Jaime King writes moving message about the sexual abuse in her past

Mar 1, 2016 at 1:31 p.m. ET
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Moved by Lady Gaga's emotional Oscars performance of “Til It Happens to You," Jaime King decided to share her own story of abuse.

In a tweet that has now been retweeted over 600 times, King shared the fact that 1 in 6 women in the United States will be raped by the time they leave college with the note, "Thank you @ladygaga - I finally felt a true healing from years of abuse as a minor in the industry. Time to be brave."


Lady Gaga has responded with words of support, saying, "you are so brave to come forward, a warrior leading the way. I don't feel alone anymore watching this happen is unreal."

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King also opened up about the past on Instagram, calling herself a survivor and thanking those in her life, including her husband and friends from Lena Dunham to Diane Warren, for helping her break through the pain.


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King expanded on the abuse in the lengthy Instagram caption, which she seems to be using in lieu of a cover story, to reveal her story and hopefully inspire others to speak out as well. She wrote, "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 14 here, it started at 12. Peace Be Still." [sic]

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