‘Top Chef’ Host Padma Lakshmi Pays Tribute To Fatima Ali: “Goodbye Lil’ Sis”

At that time, she said she was told she had a year to live. Ali was diagnosed in 2017 with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. She underwent surgery and was cancer-free for a time but revealed last fall that it had returned, this time lodged in her left hip and femur.
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Ali's Pakistani-influenced cooking earned her the “Fan Favorite” title in Season 15 of Bravo's cooking competition. Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi posted a touching video tribute to her friend Fatima Ali, who died Friday of bone cancer at the age of 29.
I dream of being myself again, but I know I’ll never quite be the same, and that’s okay. "I have no words, but here are some of hers: “I dream of being better. I know I’ll be different, and, despite the worry that settles into me every time I wake up, I look forward to meeting that woman one day.” #teamfati One of our brightest stars has fallen from the sky….," Lakshmi wrote on Instagram. "Goodbye lil’ sis.
“I’m sick and unfortunately I’m getting sicker. I thank you a million times over for when you have given me joy.” Right now all I need are prayers; prayers that are simple. “I know it’s been ages since I posted and most may have figured out why,” she wrote. I hope, because a wish is putting on too much responsibility on the other, that you will somehow find forgiveness in your big heart for whenever I must have hurt you. Two weeks ago, Ali gave an update on her failing health on Instagram.
Lakshmi's Instagram post featured an emotional video of photos of the two together, as well as Ali by herself, played to Carole King's "So Far Away."
You can watch Lakshmi's video tribute below.

#WhyIDidntReport Confessions On Sex Assaults Mushroom In Wake Of Trump Tweet


Ashley Judd also had her own assault at age 7
I told the first adults I came upon. "So when I was raped at 15, I only told my diary. "The first time it happened, I was 7. When an adult read it, she accused me of having sex with an adult man,' she said. They said "Oh, he's a nice old man, that's not what he meant",' tweeted activist Ashley Judd.
She also said she didn't report the incident. On Friday, former President Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis also detailed her assault in a Washington Post op-ed, claiming she was raped by a music executive almost 40 years ago.


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Twitter has erupted with #WhyIDidntReport confessions since Trump's tweet, as Alyssa Milano, Ashley Judd, Padma Lakshmi and others detailed their reasons for silence following incidents.
"I was sexually assaulted twice. I never filed a police report and it took me 30 years to tell me parents." Once when I was a teenager. #MeToo leader Alyssa Milano has shared her own reasons before asking fellow survivors to share their own stories.
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Many of those revealing their personal journeys cited the poor treatment of others who had been more forthcoming.
Celebrities and civilians are continuing to come forward with their own stories on why they did not report sexual assault, a response to President Donald Trump's questioning on why Christine Blasey Ford did not file a police report regarding her alleged groping by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi revealed three experiences with sexual assault, and said why she stayed silent each time. Lakshmi said her first encounter happened when she was age seven, and her parents sent her away when she talked to them about it.