Madonna Didn't Report Her Rape For The Same Reason So Many Victims Stay Silent

March 12, 2015 5:52 PM

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Madonna Didn't Report Her Rape For The Same Reason So Many Victims Stay Silent

The 56-year-old pop star spoke with Stern about her new album, "Rebel Heart," and about her experience of moving to New York City in the late '70s. During that period of time, she says she was sexually assaulted by a male stranger at knifepoint. "I was raped. The first year I lived in New York was crazy," Madonna told Stern.

The singer first spoke out about the violent crime in an October 2013 essay in Harper's Bazaar. "New York wasn't everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms," she wrote. "The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a ...

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