iZombie Star Rahul Kohli Reveals He Was a Victim of Sexual Abuse as a Child
Rahul Kohli shared the news on Instagram and Twitter writing, "we are not alone and we are not to blame"
iZombie star Rahul Kohli is opening up about being a victim of sexual abuse.
The London-born actor, 33, broke his silence on both Twitter and Instagram Monday, explaining he no longer wanted to keep his abuse a secret.
“The longer I keep my secret, the longer I feel like I’m protecting someone who doesn’t deserve it and letting down others who are too afraid to step forward and confront their own past,” Kohli wrote.
“I was a victim of sexual abuse as a child,” Kohli continued before concluding the post with a message to other victims.
“We are not alone and we are not to blame.”
Kohli’s brave statement prompted a number of his followers and fellow actors, including Mehcad Brooks, to show him their support.
“Love you brother. You have my support and thank you so much for your strength and bravery. Not only is it inspiring — you’re going to awaken those that may be in the unnecessary shadows about this,” Brooks, 38, wrote on Instagram.
Kohli’s iZombie costars Aly Michalka and Jessica Harmon also commented on the post. Michalka, 29, commented a broken heart emoji and Harmon, 33, posted a heart emoji.
On the CW television series, which follows medical resident Liv Moore (Rose McIver), who turns into a zombie — Kohli plays Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti.
Kohli also appeared on season 2 of Supergirl.
In July 2018, Kohli announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Yasmin Molloy.
The actor shared a photo of his soon-to-be wife’s engagement ring as well as a tattoo of her initials on his arm.
Molloy also shared the news on Twitter writing, “I guess I’m going to be his WIFE?!”
If you suspect child abuse, call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.