Alyssa Milano says she was sexually assaulted at a pop concert when she was a teenager

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Alyssa Milano has claimed she was sexually assaulted during a concert when she was a teenager.

The 45-year-old actress was one of the figures responsible for spearheading the #MeToo movement last year following her allegations of sexual harassment against disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

Now she has claimed her experience in Hollywood hasn’t been the only time she’s faced assault, as she alleges she was once attacked during a concert when she was just 19 years old.

Speaking in a video posted to social media on Wednesday, the Charmed actress said: ‘When I was 19 years old, I was at a concert of a very famous pop star who told the crowd to get closer to her. 

‘This resulted in a stampede. People were smashed against each other. I couldn’t breathe. I thought I was gonna die. From behind me, I felt a hand up my skirt, and I was punched repeatedly in the vagina.

‘I couldn’t turn around. I looked to the stage, and I looked to the security guards, and I said, “Please help me.” And they couldn’t help me. They shook their head. I managed to break free, and I climbed up the stage to get away from my predator.’

Alyssa then spoke through tears as she revealed she kept the incident a secret because she ‘didn’t know who to tell’, and spoke in defense of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who recently gave a testimony against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, accusing him of historical sexual assault.

She added in the video: ‘And I turned around, and I didn’t know which one it was. And I looked to the sea of people, and I couldn’t find him. And I couldn’t report because I didn’t know who it was to report. And I didn’t tell anybody because I didn’t know who it was to tell on. And I kept the secret just like Dr. Ford kept her secret for decades.’

The Insatiable actress filmed the video inside the office of Senator Susan Collins, after bringing several of her constituents together to tell their stories.

She captioned the video on Twitter: ‘I told one of my #MeToo stories in @SenatorCollins office. I was with her constituent. We asked to speak with Senator Collins. She hid.

‘Here’s my story through a ‘human microphone’. I’ll never know if she heard me. *Trigger Warning* (sic)’

 

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