What I have known and what others may not know is that the actress Gabrielle Union is a survivor of sexual assault. She like many others decided to take that horrific experience and share her story and to talk to other men and women who have been through similar experiences.
Union,44, went on Good Morning America and voiced her opinion while Hollywood is currently under scrutiny due to the recent Harvey Weinstein Scandal.
Gabrielle, who was raped while on the job, at age 19, said she could relate to the many Hollywood stars who have come forward to share their Weinstein horror stories. She also relates her experience in her new book, “We’re Going to Need More Wine.”
“For 20 years now, I’ve been trying to tell my story as honestly as possible and basically with the goal of never having to hear ‘me too’ ever again,” she told host Robin Roberts. “And I talk about that in my book, so it was wild the other night to see #MeToo trending.”
The actress says that she went online and saw #MeToo and says that she immediately became physically ill.
“My arm went numb. I thought it was all about me and when I realized literally hundreds of thousands of people, men and women, [were] talking about being a part of this unfortunate club … it just rips your heart out.”