London, Apr 14 (ANI): EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook was kidnapped at gunpoint and raped by a gang of drug dealers after failing to pay a 5,000-pound cocaine debt, according to reports.
According to the Sunday People, the Brit actress was held for three days in a grimy flat where she was subjected to a series of hellish sex assaults by three thugs, the Mirror reported.
Their evil behaviour was a punishment for not being able to pay for the Class A drug that had almost killed her.
Westbrook, who had just quit the BBC1 soap in which she played Sam Mitchell, was addicted to cocaine at the time of the horrific ordeal.
"It was nothing short of hell on earth for Danniella. It was the lowest point of her life. She was distraught but had no way of paying the money," a source close to the star said.
The 39-year-old has waived her right to lifetime anonymity as a victim of a sexual attack so she can reveal the shocking truth about the scariest time of her life.
The actress, now a born-again Christian, was terrified when the gang arrived on the doorstep of her luxury riverside apartment near London's landmark Tower Bridge in 1994.
The three drug dealers, furious that she hadn't paid them, held a gun to her head and marched her into a waiting car which sped to Stockwell, south London.
There she spent three days being abused as a sex slave to the evil gang.
They told her they were punishing her and teaching her a lesson for not honouring her debt.
When they eventually let the traumatised star go free, she had to walk miles home.
Despite dating former East 17 singer Brian Harvey at the time, Danniella kept the horrendous assault a secret.
She only revealed the ordeal to close family last month after she sat down to write her forthcoming book.
Danniella will reveal the shocking details of the attack in her autobiography 'Faith, Hope and Clarity' which will be published next month. (ANI)