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Gabrielle Union Bravely Discusses How She Overcame Sexual Assault

Gabrielle Union Bravely Discusses How She Overcame Sexual Assault

Gabrielle Union arrives with a smile for her appearance on The View on Monday morning (February 24) in New York City.

The 41-year-old actress bravely opened up about her sexual assault, which occurred at gunpoint when she was just 19.

“I got sick of people letting me off the hook, because being a victim is so comfortable. People give you attention, people are nurturing — they’re basically the way you’ve always wanted them to be your whole life, without something bad happening,” Gabrielle said (via Popsugar). “I hated feeling like a victim. I hated the cloak of victimhood, and I realized that they were going to allow me to be a victim and not succeed and not achieve any of my goals or not step outside the box. It makes you lazy. And I wanted that cloak of victimhood off.”

Gabrielle continued, “And I was like, I want to embrace being a survivor. Because that’s who I am. I wasn’t raised to be coddled. I was raised to be an independent woman, standing on my own two feet, and that’s the road I opted to take.”

FYI: Gabrielle is wearing a Halston Heritage dress, Kurt Geiger shoes, Melinda Maria and Graziela Gems rings, EF Collection bangles, and Joan Hornig earrings.

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6 Responses to “Gabrielle Union Bravely Discusses How She Overcame Sexual Assault”

  1. 1
    Native NYker Says:

    good 4 her! she is such a beauty.

    xo
    Native NYker
    http://rantsthoughtsmerde.com/2014/02/25/sam-worthington-assault-and-arrest-video/

  2. 2
    nyc Says:

    She is so beautiful and gracious.
    I’ve met her in person in nyc and she was extremely nice to everyone with me. A gorgeous woman.
    Bravo to her courage.

  3. 3
    tick Says:

    Who is that woman? She’s not the only woman in the world who’s ever been raped. I know girls who’ve been raped, but they’re not in the news cuz they’re not famous.

  4. 4
    BubbleBath Says:

    @tick: It’s all factually true, if you’re not on TV, you’re not famous, but what is your point? She opened up about her own experience, never said it only happened to her.

  5. 5
    Nene Says:

    Nice weave, one if the better ones I’ve seen.

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    dingus Says:

    So instead of being the victim of rape, she’s the victim of being too nurtured? Sounds like shes still playing the victim roll.

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