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YouTube Star Emotionally Reveals the Rape Secret She’s Kept Since She was 16

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You know Eva Gutowski as MyLifeAsEva, the happy-go-lucky beauty who’s dominated YouTube since 2011. But, little did any of her 7.5+ million subscribers know that she’s been harboring a dark secret… for years.

The 22-year-old YT star posted another video today. Only, instead of it being about fun topics like What NOT to Do on Valentine’s Day or The Boyfriend Tag, she revealed that she was raped. In a video titled, “I Am A Victim Of Sexual Assault,” she informed the world that, when she was 16, one of her classmates didn’t listen when she told him no… over and over again.

Naturally, she wasn’t herself after the disgusting incident took place. A teacher took notice, and she confessed to the crime. Said teacher informed the authorities, and Eva had to relive the trauma again. “I spent the next three months in and out of therapy sessions, and going to the police station after school to get justice for what happened to me,” she explains. “I didn’t want any of that, though; it was what other people thought I needed, when I kept telling them all I needed was time.”

“The whole time, I was still in school with him; the boy,” she adds. “And I had to walk by him in the halls every single day.”

When no evidence was found, the police dropped the case; the school didn’t help either — neither of which are okay! So, Eva’s speaking up now, in the hopes that her story will help to spread that important message: we MUST talk about it; we MUST spread awareness.

“If you’ve been a victim of rape or assault, you’re not alone,” Eva writes in the description of her video. “Organizations like TAKE BACK THE NIGHT are here to help. For more information, visit takebackthenight.org.”
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On the flip side, disgustingly, more than a few YouTubers have been accused of sexual assault:

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