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“I am a survivor, not a victim” Bhavana Menon breaks silence on Sexual Assault

More power to her!

Malayalam actor Bhavana Menon has finally broken the silence on her sexual assault case involving Malayalam actor Dileep. Speaking to a Youtube channel, Bhavana opened up about her five-year-long struggle and legal battle, which is still going on.

On Sunday, Bhavana for the first time gave a live interview to a private YouTube channel, ‘The Mojo Story’, on their Women’s day special show and talked about her trauma, fight, and her journey from a victim to a survivor.

Speaking about her battle she said, “My whole life was turned upside down. It was constant chaos in my mind, I was constantly asking myself why I. One time I used to think that it was a long nightmare was constantly blaming myself. There were so many times, I desperately wanted to go back to the time before it happened so that I could change everything and my life will be normal again

Further, she also opened up about how her legal battle has now transformed to a survivor from a victim. ”Then my trial happened in the year 2020 and I had to go to courts for 15 days. Those 15 days when I was in the court, was a whole different level of traumatic experience. So when I came out of the court on the last day, after 15 hearings, I was feeling like a survivor and realized that I am a survivor not a victim anymore.”

She added, “One time I used to think that it’s a long nightmare was constantly blaming myself. There were so many times, I desperately wanted to go back to the time before it happened so that I could change everything and my life will be normal again.”

Further, recalling how people were insulting her saying that she had staged all the assault and was blaming her parents, Bhavana said: “I was devastated my dignity was shredded to a million pieces. I wanted to scream top of my lungs and say my parents didn’t raise me like that, it was an insult to my family. And because I wasn’t on social media, I kinda torched the personal attack but in 2019 when I joined Instagram, I got some really mean messages like why don’t you die, why don’t you kill yourself, how will you die and all these made me think what did I do.”

Bhavana opened up about her sexual assault case on Social Media in January and received support from many from the film fraternity, including Mammooty, Mohanlal, Manju Warrier, and others.

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