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May 30, 2005

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The same Tori article, with the title, Amos; 'My Daughter Helped Me Overcome My Rape Ordeal', appeared online on May 30, 2005 at both and

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American singer TORI AMOS credits motherhood with helping her overcome the trauma of being raped at gunpoint - because she didn't want her daughter to be raised by a troubled parent.

The CORNFLAKE GIRL was attacked when she was 22, by a fan in Los Angeles she had given a life to.

But she forced herself to come to terms with the ordeal after giving birth to NATASHA[sic], now four years old, because she refused to let her rapist turn her into a depressed, withdrawn parent.

She explains, "Motherhood has healed me. Several nights a week, every week, after the LA incident, I would have nightmares.

"I would see somebody come into the room, coming to harm me. It was always life and death - often I would die.

"But I worked with this English therapist, and when I became pregnant I began to fight back because I didn't want to be a miserable mother."

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