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This Celeb Spoke About Her Sexual Assault On TV And People Are Praising Her Bravery

Danielle Lloyd was sexually assaulted at the age of 13 during a school trip – but until now hadn't told anyone.

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Last week, former model Danielle Lloyd bravely opened up about being the victim of sexual assault as a teenager.

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Speaking on the show Celebrities in Therapy, Danielle revealed that the assault occurred during a school skiing trip, and that she'd never told anyone before.

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"I want to tell you something that I haven't ever told anyone before," she said. "When I was 13 I went on a school trip, skiing. We were all out for dinner one night, and I went to the toilet. The ski instructor tried to grab me into the toilet and tried to sexually assault me. And I've never told anybody."

Danielle said she didn't tell anyone about it because she was scared she wouldn't be believed.

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"He dragged me into the cubicle but I was able to fight him away," she said. "I felt embarrassed and I didn't think anyone would believe me, so I didn't tell anybody."

She went on to say she felt she "deserved" the assault.

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"And that whole time I felt like I deserved it," she said. "Like I'd done something to make that man do that to me. I was so scared. And I've kept that to myself for so long."

Danielle also said that she was only just coming to terms with the profound effect the incident had on her character.

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"I haven't thought about it for so long," she said. "It was like I'd literally buried it so deep within myself. I just felt like I needed to tell someone because I feel that's probably one of the reasons I am the way I am – because of what happened to me."

Since then, Danielle has been inundated with supportive messages.

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