Duffy took about ten years to speak publicly about the ordeal she experienced. A few weeks after revealing that she was raped, drugged and kidnapped, she told her story in detail on her website. “It was my birthday. I was drugged in a restaurant. I was drugged for four weeks and I was taken to a foreign country. I don’t remember flying, I regained consciousness in the back of a car, “she said. “I was put in a hotel room and the assailant came back and raped me.”
Finally, the singer took the plane with her executioner, who then took her home, to the United Kingdom. “I took the plane with him, I tried to stay as calm and normal as possible given the situation and when I got home, I sat down, dizzy, like a zombie. I knew I was in immediate danger, he had half-confessed that he wanted to kill me. ”
“I looked dead”
“The author drugged me in my own house for four weeks. I don’t know if he raped me there during this period, “continued the singer, who then explained that she remained prostrate at home. “After that happened, someone I knew came to my house and saw me on my balcony staring blankly, wrapped in a blanket. I don’t remember going home. The person told me that I was yellow, and that I looked dead. “
“Afterwards, I was not comfortable going to the police. I felt that if something went wrong, I would be dead, he would have killed me. I could not risk being mistreated or making the headlines. I had to follow my gut, ”she continued.
She moved five times in three years
Finally, Duffy told his ordeal for the first time “months later” to a British psychologist with expertise in trauma and sexual violence. “Without it, I might not have been able to get out of it. She got to know me, saw me as a person, and guided me. She did it very gently. I couldn’t look her in the eye for the first eight sessions. “
In the years following his attack, Duffy moved multiple times. “It took me so long to speak because after being raped and held captive, I fled. I moved five times in the following three years, never feeling safe from the rapist. I fled for so long. “
It’s from the past
Today, the interpreter of “Mercy” has successfully mourned her past, and wishes to tell her story to finally free herself from it. “I share all this because we live in a world that is suffering, and I’m no longer ashamed that something hurt me so much. I believe that if you speak with your heart, the hearts of others will respond to you. As dark as my story may be, I speak from my heart, for my life and for the lives of others, who have suffered in the same way. ”
“I can now leave this decade behind me. I hope I don’t have to answer questions about my story anymore, now that you know … and that I’m free, “she concluded.
Created: 07.04.2020, 06h52