Abigail Breslin used Instagram to shut down a troll after their insensitive rape comment.
The commenter wrote “reported rapes are the only rapes that count” on one of the actress’s posts and she did not let it slide.
Breslin, 21, revealed that she was the victim of rape and in an Instagram note she posted on Saturday shared her story.
“I did not report my rape. I didn’t report it because of many reasons. First off, I was in complete shock and total denial….I didn’t want to view myself as a ‘victim,’ so I suppressed it and pretended that it never happened,” she revealed to her followers.
“Second of all, I was in a relationship with my rapist and feared not being believed. I also feared that if my case didn’t lead anywhere, he would still find out and would hurt me even more,” the Oscar-nominated actress wrote.
“Thirdly, I knew how hurt my friends and family would be after finding out, and I didn’t want to put them through that,” she continued.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and on April 11, Breslin posted a note on Instagram about consent. “I knew my assailant,” Breslin revealed in the caption of the photo. She included the hashtag #breakthesilence: