Padma Lakshmi Reveals She Was Molested As A Young Girl
Padma Lakshmi is getting real about a lot of topics in her new memoir Love, Loss And What We Ate — including being molested as a young girl by a friend of her then-stepfather.
“I wanted to talk about it because if women like me don’t talk about it, who will?”
The 45-year-old actress was just seven years old when she recalls the first incident.
As a child, she lived with her mom in a Queens two bedroom apartment, along with her then-stepfather and his friend, with whom she shared a bed.
This may seem strange, but she explains:
“[It was] a state of affairs that, to people like us, who were used to living far too many to an apartment in India, seemed relatively normal.”
She remembers in the book: (more…)