As a Turkish actress, Melisa Dongel is very famous not only in Turkey, but all over the world as well. After appearing in the series 'Elif', she obtained popularity all over the world and built a name for herself as a recognizable face all over the globe.
She is not only an actress, but also a model in addition to her acting career. There was a report in July 2021 which revealed that Dongel was fighting a legal battle with her father, from whom she had suffered horrific abuse over the years.
His abuse was the worst kind - he raped her. It has been revealed that he is currently serving a prison sentence, which the actress hopes to utilize so that, as she noted, she can protect her sister. There have been preliminary court proceedings begun by Melisa Dongel in order to seek custody rights for her underage sister,
Melisa Dongel and her story
Dongel revealed that she was raped in high school.
Already then, Dongel decided to tell everyone about it. “I worked all the time so I wasn’t at home. I didn’t have a childhood. I’ve told my friends about the abuse I’ve been subjected to, not just my mother.
I was subjected to my first sexual abuse in high school,” Dongel said. It was real hell for her and it was also the worst moment of her life. She didn't know how to deal with such situations. In some moments, she even tried to commit suicide.
“I couldn’t say it because my dad kept threatening to end my acting career and not let me go to school. I even tried to kill myself. I can’t remember how many times I was hospitalized. Then I regretted it and asked: ‘Why am I doing this to myself?’ But I couldn’t help it,” -she concluded.