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8 YouTubers Who Bravely Spoke Out About Surviving a Sexual Assault

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We’ve all heard the statistics: one in five women are sexually assaulted in their lifetime, two out of three sexual assaults go unreported to the police and only 3 percent of perpetrators ever see any jail time. These are devastating numbers — why would someone not report their crime? Considering the fact that girls are so frequently not believed by the public, told that they could have prevented it and were somehow “asking for it,” reporting a sexually based offense makes a survivor all the more vulnerable.

But that could stop. First-hand accounts can be the most compelling stories, so when a celebrity comes forward about being a victim of sexual assault and candidly speaks about what happened to them, they make their viewers more likely to also come clean about events that happened to them. It’s not easy to speak on such events, but the eight YouTube stars on this list help support victims of sexual violence and are essential to the world’s efforts to dismantle rape culture.

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