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Rosario Dawson Opens Up About Sexual Abuse as a Child

Rosario Dawson Opens Up About Sexual Abuse as a Child

Rosario Dawson is bravely sharing about her harrowing experiences with sexual assault as a child.

The 38-year-old actress, who has been a big supporter of the #MeToo and Time’s Up initiative, recently opened up about being abused at a young age.

“I was raped and molested as a child, so for me, the world was like that since I was a child. So when I saw it in the workplace, it wasn’t foreign to me. It was like, well, that even happens within family. It happens with people that are supposed to take care of you when you’re a child,” Rosario said while speaking on the Morado Lens podcast.

She added, “Now we’re in a place where it’s finally like, ‘No, we don’t have to keep passing this on. This is archaic and terrible and destructive. Let’s look at it.’ It’s beautiful. I’m so ready for this moment.”

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  • DEADP00L

    I am 1000% with her on this. Hollywood is getting what should have been happening a long long long time ago. Perhaps it needed a generation to do it. This new generation arent tolerating hypocrisy, contradiction, cognitive dissonance much less inhumanity.

    Its a great age to be alive.

    Not to take this totally off topic…but Rosario Dawson would make a PERFECT Ahsoka Tano.

  • Stephanie

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  • JEng

    Was the family member related to her cousin who raped those girls in the East Village. I really wish all these terrible things connected to her family weren’t true. The list would be an anthology of cautionary tales.

    Did she do something for those rape victims – it won’t deter gentrification. Alphabet City is too charming even when it was kind of … cracked out. It just WAS (and is) charming.