Warning: This text offers with rape.
Selma Blair has mentioned that she has “been raped multiple times”.
The 49-year-old actor has detailed her sexual assault experiences for the primary time, in addition to her alcohol addition, in her new memoir, Imply Child: A Memoir Of Rising Up.
In an interview with Folks, Blair mentioned she was raped throughout a spring break journey after a day of binge-driking.
“I don’t know if both of them raped me. One of them definitely did,” the actor mentioned.
“I made myself small and quiet and waited for it to be over. I wish I could say what happened to me that night was an anomaly, but it wasn’t.
“I have been raped, multiple times, because I was too drunk to say the words ‘Please. Stop’.
“Only that one time was violent. I came out of each event quiet and ashamed.”
Blair added that she has solely ever spoken of those assaults together with her therapist, however that she now feels protected sufficient to “relieve that burden of shame”.
“Writing that stopped me dead in my tracks,” she informed the publication. “My sense of trauma was bigger than I knew. I did not realise that assault was so central in my life. I had so much shame and blame.
“I’m grateful I felt safe enough to put it on the page. And then I can work on it with a therapist and with other writing, and really relieve that burden of shame on myself.”
Blair additionally mentioned her alcohol dependancy started when she was simply seven years previous and escalated in her teenagers and twenties.
She added that she wrote her memoir for her son and “for people trying to find the deepest hole to crawl into until the pain passes”.
The Merciless Intentions actor has been sober since 2016, and mentioned that she is “in a good place”.
She added: “I cannot believe all this happened in my life, and I’m still here and I’m OK.”
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Extra reporting by PA