Interview: I have been able to love again after my past rape experience – Juliet Ibrahim
Actress, Juliet Ibrahim, has said her past rape experience has no impact on her finding love again because she has moved on.
The light-skinned actress said this in an interview with Punch published on Saturday, adding that she is open to finding love again. She said:
“My past does not affect my future. Yes, the past can hurt but it is said that we are to leave the past behind and learn from it. Many people run from the past or live in the past but I have always believed in the positivity in life and each unique circumstance.
Yes, one can have a healthy relationship after sexual assault. The experience I spoke about in that part of the interview (with Chide Jideonwo) is not recent. It happened over a decade ago. Every rape victim heals differently, and every victim speaks up when they are ready.
Every rape victim opens up to loving again when they are mentally and physically ready. I thank God that I have been able to love again after my past experiences. I am currently single but I do love hard and I am open to (falling in) love with a great man. There is so much love inside of me as I am a hopeless romantic.”
According to the actress, her ex-lover locked her up for days and had sex with her everyday without her consent until her sister came to her rescue.