"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi says she was raped at 16 and never reported it. She broke her silence in an op-ed for The New York Times. She said she was assaulted by a 23-year-old man she was dating. “He knew that I was a virgin and that I was unsure of when I would be ready to have sex,” she wrote. “On New Year's Eve, just a few months after we first started dating, he raped me.” She said she pleaded with him, "Please don't do this.” Like so many others, she said she stayed quiet afterward.