Rufus Wainwright refuses to blame the man who raped him as a teenager, insisting the experience stopped him from leading an hedonistic life.
The singer/songwriter was attacked by a man he picked up in a bar in London's Hyde Park at the tender age of 14. He claims he survived the ordeal by pretending to have an epileptic fit.
But the 33-year-old insists the experience saved his life because it stopped him from hanging out in bars.
He says, "I actually consider that experience somewhat sensical and just. It gave me a chance to get my head out of that area and steered me in a different direction."