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Brooke Shields was raped. The actress returned to the traumatic event

Brooke Shields was raped.  The actress returned to the traumatic event

Brooke Shields was raped. The actress returned to the traumatic event

Brooke Shields carried a trauma for years that she did not share with anyone. The actress was sexually abused early in her career. Years later, she has enough strength to tell her story.

Brooke Shields – career and scandals

The audience associates the actress mainly with roles in the 80s. The teenage heroine made herself known to the whole world, m.in. in the Blue Lagoon. However, her career began much, much earlier. The star’s parents divorced shortly after her birth, and the circumstances turned out to be favorable for the first steps in the industry. Brooke, thanks to her mother, started working in front of the camera as an 11-month-old child. Advertisements for diapers and milk brought her fame, which meant that at the age of 16 she had modeling experience for such well-known magazines as m.in. Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Seventeen or Vogue.

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Brooke made her small-screen debut at the age of 9 in the television adaptation of Arthur Miller’s play “After the Fall” (1974). Two years later, she made her film debut in the cult horror film “Alice, Sweet Alice” (1976). Her creation in Louis Malle’s “Beautiful” was a big scandal. Twelve-year-old Brooke played a juvenile prostitute there, not avoiding nude scenes. She was in the news again in 1981, when a commercial for Calvin Klein jeans with her participation hit television. Brooke had a line to say there that is considered iconic today. “Want to know what gets between me and my Calvins? Nothing,” she said in a campaign video.

Brooke Shields raped victim

While the controversies in Brooke Shields’ career may have seemed grist to the mill for her fame, the actress was not entirely happy with the media hype. For years, she has repeated in interviews that she was one of the most sexualized teenagers in the world. Now in the documentary “Pretty Baby” she confessed that she was the victim of rape. The traumatic situation for Brooke Shields occurred when she graduated from Princeton and was looking for a job for herself. Despite her childhood fame, it was not easy for her at all. When she finally managed to arrange a contract of employment. The man who was about to offer her the job began acting strangely.

– The door opened and this person came in naked – said Brooke Shields. The man attacked her and the woman was unable to fight him. She feared that her resistance would provoke him to more violence.

“I was afraid he was going to strangle me or something, so I didn’t fight him much. No. I just froze. I thought it was enough to say “no”and then all I had on my mind was to survive and get out of there. God knows I knew what it was like to be detached from my body. I experienced it … I took the elevator, got a taxi, and on the way home I cried all the time – she said.

Years later, the star confronted the torturer by writing a letter to him. She confessed that at that time she could not count on anyone’s help. She herself, for a long time, did not want to call what happened rape.

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