‘I felt so numb, I closed my eyes and pretended to sleep’
This topic is not one I know as much about as GGT and some others here, but when i read this story I had to share it:
AnnaLynne McCord has broken her silence about being raped by a friend when she was 18.
The 26-year-old actress reveals in the new issue of Cosmopolitan that when she was living in Los Angeles as a teenager auditioning for TV roles, she suddenly woke up one night to find her friend inside of her.
‘At first, I felt so disoriented and numb, I closed my eyes and pretended to be asleep,’ she says. ‘I wondered if I had done something to give him the wrong idea. I felt afraid of making him angry.
AnnaLynne, who has been dating actor Dominic Purcell since 2011, describes how she was scared of offending her attacker and just wished it was over, until finally she snapped into action and told him to stop.
Shocked and traumatized by the experience, the actress pushed it to the back of her mind for years, suffering in silence and feeling depressed and even suicidal - much to the concern of her loved ones.
She even describes a time when she seriously contemplated killing herself after a bad breakup. The incident saw her sitting on a hotel bed in Europe with a bottle of pills, before her sister Angel finally intervened.
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