‘90210‘ actress and gym inspiration AnnaLynne McCord spoke at the ‘Somaly Mam Foundation‘ charity event in LA last week about her own sex attack experience, similar to that of her character Naomi Clark on the show.
In her speech, she asked: “Has anyone ever been raped? Sexually abused? Not said “no” when you felt you didn’t have the right to? I know what it feels like. I had a very similar experience to what these girls go through 20 times a night. It happened to me once by somebody that I knew, and it is a very interesting thing to feel that you do not have the voice to say “no.” It wasn’t an attack or anything like that – I just had no voice. I did not know how to say, “I don’t want this. Please do not do this to me.” It was a situation where I found myself in my own home being hospitable, and that hospitality was taken advantage of at an extreme level. I did not have a voice, and now I do, and I’m practising using my voice for others. Finally I can say I was taken advantage of – not from my own shame that I did something to deserve that – and now I can have a clear conscience.”