- Huang, 35, is the chef behind New York City’s BaoHaus and his memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, inspired the TV show with the same name
- In a new essay, he reveals that a chaperone on a Baptist church ski trip he took as a teen flashed him and his friend
- The man stood naked with an erection in their room for a long time
- Huang said he didn’t tell anyone what happened because he feared what people would think and that no one would believe him
- He has now opened up after two decades of silence, inspired by Anthony Rapp speaking out about Kevin Spacey
Chef Eddie Huang is the latest celebrity to open up about his experience with sexual assault.
Huang, whose memoir Fresh Off the Boat inspired the ABC comedy of the same name, revealed in a new essay for The Cut that he was assaulted on a Baptist church ski trip when he was just 14.
‘I get knots in my stomach and blood rushes to my brain when I begin to write this,’ the 35-year-old wrote. ‘I think it’s anger, but I’m not sure. More than anything, I just feel powerless to the memory.
When Huang was 14, a friend invited him on a ski trip with his church. Huang didn’t belong, and wasn’t all that religious, but decided to tag along.
The trip started off well, with a fun day on the slopes, some flirting with girls, and plans to party that night.
But while he and his friend were waiting in their room to go out, there was a knock at the door. A chaperone, whom Huang describes as a ‘tall, dark-for-a-white-man, Daniel Day-Lewis in Last of the Mohicans clone,’ asked to come in and use their shower.
Not noticing any red flags just yet, they agreed. But after taking a long time bathing, the man walked out — without a towel and ‘his d*** hanging out’.
The two boys tried to ignore it at first and act like nothing strange was going on. They continued to watch a basketball game on TV.
‘I figured he was just some weirdo trying to show out and air dry like Cuba Gooding Jr. in Jerry Maguire,’ he recalled. But, ‘after a few seconds of trying to look away, I realized he wasn’t moving from the foot of my bed and that’s when panic set in. I felt trapped.’
‘You’re never ready for it and you never think it would happen to you, but it was happening and it kept going. He took out a Bible and started to read scripture with his d*** hard. My chest started to tighten and I couldn’t breathe, fearful for what would happen next. The panic turned to outrage and ultimately humiliation.’
Huang said he wanted to fight, but the man was three times his size. His friend looked ‘flustered’ too, but also didn’t move.
Source: Daily Mail UK
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