Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) Actress Jamie King confessed that she was sexually abused when she was a teenager.
Taking to the micro-blogging website Twitter and photo-sharing website Instagram, King revealed her abuse began at the age of 12, reports dailymail.co.uk.
On the social media platforms she thanked singer Lady Gaga for helping her speak out about what she went through as a young girl after she watched the moving performance of “Till it happens to you” at the Academy Awards on Sunday night.
The actress wrote: “Thank you Lady Gaga. I finally felt a true healing from years of abuse as a minor in the industry. Time to be brave.”
Her words were linked to a quote by Lady Gaga which was tweeted by the United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
In another Instagram post, she added: “Thank you to myself to not choosing to not make this a cover story though that was what was suggested to me but to express from my heart to you all personally which felt the most honest way for me to speak.”
“Thank you to my soul, body, mind, emotions, my inner child, my younger self, I love you. It’s a night of celebration, of change, of not being ashamed of your race, creed color, situation, circumstances and environment, or past. Now I am free, somewhat.
“Thank you for the switch that went off inside finally when I realized my silence said I cannot help nor change and that is not who I am. I love you all very much for creating a safe space. The time is now. I was about 14 here, it started at 12.
Peace Be Still (sic)”