Former Home and Away actor Mat Stevenson says he was once ‘drugged and raped’, in episode of Spotlight: The Fame Game

Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault

Form Home and Away star Mat Stevenson has made a bombshell revelation on the new episode of spotlightcalled “The Fame Game”.

Mat played Adam Cameron on Home and Away from 1989 to 1994 and became famous for “killing off” the character of Bobby in a boating accident.

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When talk on the spotlight program turns to the “dark side of fame”, Mat speaks about the death of his friend and co-star Dieter Brummer, who died last year after a struggle with his mental health.

He then drops a bombshell by opening up on his own personal tragedy as a teenager.

Mat Stevenson as Adam Cameron in Home and Away. Credit: Seven
Mat Stevenson now.
Mat Stevenson now. Credit: IMDB.com

Mat revealed that when he was 18, he was drugged and sexually abused – the day before winning a role on Neighbours.

He said he “suppressed it and suffered in silence” for a long time.

“I’m a bit uncomfortable opening up about my life because not many people know about it, but if it’s going to help someone, that whole notion of being vulnerable, then I’m all for it,” he begins.

“I was basically drugged and raped and dragged into a spa and thought I was going to drown, and then woke up naked somewhere.

“I was 18. And then I won my role in Neighbors the next day.

“I was a pretty fit guy back then too, but when you’re paralyzed there’s nothing you can do.”

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