Ex-Porn star Traci Lords talks of childhood rape in Steubenville when she was 10-years-old
Former Porn actress Traci Lords, who was born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio, said she was raped by a 14-year-old boy when she was 10. The 44-year-old told Piers Morgan she was sickened by the explosive rape trial involving two high school football players and a 16-year-old girl. 'I was so horrified by these images and the way this young girl was treated,' she said.
Ex-Porn star Traci Lords told Piers Morgan on Thursday that she was raped as a girl growing up in Steubenville, Ohio.
Former Porn actress Traci Lords has come forward to say that she was raped as a young girl growing up in Steubenville, Ohio, the site of an explosive rape trial involving two high school football players.
“I was born and raised in Steubenville, Ohio and I was raped in Ohio, as was my mother," she said.
The tight-knit town is plagued by alcohol abuse and a troubling culture where boys are brought up to disrespect women, she told Morgan.
"I think there's a thickness in that city."
Lords' shocking claim comes as two football stars from the eastern Ohio town, quarterback Trent Mays and receiver Ma'Lik Richmond, are standing trial for allegedly raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl at a booze-fueled bash last summer.
Mays, 17, and Richmond, 16, have been charged with penetrating the girl with their hands on at least two occasions while she was passed out drunk on the night of Aug. 11.
Lords said watching the trial begin this week brought back painful memories.
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Lords, 44, was born Nora Kuzma in Steubenville in 1968. She said the city has a 'thickness' and a troubling culture where young boys are raised to look down on young women.
In particular she said she felt sick at the images that circulated on social media of Mays and Richmonds' pals carrying the girl around "like a pig."
"I was so horrified by these images and the way this young girl was treated,” Lords said.
“And I got really angry, and so I wrote a song called 'Stupidville,' which is what all the locals [used to call it]."
She said she decided to speak out after receiving Twitter messages from fans who knew she was from Steubenville.
"I just couldn't stay silent," she said.
The boys' defense lawyers argue that the sexual contact was consensual.
On Thursday, prosecutor said the alleged victim sent text messages the following day that said she was too drunk to remember anything from the previous night.
"I wasn't being a slut," she texted one boy. "They were taking advantage of me."