Actress Jessie Cave reveals she was raped and opens up

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Actress Jessie Cave, who played Lavender Brown in the Harry Potter saga, has lifted the veil on the rape she suffered when she was 14 years old.

She is best known as Lavender Brown, Ron Weasley's girlfriend in Harry potter. Jessie Cave confided in the first episode of her podcast titled We Can’t Talk About That Right Now. The actress confided in a painful experience. She revealed that she was raped when she was 14. Now 33 years old, her testimony has not gone unnoticed as it has upset Internet users. In this 45-minute podcast, she explains that her attacker was her tennis coach and reflects on the position of power he had over her at the time: “Yes acne and braces is painful, but I think rape at 14 is really bad. By your tennis coach, who you trusted and was in a position of power. It is true that I was in good shape and I was not bad with a tennis ball. But I was still taken advantage of. He was sent to jail, so hey, that's it already. "

My rape meant I have a whole different teenage years

In order to develop this delicate subject, she returned to the reconstruction process that she had to go through afterwards. How to live with such trauma? How to build and emancipate oneself despite such a painful experience? It was by answering these questions that she wanted to come back to the rape she suffered. Jessie Cave therefore insists that her adolescence was completely different as a result of this: "My rape meant I have a whole different teenage years, as did my entry into my twenties." She returned to her relationship with sexuality and how this assault impacted her sex life afterwards. She explains to her sister, with whom she hosts the podcast: "My discovery of sex was completely abnormal compared to yours. I believe there are still consequences from this period and only realize that eighteen years later." She says the rape didn't destroy her, of course, but it had a huge impact on her life. Although she is more comfortable in her skin 18 years after the fact, she sees the consequences still today but considers herself lucky: “In fact, the more time takes me away from this drama, the luckier I somehow feel. For several reasons: it was having experienced a rape that did not destroy me. I think it is. something that people don't often talk about when it comes to sexual abuse and trauma. "

With this testimony, Jessie Cave breaks the taboo around rape and lifts the veil on the trauma it generates on the victims.

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