Jane Fonda Reveals She Was Raped In Fearless New Interview With Brie Larson

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Jane Fonda has been a huge star for decades, yet somehow there’s so much we never knew.

In a frank new interview for The Edit, the Grace and Frankie star opens up to fellow actress Brie Larson like never before.

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As part of a broader discussion about standing up for your rights in a patriarchal society, Fonda reveals something we never knew — that she personally is one of the millions of survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

She says:

“To show you the extent to which a patriarchy takes a toll on females; I’ve been raped, I’ve been sexually abused as a child and I’ve been fired because I wouldn’t sleep with my boss and I always thought it was my fault; that I didn’t do or say the right thing.”

So awful.

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But Jane made clear she was not interested in focusing on her personal struggles, but rather the problem as a whole. She continued:

“I know young girls who’ve been raped and didn’t even know it was rape. They think, ‘It must have been because I said ├óΓé¼╦£no’ the wrong way.’ One of the great things the women’s movement has done is to make us realize that [rape and abuse is] not our fault. We were violated and it’s not right.”

This is such an important point for young women to hear!

We’re in awe of Jane and her bravery in this interview. They go on to talk about body shaming, the pay gap, and political activism.

It’s an amazing read from two of our favorite actresses, and we highly recommend checking out the entire conversation HERE!

[Image via FayesVision/Lexi Jones/WENN.]

Mar 2, 2017 2:31pm PDT

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