Busy Philipps Reveals She Was Raped as a Teen

She made the revelation in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2018 4:57 PM CDT
Busy Philipps   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – As Christine Blasey Ford testified Thursday about her claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the early 1980s, Busy Philipps shared her own sexual assault story, People reports. The 39-year-old actress and talk show host posted a photo of herself on Instagram with the caption: "This is me at 14. The age I was raped. It's taken me 25 years to say those words." In the post, Philipps says she didn't tell her family about the assault until four months ago. "Today is the day we are silent no more," she writes. "I'm scared to post this. I can't imagine what Dr. Ford is feeling right now."

Fox notes that Philipps is among several celebrities who have shared their personal stories recently in support of Ford. Others include Padma Lakshmi, Lili Reinhart, and Alyssa Milano, who have spoken out on social media using the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport. "Hey, @realDonaldTrump, Listen the f— up," Milano wrote. "I was sexually assaulted twice. Once when I was a teenager. I never filed a police report and it took me 30 years to tell my parents." President Trump has questioned the veracity of Ford's claims about Kavanaugh, saying that if the alleged assault was as bad as she says, she or her parents would have gone to the police "immediately." (Read more Busy Philipps stories.)

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