“There is the horrible offense in the moment, and then the shame and blame that follow and feel almost worse than the original pain.”
Nikki Bella says she was raped twice when she was in high school.
In her new memoir “Incomparable,” which she co-wrote with her twin sister, Brie Bella, the former WWE star, 36, opened up about the sexual assaults for the first time, recalling traumatic details from the painful experiences.
“My virginity was stolen from me, without my consent. I was raped, by a guy I thought was a friend, while I was passed out at a party,” wrote Nikki in the memoir, according to Us Weekly. “I’d had too many beers, and maybe some shots of hard alcohol, and I only woke up because my stomach hurt — I came to, and this guy was both on top of me and inside of me. I pushed him off and ran out of the room — he followed me down the hall and asked me if this meant we were now boyfriend/girlfriend. … I had never even seen a penis, yet I was no longer a virgin.”
According to the “Total Bellas” star, she was assaulted again a few months later by a college-aged man after she had agreed to drink alcohol.
“I thought that if I gave in on this, maybe they’d leave me alone. I hadn’t drunk very much before I felt really dizzy and stood up to go to the bathroom, thinking I might vomit. One of the guys followed me in and bashed my head against the bathroom sink — I came to when he accidentally switched on the blow-dryer with his elbow,” Nikki recalled. “I had clearly been roofied — I was groggy, and I couldn’t see straight, but I could see four condom wrappers littered across the bathroom floor and realized that I had been raped. I hit him in the face and ran from the bathroom — my friend was gone and the door was open. I took off into the night, sprinting across empty fields until I made it back to the hotel where we were staying with her mom.”