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Girls star Jemima Kirke reveals she was raped by her drug dealer

Jemima Kirke has revealed in a tweet that she was raped at a young age.

The 33-year-old actress – best known for working with Lena Dunham on the HBO show Girls – made the statement to support Dr Christine Blasey Ford as she relayed her alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday.

The star began her heartbreaking note: ‘OK, f*** it. 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.’

Her story: Jemima Kirke has revealed in a tweet that she was raped at a young age; seen in May

The tweet: The star began her heartbreaking note: 'OK, f*** it. 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'

The tweet: The star began her heartbreaking note: ‘OK, f*** it. 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’

The British born star added, ‘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.’

‘It would seem that the responsibility was on me and for this reason I didn’t tell anyone and I didn’t report it,’ she said.

‘I was ashamed because I believed that what had happened to me was a result of having very little self-worth, that this was what happens to drug addicts.’ 

Follow up: But she said it was very 'wrong' to feel the rape was in any way her fault. 'My rape had nothing to do with my choices. Drug dealers don't rape people any more than a family man does. 'The rehab counselors didn't correct that belief'

Follow up: But she said it was very ‘wrong’ to feel the rape was in any way her fault. ‘My rape had nothing to do with my choices. Drug dealers don’t rape people any more than a family man does. ‘The rehab counselors didn’t correct that belief’

But she said it was very ‘wrong’ to feel the rape was in any way her fault. 

‘My rape had nothing to do with my choices. Drug dealers don’t rape people any more than a family man does. 

‘The rehab counselors didn’t correct that belief. 

‘My own mother didn’t correct it. F*** anyone who meant well but told me to look at this “as a sign” that I needed help.

‘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 has two children – Rafella, aged seven, and Memphis, aged five – with estranged husband Michael Mosberg. 

The past: Here the star is seen in NYC in 2010; she was 22-years-old when the rape happened

The past: Here the star is seen in NYC in 2010; she was 22-years-old when the rape happened

When a follower said she was brave, she said she didn’t feel it. 

‘Who said I was being brave, Sarah?’ Kirke replied.

‘I don’t think anyone is trying to be self-congratulatory here, Sarah. Being “brave” really isn’t the point. 

‘For me, it’s an effort to be supportive and to lead the younger generation by example in hopes that they won’t accept rape as anything but a crime against them.’

Her big show: The star with Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham and Allison Williams in Girls (2012)

Her big show: The star with Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham and Allison Williams in Girls (2012)

Before she made the statement she had sent out a note of support for Dr Ford.

On Thursday the Senate Judiciary Committee was sorting through the allegations Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted Dr Ford when they were both teenagers in the early 1980s.

Ford told the committee she is ‘100 percent’ certain it was Kavanaugh who attacked her at a party in 1982.

She also said she believed he was going to rape her.

‘I’m hugely grateful to this woman today,’ she noted. 

She noted that she understood why women don’t always report their sexual assaults.

In the past week Padma Lakshmi and Busy Philipps have both revealed they had been raped at a young age. They wanted to make a point that women who are raped are often afraid to report it. 

Busy Philipps said on Thursday that she was raped as a child

And Padma Lakshmi also said she had been raped but did not dare tell anyone

They have stories too: In the past week Padma Lakshmi and Busy Philipps have both revealed they had been raped at a young age. They wanted to make a point that women who are raped are often afraid to report it

 

 

 

  

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