Isabelle Carré: her secrets about the sexual assault of which she was the victim

Isabelle Carré suffered a sexual assault when she was 12 years old. In an interview with Tele-Leisure this Wednesday, May 18, 2022, the 50-year-old actress looks back on this painful period, with a message of hope for the generation of her children.

Isabelle Carré has gone through painful periods during her life. When she was 14, she tried to kill herself. A few years earlier, she was sexually assaulted as she confided in the columns of the magazine SheFriday, August 28, 2020: “When I was a teenager – I must have been 12 – my chest was starting to grow, I was walking down the street, when a man called out to me. I walked up to him, thinking he was asking directions, and he clapped both hands on my chest saying, ‘It grows, it grows!’ I did not move, I stayed fondling my breasts for I don’t know how long, It felt like hours! This surprise effect is one of the elements of rape, along with coercion, threat, and violence.”

Isabelle Carré: “I regret that the harassment referents only appeared last year!”

Almost four years after the start of the #MeToo wave, Isabelle Carré talks about the sexual violence she suffered, in an interview with Tele-Leisure this Wednesday, May 18, 2022. “We can’t imagine a life without fractures or big waves that we have to overcome. We all get a little roughed up at certain times in our lives. And finally when we manage to overcome all that, these are our strengths”, she relativizes, before continuing: “Regarding the subject #MeToo, which I mention in On the Indian side, I regret that the harassment referents only appeared last year! If I had known this a few years ago, I would have been much calmer.” And to rant against the detractors of the #MeToo movement: “Some criticize #MeToo saying that we are doing too much but it is a necessary step. I grew up as a woman at a time when it was less reassuring for us. I am happy for my daughters who will be less afraid and whose words will now be taken into account.” The 50-year-old actress is the mother of two daughters, born in 2010 and 2012 respectively.