London, January 16: Charlie Webster has revealed that she was sexually assaulted as a teenager.
The 31-year-old TV presenter who has campaigned against domestic violence told BBC Radio 5 live’s Phil Williams that she was waiving her right to anonymity in order to “break the taboo about abuse as a whole”, the BBC reported.
She confessed that the assaults were carried out by her athletics coach, who was a male role model for her, when she was 15.
Webster, who is due to embark on a 250-mile, seven-day run between 40 football grounds for the charity Women’s Aid, said that sexual abuse was a taboo back then like domestic abuse is now.
The man was later sentenced to 10 years in jail and put on the sex offenders register for life. (ANI)