Selma Blair has been candid about her experiences with sexual harassment and assault in a new book. Former child star Selena Gomez was also sexually assaulted, but she didn’t feel comfortable enough to reveal it publicly until now.
Selma Blair said that she had been sexually abused (Picture: Getty)
Selma Blair has stated that she has been raped’multiple times’ throughout her life and that she is embarrassed of her history.
In her latest book, Mean Baby, the Legally Blonde actress offered a heartbreaking tale of her life, including her struggles with drinking and her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
In an excerpt from her book, the 49-year-old spoke about how her alcohol misuse grew as she got older, and how she was sexually raped after a day of binge drinking during a spring break vacation at university.
‘I’m not sure whether they both raped me. In the pages received by People Magazine, she wrote, ‘One of them surely did.’ ‘I made myself tiny and silent while waiting for it to end.’ I wish I could claim that what occurred that night was an exception, but it wasn’t.
‘I’ve been raped many times because I was too inebriated to say “Please.” Stop.” That was the only time I was violent. Each experience left me silent and humiliated.’
She told the site that she had never spoken publicly about the assaults before, but that doing so had been a turning point in her recovery.
She said that publishing her story assisted her in healing. (Getty Images)
She stated, “Writing that stopped me dead in my tracks.” ‘I had a larger feeling of trauma than I realized. I had no idea how important assault was in my life. I was filled with guilt and humiliation.
‘I’m glad I felt comfortable enough to write it down.’ And then I’ll be able to work on it with a therapist and other writers to actually release that guilt load.’
Selma, who has been clean since 2016, said she is now in a ‘good position,’ and that she hopes her story might assist others in similar circumstances.
Since sharing her MS diagnosis in 2018, the Cruel Intentions actress has been out of the limelight.
The lifelong disease destroys neurons in the body, making it difficult for victims to carry out daily tasks. There is presently no treatment, and symptoms include weariness, eyesight problems, and walking difficulties.
She recently received a stem cell transplant and a ‘aggressive’ course of chemotherapy in an attempt to reset her immune system, and she reported that the findings were favorable ahead of the publication of her documentary last year.
‘I have a very good outlook.’ I’m no longer sick. My cancer was cured thanks to stem cells. ‘It took almost a year for the inflammation and lesions to truly go down following stem cell,’ she revealed at a news briefing.
‘I was hesitant to tell about it because I felt this desire to be more healed and repaired,’ she stated, explaining why she kept the news quiet for a few months. I’ve accumulated a lifetime’s worth of mental baggage that has to be sorted out or accepted.
‘It took me a minute to get to that conclusion.’ This does not seem to be the case for everyone. For so long, I’ve felt ill and misunderstood that it’s simply, me.’
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