Lucy Hale Just Revealed Was Sexually Assaulted And Fans Are Tweeting Their Support
19 January 2018, 11:26
“I never understood sexual assault until tonight..."
Pretty Little Liar's Lucy Hale has implied that she was recently sexually assaulted after posting a heartbreaking screenshot to her fans on Instagram and Twitter.
Lucy shared a written note on her Instagram story last night (Jan 19) that appeared to suggest that she had been assaulted.
In a Notes app screenshot, she wrote: “I never understood sexual assault until tonight. I always sympathised, but never truly felt the pain of it until right now. My dignity and pride was broken. I am completely at a loss for words. I feel for anyone that has felt this pain that I feel right now. But I promise. I will not let a moment go by that I don’t try to make a difference.”
She didn't share any more details.
Lucy deleted the original story post but later shared it on Twitter with the caption, "I deleted it from Instagram. But this needs to be heard." That tweet has now also been deleted.
Despite removing the statement from her social accounts, fans are still sending their love and support on in her Instagram comments and on Twitter.
LUCY HALE YOU're IMPORTANT, LOVED AND ADMIRED!— G. (@dutchlucyfan) January 18, 2018
lucy hale became a victim of sexual assault last night. shocked. disgusted. sending all the love & prayers her way. we love you.— ً (@blessedheavn) January 18, 2018
What happened to Lucy Hale revolt me, women and men doesn’t deserve to be sexually assaulted. WE ARE NOT ANIMALS. Some humans being are so trash.— émilie 36! (@linzzmorgnx) January 18, 2018
im so sad, upset, mad and disgusted. Lucy Hale didnt deserves this, no one deserves it and no one should go through it. Raping, sexually assaulting and other shits like this NEEDS TO STOP. We are in 2018 - keep your hands to yourself and learn what it means when someone says 'NO'— lonely teapot (@musebutera) January 18, 2018
This is just heartbreaking and unbelievable, we stand with you @lucyhale and we’re always on your side. I’m so devastated to hear this bc no one as sweet as her deserved this- but she’ll get the justice she deserves #JusticeforLucyHale— marian ღ (@SpxbysNecklace) January 18, 2018
if something that horrific happens to you and one of your first thoughts is "fuck that, I refuse to let this happen to anybody else and I will fight on behalf of myself and everybody else who's experienced this"? I cannot fathom that amount of strength. @lucyhale you're a badass.— sophie (@literaryswift) January 18, 2018
Lucy is one of the many young actress who have bravely come forward on social media about sexual assault. If you or someone you know has been sexual assaulted and need someone to talk to, there are many places that are ready to listen. If you're in the US, call RAINN on 800-656-4673 and in you're in the UK, you can call RapeCrisis on 0808 802 9999.