Jessie Cave, a Harry Potter star, who played Lavender Brown, spoke about how she was raped by her tennis coach when she was just 14 years old.
During her podcast, which is called “We Can’t Talk About That Right Now”, Jessie, who is now 33, opened about the incident.
Bebe, her 23-year-old sister, was also there when she shared the horrible incident.
The 2 sisters were talking about Bebe’s journey into adulthood.
I remember we had a really, really bad fight once when we tried to work out who had a harder teenager-hood.
I mean, come on, I was raped. I get the trump card.
Bebe then replied with:
That’s kind of a trump card at this point and you do pull it out a lot. I do pull it out a lot.
Jessie, who is pregnant, continued:
I had braces for five years, I had acne when I was finishing my adolescence… I had clear skin all the way through school, and just when things are supposed to be getting good, then I got it really bad. To be fair, acne and braces are bad, but I think rape at 14 is pretty bad. By your tennis coach, who you trusted, a position of power.
Bebe jokingly said that Jessie was an athl ete, so she had good legs while joking to her sister about the rape.
Jessie said she was fit and was good at playing tennis.
She also said that the tennis coach was sent to jail after the rape.
Jessie talked about the horrible incident and how it affected her while she was growing up.
In the podcast she said:
My rape did mean that I have had a completely different adolescence and early twenties to you, because in retrospect I was still recovering and my sexual journey was a completely abnormal road to yours. I think that there are still consequences from that period of time that I’m only realising 18 years later, and actually, the more time I have away from it – this is going to sound awful – but I do feel quite lucky in so many ways. It didn’t destroy me, and I think that’s something that people don’t talk about enough with sexual abuse and trauma. There are some people that are okay after, there are some people that do use it and find a way of living with it and definitely are not defined by it.
Jessie is currently pregnant with her third child.