Brooke Shields shares sexual assault story, blamed herself

Brooke Shields

Shares story about sexual violence

… blamed himself

Brooke Shields says she was sexually assaulted in her 20s — something she says she blamed herself at the time… and will be discussed further in her new paper.

The 80s icon opened up to People Mag ahead of her new Hulu project, “Pretty Baby,” which is due out next month. Having already teased about being assaulted in her youth, she describes it here for the first time… and says it happened during her college days.

Shields says she was a recent graduate of Princeton and went out to dinner with an unnamed Hollywood exec, who she thought would land her another acting gig… this after her career somewhat leveled off. It is unclear where/when this happened, she does not say.

Shields says he invited her to his hotel afterward so she could call – and she went with him. Once there, she claims he sexually assaulted her… but doesn’t go into much detail. All she says is that she didn’t fight back and felt guilty afterwards.

Shields says of her thoughts at the time… “I kept saying, ‘I shouldn’t have done that. Why did I go with him? I shouldn’t have had that drink at dinner.’

She then went on to describe her reaction as follows… “It was very easy to dissociate, because by then it was old-fashioned,” she recalled. “And because it was a fight-or-flight type of choice. Fighting wasn’t an option, so you just leave your body. ‘You’re not there. It didn’t happen.’

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We got Brooke on camera earlier this week, and she also talked to us about the new doctor… it got her emotional and told us how hard her life had been.

The full story will stream on April 3.

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