AnnaLynne McCord's Stand Against Sexual Assault (Exclusive)
AnnaLynne McCord's Stand Against Sexual Assault (Exclusive)
At age 18, actress AnnaLynne McCord found herself in Hollywood, where she suffered a sexual assault. AnnaLynne McCord opens up on Access Hollywood Live about the incident and her crusade to help other victims of assault find the courage to speak up. Why was AnnaLynne in denial about her assault? And, what are the details of her “I Choose” campaign?
We are back with Ann Lynn Mccord discussing early childhood and religious upbringing. She found herself in Hollywood at 18 and something happened that was not, well a deep scar for so long. So you find an apartment. You are living there. There's this friend. Male friend but at the time you have a boy friend. Still on the east coast hasn't joined you yet. I have a big work thing this male friend and I need a place to statement you invite him over. What happens. I was like of course. Really big mav the fix day. I think in the article on cosmo the editor really licked that I laid out some of the foul, I put a towel out. Like wash cloth. Everything was all set up and actually. You can sleep in my bed. I set myself up on the couch I was going to sleep because I can postscript out literally talking to you like I'll be it's not narcolepsy but pretty close so I was at that point and I went to go to sleep on the couch and then he actually called my name in hindsight it was odd that I would go that the room. In any case I wept in the room and he's like do you mind just talking to me? I'm so freaked out huge meeting tomorrow. I'm like of course. I'm 18. 19. You are going to be fine. It's going to be great. And I, I did. I fell asleep. I literally fell asleep when I woke up I was still slightly seated I was like I had like falling asleep probably while he was talking and when I woke up he was inside me. It was obviously happening. I was walking up but disoriented. Were you totally sober and hasn't been partying. I have never had alcohol my whole life so I have whole life so I have never been, sex was my vice honestly. Pi never drank, did drug, smoked cigarette even. That was the thing that I used to cope and so it's crazy that it's not crazy actually psychologically it make sense would I attract this kind of energy because I had such a negative karma with sex in and of it situation. He didn't give you like a roofie or one of the things where you are out of it. You just fell asleep and woke up. It was probably 2 in the morning. It was we talked for a little while but I remember moving around but being very disoriented and relevantizing it was happening and then closing and then like once I knew what was happening that was what was crazy was my reaction was in saint like I'm literally like telling myself to stay asleep which goes against everything. You don't want to interrupt and make an awkward moment for him. Literally I was the existence I live in. I'm sorry it was like that. I didn't have a right to be here in this world and how dairy have an opinion or not want you to rape me which is. What does he do next? So he's like, he's doing his thing and I'm just literally I'm laying there like this. And then all of a sudden I'm very also very analytical so my brine, because I'm so non-physical. This is like all right just get this over with get this over with. My brain says I could get an STD. Pregnant. The first thing that made me feel like I had the right to say please stop was that I had a boyfriend. I was like is this cheating? My god. I have a boyfriend and I was like please, please stop. He actually he stopped when I asked him to so it's interesting but he's like I need to go finish. Which was a little uncomfortable. Went if the bathroom and did that. I didn't move. I stayed exactly where I was. I stared at my ceiling until the light started to come up like dawn kaichlt I crept out of my own house. Left him a know. I had to go to a morning point. Went and got in my car parked it on the street not where my car was Orman nationally parked and watched his car drive away. As soon as that was done. Then I just pre-continued like nothing happened. Burying of the whole thing. Didn't call anybody. Repressed everything. I was about in denial to such an extreme accident with my own emotional Z.I had no like I had no contact with me. There was no connection with with things I like or didn't like. Who I was. What I wanted. What I didn't want. So for me I was in such deep denial that it was just another thing to add to the. What happened later when you bumped into this guy. So I had a situation where I was a friend, who at this point he had gone around I guess and was telling people that I was in love with him and my very close friend about, very close friend Kirk who is like the big brother I never had he's kind of like antagonizing me. Come on. Just admit you are in love with him. I was getting like really, really I was almost like emotionally molesting me all over again. I was like no. No. I'm not in love with him. That's not what is going on. Kirk kept going and I'm not in love with me he raped me. That was the first time I ever acknowledged that was actually what happened. Reporter: Your friend must have been I'm so seething. What happened was crazy because his whole, he's Irish. He turned completely red and just saw red and like. Reporter: Wanted to kichlt wanted to kill him. I was watching him within trying. I could have reacted like that. That's how that's how issued react? I should be angry. I need to be angry. It was literally this is the train of thought that is happening. Same thing happened when I told my girlfriend about when I ran him the second time I told her she burst into tears. I was like people are getting angry and crying. I did nothing. I just laid there. And did nochlingt didn't stand up for myself. Hardest thing to for give that I didn't take a staichbilityd you are doing it now. 80 percent of sexual assault victims knew their attacker. 2 pevrs of acquaintance rapes are reported to police. Only 2%. It's unbelievable. That has to being which. Hear more from Ann Lynn and own inspirational words check out her web site. This is the web site and for more on I choose go to our web site. Thanks again. Thank you.