Alyssa Milano is speaking out, revealing the time she was sexually assaulted in her teens during a pop star’s concert.
The #MeToo activist, who is openly opposing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, teared up while she recounted the events that took place nearly 30 years ago.
Posting a video on Wednesday, the “Insatiable” actress told her story in Senator Susan Collins’ office.
“I was with her constituent. We asked to speak with Senator Collins. She hid,” Milano captioned the video. “Here’s my story through a ‘human microphone’. I’ll never know if she heard me. *Trigger Warning*.”
Holding a clipboard reading, “I believe in survivors,” the actress spoke to a room full of people as she recalled her assault.
“When I was 19 years old, I was at a concert of a very famous pop star who told the crowd to get closer to her. This resulted in a stampede. People were smashed against each other. I couldn’t breathe. I thought I was gonna die. From behind me, I felt a hand up my skirt, and I was punched repeatedly in the vagina,” Milano said aloud.
She continued: “I couldn’t turn around. I looked to the stage, and I looked to the security guards, and I said, ‘Please help me.’ And they couldn’t help me. They shook their head. I managed to break free, and I climbed up the stage to get away from my predator.”
Reminiscing about why she held her secret in for so long, Milano says, “And I turned around, and I didn’t know which one it was. And I looked to the sea of people, and I couldn’t find him,” she said, getting choked up. “And I couldn’t report because I didn’t know who it was to report. And I didn’t tell anybody because I didn’t know who it was to tell on. And I kept the secret just like Dr. Ford kept her secret for decades.”
Alyssa Milano adds to the list of female celebrities who’ve spoken out about their own sexual assaults after being influenced by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.