Padma Lakshmi Reveals She Was Raped At Age 16 & Didn’t Report It

September 25, 2018 3:54 PM PDT

Padma Lakshmi is speaking out about a harrowing experience from her past. The “Top Chef” host recalled being raped at age 16 and not telling anyone, relating the incident to the women accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of alleged sexual misconduct when they were in high school and college – claims which he has denied.