AnnaLynne McCord Reveals She Was Sexually Abused

Fri, September 28, 2012 2:39pm EST by Add first Comment
AnnaLynne McCord Sexually Abused
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The ‘90210’ star revealed she has been a victim of sexual assault, as she spoke at a fundraiser to end human trafficking and slavery around the word. Keep reading to see what she said.

AnnaLynne McCord, 25, is putting on a brave face after admitting she was sexually assaulted, at a recent benefit. The 90210 star opened up about the traumatizing event, both in her speech and after the benefit.

She spoke at the Love Is Life event on Sept. 22, and addressed the crowd about her painful past. “Has anyone ever been raped? Sexually abused? Not said ‘no’ when you felt you didn’t have the right to? I know what it feels like,” she told the audience.

AnnaLynne explained her abuse to Us Weekly after her public speech:

“I had a very similar experience to what these girls go through 20 times a night. It happened to me once by somebody that I knew, and it is a very interesting thing to feel that you do not have the voice to say ‘no.’ It wasn’t an attack or anything like that — I just had no voice. I did not know how to say, ‘I don’t want this. Please do not do this to me.'”

She continued, explaining that “it was a situation where I found myself in my own home being hospitable, and that hospitality was taken advantage of at an extreme level. I did not have a voice, and now I do, and I’m practicing using my voice for others. Finally I can say I was taken advantage of — not from my own shame that I did something to deserve that — and now I can have a clear conscience.”

AnnaLynne has been involved with the Somaly Mam Foundation for many years, and frequently visits Cambodia to meet the people affected by the modern-day slavery and trafficking that is happening.

We think it’s so brave for AnnaLynne to share her struggles and open up about her past.

What do you think, HollywoodLifers?

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