On a day when much of the country was glued to Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Ford’s testimony during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, two female TV stars went public for the first time about being sexually assaulted as teenagers.
Modern Family star Sarah Hyland and Cougar Town and Vice Principals alum Busy Philipps both posted their #metoo stories on social media during today’s hearing in which Ford accused SCOTUS hopeful Kavanaugh of attacking her when they were in high school in the 1980s.
In a Twitter post headlined with #whyididntrteport, Modern Family star Sarah Hyland wrote that a friend assaulted her at a New Year’s Eve party during her senior year in high school:
Minutes later, the actress tweeted her disapproval of Kavanaugh’s nomination and her support for the women who have accused him publicly of sexual misdconduct.
Also today, Philipps wrote in an Instagram post about being raped at age 14. “It’s taken me 25 years to say those words,” she said, adding that she told her parents and sister about it only four months ago:
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#tbt This is me at 14. The age I was raped. It's taken me 25 years to say those words. I wrote about it in my book. I finally told my parents and sister about it 4 months ago. Today is the day we are silent no more. All of us. I'm scared to post this. I can't imagine what Dr. Ford is feeling right now.