' in the 1990s, gracing the covers of dozens of magazines during her successful modelling career

Alison was an ‘It-girl’ within the Nineties, gracing the covers of dozens of magazines throughout her profitable modelling career

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