Updated on 01/21/2023 16:57
- US actress Brooke Shields has spoken about her experiences with sexual violence.
- According to her testimony, she was raped as a young woman by a representative of the film industry.
- It took her many years and a lot of therapy to be able to talk about it, the actress said.
The man then took her to his hotel to allegedly call a taxi from his room. Instead, he went into the bathroom, came back naked, and attacked her. “It was like wrestling. I was afraid I would choke on air,” says the actress in the film. Out of fear, she hardly resisted, but froze. “I just thought ‘stay alive and get out of here'”.
Many years and a lot of therapy got Brooke Shields talking about it
After the incident, she called her friend and security chief Gavin de Becker, who told her the attack was a rape. She didn’t want to believe that and has never spoken about it publicly to this day.
“I’ve come this far and we’ve come to a time as a society where we can talk about these things a lot more openly,” Shields told The Hollywood Reporter. But it took her many years and a lot of therapy to get that far. Now she wants to be an activist against sexual assault.
The description reflects incidents that numerous prominent Hollywood actresses have made public in recent years as part of the MeToo affair involving Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Shields became famous in the 80s as a teenager through the film “The Blue Lagoon”. At the age of eleven she also played a child prostitute in “Pretty Baby”. (pak / dpa / AFP)