Sarah H, Busy P, Cara D Join Celebs Revealing Why They Didn’t Report Rape

Modern Family star Sarah HylandCougar Town‘s Busy Phillipps and model Cara Delevingne are among many celebrities who have come forward with their stories of rape in a show of solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as she testifies against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Hyland took to her social channels to reveal that she was raped as a teenager, adding the hashtag #WhyIDidn’tReport.

“He was a friend. It was New Year’s Eve my senior year of high school. Everyone was drunk. He broke in to the bathroom I was in. I hoped it was a dream but my ripped tights in the morning proved otherwise,” she wrote.

“I thought no one would believe me. I didn’t want to be called dramatic. After all I didn’t say no. Shock can do that to a person.”

Phillipps shared a photo of herself at 14, the age that she was raped, and revealed that it’s taken 25 years for her to open up about what happened.

“This is me at 14. The age I was raped,” she writes. “It’s taken me 25 years to say those words. I wrote about it in my book. I finally told my parents and sister about it 4 months ago. Today is the day we are silent no more. All of us. I’m scared to post this. I can’t imagine what Dr. Ford is feeling right now.”

Model Cara Delevingne, who previously revealed that she had been sexually assaulted in the wake of the #METOO movement, spoke out via Twitter.

“Because I felt ashamed of what happened and didn’t want to publicly ruin someone’s life, even though they privately ruined mine,” she wrote.

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