Reese Witherspoon was assaulted and harassed as a young actress

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Reese Witherspoon. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Reese Witherspoon. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

On her April cover issue of Vanity Fair Magazine, Reese Witherspoon says a lot of bad things happened to her — she was assaulted and harassed. She adds that the shame that projected on her was unreal.

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The Big Little Lies star says she believes social media has helped people open up about their own experiences.

"Social media has created a new way for people to express themselves that I didn’t have. That’s the great strength in power and numbers. I think we have a lot of judgment and that’s unfortunate because we’re all tender-footed in these new times. We’re trying to find our identity," she tells Vanity Fair.

She hopes that speaking out will help others.

Compiled by Phelokazi Mbude

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