Actress Rebel Wilson shared a cautionary tale about possibly being drugged on Twitter on Thursday night. She tweeted, “I had one drink last night at a trendy club which I believe may have been spiked with something. I felt super tried and disoriented.”The 36-year-old did not reveal the location or name of the club she attended.
Her Twitter posting said, “I only drank 1/3 of the drink and realized something wasn’t quite right in time to get home before it really hit me.” It continued with “I got home safely but woke up this morning feeling like I’d been hit by a truck. I never thought that would happen to me, but if it does…please act as soon as you feel something strange and get yourself to safety.”
The actress posted a serious message to all of her fans urging them to be safe when out with friends or family. She also issued a warning for ladies to pay attention to their drinks. She tweeted, “Hey guys, but especially to all the girls out there, please be super careful about what you drink when out at clubs and bars at night.” It’s unclear if the actress took any legal action in the matter.
Wilson’s experience is a grim reminder that we all vulnerable to the whims of a stranger who wants to harm us. Thousands of people are harmed annually by having their beverages tampered with. These incidents can happen anywhere at anytime and our best defense is to remain vigilant.
A study released in 2005 documenting drug-facilitated sexual assault in America found that 4 percent of sexual assault victims were drugged at the time of the assault. According to data from the Center for Disease Control from 2011, 20 percent of women have been raped in their lifetime and 9.3 percent of those attacks were facilitated by drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, many date rape drugs are difficult to detect with medical testing because they are engineered specifically to be out of a person’s system within a matter of hours. This makes it nearly impossible to track how many of these incidents actually happen.
Rebel Wilson has acted in Hollywood hits “How to be Single” and “Pitch Perfect.” She is also starring in the new movie “The Brothers Grimsby,” which hits theaters today.