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Radio-TV personality Kat Alano revealed that she was raped by a public figure nine years ago.
This she shared in the April 24 episode of “Good Times with Mo The Podcast.”
Her revelation, which came after Deniece Cornejo accused Vhong Navarro of rape, intrigued some netizens, saying that she just wants to ride in the popularity of the issue.
But Alano strongly denied the allegations, saying that she just had the courage to speak up now.
“It’s so hard to say it. The past three months have been hard dealing with that, constantly telling myself that ‘I was raped.’ I was raped. Coming to terms with that myself, this happened to me. And I have to deal with that now,” Kat told Mo.
Kat shared that she met her alleged rapist while she was working in television. She added that the alleged rape occurred in her own apartment after the guy insisted to drive her home.
“He said to me, ‘Let me drive you home.’ I was like, ‘No, it’s okay. I’ll go with my friends.’ And he was like, ‘No, let me drive you home. (I said) ‘Really, I can drive and it’s really close by.’ He’s insisting to drive me home,” Kat narrated.
When they arrived in her apartment, she knew she didn’t want the guy to enter, but she said that she couldn’t control her body.
“At that time it (if being drugged) didn’t even cross my mind. I felt confused, I felt baffled. I don’t know what’s going on with me. I don’t know what’s happening to my body. It’s like I was in a fog,” she said.
She continued: “I blacked out again. I was lying on my bed and he was lying on top of me. I blacked out again. I woke up again because he was kissing me. I was dreaming and I thought he was the guy I was dating that time. And I opened my eyes, and I saw that it’s him. I freaked out and I started crying. I was like ‘No!’”
Why did she just reveal it now?
“I just don’t want to be silent anymore. I don’t want to keep it to myself anymore. Something bad happened to me and nobody is listening. And when I tell people, they call me a liar. How are you supposed to say anything?”
She added that she’s not yet ready to name her rapist, “I’m not ready to do that because what it will become is public figure versus public figure. The act that I was raped and rape itself will be totally lost in a bunch of other stuff.”
“And when I am ready, I will face that part. I know I have to. I will because what am I supposed to do, just let my rapist go free? Is that what we’re supposed to do with everybody?”