Speaking at the Life is Love event benefiting the Somaly Mam Foundationg, an organization hoping to end modern slavery and human trafficking, AnnaLynne McCord (90210) recounted her own experience of sexual assault. It was her way of relating to what these girls go through multiple times a day.
“I had a very similar experience to what these girls go through 20 times a night,” she said of the victimized young women and girls the foundation aims to help. “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.’”
McCord explained that “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 practicing 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.”
I was going to write she was date raped, but as you can see it didn’t sound like much of a date. Calling it a “date” would almost be insulting.