In the documentary, actress Brooke Shields reveals that she was molested

In the documentary “Beautiful Baby: Brooke Shields”, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the US on Friday, the American actress Brooke Shields reveals that she was molested at the beginning of her Hollywood career.

The former supermodel has withheld the attacker’s identity, but said she followed the man she knew shortly after graduating from college and believed he was at a business meeting to discuss her casting for a new movie. .

The man took her back to his hotel, claiming that he wanted to call a taxi for her from his room. She said he went to the bathroom and assaulted her before she was seen naked.

“It was like a battle… I was afraid of drowning or something like that,” the actress testifies in the documentary.

“I didn’t put up much of a fight. I didn’t put up a fight. I was just completely petrified. I thought my ‘no’ should have been enough. I was like ‘live and go.'”

After the attack, Brooke Shields recalls calling her friend Gavin de Becker, who works in security, telling him, “It’s rape,” to which he replied, “I’m not ready to believe it.”

The actress has never made a statement about her attack.

Reflecting the #MeToo wave, this revelation is one of the most poignant moments of the film, which will be released in two parts on the streaming platform Hulu.

The first part focuses on the intense sexualization of Brooke Shields at a very young age, especially during a nude photo shoot at the age of 10, as well as after appearing in the movie “Pretty Baby” at the age of 11, where she played a child prostitute.

The documentary shows young Brooke Shields facing passionate questions from older men on talk shows, her roles in movies like ‘Blue Lagoon’ or ‘Endless Love’ and the controversial Calvin Klein ad series she starred in.

After experiencing world stardom in her teenage years, the young woman went to Princeton University. After graduating, she initially struggled to find roles again – leading to a harrowing encounter with her abuser.

“My personal message is to persevere and not allow yourself to be a victim in the eyes of any society or industry,” he said. Face to face for the first time in three years due to Covid-19.

“I’m proud that I continue to learn, grow, work and love what I do,” he said.

The documentary, which earned Ms. Shields a standing ovation at Sundance, also chronicles the media’s obsession with her virginity, her mother’s alcoholism and her first marriage to tennis star Andre Agassi. Several of his famous friends are interviewed there, including Lionel Richie, Laura Linney and Drew Barrymore.

The actress, who is now 57 years old, said that it was “the right time in her life” to take part in the documentary.

The documentary “Justice,” which examines allegations of sexual harassment against US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, was released Thursday.

Director Doug Lima’s first documentary (“The Bourne Identity”) features the testimony of Deborah Ramirez, one of Mr. Cavanaugh’s accusers, who studied at Yale.

There is also an audio recording of him showing off in front of another woman “in a very drunken state” at the court, who studied with them. This latest statement emerged in US media only months after Mr Kavanaugh’s controversial candidacy in 2018.

The woman in question, whose name has not been released, says she does not remember the incident.

Brett Kavanaugh has denied any sexual harassment.

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