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90210’s AnnaLynne McCord: I Was Sexually “Taken Advantage Of”

90210 star AnnaLynne McCord has long supported the Somaly Mam Foundation, working to end human trafficking around the globe. AnnaLynne shared a personal story when hosting the Life Is Love event on September 22, to benefit the foundation and stop modern slavery.

She told the crowd she knows what it feels like to not say "no" when you felt like you didn't have the right or the voice. She explained to Us Weekly she once had a similar experience to what the girls used as slaves go through "20 times a night."

In her experience, she said she was in her own home being "hospitable" and she was taken advantage of to the extreme. "It wasn't an attack or anything like that — I just had no voice. I did not know how to say, 'I don't want this. Please do not do this to me.'" Now that she has a voice, she said she’s using it to help others. “Finally I can say I was taken advantage of — not from my own shame that I did something to deserve that — and now I can have a clear conscience."

No one deserves to be used, or have their body treated like something another person has earned for their own purposes. Good for AnnaLynne for speaking out and continuing to work to end such abuse.


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09.28.2012 / 03:51 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
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