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Meryl Streep Tells Story of Fighting Off an Abuser with Cher

Meryl Streep Tells Story of Fighting Off an Abuser with Cher

Meryl Streep is opening up about her own experiences with physical violence and how she sprung into action to fight off an abuser.

The three-time Oscar-winning actress detailed her personal experiences while speaking at an event for the Committee to Protect Journalists earlier in the week.

Meryl says that for one of the instances, her friend Cher was present.

“I learned something about life that I wouldn’t have known otherwise and I was lucky because my instincts served me well,” she said (via People). “In one instance, I played dead and waited until the blows stopped — watching like people say you do from about 50 feet above from where I was beaten. And in the second instance, someone else was being abused and I just went completely nuts and went after this man. Ask Cher — she was there. And the thug ran away, it was a miracle.”

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  • meme

    and after being beaten nearly to death, she got up and walked away and didn’t go to the police? yeah, ok, Meryl.

  • Ausangel01

    It’s a shame to call her out, but I also highly doubt either incident happened. No police reports, no media outlet has discovered any medical records of her injuries, hospital or otherwise. And I’m certain if anyone had seen anyone even resembling Meryl Streep on the street going after someone no matter when, there would be stories all over the place and mentioned in the majority of her interviews over the years.

  • plez

    Well I can believe it if it happen in the early ’70′s. You have to remember she wasn’t “Meryl Streep” in the 70′s. She was just another actress trying to get acting roles. The entertainment media wasn’t as it is now. They were all buddy buddy with studios and big time stars.

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  • Ausangel01

    Fair enough, but you would think someone in the media would have un-earthed it by now?

  • Sansa Squad

    not if she didn’t report it. assuming it happened when she was younger/not famous yet and living in new york city – which was pretty much the wild west until the ’90s – something like this happening (and then going unreported) sadly doesn’t seem like it would have been out of the ordinary at all.

  • Sansa Squad

    anyone who doubts this happened doesn’t realize a) what a lawless, horrifying hellscape new york city* was (especially for women) until very recently, and b) that celebrities don’t really owe us anything, let alone every detail of their most harrowing personal experiences. #believevictims

    *ETA: I’m assuming this is where it happened, pls correct me if she’s specified otherwise.

  • disqus_KwgiMZNJ54

    for anyone doubting why they’d not report it to police, please read up on abuse and how it really works, not how you think you’d react perfectly in your made-up scenario in your head.

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