Nikki Bella Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted Twice as a Teenager

Nikki Bella just revealed two very painful moments in her life. The former WWE champion wrote a memoir with her sister, Brie Bella, called Incomparable, in which Nikki opens up about being sexually assaulted as a teenager twice, with the first happening when she was just 15 years old. In the book, Bella said that without her consent, her virginity was stolen.

"There were some experiences I wish I could forget, but I feel, more than ever at this point in the culture, like I need to revisit and share," she writes, per Entertainment Tonight. "When I was fifteen, I lost my virginity — on the floor of a Hyatt hotel room on the 4th of July. 'Lost my virginity' is very inaccurate, actually. My virginity was stolen from me, without my consent. I was raped, by a guy I thought was a friend, while I was passed out at a party. I'd had too many beers, and maybe some shots of hard alcohol, and I only woke up because my stomach hurt — I came to, and this guy was both on top of me and inside of me. I pushed him off and ran out of the room — he followed me down the hall and asked me if this meant we were now boyfriend/girlfriend."

She continues: "It is f—ed up — shocking in retrospect — that it never occurred to me to call the police. I didn't even tell my sister because by admitting that it had happened, it became true, it became fact," she continues. "While I didn't know what to do about it, I had even less of a clue how to address the shame and revolting feelings of ickiness that permeated my whole being. I had never even seen a penis, yet I was no longer a virgin."

Bella goes on to reveal that she was assaulted again when she was 16. She said a college-aged man drugged her and her friend in a hotel room in California. "I hadn't drunk very much before I felt really dizzy and stood up to go to the bathroom, thinking I might vomit. One of the guys followed me in and bashed my head against the bathroom sink," she writes. "I had clearly been roofied — I was groggy, and I couldn't see straight, but I could see four condom wrappers littered across the bathroom floor and realized that I had been raped."


Incomparable is out now and goes into detail on Nikki and Brie's paths to WWE and then starring in two TV series, Total Divas and Total Bellas. Nikki told Entertainment Tonight the stories in Incomparable "were never told before" and not shared on their TV shows.