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Camila Mendes shares her traumatic experience of being sexually assaulted in New York

Riverdale fame Camila Mendes opened up about being drugged and sexually assaulted when she was studying in New York City, during a recent interview…

2019-09-10T08:17:00Z

International star Camila Mendes, better known for her role of Veronica Lodge in Riverdale, recently shared a heart-wrenching story of being sexually assaulted while she was living in New York. Recently, during an interview with Women’s Health Magazine, the actress who came forward as a survivor, talked about how she faced and dealt with the pain.

The 25-year-old shared that, during her childhood days before she turned 18, she had already moved twelve times. Camila further said that, over time, as an adult, she has cultivated the habit of visiting regular Cafe's, hotels, yoga classes and pilates studios so that she feels at home while travelling.

The young starlet also revealed that having a home and a sense of belonging was so deeply ingrained in her that she decided to get a tattoo stating the same. While talking about her tattoo, that read "to build a home", just above her rib in cursive writing, Camila shared the painful memory after which she got the tattoo.

The actress, who attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, shared that In her first year, the actress explained that she was drugged with a date rape drug and sexually assaulted during her first year at college.

Talking about the dark phase of her life, Camila reminisced, "I got the tattoo after my freshman year. I had a very, very bad experience; I was roofied by someone who sexually assaulted me."

Since then, Camila has vowed that everything in her life would make her feel safe and comfortable - the qualities she imagined in an ideal physical home.

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