In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Farrah Abraham is speaking out once again about her experience with sexual harassment and assault. This time, the Teen Mom OG star is making it clear that she can’t be silenced by those who “think they’re above the law.”
Speaking with In Touch exclusively, the 26-year-old emphasized the importance of women having the confidence to speak up after they’ve endured sexual misconduct. Farrah reasoned, “If you don't speak up about being sexually harassed, all the sexual bad things... like, normal people... think they're above the law. That's a problem.”
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As we now know, movie titan Harvey Weinstein, Today’s Matt Lauer, music mogul Russell Simmons, and many more powerful men got away with allegedly abusing women for decades before the victims felt safe enough to come forward. Now, the MTV star insists she won’t allow herself to be intimidated into keeping quiet about her own abuse. “You know what? I'm not going to wait 15 years to talk about all this sexual harassment that I deal with and all this bulls--t that people allow on their TVs. It's wrong,” she concludes.
Years before this movement gained momentum, Farrah was already talking openly about being a survivor of sexual assault. In 2014, she revealed to In Touch that she had been “drugged and raped more than once.” Though she didn’t name names at first, she later accused her Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom co-star James Deen of being “abusive, pushy, and manipulative” during their off-screen relationship.
A year later, eight more women from the adult entertainment industry accused James of sexual misconduct and assault, and Farrah applauded their bravery. “It's good that a bunch of women spoke up,” she told Broadly at the time. “I very much feel like women's voices are not heard enough in that. It's very challenging, so I'm happy that people were listening.”
Then, in early 2017, the reality star revealed on her podcast that an Uber driver had tried to assault her. "An Uber driver almost raped me, I'm banned from Uber,” she claimed. “My non-boyfriend [Simon Saran] threw him in the window and almost broke his car window. The cops were called.” She later clarified that the driver never actually touched her, but that he was just “looking at her lecherously” and she feared it “could have escalated into a rape situation.”