During the forthcoming season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, reality TV star Alexis Skyy opens up about being a victim of sex trafficking. On Monday (Mar. 9), Alexis took to Instagram to reveal that she’ll be telling her story on the new season of LHHA.
“LHHATL this season is a really BIG season for me, for the first time EVER…in my life… I’m opening up about my traumatic human trafficking experience I went through as a little girl,” Alexis wrote on Instagram in the caption of a clip she posted from the show.
“l never in my life, planned on saying anything UNTIL one day, I mentioned part of it & SO SO SO MANY young girls reached out to me about them currently going thru the same thing & having similar stories!”
“It’s so sad & so important you talk to, love, guide & caress your children!! Every day I’m attacked, judged & accused of lying… all because, I’ve never spoken on my story before, but what nobody knows is, I still to this day haven’t told my mom, my grandmother or none of my immediate family,” Alexis continued.
“I’ve been so afraid for many years to talk about any of it, specifically in fear of possible revenge, harassment & lord knows what else! I was only 15 years old when I was kidnapped & forced into human trafficking by a guy 20 years older than me!! Every single day.. for 2 months… he would beat on me, threaten to kill me, my family &, etc!”
“Multiple times he held a loaded gun to my face, abused & raped me!! Also forcing me to have sexual intercourse with who would pay!!! It’s so much [expletive] I’ve been thru as a young girl that nobody knows!! This season will be the first time my mother, dad & all my other family will hear about this,” Alexis explained.
“For so many years I didn’t know how to tell my family about this! But after hearing so many stories similar to my own, I gotta be a role model for these young girls!! If it’s something I can say or do that will help or save some of these girls from making the mistakes I did & help bring awareness to the danger these girls face… I HAVE to face my fears!!! I was a very young girl who was taken advantage of & abused. Many nights I just knew the end was near… but by the grace of God I was saved & rescued from this man, from a guy I’ve never been able to see again or thank!”
During the episode of the LHHA where Alexis talks about her experience, she participated in a panel regarding the subject that was hosted by other LHHA cast members.
“I was just basically sold to whoever. The highest bidder,” Alexis said on the panel. “And I had to forcefully do it or he said he was going to kill me. I didn’t want to die.” The new season of LHHA premieres on VH1 on March 16.