Jamie King Admits to Surviving Sexual Abuse

Jamie King Admits to Surviving Sexual Abuse

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Following Sunday night’s Oscars actress Jamie King has shared her own story about being a survivor of sexual abuse.

At the Academy Awards Lady Gaga gave a moving performance of the song “Til’ it Happens to You,” which is about her own experience of being raped and was used in the film The Hunting Ground. She was joined onstage by other survivors of sexual assault which made a very powerful statement about about the topic.

Jaime King was one of many celebrities who was moved by the performance, and following the show bravely shared her own story about her own history or sexual abuse. Jaime took to Instagram and Twitter to thank Lady Gaga for opening the conversation.

“Thank you @ladygaga – I finally felt a true healing from years of abuse as a minor in the industry. Time to be brave.”

Jaime posted a photo of herself as a teenager and expressed that she was only 12 years old when she first experienced sexual abuse. It sounds like the actress was given a healing moment by the performance and wanted to do her own part to keep the dialogue about sexul abuse wide open. She continued on to say:

“It’s a night of celebration, of change, of not being ashamed of your race, creed color, situation, circumstances and environment, or past. Now I am free, somewhat. Thank you for the switch that went off inside finally when I realized my silence said I cannot help nor change and that is not who I am. I love you all very much for creating a safe space. The time is now. I was about 14 here, it started at 12. Peace Be Still.”

SURVIVOR – Thank you @kyle_newman for loving me whole | My children | @lenadunham for her relentless bravery that always leads my Spirit to stand up| Dr. Randy Harris for YEARS of empathy | Michael Hayes @awaketolove ~ there are no words | Dr. Allan Phillips | @erikaklein | @ladygaga | #DianeWarren for breaking me whole last night and tonight| TS I love you for being there no matter what| Thank you to the only people I have told | Thank you to @damhave ~ you know why | Thank you @hooligandreamer| Thank you @amandadecadenet | Thank you to @unwomen & all organizations that have tirelessly worked to somehow comfort & make right | Thank you to myself to not choosing to not make this a cover story though that was what was suggested to me but to express from my heart to you all personally which felt the most honest way for me to speak | Thank you to my Soul, body, mind, emotions, my inner child, my younger self, I love you. It’s a night of celebration, of change, of not being ashamed of your race, creed color, situation, circumstances and environment, or past. Now I am free, somewhat. Thank you for the switch that went off inside finally when I realized my silence said I cannot help nor change and that is not who I am. I love you all very much for creating a safe space. The time is now. I was about 14 here, it started at 12. Peace Be Still

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