Caelynn Miller-Keyes has been a front-runner thus far on The Bachelor 2019 with star Colton Underwood. On episode Four of the present, she will get her first solo date with Underwood and Actuality Steve has reported that that is the episode on which she opens up about getting raped in school. As a pageant winner, Miller-Keyes beforehand has been public about her sexual assault, sharing her expertise and hoping to boost consciousness.
Forward of episode 4, Actuality Steve reported that present host Chris Harrison said on EXTRA that, “The dialog between Colton and Caelynn is unbelievably susceptible, open and revealing. Caelynn sort of began it with one thing she let go, and I believe Colton felt comfy and I believe he felt like he owed her sure issues in that house as a result of she had simply revealed a lot personally. It truly is a depth and emotion that we now have by no means actually confronted earlier than.”
So, what precisely occurred to Miller-Keyes? When she was a sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth College, she was allegedly drugged by a gaggle of male acquaintances who put one thing in her drink, in addition to within the drinks of two of her buddies. Miller-Keyes instructed Individuals, “I wakened the following morning and I used to be utterly bare in my mattress and I knew that one thing unhealthy had occurred.” She additionally mentioned that, “One other man, I used to be handed out on a sofa from the medication, and … in entrance of his fraternity brothers … lifted up my costume, they watched and laughed and took photographs and Snapchats. It was horrible.”
Individuals reported that Miller-Keyes wasn’t assured about submitting a police report on the time of the incident. Miller-Keyes defined, “They instructed me they wouldn’t do a rape package until I filed a police report. At that time, these had been buddies of mine and I wasn’t solely certain what had occurred, so I wasn’t constructive I needed to file a police report. However later that evening, I did, as soon as I found out what had actually occurred … The reporting course of is much more tough than individuals understand. I had no thought what to do … Fortunately, I had a superb assist system and folks went to a second hospital with me and I used to be capable of get a rape package and communicate to authorities and undergo that course of. But it surely’s much more tough than it appears.”
Miller-Keyes has tried to make use of her expertise to assist others. Her Miss Universe bio discusses her platform, stating that, “As a survivor, she is a devoted advocate for sexual assault prevention by talking to highschool and school college students in regards to the significance of consent. She has been instrumental in serving to victims have voices by altering the Title IX insurance policies to guard school college students, having survived a couple of assault personally.”