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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.

Click inside to see the rest of Emmy’s tweets…

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