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Jemima Kirke talks about being raped at 22


ANI New Delhi [India]
Following Dr. Christine Blasey's sexual assault allegations on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, American artist and actress Jemima Kirke recently revealed that she was raped as a young adult.
The 33-year-old actress, best known for working with Lena Dunham on the HBO show 'Girls' took to Twitter and made a statement to support Blasey as she relayed her alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh.
The star began her heartbreaking note, writing, 'When I was 22 I was raped by my drug dealer. After I kindly asked him to leave (I didn't want to make him angry), I dragged myself to the hospital. After the various STD tests, the doctor said sympathetically, "You gotta start looking after yourself." I believed what he meant was, "This could have been prevented if you weren't hanging out with a drug dealer.'
'My rape had nothing to do with my choices. Drug dealers don't rape people any more than a family man does,' she added.
Mentioning about her daughter Rafella Israel Mosberg, she concluded the note, 'It is likely that my daughter will one day be sexually assaulted. I can't prevent that. She can't prevent that. But no matter what the circumstances, it won't be her fault.'
She captioned the tweet as, "Im hugely grateful to this woman today. #IBelieveChristineBlaseyFord."
In the past week, author Padma Lakshmi and actress Busy Philipps revealed that they had been raped at a young age.

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First Published: Sep 28 2018 | 10:40 PM IST

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