'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland reveals sexual assault accusation

In the wake of the Ford-Kavanaugh Hearing

'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland reveals sexual assault accusation
Stars Insider

28/09/18 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Sarah Hyland

Social media feeds have been flooded with emotional stories from celebrities and civilians alike with sexual assault allegations and revealing stories about the pressure of victim blaming.

In the wake of the highly-publicized Senate judiciary hearing between Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr Christine Blasey Ford, who accused the politician of sexual misconduct, online commentators have been coming forward with their own opinions on the case and stories of similar experiences.

'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland took to Twitter to reveal her past alleged assault as well as the reason she did not come forward. “He was a friend. It was New Year’s Eve my senior year of high school. Everyone was drunk. He broke in to the bathroom I was in,” Hyland wrote. “I hoped it was a dream but my ripped tights in the morning proved otherwise. I thought no one would believe me. I didn’t want to be called dramatic. After all I didn’t say no. Shock can do that to a person.”

Hyland is joined by other celebrities such as Busy Philipps, Padma Lakshmi, Jodie Sweetin, Lili Reinhart and Alyssa Milano, who have also come forward with stories of abuse. 

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