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VIDEO: Emmy Rossum Admits She is a Victim of Sexual Assault, Urges Post-Election Unity

VIDEO: Emmy Rossum Admits She is a Victim of Sexual Assault, Urges Post-Election Unity

Emmy Rossum is speaking out about some Twitter hate she received following the presidential election.

The 30-year-old Shameless actress tweeted her thoughts about the new President-elect the day after the results were announced.

“This morning still sad,” she wrote. “I was looking forward to the next 4 yrs. To having a child, maybe a daughter, under the first female president. So I’m sad. But I woke up this morning and the sun came up. And I made my breakfast and fed the dogs. And the world didn’t end.”

She later added, “I am a woman. I am Jewish. I am marrying an Arab American. My sister in law is handicapped. I’m a victim of sexual violence. It’s personal.”

After receiving a lot of angry responses to that particular tweet, Emmy addressed the negative feedback.

“I think it’s important, the whole idea, if you see something say something,” she said on Chelsea Handler‘s talk show. “Be safe, stick up for yourself, stick up for others. I don’t generally interact with people who are, say, trolls on Instagram, but if someone makes a specific threat me or against someone and I’m at replied on it, I think that standing idly by and being silent is in and of itself just as bad.”

“There is a need to come together,” Emmy added. “I think hate on either side of the aisle – it’s not about who you voted for or what you believe – it’s about common decency.”

Watch the full interview below!


Emmy Rossum’s Response to Twitter Hate | Chelsea | Netflix

Also pictured inside: Emmy and her fiance Sam Esmail going shopping on Saturday (November 26) in Los Angeles.

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  • John Dow

    Being a victim of sexual assault is a new gay in hollywood.

  • Chicken_Paprikash

    Rossum is a repugnant woman

  • Roscoe

    I am this, that, and the other. How about I am an American? Why can’t girls be taught that a loss for one woman isn’t a loss for every woman? And how do you, an alleged rape victim, explain to your daughter your allegiance to a woman who thought it amusing to defend a rapist she knew was guilty? As long as that victim wasn’t you, your mother, or your daughter, right? Sad and shameful how you can’t muster an ounce of empathy to identify with a certified victim and instead side with a rapist advocate and view her as every woman.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    It’s hard to like her. She really comes off as such an uppity bitch.

  • tom

    little actress thought she would be a big film actress had to settle for a little tv role.

  • moonriver

    is there any female liberal “actress” in Hollywood who hasn’t been sexually assaulted? I don’t believe her and she’s a snotface.

  • moonriver

    seriously. I think most of them make this shit up.

  • Visitor

    “Why can’t girls be taught that a loss for one woman isn’t a loss for every woman? ”
    Yeah, voting for a man who thinks women who have abortions should be punished. His VP Pence put into effect some of the worst abortion laws in Indiana. They vowed to wage a war against Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood.

    ” your allegiance to a woman who thought it amusing to defend a rapist she knew was guilty?”

    This is the sort IGNORANCE and adherence to dishonesty and false news that many people are frustrated with.

    There is NO EVIDENCE Clinton laughed at any victim. Anyone with a functioning brain listened to that audio and heard a woman laughing at the ABSURDITY of the case she was given–a woman in disbelief that her client passed a lie detector test and laughing that she lost faith in the lie detector test after this fact.

    You are a moron, low in intelligence and downright foolish. I weep for the state of America if your ilk continue to breathe and breed.

    You voted for a con man with no moral conscience, who’s packing his WH with white nationalists, being applauded by the Klan, and who’s selling the WH in a handbasket, using it to make himself more wealthy.

    You are bad joke, and I hope the Trump presidency brings fast, your comeuppance.

  • Roscoe

    Killing babies is murder; therefore, anyone who engages in that crime against humanity should be punished. Tens of millions of babies have been murdered ever since it has been legalized. That equals genocide. According to people like you, females should have rights except for the ones yet to be born.

    You can listen to the audio of your heroine laughing about the ruling in favor of the rapist who brutally raped Kathy Shelton. It is laughable that you claim to be for women’s rights, but dismiss the rape of a girl and defend a woman who thinks it funny to deny that girl justice and stays married to a man who settles rape claims and takes numerous trips on a plane (Lolita Express) with a notorious pedophile (Epstein) and underage girls.

    White nationalists, oh boy. Continue to swallow the narrative of the discredited media who have been caught several times colluding with the DNC for their talking points/marching orders (Donna Brazille, Roland Martin). And the Klan, lol. You do realize that the Democrats created them, right? And I bet they love sliced bread; therefore, bread eaters are bad too?

  • Visitor

    I should’ve known to never engage a troll. Thank you for proving you’re an idiot.

    For what it’s worth, I hope you don’t use birth control or condoms, and that every time you have sex it ends in a pregnancy.

  • Roscoe

    You hope I have babies? Well, thank you!

  • HG

    Lmao at this idiot

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