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"I'm Scared To Post This!" Busy Philipps Opens Up About Being Sexually Assaulted At Age 14

Date September 28, 2018 18:45

Actress Busy Philipps is sharing a pretty devastating experience she had as a child. And her fans have been showing her nothing but support.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Busy's confession

The actress recently shared an Instagram post which featured a picture of herself at 14 and revealed that that was the age she was raped. 

Busy explained that it took her "25 years" to finally say the words out loud. It was only recently that she informed her family, she said, adding that she was no longer going to be "silent."

The actress' fans were incredibly proud of her for sharing her story. Many commented on her Instagram post with words of support and comfort. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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IG user, @penav said:

You are brave, I believe you, and keeping these secrets only empowers abusers. You are awesome!! 

@Kaitstay acknowledged the fact that revealing a secret like to the world took courage. 

I understand being scared but this took bravery. You sharing this hopefully will help you heal, and it’ll help so many others as well. I know it’s touched me.

@adrianna.ri was all about sharing positive vibes

Sending you nothing but love ❤️ Thank you for sharing your strength and story with the rest of us.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Several others expressed their love for the star and their appreciation that she chose to not keep something like this a secret any longer. 

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A tough marriage

Busy Philipps also opened up about a different part of her life with Parents Magazine recently. While making a case for couples to fight for their marriage, the actress revealed that after her first child was born, her husband, Marc was not the best father. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He was not very involved in raising their child and when she expressed an interest in having another kid, Mark gave Busy a response that broke her heart.

I was parenting by myself. When I told him I wanted to have a second child, he said, ‘Fine, but it’s all on you.’ That was so heartbreaking.

She finally opened up to her husband about how she felt and that she was not going to deal with him being an absentee dad. She said since then, they had gone for counseling and had several discussions to help them through the bad patch.

"We’re a work in progress," she said.

No one has it easy, obviously. But it does take courage to open up about certain experiences as they leave you vulnerable to criticism and negativity. But Busy has shown that sometimes, keeping silent is not always a smart thing either.

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