Katie Thurston, the popular American TV personality, for the first time revealed that she was sexually harassed. On Monday, Katie discussed her process of getting healed and shared her mental trauma as a survivor in the episode of ‘The Bachelorette.’
The brave lady stood up and noted, “I want to thank each and every one of you who has reached out tonight. I wish I could reply to every single DM. I thank you for taking the time to share your story with me,” via Instagram and thanked all her fans after the airing of the emotional episode.
One of the Instagram users responded to her message and replied, “So sorry to hear about your experience and what you are going through now. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. You are not alone and there are people who can help.”
The alum of season 25 of ‘The Bachelorette,’ used the hashtag #MeToo while ending her message and also included a sticker that noted, “Listen to Survivors.” She also added the contact information of theNational Sexual Assault Hotline, this firm allows their 24*7 support to the survivors. Thurston admitted that it took years for her to become the ‘very optimistic woman,’ she is today.
During the group date, Katie shared her past incident of the exploitation and revealed that she was “involved in a situation where there wasn’t consent,” for about 10 years. She stated, “I was in denial about what happened, so much so that I tried to form a relationship with him because I didn’t want to believe what actually had happened. Katie, further said, ” I didn’t want to have sex. … I didn’t like talking about sex, and it’s taken me a long time to get to where I am now … loving myself and accepting things I can no longer control.”