Celebrities Who Have Told Stories Of Assault
In case you missed it, there is a moving, touching and brave movement happening on Twitter thanks to the user @SteenFox as she’s asked people to come forward with their stories of sexual assault and survival. She’s asked them to share what they were wearing at the time to dispel the ideas that women and men who are assaulted “had it coming.”
The people sharing these stories are incredibly brave and we hope it’s encouraging people to come forward and face these traumatic situations and begin the healing process.
To further show how assault can happen to anyone and the bravery it takes to move forward, we wanted to share celebrity testimonials and how they eventually faced their fears. Take a look, share and let’s all show the enemy who’s really the strongest.
Mo’Nique – She was assaulted by her brother who was 7 years older than her.
Gabriel Byrne – This actor said he was assaulted when he was just 11 years old.
Gabrielle Union – She recently took to Instagram to talk about how she was assaulted at 19.
Teri Hatcher – She came forward to tell the story of her uncle who molested her when she was five.
Tyler Perry – He told Oprah the story of how he was molested by a childhood friend’s mom when he was a pre-teen and how it impacted his relationships going forward.
Oprah – She’s been open about the assaults that took place all through her childhood which led to her being promiscuous and getting pregnant at 14.
Dylan Farrow – Of course, she has been embroiled in a case where she’s accused Woody Allen of molesting her at a young age.
Ashley Judd – She was raped by her father when she was an infant according to her book.
Maya Angelou – She was raped at 14, and the perpetrator was killed by her uncle after only spending a day in jail. Disgusting.