Madonna appeared on the SiriusXM’s Howard Stern Show on Wednesday (March 11), where she opened up about how she was raped when she first moved to New York City.
“I was going to a dance class and the door was locked and I needed money for the telephone, the pay phone,” the 56-year-old entertainer said. “[This man] gave it to me. He was a very friendly guy. He said, ‘Well I just live right across the street, do you want to make a phone call from my house?’”
The man brought Madonna into his building and assaulted her at knife point.
“I was told that if I wanted to press charges, [I'd have to do a] physical examination, I have to go before the court, they are going to ask you all these personal questions. You’ve already been violated…So then do you want to talk about it? Do you want to make it public? No, it’s just not worth it. It’s too humiliating,” Madonna said.
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