Nikki Bella opened up about being sexually assaulted, not once, but twice when she was only a high school student! The WWE star shared her experience in her tell-all, mentioning that out of ‘shame’ pain and fear, she kept the rape secret for years, not even telling her own mother!
A paragraph in Nikki and her twin sister Brie’s memoir reads: ‘My dad was controlling, abusive, strict, and he’d never really let me speak to boys.’
She goes on to reveal that when she was 15 years old, her parents finally divorced and not too long after, she lost her virginity ‘on the floor of a Hyatt hotel room on the 4th of July. ‘Lost my virginity’ is really inaccurate, actually. It was stolen from me, without consent. I was raped, by a guy who I thought was my friend, while I was passed out at a party. I had too many beers, and maybe some shots of alcohol, and I only woke up because my stomach hurt.’
‘I pushed him off me and ran out of the room—he followed down the hall and asked if this meant we were now boyfriend / girlfriend. It is f***ed up—shocking in retrospect—that it never occurred to me to call the police. I did not even tell my sister because by admitting it had happened, it became true, it became fact,’ Nikki recalled how she felt at the time.
What made things even worse was that the guy was not worried about getting in trouble and never apologized either.
Nikki writes that she feels like he thought doing that to her would make her his, ‘in a celebrated social way,’ something that makes her angry even today.
The pregnant celeb also got candid about a second rape that took place only a few months after the first.
This time around, she and a friend were both sexually assaulted by college guys after they had roofied them.