Amber Tamblyn Counters Donald Trump’s ‘Locker Room Talk’ With Painful Sexual Assault Story

Actress describes assault on “part of my body, which the current presidential nominee of the United States, Donald Trump, recently described as something he’d like to grab”

Last Updated: October 10, 2016 @ 12:49 PM

Amber Tamblyn wants Donald Trump to know that his talk about trying to “grab [a woman] by the p—y” is more than just talk — it’s dangerous.

The actress opened up about being sexually assaulted years ago by an ex-boyfriend. Tamblyn says she was out with some friends shortly after breaking it off with the man when he happened to show up at the club they were at that night.

“He’s a big guy, taller than me,” Tamblyn wrote on Instagram. “The minute he saw me, he picked me up with one hand by my hair and with his other hand, he grabbed me under my skirt by my vagina– my p—y?– and lifted me up off the floor, literally, and carried me, like something he owned, like a piece of trash, out of the club. His fingers were practically inside of me, his other hand wrapped tightly around my hair. I screamed and kicked and cried.”

Luckily, Tamblyn’s friends and her ex’s brothers intervened and were able to pull him off of her, but the damage had already been done.

“That part of my body, which the current presidential nominee of the United States, Donald Trump, recently described as something he’d like to grab a woman by, was bruised from my ex-boyfriend’s violence for at least the next week,” she continued.

Tamblyn had previously defended Trump when statues depicting the GOP nominee nude began popping up in different cities across the U.S. earlier this year. She said the statues were tantamount to body shaming.

“Body shaming is never okay, even when it comes to Trump. These statues aren’t art,” Tamblyn wrote. “They are a lazy, unoriginal concept, stolen mind you, from Illma Gore’s painting which already made this exact same point earlier this year.”

Tamblyn concluded, “This is wholly unoriginal and uncreative.”

I need to tell you a story. With the love and support of my husband, I've decided to share it publicly. A very long time ago I ended a long emotionally and physically abusive relationship with a man I had been with for some time. One night I was at a show with a couple girlfriends in Hollywood, listening to a DJ we all loved. I knew there was a chance my ex could show up, but I felt protected with my girls around me. Without going into all the of the details, I will tell you that my ex did show up, and came up to me in the crowd. He's a big guy, taller than me. The minute he saw me, he picked me up with one hand by my hair and with his other hand, he grabbed me under my skirt by my vagina— my pussy?— and lifted me up off the floor, literally, and carried me, like something he owned, like a piece of trash, out of the club. His fingers were practically inside of me, his other hand wrapped tightly around my hair. I screamed and kicked and cried. He carried me this way, suspended by his hands, all the way across the room, pushing past people until he got to the front door. My friends ran after him, trying to stop him. We got to the front door and I thank God his brothers were also there and intervened. In the scuffle he grabbed at my clothes, trying to hold onto me, screaming at me, and inadvertently ripped off my grandmother’s necklace, which I was wearing. The rest of this night is a blur I do not remember. How I got out to the car. How I got away from him that night. I never returned for my necklace either. That part of my body, which the current Presidential Nominee of the United States Donald Trump recently described as something he’d like to grab a woman by, was bruised from my ex-boyfriend's violence for at least the next week. I had a hard time wearing jeans. I couldn’t sleep without a pillow between my legs to create space. To this day I remember that moment. I remember the shame. I am afraid my mom will read this post. I'm even more afraid that my father could ever know this story. That it would break his heart. I couldn't take that. But you understand, don't you? I needed to tell a story. Enjoy the debates tonight.

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