Busy Philipps revealed a harrowing story over social media on Thursday when she told her followers that she was raped when she was a 14-year-old girl. The 39-year-old took to her Instagram in a post which featured a photograph of her when she was in school.
“This is me at 14. The age I was raped,” the actress remarked, and added that it took her approximately 25 years to reveal her story. Busy has an upcoming memoir called This Will Only Hurt A Little, and she said the story is featured in her book.
This all comes after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor, accused the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault when they were both teenagers.
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#tbt This is me at 14. The age I was raped. It's taken me 25 years to say those words. I wrote about it in my book. I finally told my parents and sister about it 4 months ago. Today is the day we are silent no more. All of us. I'm scared to post this. I can't imagine what Dr. Ford is feeling right now.
Currently, Ford and Kavanaugh are sitting before the Senate Judiciary Committee to talk about the allegations, as well as what is the next step regarding his nomination.
Philipps said she can’t even imagine what Christine is going through right now. Busy is yet another woman to come forward with a story of sexual assault after Ford’s story came to light.
Additionally, Padma Lakshmi, Lili Reinhart, and Alyssa Milano came forward with tales of abuse. On Thursday, Alyssa Milano was a guest of the Senator, Dianne Feinstein.
Alyssa said to the media that she was there in support of the professor, and adds that hopefully, this outcome will be much different from the hearings in 1991 when Clarence Thomas was accused of harassment by Anita Hill.
According to Milano, we’re in a different time in 2018, and women are coming together to fight against abuse and harassment.
The actress said that women are no longer willing to let such behavior occur. While most fans of Busy are supportive of her, some online suggested it’s too much of a coincidence that her revelation comes at the time of her book’s release date.