Madonna Opens Up About Rape: Going to Police Was Too Humiliating

March 12, 2015 3:37 PM

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When Madonna first moved to New York City at 19, she was sexually assaulted. The singer has spoken about being raped in the past, writing about the assault in an essay for Harper's Bazaar. On Thursday, Madonna talked to Howard Stern about why she never reported the rape to the police.

"I was going to a dance class and the door was locked and I needed money for the telephone, the pay phone," she said. "[This man] gave it to me." Madonna said he offered to help her make the call. "He was a very friendly guy."

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