Mumbai, Mar 11: Indian-American model and television personality Padma Lakshmi was sexually abused by one of his relative when she was just seven years old. This shocking revelation has been made in her memoir titled 'Love, Loss And What We Ate'.
In the she also revealed about her marriage and relationship with celebrated author Salman Rushdie.
Lakshmi was abused by her then step-father's relative.
She explained her ordeal in the book. Here is excerpts from her book quoted by DNA
One night, I woke up to his hand in my underpants. He took my hand and placed it inside his briefs. I don't know how many times it happened before, since I suspect I slept through some incidents. Once you take a girl's innocence, you can never get it back. What I remember more is telling my mother what happened and her believing me and then she and I telling someone else that it happened and that person not believing me. And then the next week, I was sent to India. In retrospect however, he should have been the one to go. Years later, in tears, my mother would acknowledge this grave mistake."