in the documentary “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields”, which premiered last Friday, the 20th, at the Sundance film festival, Brooke Shields turned out to have been raped. The actress revealed that she was the victim of sexual abuse early in her career in Hollywood, but did not reveal the identity of her attacker, saying only that he was a man she met shortly after finishing college in 1987.
The episode took place while looking for work in the ‘city of fame’. Thus, the actress will have agreed to meet a man for dinner, believing that it would be a meeting to talk about her career and discuss the casting of a new film. In the end, the attacker took her back to her hotel, claiming he was going to call her a taxi, but instead disappeared for a few minutes and returned to her room naked.
The actress explains that at the time she felt paralyzed and afraid. “He was right in front of me. I was afraid that I would suffocate or something”, describes, adding, “So I didn’t struggle much. I didn’t fight. I was completely paralyzed. I thought a ‘no’ should have been enough and thought ‘stay alive and get out’ and just hung up. God only knows how I managed to distance myself from my body.”revealed the actress.
“He told me, ‘I only trust you and no one else’. It’s so clichéd, basically pathetic. I believed that I somehow conveyed a message and that it was received. I drank wine with dinner. I went to the bedroom. I trusted too much”, reflects. When the aggression was over, the actress says she took a taxi and “cried all the way to a friend’s house”referring to the head of security Gavin Becker.
When he told what had happened, he said to him: “This is violation”to which the actress replied: “I don’t want to believe it”remember. “I wanted to erase everything from my head and body and continue on my way. The system didn’t help me once. So I had to find strength on my own.”.
The former model admits that for some time she blamed herself and that “It took many years of therapy to be able to talk about it. (…) I definitely worked a lot for it, and I learned to process”. Three decades later, Brooke says she feels it’s safe to say“about these things much more openly.”
The documentary in question will be released on the streaming “Hulu” and will be divided into two parts.