So sad. ‘90210’ star AnnaLynne McCord just revealed a frightening incident that nearly took her life when an old friend sexually assaulted her. Read on to find out what the actress said about the tragic event and how it affected her over the years.
AnnaLynne McCord, 29, who’s known for playing Naomi Clark on 90210, went through one of the most traumatic experiences a human being can go through and she gave all the details to BBC. She said she was raped when she was 18-years-old and pretended like it didn’t happen. “I thought I was fine and continued ‘living’ if you want to call that living,” she said.
“I became very, very dark- suicidal, self-harming, cutting up my arms,” she continued. AnnaLynne then mentioned a particular storyline on the former series she starred on where her character got raped. The producers discussed the matter with her and how she would feel about taking on this kind of challenge. She told them that she would absolutely take this on because it’s such an important topic. And as time continued, all the vivid details of the incident came back to her. The full video can be seen here.
“I did months and months of episodes about it, I was into a second season storyline when I had a moment on set and what happened to me all came back in a flash.” She then pointed out how she had some wild moments as a teenager although dangerous situations can happen at anytime. “How I dress does not mean yes.”
“I never was raped in these scenarios that they tell you you’re going to get raped in — I was in my own home, let a friend come stay at my place because he needed to crash and I woke up and my Southern hospitality, if you want to call it that, was being greatly taken advantage of,” she said. AnnaLynne spent a decade of her life feeling like it was her fault. “I found out recently due to my weird little studies of neuroscience that my body actually completely shut everything down and wouldn’t let me fight back because I thought that was the only way to cope with abuse.”
HollywoodLifers, isn’t it just awful that something like this would happen?