An unnamed Japanese woman recently released pictures of the abuse that she suffered at the hands of her grandfather. The woman, who is now in her 20s, showcased a series of photos where she weighed a measly 37 pounds! The gut-wrenching photos show the woman with a severely shrunken face as well as protruding ribs and bones from underneath her skin. Warning: some viewers may find the content disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.
She admitted that she suffered years of abuse from her grandfather more than ten years ago.
She said that she was starved of food by her grandfather and that she was physically beaten whenever he found her eating.
In a report done by the Daily Mail, the article revealed that the woman tweeted that she was ‘forbidden to eat and that she would be kicked in the belly whenever her grandfather caught her eating.
She also went on to say, on her Twitter, that he would force her to spit the food out if he ever caught her sneaking food into her non-existent diet.
She posted the pictures on her Twitter in order to create awareness for abuse and urged anyone and everyone in similar circumstances to ‘ask for help before it’s too late.’
At the time those pictures were taken, the Japanese woman from Kyoto, Japan, said that she weighed only 16.8 kilograms or 37 pounds.
When the woman was finally rescued, health experts informed her that she was ‘ten minutes away from death.’
As people on social media began accusing her of photoshopping her pictures, the woman then publicized pictures of her in the hospital which show her bruises and marks on her neck and body.
Now, more than ten years after the horrific abuse, she has gained weight and looks considerably healthier and happier.
While there is no information on whether the grandfather was ever prosecuted or charged, or where any of her other family members were during her abuse, she seems to have recovered and is in a much better place physically.