Actress Brooke Shields has revealed that during his youth he was sexually abused by a man with whom he thought he might make a new film.
It’s detailed in her new documentary, “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields,” which premiered over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival.
according to the story of Brooke ShieldsThe situation arose during a meeting with a man of unknown identity a few months after graduating from university.
The 57-year-old actress claims that although it was a meeting to finalize a new film, the subject sexually assaulted her in the hotel room.
“It was like a fight. I was afraid I would suffocate or something. I didn’t even fight, I didn’t, I just told myself, ‘Stay alive and then run,’ I was completely scared.” happened,” says Brooke.
The protagonist of the film “The Blue Lagoon” recounts that moments after the attack she spoke on the phone with a friend who, after hearing the story, told her it was a rape.
(Brooke Shields at the premiere of the documentary “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields” during the 2023 Sundance Film Festival / Associated Press)
“I was not ready to believe it,” says the American model and author, mother of two daughters Rowan Francis and Grier Hammond Henchy.
In addition to speaking for the first time about her history of abuse, during her documentary, Brooke Shields reveals other trials he has to deal with in Hollywood; Industry in which she started working at a very young age.
From misogynistic comments to harassment for her participation in films such as “Pretty Baby”, released in 1978, or “The Blue Lagoon” in 1980.
During the premiere of the documentary the actress said in clear words: “My personal message is to persevere, and not let yourself be victimized in the eyes of any society or industry.”
The documentary “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields” will premiere on the streaming platform Hulu.