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Sundance: Brooke Shields reveals she was raped in documentary

Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields has not spoken about the incident until now. Photo: AFP

famous actress Brooke Shields reveals she was raped as a young Hollywood actress in the new documentary “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields.” which premiered on Friday Sundance Dinner Festival,

The supermodel did not reveal the identity of her attackerBut she said she met the man, whom she already knew, shortly after graduating from college, thinking it was a work meeting to discuss her participation in a new film.

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The accused took her to his hotel saying that he would get a taxi for her from his room.However, before that he disappeared into the bathroom Shields said, come back naked and beat him up.

“It was like a wrestle … I was afraid that I would drown or something like that,” the actress recalled in the documentary.

“I didn’t fight that much. I didn’t do it. I was completely paralyzed. I thought my ‘no’ should have been enough. And I thought ‘live and go.’

Brooke Shields in documentary presented at Sundance

After the incident, Shields recalls making a phone call to his friend and head of security, Gavin de Becker. “That’s rape,” he told her, to which she replied, “I’m not prepared to believe that.”

He had not discussed the incident publicly till now.

The echo of the MeToo movement is just one of many shocking moments in the film.Which will premiere on the streaming platform Hulu in two parts.

The first part examines the intense sexualization that Shields experienced as a child.A provocative nude photo shoot at age 10, and her appearance as a child prostitute in the film “Pretty Baby” at age 11.

The documentary featured a young Shields being subjected to lewd questions from commentators much older than him about his roles in films such as “The Blue Lagoon” and “Everlasting Love” and the series of controversial Calvin Klein jeans ads in which he starred. Is.

After experiencing world fame in her teens, Shields attended Princeton University, initially having difficulty finding acting roles again after graduation, which led to her encounter with an alleged rapist.

  • The film, which earned Shields a standing ovation at its Sundance premiere, also chronicles the aftermath The media’s obsession with her virginity, her mother’s alcoholism, and her first marriage to tennis star Andre Agassi.

Several of Shields’ famous friends appear in the film, including Lionel Richie, Laura Lynne, and Drew Barrymore.

Speaking in the documentary, Shields, 57, says “I felt like it was the right time in my life” to be in a documentary, but says she never wanted to be isolated.

“The industry I was in prepared you for doors to be closed and I didn’t want to get lost in that. I didn’t want to be his victim.”

Brooke Shields in documentary presented at Sundance

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