Jemima Kirke, the Girls star, revealed her story of sexual assault, stating that she was “hugely grateful” for Christine Blasey Ford’s determination to reveal her story of victimization, allegedly perpetrated by the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
On Twitter, the 33-year-old actress described her harrowing encounter when she was a 22-year-old girl. Jemima said that after her abuser raped her, she pleaded for him to leave, and then went to the hospital.
According to Kirke, after the doctor tested for STI’s, he said to her that she had to take better care of herself. Jemima believes that what he really meant by that was, for her to not hang around with bad people.
While suggesting that her doctor was guilty of victim-blaming, Kirke said for that reason, she chose not to press charges against the abuser; she felt ashamed for what had happened, believing it was her fault.
“My rape had nothing to do with my choices,” the actress explained. Kirke claimed that drug dealers don’t rape any more than a regular person does, and she regrets not having someone in her life that stood up for her and didn’t blame her for what had happened.
The small-screen star then spoke on her 7-year-old daughter, explaining that it’s possible that she too will be sexually assaulted someday, and there’s nothing she or anyone can do about it.
“But no matter the circumstances, it won’t be her fault.” In response to people saying that she was brave, the actress explained that her intentions are to have the next generation of children to understand they are not to blame for the things that happen to them.
Jemima’s story comes after Busy Philipps stated she was assaulted by a boy when she was a 14-year-old girl. Busy revealed her tale of victimization in the midst of the ongoing controversy between Ford and Kavanaugh.