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singer Duffy has opened up about a four-week ordeal during which she says she was drugged, in her own home, raped and taken to a foreign country.
It is the First Time that the details of the terrible experience, and led to her retreat from the spotlight.
"rape is like the life of murder, they are not alive, But dead," she wrote.
"All I can say is to complain that it took a very long time, sometimes the feeling never ends, the shattered pieces of me. "
she says that you don't go to The Police , because it is "feel safe".
Duffy had the UK's best-selling album of the year in 2008 and won three Brit Awards and a Grammy, But they virtually disappeared after the release of her second album in the year 2010.
"It was my birthday, I was drugged in a restaurant, I was drugged And Then for four weeks and traveled to a foreign country.
"I don't remember Getting On the plane, and came around in the back of a moving vehicle. I was returned to a hotel room and the offender and raped me. "
Duffy has not only terrifying details of their attack and captivity, But a vivid description of the profound psychological impact of rape and kidnapping, The Fear , the hiding, and the difficulties of the restoration of relations.
I had two long conversations with her in August, after suggesting in a letter that I might be able to help to tell The Story of why you had gone long so, whatever that was.
The conversations were not interviews, and were removed from the data set. It was not a question of me.
you have not told me yet, the identity of the offender and said she did not report it to The Police . As A Journalist , such cases are difficult to confirm, But her account was consistent during our conversations, and the impact, obviously, very real.
she thought of an interview, But they decided that they would find writing difficult, so chose an account. We discussed the publication on the Bbc News website, But on Sunday they called to say that The Time was right, and she had decided to send it to Duffy's words. com.
I had entrusted with this story. Except that it was not just A Story for you, it is your life and your recovery and The Paramount thing is that you got your experience and message, in The Open , in the manner and at The Time , that is The Best for them.'life in danger'
"It does not feel safe to go to The Police . I felt if something went wrong, I'd be dead, he would have killed me. I couldn't risk incorrectly all over The News during my danger. dealt with or it be "
you said you have two female Officers , - First say, if later on someone tries to blackmail, they tried with The Information , and Then Again , when three men break-in at your house But Duffy has not revealed whether it is investigating the original ordeal.
"I would not see that someone added a physical soul, sometimes for weeks and weeks and weeks at a time, remaining alone," She Said . "I would be out of my pajamas and throw them in The Fire and put on another set. My hair would get so knotted up, don't brush it, when I grieved that I cut it All Off .
"So, I just have to be strong and you give up and face all my fears head. I've come to realize that I can not delete, I even live in my being, so I have to be honest and have confidence in the results. "
Katie Russell, national spokesperson for The Rape crisis in England and Wales, told The Bbc : "Every experience of sexual violence or abuse can be traumatic and have far-subject to reaching long-term impact on the lives, health and well-being of those. Each survivor is unique, and cope and win in their own way, and survive simply, an experience like this takes a lot of courage and perseverance.
"If someone is used in public, to speak in your profile, about something so personal to help others and to raise vital awareness and understanding of a topic that affects very many, But still clouded in myth and stereotype, it is generous and positive.
"We know that the suicidal thoughts and feelings Duffy has described, are not uncommon. Like you, we want these people to know that you are not alone. We Are always here to listen and support, and our thoughts and Best Wishes are with Duffy and all survivors today and Every Day . "
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