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Old 02-26-20, 11:30 AM
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Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive’

I admit I haven't thought much about Duffy in a decade, but this is really shocking :

Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive' in Instagram post

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Singer Duffy says she was 'drugged, raped and kidnapped' in Instagram post
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Scroll back up to restore default view.Singer Duffy revealed that she had been “raped, drugged and held captive” in a Tuesday Instagram post.

“You can only imagine the amount of times I thought about writing this,” the 35-year-old Welsh singer, whose real name is Aimee Duffy, wrote. “The way I would write it, how I would feel thereafter. Well, not entirely sure why now is the right time, and what it is that feels exciting and liberating for me to talk. I cannot explain it. Many of you wonder what happened to me, where did I disappear to and why.”

In 2011, several years after her hit single “Mercy” from the album Rockferry, the singer essentially fell off public radar. “A journalist contacted me, he found a way to reach me and I told him everything this past summer. He was kind and it felt so amazing to finally speak,” she explained. “The truth is, and please trust me I am ok and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days.”

The Grammy-award winner continued, “Of course I survived. The recovery took time. There’s no light way to say it. But I can tell you in the last decade, the thousands and thousands of days I committed to wanting to feel the sunshine in my heart again, the sun does now shine.”
She also addressed unspoken questions from fans: “You wonder why I did not choose to use my voice to express my pain?” she said. “I did not want to show the world the sadness in my eyes. I asked myself, how can I sing from the heart if it is broken? And slowly it unbroke.”

Duffy promised to share more information in a “spoken interview,” adding, “I have a sacred love and sincere appreciation for your kindness over the years. You have been friends. I want to thank you for that.” She also asked that fans respect the privacy of her family and to “support me to make this a positive experience.”

There is not an abundance of recent information on Duffy, who, after her follow-up album Endlessly, recorded three songs for the 2015 film Legend. In December, she posted a Facebook photo with the mysterious caption “2020,” prompting fans to beg, “Please come back” and to interpret it as a sign of an upcoming album.

On Tuesday, fans retreated to that Facebook post, writing, “You are a strong woman Duffy“ and “You were quite right to take as long as you needed, the most important thing is your wellbeing and health which should always come first.”


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Re: Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive’

I wondered what happened to her

I thought maybe her 15 minutes of fame expired.

She came around the same time as Adele.
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Re: Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive’

I bought Rockferry. Thought it was pretty good.
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Has anyone actually investigated her claims or is this maybe just a cry for attention?
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This reminds me of the story (completely unrelated) where Jessica Alba, while a 15 year old filming Flipper, was found bound, blindfolded, and gagged in a car after like a 14 hour search for her.
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Re: Singer Duffy reveals she was 'raped, drugged and held captive’

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Has anyone actually investigated her claims or is this maybe just a cry for attention?
Jesus christ dude.
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You never know since she has been out of the spotlight for a long time
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Jesus christ dude.
How is that an awful question to ask? People make up crazy shit all the time.
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Originally Posted by Spiderbite View Post
How is that an awful question to ask? People make up crazy shit all the time.
In the age of "me too" you should expect reactions like that. Same thing went down on Steve Hoffman forum just because the OP put "claims" in the title.

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How is that an awful question to ask? People make up crazy shit all the time.
Because women never lie for attention, ever. /s
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Hopefully a scumbag somewhere is shitting his pants.

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