Jane Fonda Reveals She Was Raped, Abused as a Child: “I Always Thought It Was My Fault”
Actress and activist Jane Fonda recently revealed she was abused as a child in an interview with Brie Larson for Net-a-Porter’s The Edit.
“I’ve been raped, I’ve been sexually abused as a child and I’ve been fired because I wouldn’t sleep with my boss and I always thought it was my fault; that I didn’t do or say the right thing,” said Fonda, 79, to Larson, who has been an advocate for victim abuse.
Fonda, a self-proclaimed feminist and activist for years, explained that she often felt “diminished” with the men in her life, saying they were “wonderful but victims of a patriarchal belief system.” She said such a system takes a toll on females and that she’s happy that activism feels more “loving” now that it’s “women-led.”
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