After Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified in entrance of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Jemima Kirke took to social media to share her personal story about being raped.
“I’m massively grateful to this lady immediately #IBelieveChristineBlaseyFord,” she wrote on Twitter together with a word sharing her survivor story.
“OK, f–ok it. Once I was 22 I used to be raped by my drug seller,” the 33-year-old actress wrote. “After I kindly requested him to go away (I didn’t need to make him indignant), I dragged myself to the hospital. After the varied STD assessments, the physician stated sympathetically, ‘You gotta begin taking care of your self.’ I believed what he meant was, ‘This might have been prevented when you weren’t hanging out with a drug seller.’ It could appear that the accountability was on me and for that reason I didn’t inform anybody and I didn’t report it.”
Kirke says she was “ashamed” pondering the rape was as a result of she had “little or no self-worth” and “this was what occurs to drug addicts.”
“My rape had nothing to do with my decisions. Drug sellers don’t rape individuals any greater than a household man does,” she wrote. “The rehab counselors didn’t appropriate that perception. My very own mom didn’t appropriate it. F–ok anybody who meant effectively however informed me to take a look at this ‘as an indication’ that I wanted assist.”
The “Ladies” star ended her word writing, “It’s seemingly that my daughter will someday be sexually assaulted. I can’t forestall that. She will’t forestall that. However it doesn’t matter what the circumstances, it received’t be her fault.”
After she posted, a Twitter consumer requested Kirke, “What precisely about that is courageous?”
Kirke clapped again, “Who stated I used to be being courageous Sarah? I don’t suppose anybody is attempting to be self-congratulatory right here, Sarah. Being ‘courageous’ actually isn’t the purpose. For me, it’s an effort to be supportive and to steer the youthful technology by instance in hopes that they received’t settle for rape as something however a criminal offense in opposition to them.”
On Thursday, a number of actresses revealed their very own experiences with sexual assault and rape following the listening to, together with Busy Philipps, who revealed she was raped at age 14, and Sarah Hyland, who opened up about an assault in highschool.
This story initially appeared within the New York Publish.