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Madonna: I was raped at knifepoint - held up at gunpoint, raped on a rooftop
Guardian.com ^ | Saturday 5 October 2013 10.02 EDT | Shane Hickey

Posted on 04/02/2014 4:03:07 PM PDT by tom h

Madonna has detailed how she was raped not long after she moved to New York City at the age of 19, in a revealing account of her life to date.

In an article for Harper's Bazaar magazine, the singer said she was forced on to the roof of a building at knifepoint and attacked. The first-person account, which accompanied a fashion shoot, spans Madonna's life from growing up in the US midwest and moving away from home, to her marriages and children.

"New York wasn't everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and had my apartment broken into three times. I don't know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time," she wrote.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: entertainment; harpersbazaar; madonna; michigan; newyork; newyorkcity; sluts
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I wonder if this was before or after she appeared on stage wearing a brassiere?


1 posted on 04/02/2014 4:03:07 PM PDT by tom h
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To: tom h

I wonder if it is even true.


2 posted on 04/02/2014 4:05:47 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: LegendHasIt

Good point.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 4:06:15 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: tom h

Dear Madonna

Thank you for ruining music.

The Management


4 posted on 04/02/2014 4:06:38 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: tom h

I have Madonna fatigue. I honestly don’t give a blank about anything she has to say.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 4:06:48 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: tom h

Wow, and she didn’t even go to Harvard.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 4:07:07 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: tom h
New York wasn't everything I thought it would be.

Well it sure as hell ain't Bay City Michigan.
7 posted on 04/02/2014 4:08:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tom h
"It [NYC] did not welcome me with open arms..."

Dear Ms. Ciccone: Not only is your gov't not all that into you, NYC doesn't give a kr@p about anybody.

8 posted on 04/02/2014 4:09:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: LegendHasIt

My buddy went to hs with her in Motown (Rochester).
Her first claim to fame was a very racy dance number in the school talent show.


9 posted on 04/02/2014 4:09:28 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: tom h
Was this rape before or after her porn book?


10 posted on 04/02/2014 4:11:21 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: tom h

Is there a famous woman anywhere in the United States, black or white, that wasn’t raped by a stranger or family member ay sometime in her life??? Or abused in anyway by a family member or stranger?
They wait until they are almost out of the spotlight and confess that such a horrible thing happened to them years ago.
This is not a laughing matter, but a fatigue can develop when every famous woman claims this.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 4:12:00 PM PDT by rustyboots
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To: tom h

She was quite the dish when she was very young.....


12 posted on 04/02/2014 4:12:08 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

She attended the “Harvard of the Midwest” UofM


13 posted on 04/02/2014 4:12:58 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: tom h

needs attention


14 posted on 04/02/2014 4:13:03 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: LegendHasIt

i wonder too, but i don’ t really care.


15 posted on 04/02/2014 4:13:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: tom h
that outfit is almost flattering. Did this poke-your-eye-out number come later? Perhaps this was a better fit for the sisters?


16 posted on 04/02/2014 4:13:24 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Responsibility2nd
Was this rape before or after her porn book?

Timeline-wise, it was very early in her career, if true.

However, I am tending to think she is pulling an Oprah to generate some publicity for some new project in the mid-twilight of her career.

17 posted on 04/02/2014 4:15:59 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: tom h

fake


18 posted on 04/02/2014 4:16:04 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: tom h

Truth is relevant, but her revealing stage attire and photo shoots do not in any way excuse rape (and I suspect she is telling the truth and that this was before she dressed like that in public and before anyone recognized her). My disappointment is that she didn’t use her foul mouth and good figure as a distraction and her athleticism for leverage. Rapist plus rooftop plus gravity equals solution that would protect other women.


19 posted on 04/02/2014 4:16:18 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Victor

> She was quite the dish when she was very young.....

I don’t know... The hairy armpits never did anything for me...lol


20 posted on 04/02/2014 4:17:52 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: tom h

this is the women, that drove around Manhattan, picking men off the streets for sex, one after another.....


21 posted on 04/02/2014 4:18:20 PM PDT by B212
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To: tom h

Let’s see the police report....


22 posted on 04/02/2014 4:23:21 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: tom h
I would not wish rape on my worst enemy. Okay...maybe some child molesters.
23 posted on 04/02/2014 4:24:22 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: All

Here’s the suspect she identified.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_urvjCXg6c


24 posted on 04/02/2014 4:24:34 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: rustyboots

A lot of women … and MEN refuse to admit if they’ve been raped. The stigma.


25 posted on 04/02/2014 4:24:40 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: tom h

She was raped by a table leg


26 posted on 04/02/2014 4:27:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: rustyboots

Most famous women are pretty and most pretty girls I’ve met were sexually assaulted in some way. Most often as children and the crime is typically covered up by family


27 posted on 04/02/2014 4:32:01 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: tom h
back in the 80's a local radio station ran ad's that proclaimed itself Madonna FREE Radio... the ad's were tooo funny
28 posted on 04/02/2014 4:36:23 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: tom h

For some reason, detailing a troubled and abusive childhood is in vogue now with entertainers.

Lady Gaga talked all about she was bullied in school and how she was thrown in a garbage can when her classmates say she was actually a rather popular girl.


29 posted on 04/02/2014 4:38:43 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: cripplecreek
I see she was not at all street smart along with being a slut and skank.
30 posted on 04/02/2014 4:39:06 PM PDT by angcat
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To: rustyboots

I read about this years ago, so I doubt it’s for publicity.


31 posted on 04/02/2014 4:44:38 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Pollster1

Hear Hear.


32 posted on 04/02/2014 4:45:26 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: tom h

Because if she wore that stuff, she deserved it? Are you posting from Pakistan?


33 posted on 04/02/2014 4:51:25 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: tom h

Guy would have to hate his junk to want to do this hag.


34 posted on 04/02/2014 4:56:48 PM PDT by bikerman
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To: tom h

And then she jumped into bed with every single industry connected jewish fella she could find until some poor bastard agreed to make her a star, regardless of her lack of talent. Yadda yadda yadda.


35 posted on 04/02/2014 5:03:00 PM PDT by The Toll (e)
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To: Victor
Back in the day she was very doable.

Rosanna was seriously hot too.

36 posted on 04/02/2014 5:03:59 PM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: tom h

If she was raped as a teen, that could explain many of her bizarre actions in future years. Apparently, some women who are raped, never get over it and act out by becoming sluttish. The psychology being that they feel worthless because they were raped, so they act like they are worthless, choosing to be a ‘piece of meat’, to be a sex object (note the belt she is wearing in your photo). If this is the case, I feel sorry for her and she definitely needs help. If it is to get attention, to boost a sagging career, her comments are pathetic.


37 posted on 04/02/2014 5:04:17 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was blind but now I see...)
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To: LegendHasIt

“I wonder if it is even true.”
Or just a bunch of attention seeking blathering?


38 posted on 04/02/2014 5:06:21 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: tom h

I wonder if Lady Gaga or Mylie Cyrus will soon come out with statements that they, too have been raped, and are being raped at the same time they are tweeting that they are being raped as part of their next music videos.


39 posted on 04/02/2014 5:13:20 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Dagnabitt
"Because if she wore that stuff, she deserved it? Are you posting from Pakistan?"

No, Brazil, where 66% of all citizens, including women, said in a recent poll that if a women dresses like a slut she is partly responsible for being raped, if it happens.

Now, that wasn't my point but I was surprised by the candor of even the ladies of Brazil. But a 20-something gal like Madonna making a gazillion dollars by putting out the industry's first racy CD ("Like a Virgin") and doing drugs with cool and fast guys each night, is no doubt likely to find that one of them has violent tendencies and, after an hour of snorting coke with her in her apartment or at a party, decides to take liberties.

I won't believe for a minute that Madonna was innocently knitting and reading her Bible, with a glass of warm milk at her side, when the dude pulled out the knife and forced her to the roof. Context, my friend, context.

40 posted on 04/02/2014 5:35:50 PM PDT by tom h
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To: tom h

Perhaps we need to hear from Whoopi Goldberg who is an expert on this sort of thing and no doubt will given she has a daily chat show platform.


41 posted on 04/02/2014 5:49:27 PM PDT by xp38
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To: tom h

I thought being raped or mugged was New York’s way of saying “welcome”.


42 posted on 04/02/2014 5:51:50 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: tom h

Bill Clinton is a rapist, but that doesn’t stop the accolades and swooning over him.


43 posted on 04/02/2014 5:58:52 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: LegendHasIt

Only way anyone could rape Madonna would have to be faster at pulling off their pants.


44 posted on 04/02/2014 6:23:57 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: tom h

It might explain some of her behaviour.


45 posted on 04/02/2014 6:26:06 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: varyouga

...most pretty girls I’ve met were sexually assaulted in some way. Most often as children and the crime is typically covered up by family

***
You must live in a really depraved town. That is just absurd.


46 posted on 04/02/2014 6:41:36 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: tom h
She has become very tiresome.
Still has an insatiable need for attention.
47 posted on 04/02/2014 7:03:47 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: tom h

...and you’re still blaming the victim.


48 posted on 04/02/2014 7:23:33 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: nascarnation

U of Michigan is a liberal cesspool


49 posted on 04/02/2014 8:47:19 PM PDT by ohioman
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Madonna: I was raped at knifepoint - held up at gunpoint, raped on a rooftop

Bill Clinton.

50 posted on 04/02/2014 8:54:56 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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