Actor Brooke Shields Alleges Rape In New Documentary

'One 'No' Should...': Actor Brooke Shields Alleges Rape In New Documentary

Brooke Shields acquired a standing ovation on the documentary’s Sundance premiere.

Park Metropolis, US:

Brooke Shields revealed she was raped as a younger Hollywood actress in new documentary “Fairly Child: Brooke Shields,” which premiered on the Sundance movie pageant on Friday.

The previous supermodel didn’t reveal the id of her attacker, however stated she met with the person — somebody she already knew — quickly after she graduated school, believing it was a piece assembly to debate casting her in a brand new film.

He took her again to his lodge, claiming he would name her a taxi from his room. He as a substitute disappeared to the toilet earlier than returning bare and assaulting her, she stated.

“It was like wrestling… I used to be afraid I might get choked out or one thing,” Shields recalled within the documentary.

“I did not battle that a lot. I did not. I simply completely froze. I assumed that my one ‘no’ ought to have been sufficient. And I simply thought ‘keep alive and get out.'”

After the incident, Shields recalled phoning her good friend and safety head Gavin de Becker, who advised her: “That is rape.”

She replied “I am not keen to imagine that,” and has not spoken of the incident publicly till now.

The revelation — which echoes #MeToo revelations by outstanding and lesser-known Hollywood actresses lately — is certainly one of a number of stunning moments within the movie, which shall be launched on the Hulu streaming platform in two components.

Half one examines the extreme sexualization Shields skilled as a younger woman, together with a provocative nude photoshoot at age 10, and her look as an youngster prostitute within the movie “Fairly Child” at age 11.

The documentary reveals a younger Shields being requested lascivious questions by a lot older male chat present hosts about her roles in motion pictures similar to “Blue Lagoon” and “Infinite Love,” and the collection of controversial Calvin Klein denims commercials she starred in.

After experiencing world fame as an adolescent, Shields attended college at Princeton, and initially struggled to search out performing roles once more after she graduated — resulting in the assembly together with her alleged rapist.

The film, which earned Shields a standing ovation at its Sundance premiere, additionally chronicles the media’s later obsession together with her virginity, her mom’s alcoholism, and her first marriage to tennis star Andre Agassi.

It options a number of of Shields’ well-known buddies together with Lionel Richie, Laura Linney and Drew Barrymore.

Shields, 57, stated it “felt like the suitable time in my life” to take part in a documentary, however that she by no means wished to “turn out to be shut down.”

“The trade that I used to be in actually primes you to be shut down and I simply did not need to lose to that. I did not need to turn out to be that sufferer.”

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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