Actress Tatum O’Neal revealed that she is a survivor of a number of sexual assaults in an impassioned social media submit condemning Donald Trump’s therapy of Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
The star, recognized for being the youngest actress to win an Oscar for her function in “Paper Moon” at age 10, took to Instagram to disclose that she’s survived a number of assaults because the time she was younger.
“I’m a lady and i’ve been sexually assaulted greater than as soon as !! It was not my fault when i used to be 5, 6 12 , 13 , 15. – All by older males who i believed had been secure,” she wrote. “I hardly ever have recognized security and was all the time blamed for for the assaults and,my loudness, and curiosity.”
The star famous that it took 55 years for her to grasp tips on how to speak about her expertise and advocate for herself. Though she didn’t identify her attackers, she went on to notice that President Trump’s current condemnation of Blasey Ford impressed her to take motion.
“To see the president of US.Mock a lady, not to mention a sexual assault sufferer. We’ve sunk to a depth of depravity that I by no means thought the president of america may ever sink to you,” she wrote. “With uproarious laughter for somebody who was assaulted at 15 years previous. Whether or not it was 35 years in the past to a 75-year-old man at 15 I keep in mind every part!!”
She continued: “There are folks will say, I had it coming or it was most likely my fault. Or I deserved it -that’s what America has come to you now. Collectively we combat on for the empathy, and kindness in the direction of each other, no matter your preferences are , whether or not you’re black or white or conservative or liberal we’re People and we must always all the time combat for individuals who have had trauma or who’ve suffered, and by no means harm others for no matter cause. I’ve by no means seen such a darkish time in our nation.”
As beforehand reported, Trump commented on Blasey Ford’s story throughout a current rally in Mississippi, mocking her spotty reminiscence on the occasions in query.
“‘How did you get residence?’ ‘I do not keep in mind.’ ‘How did you get there?’ ‘I do not keep in mind.’ ‘The place is the place?’ ‘I do not keep in mind.’ ‘What number of years in the past was it?’ ‘I do not know,’” he stated.