A month after being arrested for being found in contempt of court after refusing to delete a tweet accusing a high-profile star of allegedly raping her, Lerato Moloi has used her social media to release another bombshell statement

The model and actress named and shamed a popular comedian for allegedly raping her in a tweet she posted under the hashtag #MeToo in June. Following her original tweet, the comedian sought a court order which instructed Lerato to delete her post in 24 hours, of which she ignored.

At the time, the star – who became the first black face of beauty brand Elizabeth Arden in 2009 – claimed she ‘would not be silenced’.

Lerato’s latest tweet now reflects on the alleged incident which she states took place in 2014, whilst the pair worked on a TV production.

“My coming out and finding my voice has been met with attempts to silence me,” she said of her arrest and backlash received.

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Lerato also delved into why she did not press charges earlier, stating she “finally found the strength and courage to speak out and seek justice”

She added; “The trauma, guilt and shame of the assault has left me with immeasurable emotional scars for the past 6 years.”

The actress went on to slam the justice system for “being used and manipulated to further oppress and silence victims, especially victims of GBV”.

Read her full statement below: