Nigel Barker Sexual Assault Victim

4/13/2016 6:33 AM PDT

Nigel Barker was sexually assaulted when he was 8 years old, and kept the secret ... until now.

The "America's Next Top Model" judge went on SirusXM's show, "Gentleman's Code," to reveal a terrifying experience when he was a child.

The famous photog decided to tell the story to raise awareness during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.