Kat Alano admits she was raped-A A +A
Monday, April 28, 2014
MODEL Kat Alano finally speaks up and revealed that she was raped nine years ago.
In April 24 podcast of "Good Times with Mo," Alano told television/radio host Mo Twister that she met the guy through work on television a couple of times.
Alano recalled that she was out in a club and was drinking with friends when she saw this showbiz personality. Being part of the industry, she greeted the man.
"We drank together. He buys me a drink, we're hanging out. I'm with my friends so there's a bunch of people. After a little while, I want to go home. I started to feel tired," she said.
The guy then offered to drive her home, which she initially refused. But he insisted.
"He's like, 'I'll get my driver to follow in my car and I'll drive your car because you're drunk. I'll take you back to your place and I'll go home right afterwards."
"When you meet someone through work you don't assume something bad is going to happen, which is the worst thing. And you meet them through other people, you automatically assume you can trust them."
Alano continued that she started to feel "weird" when they were already en route to her place.
When Mo suggested that she was drugged by the guy, the model said in her entire life, before and after the incident, she never felt anything like it.
Once in her place, she thought the man will just park her car and eventually head home. But again, he insisted to accompany her in the doorstep.
"He was like, 'No, no, I'll take you upstairs'. He started to usher me towards the elevator and I don't want to go but I can't stop it. I can't control my body. I'm saying no. There was something in me that's already freaking out," she said.
Kat added she didn't know what happened next. But when she woke up, she passed out on the floor with her arms were above her head and legs up in the air. The guy was also pulling off her jeans.
She awakens a couple of times and would see the guy on top of her.
"He looked really surprised that I was awake, and I blacked out again. When I pass out, I have no clue. It's like a reset button. And you know what he says to me? He's like, 'Don't worry, nothing's going to happen, calm down, don't worry".
"Until I pass out again and then he does it again. And I wake up and I start to freak out again. And again he sits down and says, 'Don't worry, nothing's going to happen.' And he tries to calm me down and whatever until I pass out again."
After recalling her ordeal, Mo then asked Alano why she's speaking now, nine years after the incident.
Alano said the recent showbiz event, the rape accusation of model/stylist Deniece Cornejo to comedian-actor Vhong Navarro, brought back unwanted memories.
"You know (Mo), rape is a funny thing. People think they assume to know all kinds of things about rape victims but they really don't know them at all. And when they react to people saying things about rape, they have no idea what they're talking about."
"When something triggers in you, after nine years, I want this to go away. I wanted to sweep this under the rug and want it to go away. I want to bury it, I want to forget, I don't want to remember it again. Something was triggered in me and I couldn't stop it. It poured out of me."
Alano revealed the rape accusations broke her open.
"It brought back these feelings that I didn't even know that I had. It's incredible how in nine years you can think that you're totally fine and then one thing just sparks it all off and all these feelings you never thought you had or never had to deal with just came flooding back
She also described the past three months like "hell" for her. She had anxiety attacks, cried a lot, was afraid most of the time and even moved out of her house because of fear being alone.
"I don't understand what I'm feeling half of the time. These emotions I never knew I had petrified me."
She then clarified that she's does not know Cornejo or businessman Cedric Lee on a personal level. In the whole podcast, there was also no mention of Navarro.
Alano said the whole event just triggered a part of her.
"I knew I needed to speak up. And I needed to tell you what happened to me. I don't want to be silent. This is why I'm saying this now. I'm admitting that I was raped. Because that is part of freeing yourself. It's so hard to say it and the past few months was me dealing with that.
In the end, the model/VJ said she's not ready to reveal the identity of her rapist and will not file any legal charge against the perpetrator. (Sunnex)