• Friday, August 19, 2022


Indian-American model Padma Lakshmi says she was raped at 16

Padma Lakshmi (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Prominent Indian-American model and host Padma Lakshmi has opened up about being raped as a teenager. Lakshmi said she wanted to talk about being raped in the wake of allegations of sexual assault on US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In an article she penned for The New York Times, Lakshmi said she was hesitant to talk about the incident fearing she would be blamed for bringing it upon herself. “I have been turning that incident over in my head throughout the past week, as two women have come forward to detail accusations against the supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh,” Lakshmi…

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