During the Rape Foundation’s Annual Brunch the academy nominated actress Angela Bassett went down her memory and called the incident “Devastating” that she went through at her young age.
As per various sources, the actress stated she woke up to a nightmare that her mother’s then-boyfriend has abused her when she was sleeping.
She said that: “Fortunately, it wasn’t a complete assault, it was fondling, but it was devastating enough for a child who’s 12 or 13.” “And thankfully to have a mother who could tell as soon as light broke that this happened and for her to expel him…That she heard me, believed me and did something about it, I think was so empowering for me as a young teen, as a young woman.”
Now Angela is a mother of 13 yr old twins with her spouse Courtney B. Vance. She went on to add that: “I started that early because of experiences with friends and I know that they will be in situations one day,” Bassett said of teaching her kids about respecting boundaries. “When a girl says no, both to him and to her, she means no.”
The event was organized by Angela alongside David Schwimmer and Eric McCormack and it saw high profiles like Elizabeth Olsen, Christina Hendricks who has recognized and raise funds for “The Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House at UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center.”
Angela said: “I wish we didn’t live in a world where sexual assault existed,” Bassett said at the event, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I wish they weren’t victims of such a heinous, life-altering crime. I wish we lived in a world where our children felt effortlessly protected, without any fear of someone violating or hurting them. But sadly that is not our reality. And with that, thank God for sanctuaries like The Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House.”
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