Contestants open up about heavy stuff on The Bachelor, but during last night’s episode, Caelynn Miller-Keyes shared a very personal story from her past.
While on a one-on-one date with Colton Underwood, the 23-year-old revealed she was raped in college.
The assault occurred when she was a sophomore after a group of men allegedly drugged her drink.
“I woke up the next morning and I was completely naked in my bed and I knew that something bad had happened,” she shared.
A friend also told Caelynn that, “another guy, I was passed out on a couch from the drugs, and … in front of his fraternity brothers … lifted up my dress, they watched and laughed and took photos and Snapchats. It was horrible.”
Caelynn also opened up to People about the horrible experience and how it changed her life forever.
“These situations happen when you’re safe. They don’t necessarily happen when you’re walking down a dark alley. It’s when you’re comfortable and when you let your guard down,” she said.
She also went to a hospital to do a rape kit, but she was turned away.
“They told me they wouldn’t do a rape kit unless I filed a police report. At that point, these were friends of mine and I wasn’t entirely sure what had happened, so I wasn’t positive I wanted to file a police report,” she said.
“But later that night, I did, once I figured out what had really happened. The reporting process is a lot more difficult than people realize. I had no idea what to do. I was completely stranded, I was completely alone. I didn’t even think it was possible to be turned away from a hospital.”
She continued, “Thankfully, I had a good support system and people went to a second hospital with me and I was able to get a rape kit and speak to authorities and go through that process. But it’s a lot more difficult than it seems.”
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