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Abigail Breslin has spoken out and shared that she was diagnosed with PTSD after being raped by someone that she was in a relationship with at the time. In response to people who were trolling her Instagram, she explained why she didn’t report the rape at the time.

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“I was in complete shock and total denial. I didn’t want to view myself as a ‘victim,’ so I suppressed it and pretended that it never happened. Second of all, I was in a relationship with my rapist and feared not being believed. I also feared that if my case didn’t lead anywhere, he would still find out and would hurt me even more. Thirdly, I knew how hurt my friends and family would be after finding out, and I didn’t want to put them through that.”

The star was responded to someone who posted “reported rapes are the only rapes that count.”
She explained that she still jumps when anyone taps so much as taps her shoulder.

“To say that reported rapes are the only rapes that count contributes to the ideology that survivors of unreported rape don’t matter. It’s unfair, untrue, and unhelpful. It’s like if you got a black eye from getting punched in the face, but because you didn’t call the police, you didn’t really get a black eye. Unreported rapes count. Reported rapes count. End of story.”

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