I was raped at 14, Salman Khan’s ex-girlfriend Somy Ali


Somy Ali, ex-Pakistani actress and Salman Khan’s former girlfriend shares her #MeToo story on social media. The actress turned social worker recounts her horrific experience of sexual harassment.

In a long post on Instagram, she wrote, “As a survivor of se*ual abuse at the age of 5 and rape at 14, I would like to salute all those that have spoken up and plan on doing so. I know it is very difficult to do it because I have been there and it took me many years to be able to talk about it. It takes immense amount of courage to share this with the world. It’s even harder when you tell those that are close to you and they are supposed to protect you, yet they do nothing. I have been there too and it hurts like hell.”

Somy added on saying, “But I want these survivors to know it is truly liberating and completely worth it. Do not let the nonbelievers stop you. This is your truth. Do not ever be afraid to speak your truth. Do not let this opportunity pass you. This is a moment that has been long overdue for all of us. This is your chance to be heard and finally obtain justice. I believe you.”

After separating from Salman Khan, Somy moved to Florida and started an NGO called No More Tears, which works for the welfare of women who have been sexually abused.

In 2015, Somy Ali revealed about being sexually abused during her childhood. Somy, who dated Salman Khan for over eight years, had claimed that she was assaulted by a house-help when she was just five years old. 

“I grew up amidst an atmosphere of domestic violence in Pakistan and many of my mom’s friends were victims of physical abuse as well. When I would ask my mom about the bruises on their bodies, I was always told that X aunty or Y aunty fell down the stairs. This was the standard, universal euphemism for physical abuse," she was quoted as saying by Pinkvilla.

She further shared her horrific encounter of sexual abuse when she was just five. 

“I was sexually assaulted by a house-help when I was just five. When I am invited for a talk at high schools and universities in the US, I share this with the students. I believe sharing my personal experiences would encourage others to speak out and not be ashamed about being a victim.”