Apprentice star Selina Waterman-Smith reveals horrific gang rape ordeal

Published Sunday, Nov 1 2015, 14:15 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Selina Waterman-Smith is currently powerhousing her way through The Apprentice... But behind the slick suits and fierce front, she has been hiding a very harrowing secret.

The 32-year-old businesswoman has now revealed she was gang raped in Dubai in a horrifying attack that latest for four hours.

The Apprentice 2015
Selina Waterman-Smith

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In an interview with The Sun On Sunday, she describes how three men spiked her drink, kidnapped her and attacked her in a dirty bedsit in 2012.

Describing the attack as a life sentence, Selina - who has waived her right to anonymity - says: "I was unconscious for a lot of it, which was a blessing. I remember waking in agony and wasn't able to move or do anything.

"They were pinning me on the floor, laughing and taking photos."

She adds: "I still have flashbacks of that day. I have post-traumatic stress and became majorly depressed."

Natalie Dean, David Stevenson, Mergim Butaja, Richard Woods, Vana Koutsomitis, Ruth Whiteley, Scott Saunders, Charleine Wain, Jenny Garbis, Brett Butler-Smythe, Elle Stevenson, Sam Curry, April Jackson, Joseph Valente, Selina Waterman-Smith, Aisha Kasim, Gary Poulton, Dan Callaghan, Karren Brady, Lord Sugar, Claude Littner

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Selina was finally able to run away after the men left her alone in the building, and within 48 hours two of them had been caught.

The 20-year-old men are each serving 10 years behind bars, while a third escaped justice after running away.

Tragically the attack came just three weeks after Selina has attended her own father's funeral.

Selina moved to the Arab state nearly eight years ago and currently runs an events company called Dark Horse.

Selina Waterhouse-Smith takes part in The Apprentice, October 2015.


She is now competing for a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar and narrowly avoided the axe in this week's episode as Ruth Whiteley was fired.

Last week, she tweeted that she had "broken contract with the show and I'm not doing You're Fired - might be why they're attacking me so much! Idiots".

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