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Busy Philipps & Ellen DeGeneres Open Up About Experiences With Sexual Abuse

Busy Philipps Ellen DeGeneres rape me too

Busy Philipps and Ellen DeGeneres are opening up about experiencing sexual abuse when they were teenagers. 
A week after revealing she was raped at age 14, the Freaks and Geeks alum appeared on Ellen and explained how she was inspired to make the revelation by Dr. Christine Balsley Ford’s testimony against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
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She said on Wednesday’s episode:

“It wasn’t something that I felt like I was ever going to blast out on social media. But when I saw her standing there, speaking her truth after 30 years, I was like, ‘It’s been 25 for me. I can do this. We can all do this.’ I feel like it’s a real moment of reckoning for women, that we have sort of collectively carried this burden for so long. And it’s time to share it.”

Ellen couldn’t agree more. In response to Busy’s admission, the daytime queen shared her own experience.
She told the audience:

“I was 15 and I had something happen to me. You just get so angry when someone doesn’t believe you, or [asks], ‘Why did you wait so long?’ It’s because we’re girls and we’re taught not to say anything and go along with it.”

But not anymore. The comedian added:

“This conversation needs to happen more. And people need to teach your children to speak up and don’t ever keep something in and don’t ever be ashamed and think that it’s your problem or your fault.”

For her part, Busy is sharing her truth — along with other “fun Hollywood stories” — in her upcoming memoir, This Will Only Hurt A Little.
Busy’s book comes out October 16, but you can watch a clip of her interview (below).

[Image via ellentube]

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