Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland and Cougar Town’s Busy Philipps have revealed they were sexually assaulted in high school.
They are among the women who decided to speak out in the wake of Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony against US politician Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday.
That Senate hearing spurred others to reveal details of their own ordeals.
“I hoped it was a dream but my ripped tights in the morning proved otherwise,” Hyland wrote on Twitter.
“I thought no-one would believe me. I didn’t want to be called dramatic,” she continued, using the #WhyIDidntReport hashtag.
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In her testimony, Dr Blasey Ford accused Mr Kavanaugh, who has been nominated for a vacant post on the US Supreme Court by Donald Trump, of trying to force himself on her at a party in the 1980s.
He angrily denied he had assaulted her or anyone.
In a message about her own experience, Busy Philipps, who has also starred in Dawson’s Creek and ER, revealed on Instagram that she was raped when she was