Alyssa Milano has shared details of her sexual assault as she shows support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
The 45-year-old actress joined a group of women at Senator Susan Collins’ office on Wednesday to protest the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. When Collins failed to appear, Milano took a microphone and recounted a painful personal story.
In the emotional speech, which Milano later shared the video of on Twitter, the #MeToo activist detailed the sexual assault she suffered at a pop concert when she was 19-years-old.
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“When I was 19-years-old, I was at a concert of a very famous pop star who told the crowd to get closer to her,” Milano began. “This resulted in a stampede. People were smashed against each other. I couldn’t breathe, I thought I was gonna die.”
As Milano delivered her heartfelt speech, the women next to her offered their support by repeating each statement in unison.
“From behind me, I felt a hand up my skirt and I was punched repeatedly in the vagina,” she continued. “I couldn’t turn around. I looked to the stage, and I looked to the security guards, and I said, ‘Please help me’ and they couldn’t help me.”
“They shook their heads. I managed to break free and I climbed up the stage to get away from my predator. And I turned around and I didn’t know which one it was. And I looked to the sea of people and I couldn’t find him.”
Milano added that she “couldn’t report because I didn’t know who it was to report” and that she didn’t tell anybody “because I didn’t know who it was to tell on.”
“I kept the secret just like Dr. Ford kept her secret for decades,” she concluded.
The former “Charmed” star attended the Supreme Court Senate hearing last week to support Ford during her testimony about her own alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh.