Zeke Thomas has revealed publicly for the first time that he was raped twice. The 28-year-old producer and DJ is the son of NBA legend Isaiah Thomas.
During a recent interview, Zeke said that he was raped for the first time when he was just 12 years old and then raped again in a separate incident last year.
Here is what Zeke revealed:
“Being gay, being African-American, it’s definitely something that I never imagined would happen to me. At first I didn’t realize what had happened, what had transpired. I knew that it was wrong, I knew that I did not want it. I did not seek it out. I hadn’t let my family know until much later that this had happened. It was definitely hard for them to hear, and even more hard for them to hear that it happened again. I really felt that my manhood had been taken from me.”
yes, he eventually told his parents about it.
“At first I didn’t realize what had happened, what had transpired. I knew that it was wrong, I knew that I did not want it. I did not seek it out,” he told Good Morning America about the incident at age 12. “I hadn’t let my family know until much later that this had happened.”
He added, “It was definitely hard for them to hear, and even more hard for them to hear that it happened again.”
Thomas went on to tell Good Morning America he was “terrified” when he was raped again last year, saying, “I really felt that my manhood had been taken from me.”
He did not press charges in either instance of rape, explaining that he “just wasn’t ready” and did not want to be labeled a “victim.”
But he would do it differently if he could go back and make the decision again.
“If I could go back, there’s 100 percent I would press charges,” Thomas said. “If we could find…the assailant today, I would 100 percent press charges.”
Thomas said he’s telling his story now to draw awareness to men as victims of sexual assault. He appears in a new PSA for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and serves as an ambassador for the NSVRC, an organization dedicated to “preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research,” according to its website.
Thomas said his parents have been supportive as he grapples with the violence he has suffered in his life. “They let me know they’re here for me and [said], ‘We’re gonna do everything in our power to help your through this journey,’” Thomas said.
His father Isiah Thomas, whose NBA nickname was Zeke, was a point guard and 12-time NBA All-Star who was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was taken as the No. 2 pick by the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Draft, playing for them his entire career, 1981–1994. He led the “Bad Boys” to the 1988–89 and 1989–90 NBA championships.
Takes a strong person to go publisc with what many will surely try to shame him for! ✊?✊?✊?
OUCH… a double raping!!!
Who was around him at twelve to be able to do that twice? Where were his parents and why wasn’t the perpetrator afraid of being told on- as if he knew he wouldn’t be. Hm.
Rape usually happens by a friend or relative of the family. Considering the 80’s maybe Magic Johnson?
He was 12 when he was first raped. The second case was much later.
He would have been a fetus when Magic was fucking around in the 80s.
Wow. Why do ppl put everything out there?
Because to let the world know what goes on behind closed doors. Yes, tell it so it can stop. You don’t keep this hush hush, otherwise sickies will keep doing it.
Frankly, I blame the father. Isaiah Thomas was not in that home watching over his kids. He had a very racy and involved sex life. Look at the energy he put over his kids.
Agreed his and Magic son are gay…that is no coincidence.
Those fuckers were thick as thieves doing the same shit and people until Magic got the monster.
Truth be told.
You know I sometimes think about these kids in the entertainment industry, and I honestly thank god my parents weren’t entertainers, nor were they greedy to want to sell me out to the industry. Lord knows what goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood, and with all the lewd and lascivious shit that goes on, and a lot of these entertainers; as careless as they are, leave open the door to expose their seeds to a lot of harmful shit. Look at Drew Barrymore, and a lot of the other kids of entertainers. Ever wonder why Angelina Jolie cut off her relationship with her father? I would blame Isiah’s father for what happened, because as a parent, you are supposed to be aware of where your kids are, and know what they are doing at all times; especially if you are in the world of entertainment.
How does a 28 year old man get raped outside of jail? The incident at 12 was a molestation. The “rape” at 28 was just sex he regrets.
You sound as bad as these fuckers who say the same about women.
Men are raped out of jail dipwad. There was an incident in CA were a dude was raped in a college bathroom.
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