Top Stories

AnnaLynne McCord Was Suicidal After Being Sexually Assaulted at Age 18 - Read Her Touching Essay Here

AnnaLynne McCord Was Suicidal After Being Sexually Assaulted at Age 18 - Read Her Touching Essay Here

AnnaLynne McCord is opening up and detailing her sexual assault at age 18 in a poignant essay written for Cosmopolitan magazine’s July 2014 issue.

Here’s some excerpts from the 26-year-old 90210 star’s essay:

“One night, a guy friend called. He said he needed a good night’s sleep for a meeting, as he’d been crashing on someone’s couch. I had known him for some time, so I said to come over and I set him up with a clean towel. We sat on the bed and talked for a while, then I fell asleep. When I woke up, he was inside me. At first I felt so disoriented and numb, I closed my eyes and pretended to be asleep…then, suddenly, my thoughts took a practical turn: I could get an STD. I could get pregnant. I have a boyfriend.”

“I had pills and water in hand and thought seriously about killing myself. I didn’t fear death—it felt like a solution,” she wrote later, “I forgave myself for not standing up for myself, and I began channeling my experience into something good. I have my message for women and girls: You have a voice.”

For more from AnnaLynne, visit Cosmopolitan.com.

Like Just Jared on Facebook
annalynne mccord pens poignant essay about sexual assault at age 18 01
annalynne mccord pens poignant essay about sexual assault at age 18 02

JJ Links Around The Web

Wenn
  • Dateline correspondent Andrea Canning welcomes her fifth child with hubby Major Tony Bancroft - US Weekly
  • Cody Simpson is totally loving the single life - TMZ
  • Chris Brown isn't happy with what he sees in the mirror- Gossip Cop
  • Have a listen to Tori Kelly's “Should’ve Been Us” - Just Jared Jr
  • Kendra Wilkinson slams her mom - Radar
  • Friday actor Reynaldo Rey passed away at the age of 75- Huffington Post
  • Archie Panjabi may have confirmed Good Wife drama?- Lainey Gossip
  • Read a review for Aloha- The Hollywood Reporter
A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here