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Amber Tamblyn Tells Horrific Sexual Assault Story in Light of Donald Trump’s Audio Revelation

by Rachel McRady 1:06 AM PDT, October 10, 2016
Playing Amber Tamblyn Tells Horrific Sexual Assault Story in Light of Donald Trump’s Audio Revelation

Amber Tamblyn is speaking out in light of the recently released video of Donald Trump’s derogatory comments about women. The 33-year-old actress penned a graphic essay on Instagram about being sexually assaulted by her ex, using it as the caption of a picture of Trump kissing a Miss Universe winner.

She began the piece writing that she was sharing her story “with the love and support” of her husband, David Cross. Tamblyn noted that prior to her four-year marriage to Cross, she ended “a long emotionally and physically abusive relationship.”

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She recalled attending a show with some friends in Hollywood shortly after her split, when her ex approached her in the crowd.

I need to tell you a story. With the love and support of my husband, I've decided to share it publicly. A very long time ago I ended a long emotionally and physically abusive relationship with a man I had been with for some time. One night I was at a show with a couple girlfriends in Hollywood, listening to a DJ we all loved. I knew there was a chance my ex could show up, but I felt protected with my girls around me. Without going into all the of the details, I will tell you that my ex did show up, and came up to me in the crowd. He's a big guy, taller than me. The minute he saw me, he picked me up with one hand by my hair and with his other hand, he grabbed me under my skirt by my vagina— my pussy?— and lifted me up off the floor, literally, and carried me, like something he owned, like a piece of trash, out of the club. His fingers were practically inside of me, his other hand wrapped tightly around my hair. I screamed and kicked and cried. He carried me this way, suspended by his hands, all the way across the room, pushing past people until he got to the front door. My friends ran after him, trying to stop him. We got to the front door and I thank God his brothers were also there and intervened. In the scuffle he grabbed at my clothes, trying to hold onto me, screaming at me, and inadvertently ripped off my grandmother’s necklace, which I was wearing. The rest of this night is a blur I do not remember. How I got out to the car. How I got away from him that night. I never returned for my necklace either. That part of my body, which the current Presidential Nominee of the United States Donald Trump recently described as something he’d like to grab a woman by, was bruised from my ex-boyfriend's violence for at least the next week. I had a hard time wearing jeans. I couldn’t sleep without a pillow between my legs to create space. To this day I remember that moment. I remember the shame. I am afraid my mom will read this post. I'm even more afraid that my father could ever know this story. That it would break his heart. I couldn't take that. But you understand, don't you? I needed to tell a story. Enjoy the debates tonight.

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“He’s a big guy, taller than me,” she wrote. “The minute he saw me, he picked me up with one hand by my hair and with his other hand, he grabbed me under my skirt by my vagina – my p**y? – and lifted me up off the floor, literally, and carried me like something he owned, like a piece of trash, out of the club.”

Tamblyn went on to note that she fought back, screaming and kicking as her ex continued to sexually assault her.

“I thank God his brothers were also there and intervened,” she wrote. “In the scuffle he grabbed at my clothes, trying to hold onto me, screaming at me, and inadvertently ripped off my grandmother’s necklace, which I was wearing.”

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star then used her story to slam the GOP nominee, saying, “That part of my body, which the current Presidential Nominee of the United States Donald Trump recently described as something he’d like to grab a woman by, was bruised from my ex-boyfriend’s violence for at least the next week. I had a hard time wearing jeans. I couldn’t sleep without a pillow between my legs to create space.”

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Concluding the piece, Tamblyn noted her fear in sharing the story, writing, “I am afraid my mom will read this post. I’m even more afraid that my father could ever know this story. That it would break his heart. I couldn’t take that. But you understand, don’t you? I needed to tell a story. Enjoy the debates tonight.”

For more from celebs condemning Trump, watch the video below.

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