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Saira Khan was sexually assaulted in 2007

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Saira Khan was sexually assaulted in 2007

Saira Khan has revealed she was sexually assaulted while shooting a documentary for the BBC in 2007.

The 45-year-old presenter has opened up about the "horrific" moment she was huddled into a corner and groped by a group of men as she shot footage for a set on the Prophet Mohammed's birthday in Pakistan eight years ago.

Speaking on 'Loose Women' this morning (11.01.16), she said: "I went down into the crowd, only on the side lines and within moments I'd been bustled into the middle of a group of men. It was horrific. My boobs were touched, my bottom was touched, my legs were touched. I remember just saying 'get me out, get me out' and quickly as I remembered it my fixer came in and grabbed me. I just remember shaking."

The brunette beauty believes she would have been raped if the camera crew hadn't stepped in to help her.

She explained: "I dread to think what would have happened. I believed I would have been raped. I remember I didn't cry, I was just so angry. I was so angry, I was speechless."

Saira is now determined to encourage women to speak out and seek help as soon as they fall victim to sexual assault.

She concluded: "It is not acceptable but rape in many cultures goes unreported because men can get away with it because it is not seen as a serious crime."