Ashley Judd Survived 'Sexual Assault, Rape And Incest' And It Took Nine Years For Her To Heal

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Ashley Judd poses at the premiere of "Divergent" in Los Angeles
IN PHOTO: Cast member Ashley Judd poses at the premiere of "Divergent" in Los Angeles, California, March 18, 2014. The movie opens in the U.S. on March 21. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Ashley Judd has revealed that she was also a victim of “incest, rape and sexual assault” and it took the “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” actress nine-years to recovery from the traumatic experience. The actress said she will stand against everyone who tries to bully her online or in real life. Judd is pressing charges against every Twitter user who bullied her with offensive and vulgar messages.

The 46-year-old actress recently wrote an essay at Mic titled “Forget Your Team: Your Online Violence Toward Girls and Women Is What Can Kiss My Ass.” The essay was inspired by the recent incident when she tweeted saying that that the University of Arkansas was “playing dirty.” The actress was watching the team play her school's team--University of Kentucky, in the SEC basketball championship. The actresses received a slew of violent, nasty, abusive and vulgar tweets that mostly targeted her because she is a woman.

“I am a survivor of sexual assault, rape and incest. I am greatly blessed that in 2006, other thriving survivors introduced me to recovery,” the actress said in her essay adding that it has been “a long horrific road” for her. The actress then revealed further details and said that she was raped by a man twice in 1984 while another man was a mute spectator to the crime. She was also molested by an adult man when she was 15-years-old. She was also “assaulted” by another man in a separate incident.

After writing the essay, the actress urged her followers on her various social media accounts that they should seek help whenever they are faced with such heinous crimes of rape and abuse. She urged women to go to sexual assault centers in the country to seek help or call the police. The actress said she is lucky to be “supported by friends and a brilliant psychologist.” The actress told MSNBC on Monday that she is “pressing charges” against those who trolled her online. Judd believes that “everyone needs to take personal responsibility for what they write” and she will not let all this “misinterpretation and shaming culture on social media to exist.”

 

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