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Jane Fonda reveals she was sexually abused, raped when she was a child

3 March 2017 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Actress Jane Fonda talked to Brie Larson in an interview for The Edit and she talked about being raped and sexually abused when she was younger.

The 79-year-old never talked about the matter before but felt she had to talk about it when she and Larson discussed feminism, physical violence, and many more. Fonda said she grew up with the disease to please adding, "To show you the extent to which a patriarchy takes a toll on females: I’ve been raped, I’ve been sexually abused as a child and I’ve been fired because I wouldn’t sleep with my boss, and I always thought it was my fault, that I didn’t do or say the right thing."

She did not give details regarding the sexual abuse and rape she suffered from when she was younger.

The two then talked about when Fonda first realized she is a feminist. She said she became an embodied feminist when she first saw Eve Enesler’s “The Vagina Monologues” and when she was still single.

Fonda said one of the great things that women’s movement has done is to make people realize that rape and abuse is not the fault of women. She continued to say women are violated and it not in any way right.

Larson, on the other hand, said she has been receiving backlash on social media due to her activism. She said many believe she is a clueless elitist but that is not the case. Larson won an Oscar last year for her performance in the flick “Room.” She played the role of a survivor of years of sexual abuse and she underwent a lot such as talking to psychologists and confining herself with no human contact for a month to be able to get the emotions and deliver it on camera.

Fonda told Larson as to why people are slamming them, "It means you’re having an effect. People want to silence you. If it didn’t matter, no one would bother saying, 'Shut up.'”

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