Going public with her #MeToo story cost Thandie Newton her relationship with her parents

Thandie Newton. (Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Thandie Newton. (Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Thandie Newton has claimed she didn't have a relationship with her parents for a decade after she went public with her experiences of sexual abuse.

Thandie became one of the faces of the Times Up and #MeToo movements after revealing she'd suffered abuse during an audition with a male director when she was just 18 years old.

READ MORE: Thandie Newton lost roles because she refused to be silenced over Hollywood sex abuse 

While the majority of people praised her for coming forward with her experience in a bid to lift the lid on what happens on the casting couch, the revelation was so awful for her parents that it put a huge strain on their relationship.

Thandie says it robbed her of a relationship with them for a decade. 

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

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