Kate Nash reports she was sexually assaulted at her Los Angeles home

British singer made the revelation on her Instagram page

Kate Nash revealed that she was groped by a stranger in her own home this week.

Nash took to Instagram yesterday (March 19) to report on the incident, encouraging fans to come forward if anything similar happens to them and to never hide the truth.

“I got groped in my own house by a man I don’t know,” Nash wrote on her Instagram page. “I was alone & cornered in a bathroom & extremely threatened.”

“I’m sharing this information with you because women are encouraged to keep quiet, not take up space & hide when they get violated,” she continued. “We are scared to come forward because we don’t want to cause trouble or a scene. We don’t want to talk about heavy shit & make ppl feel uncomfortable. Women & girls are also mostly told they were asking for it & accused of making it up. So sometimes we think twice about coming forward, or we don’t at all. I’m tired of feeling that way.”

“Talking about these issues can a) help to prevent them in the future & b) make us feel stronger, more supported & safer,” Nash added.

Nash also said that the “ridiculous” photo of herself she posted alongside the story was to prove that “we don’t have to look like a victim to be one, I actually happen to be a badass bitch from hell, this shit can happen to anyone.”

Kate Nash released her latest album ‘Girl Talk’ in 2013. Her debut, ‘Made Of Bricks’, reached Number One in the UK when it was released in 2008 and saw Nash go on to win a BRIT Award for Best Female Artist. She has since relocated to America where she lives in Los Angeles.

Earlier this year she missed a DJ gig after she was forced to lock herself indoors after a shotgun-wielding duo held up one of her neighbours.

2 days ago I got groped in my own house by a man I don’t know. I was alone & cornered in a bathroom & extremely threatened. I’m sharing this information with you because women are encouraged to keep quiet, not take up space & hide when they get violated. We are scared to come forward because we don’t want to cause trouble or a scene. We don’t want to talk about heavy shit & make ppl feel uncomfortable. Women & girls are also mostly told they were asking for it & accused of making it up. So sometimes we think twice about coming forward, or we don’t at all. I’m tired of feeling that way. Talking about these issues can a) help to prevent them in the future & b) make us feel stronger, more supported & safer. I’m also teaming this statement with a photo of me looking like a total & ridiculous G shot by @abaxley because I don’t like the usual imagery associated with assault, we don’t have to look like a victim to be one, I actually happen to be a badass bitch from hell, this shit can happen to anyone. Speak up & don’t be discouraged. Share your experiences below if you wish.
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