Duffy is a singer welsh 35 years. He rose to fame in 2008, with its theme Mercy. And now just publish a letter that tells how he was “raped, kidnapped and drugged” for four weeks, something that spoke for the first time in February of this year, after a decade away from the media.
Among other issues, Duffy revealed that, after the “fateful episode”, considered to go “to the laws of human rights to change their name in the public records”, to “disappear in another country” and “leave the past behind with a new life.”
“If you’re reading this, I should warn you that it contains information that some may find disturbing -alert Duffy-. If you can’t bear the suffering of another person, I highly recommend that you do not continue reading”.
He also points out that, despite the fact that he feared for his own life, he could finally report the facts to the Police.
Duffy: The artist went very wrong.
At the same time, the singer not released the identity of the “guilty” nor gave any clue about it.
“The identity of the rapist should only be handled by the Police, and that is between me and them,” he explains.
As stated in the text, Duffy was drugged the day of her birthdayin that moment began an ordeal of four weeks.
“It was my birthday, I drugged in a restaurant and that lasted four weeks. They took Me to a foreign country. I don’t remember boarding the plane, but suddenly I found myself in the back of a vehicle,” he says.
Then, the woman describes that a man raped her in a hotel, then he took her home and stayed for four weeks with her.
“I knew that my life was in danger, he confessed to wanting to kill me. With the little strength that I had, my instinct was to run, to run and find a place where to live without him“recalls Duffy, who finally managed to flee.
The threats and the fear of potential media exposure resulted in, such and as detailed by the victim, did not dare to report the case, until told “two women police”.
“I was not the same person for a long time. Rape is like a murder alive, you’re alive, but dead”, suggests Duffy.
In addition, the singer explained why he decided to publish now this experience.
“I thought that the public disclosure of my history destroy my life completely. But hiding it is worse,” he argues.
“Rape me stripped of my human rights. I have stolen a third of my life.”
And although he recognizes that “to be without singing” you are “destroying”, does not advance anything in your artistic career.
“When I sing I feel like a bird… But I will see what I do with that,” she added.
In 2008, when he published his first album, Rockferry, which contained the success Mercy, was highly praised by the critics, that the linked icons contemporaries such as Adele and Amy Winehouse.
After a second album, presented in 2010, Endlessly, that had not the expected success, the artist withdrew from public life. “Now I can leave behind this decade. It belongs to the past,” he concludes.