Jane Fonda admits being raped, sexually abused as a girl
Actor Jane Fonda revealed that she was raped and sexually abused as a girl.
"I've been raped, I've been sexually abused as a child and I've been fired because I wouldn't sleep with my boss," said the two-time Oscar winner. "I always thought it was my fault. That I didn't do or say the right thing," she added.
Fonda's remarks came in a conversation with Brie Larson, who last year won the Oscar for Room, the story of a woman who is held hostage for years by a man who sexually abuses her.
The 79-year-old Fonda, a prominent activist for women's rights for years, in 2001 founded the Centre for Adolescent Reproductive Health, which helps prevent teen pregnancy.
She is also an active member of the global V-Day movement, which works to halt violence against women.
"I know young girls who've been raped and didn't even know it was rape. They think, 'It must have been because I said no the wrong way,'" she said. In 2014, Fonda revealed that her mother, Frances Ford Seymour, was also sexually abused as a child and committed suicide at age 42, when the actor was 12.
Fonda, while she was preparing her memoirs, discovered that situation when she reviewed her mother's medical history.