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Actor Brooke Shields alleges rape in new documentary

World NewsActor Brooke Shields alleges rape in new documentary

Brooke Shields revealed that she was a victim of rape as a young Hollywood actress in the new documentary “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields,” which premiered on the second day of the Sundance Film Festival on Friday.

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The former supermodel did not reveal the identity of her attacker, but said she met the man — whom she already knew — shortly after graduating from college, believing she had There was a work meeting to discuss casting in a new film.

He takes her back to his hotel, claiming that he will call her a taxi from his room. She said he disappeared into the bathroom before returning naked and assaulting her.

“I didn’t fight that much…I just froze,” Shields recalled in the documentary.

“I thought my one ‘no’ should have been enough. And I just thought, ‘Stay alive and get out.'”

After the incident, Shields recalled calling his friend and head of security Gavin de Becker, who told him: “This is rap.”

He replied “I’m not ready to believe it,” and has never spoken publicly about the incident.

The revelation — which echoes the #MeToo revelations of Hollywood actresses both famous and not-so-famous in recent years — is one of several shocking moments in the film, which will be released in two parts on the Hulu streaming platform.

The first part examines the intense sexualization Shields experienced as a young girl, including a provocative nude photo shoot at age 10, and a child prostitute in the movie “Pretty Baby” at age 11. This includes its appearance.

The documentary shows a young Shields being asked obscene questions by older male chat show hosts about her roles in movies like “The Blue Lagoon” and “Endless Love” and Calvin Klein Jeans. series of controversial commercials in which he starred.

After experiencing global fame as a teenager, Shields attended Princeton University, and initially struggled to find acting roles again after graduation – leading to her encounter with an alleged rapist. happened


“My personal message is to persevere, and not let yourself become a victim of a society or an industry,” he told AFP ahead of the film’s premiere in Utah.

“I’m proud of how I’ve continued to learn, grow, strive and love what I do,” Shields said.

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The film, which earned Shields a standing ovation at Sundance, also chronicles her virginity, her mother’s alcoholism, and the media frenzy following her first marriage to tennis star Andre Agassi.

It features many of Shields’ famous friends, including Lionel Richie, Laura Linney and Drew Barrymore.

Co-founded by Robert Redford, Sundance is an important launching pad for independent films and documentaries.

Thursday also marked the premiere of “Justice,” a surprising late addition to the festival lineup, which explores the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Cavanagh.

The first documentary from “The Bourne Identity” director Doug Liman, it features the testimony of Deborah Ramirez, one of Kavanaugh’s accusers and a former Yale classmate.

It also included audio from another classmate, who said she saw Kavanaugh expose himself to a different, “highly intoxicated” female student at another party, but whose account was reported by the US Kavanaugh’s polarizing 2018 Senate confirmation hearings only came months after the media.

The woman, who has not been named, said she did not remember the incident.

“It was the kind of movie where people get scared,” Lemmon said.

Kavanaugh has categorically denied engaging in sexual misconduct.

The 2023 Sundance Film Festival is the first to be held in person for three years, as the most recent edition was forced online by Covid. It runs until January 29.


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