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Former WWE Women’s Champion Talks Sexual Assault, Says She Felt Suicidal After Being Raped

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In a post on social media on Saturday addressing sexual assault, former WWE Women’s Champion Melina Perez revealed that she felt suicidal after being raped.

Shortly thereafter, Perez posted a blog regarding her tweet on Instagram and Facebook saying that she felt suicidal after being raped.

“Granted being cornered to be harassed & being grabbed didnt lead me to want to commit suicide like rape did but all were life altering,” Perez wrote.

“All made me feel like I had no power, I wasn’t safe, I had no value and I wasn’t a human being. That I am simply a thing. My worth, my purpose, my existence altered. If I say anything I’m a liar, exaggerating or looking for attention. So many suffer this helplessness in silence. Which I did for years.”

Perez, however, declined to give specifics as she only wants to educate people on the subject of sexual assault.

“I’m not looking to point fingers, I want to educate people on the subject, be here for victims and get those suffering silence on the path to recovery. Sexual assault doesn’t just happen to women. Like @safehorizon posted on Twitter:

“Sexual assault doesn’t discriminate and neither should we. #MeToo has to include women of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, people living with disabilities, children and teenagers, the elderly, and yes, men and boys.”

Granted being cornered to get harassed & being grabbed didnt lead me to want to commit suicide like rape did but all were life altering. All made me feel like I had no power, I wasn't safe, I had no value and I wasn't a human being. That I was simply a thing. My worth, my purpose, my existence altered. If I say anything I'm a liar, exaggerating or looking for attention. So many suffer this helplessness in silence. Which I did for years. … I'm not looking to point fingers, I want to educate people on the subject, be here for victims and get those suffering in silence on the path to recovery. Sexual assault doesn't just happen to women. Like @safehorizon posted on Twitter: … "Sexual assault doesn’t discriminate and neither should we. #MeToo  has to include women of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, people living with disabilities, children and teenagers, the elderly, and yes, men and boys." … Sadly this happens to more people than we realize. It effects us ALL.

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