- After 2 years Tessa has finally spoken up on her alleged abuse
- She took to social media to express her feelings and highlighted that she did not feel any support from her friends
- Tessa wants to act as a role model for abuse victims and to encourage them to speak out on abuse
It’s been two years since actress Tessa Twala’s terrible ordeal. She was allegedly physically abuse by a male friend of hers because she denied to have a sexual encounter with him.
The trauma she suffered is still has an effect on her, reported Times Live.
Tessa spoke to Twitter on Monday, and she told her fans that she had turned down many advances made by this specific male for years until this alleged vicious altercation occurred.
Tessa remarked that sadly not one of her friends were concerned what effect the incident would have on her.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the male that allegedly caused her harm, apparently offer to give Tessa money, which she refused.
Tessa said that he had offered her cash to sleep with him on the night of the incident and the reason for this was, that he now had money to give her.
After refusing his offer, she asked him why he was acting in this unacceptable manner. She told him over and over again that she had no romantic feelings for him. It was directly after she had utter these words that he reacted.
Tessa declared that her decision to speak out was in order to encourage other women enduring abuse not to keep quiet but to expose their abusers. She said that with women not speaking out, the guilty ones were getting away with the evil they are doing.
Sitting in her home, Tessa made the decision to tell all about the incident. She wants everyone to realise that this kind of abuse can happen to anyone. The important thing is for those been abused to speak out otherwise it will carry on happening.
Mutual friends of Tessa, tried to convince her to drop charges. She was adamant to go forward with charges.
After months of court hearings, the accused was let off with a warning due to the fact that it was his first offence.
Tessa said that there was no way that she would ever let it go. She wanted it took affect him financially, physically and emotionally as it had affected her. With him been charged, it will be on record and will hopefully be a form of protection for the next woman he decides to violently abuse.
Since the episode, Tessa says she has been treated in such an odd manner by people. She hopes that her coming out and speaking about what happened to her will make males realise that money and violence will in no way get them a woman!
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