Sharing the story of sexual assault
… blamed himself
3/15/2023 6:22 AM PT
Brooke Shields says she was sexually assaulted in her 20s — something she says she blamed herself for at the time … and will be discussed further in her new doc.
The 1980s icon opened up for People Mag ahead of her new Hulu project, ‘Pretty Baby,’ which drops next month. Having already teased the fact that she was assaulted in her youth, she details it here for the first time … and says it went down during her college years.
Shields says she was a Princeton graduate and went out to dinner with an unnamed Hollywood executive who she thought was going to land her a new acting gig … this after her career had kind of flatlined. Unclear where/when this happened – she’s not saying.
Shields says he invited her back to his hotel afterward so she could make a call — and she went with him. Once there, she claims he sexually assaulted her … but doesn’t go into detail. All she says is that she didn’t fight back – and felt guilty afterwards.
Shields says of her thoughts at the time … “I kept saying, ‘I shouldn’t have done that. Why did I break up with him? I shouldn’t have had that drink at dinner.’
She went on to describe her reaction like this… “It was really easy to separate because by then it was old hat,” she recalls. “And because it was a fight-or-flight type of choice. Fight wasn’t an option, so you just leave your body. “You’re not there. That didn’t happen.”
We got Brooke on camera earlier this week and she also talked to us about the new doctor … got emotional about it and told us how hard her life had been.
The full story will be streaming on April 3rd.
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