Lisa Oldfield reflects on the sexual assault that will "never leave" her.

Lisa Oldfield, television presenter and reality TV star, has spoken for the first time about being sexually assaulted by a taxi driver on her way home from a Christmas party in 2015.

“He has destroyed the woman I was. The attacker knocked the wind out of me. I have become a victim, not the strong brave fearless Lisa I was before the attack,” Oldfield tells News Locals Jo Casamento.

The Real Housewives of Sydney star said the attack almost ruined her marriage of 16 years to One Nation politician David Oldfield.

“I feel self-doubt and I’m not comfortable doing basic things like jumping in a cab any more … that can be really destabilising,” she says.

“And because it happened in broad daylight, it’s not like I am scared of the dark. It was so low risk so I keep asking myself, ‘How did this happen to me? And could it happen again?'”

Lisa Oldfield at The Real Housewives of Sydney launch last month. (Image via Getty)

As News Local reports, the attack happened at around 5pm on a December day in 2015. Oldfield was leaving a client's Christmas party and headed to to her Northern Beaches home. She didn't want to drive because she'd had a few drinks.

The former television host fell asleep in the back of the cab and, around half and hour into the drive, she woke up with the driver on top of her in the back seat.

Oldfield tells News Local the cab was pulled over to the side of the road, and the driver was groping at her breasts and tearing at her clothing.

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"He had pulled the whole top of my dress down so my breasts were exposed. He was ripping at me and it was so violent he tore my rotator cuff [shoulder muscle]," she recalls.

"I was covered in scratch and bite marks and bruises. I said in this really strong voice: ‘You can’t touch me, get off me’."

Oldfield contacted the police, gave a statement and had her injuries photographed. The driver was found and identified, however she chose not to press charges.

"I wasn’t brave enough to face my attacker in court,” she admits.

“I had been told as there was no witnesses it was my word against his, and I felt like I was going to be attacked all over again.”

It's an experience, Oldfield says, that will "never leave" her.

“I try to tell myself he is not the boogie man, but I see his face on top of me many nights before I fall asleep... I dream about him just before I nod off. It never leaves me.”

If you or a loved one has been sexually assaulted or abused, Mamamia urges you to contact 1800 RESPECT or visit this website.

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