Ugly Betty star America Ferrera revealed on Twitter that she was sexually assaulted by someone in Hollywood when she was just nine years old.
The actress, who has won both Emmys and Golden Globes for her various roles, posted her account as part of the #MeToo social media campaign, which has seen hundreds of women use social media to recount their experiences with sexual harassment and sexual assault.
In her post, Ferrera revealed that she was then forced to work with this same individual for years after the incident.
“First time I can remember being sexually assaulted I was nine years old,” Ferrera recalled. “I told no one and lived with the shame and guilt thinking all along that I, a 9-year-old child, was somehow responsible for the actions of a grown man.”
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