After recently revealing that she was sexually assaulted, actress Abigail Breslin has opened up about the “many reasons” why she didn’t report her rape.
“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 it never happened,” she said in her latest Instagram (below) about the sexual assault.
The “Dirty Dancing” remake star was responding to a negative comment on her original social media announcement — made during Sexual Assault Awareness Month — which read: “Reported rapes are the only rapes that count.”
In her response posted over the weekend, Breslin went on to detail other reasons that prevented her telling the police.
“I was in a relationship with my rapist and feared not being believed,” she said. “I also feared that if my case didn’t lead anywhere, he would still find out and hurt me even more.