Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards recalls ‘blacking out’ when her non-alcoholic drink was spiked on night out

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Brenda Edwards recalled that her drink spiked when she was 19 during a night out in London.

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The former X Factor star, 52, revealed that she ‘blacked out’ when her non-alcoholic drink was spiked and was ‘careful’ from speaking out about the incident in case anyone lashed out at her. did not believe.

Appearing on Loose Woman on Friday, Brenda shared that due to the horrors that happened in her teens, she is now always thinking of herself whenever she is out at a bar or venue.

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Horror: Loose Women star Brenda Edwards recalls ‘blacking out’ when her non-alcoholic drink was spiked at 19 during a night out in London.

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Brenda and the rest of the panel were discussing incidents of women being taken out in nightclubs, with increased reports of how women are now being targeted and sharpened with needles.

She recalled her own experience as she explained that her drink had intensified when she was younger, causing her to black out.

‘I went to London when I was 19 years old. I’m from Luton and I got on a train, I went to London and my drink was spicy. I was not drinking alcohol. I was drinking, just, you know, a soft drink.

‘I blacked out, I didn’t know what was happening, I didn’t know what really happened. And for me, it’s another thing, you know, when I go out now, and since then, I’ve had my sense of self.’

Worried: The former X Factor star shared her experience on Loose Woman on Friday as she said she feared no one would believe her if she reported spiking without evidence.

Worried: The former X Factor star shared her experience on Loose Woman on Friday as she said she feared no one would believe her if she reported spiking without evidence.

Despite the incident that happened 30 years ago, Brenda said she now takes extra precautions when outside.

‘Even when I walk into an venue, my back will be against the wall so I can see what’s going on. You can’t stop this thing, like you’re saying, there’s no stopping,’ she said.

Brenda said that, for her, her biggest concern was the reported intensification and no one believed her because she couldn’t prove it.

‘I think what I was careful for was saying something’ [to somebody] And no one is really listening to me because I have no proof and I have no proof.’

Suggesting what she thinks to be done to prevent such incidents from happening, Brenda said: ‘These clubs need to be tough with patting their backs and asking these people to fill their pockets.

‘But as the mother of a son, I will raise my son to be respected by others and women.’

Action needed: Brenda urges nightclubs to be more stringent with their search and checking people's wallets before entry

Action needed: Brenda urges nightclubs to be more stringent with their search and checking people’s wallets before entry

After they had their say: The conversation led panel to review a video released by Scottish police in their campaign to crack down on violence against women

After they had their say: The conversation led panel to review a video released by Scottish police in their campaign to crack down on violence against women

The conversation led the panel to review a video released by Scottish police in their campaign to crack down on violence against women. It sees various men on screen, urging men to consider their behavior toward women, warning: ‘Most guys don’t look in the mirror and see a problem, but it’s staring us in the face. Is.

‘Sexual violence starts much earlier than you think. #DontBeThatGuy.’

Carol McGuffin took issue with the video because she pointed out that not every man acts the way suggested in the video, arguing: ‘It’s like presuming an element of guilt… Wouldn’t dream of doing it.’

However, Katie Piper said she felt the video conveyed a ‘powerful’ message.

‘I see this as a powerful video opening up a general discussion saying don’t normalize this culture. If you are not inclined that way you will not see yourself in that video,’ she claimed.

Support: Katie Piper insists video shares a 'powerful message' as it sparks a conversation and urges men to think twice about their behavior toward women

Support: Katie Piper insists video shares a ‘powerful message’ as it sparks a conversation and urges men to think twice about their behavior toward women

Katie further explained that just the evening before Loose Women arrived she was feeling uncomfortable by a man, as she remembered taking a taxi from the station…

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