Just a week ago, Abigail Breslin opened up about being sexually assaulted by someone she knew.
She chose to break her silence during Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a post about consent.
It all started when Breslin posted this graphic of rape statistics to her page. Then someone commented that "reported rapes are the only rapes that count."
The Scream Queens star shared another post — this time detailing her sexual assault and why she chose not to report it.
"I was in complete shock and total denial. I didn’t want to view myself as a ‘victim,’ so I suppressed it and pretended that it never happened," wrote Breslin.
"I was in a relationship with my rapist and feared not being believed," added Breslin. She said she was also afraid he would hurt her again.
"I knew how hurt my friends and family would be after finding out, and I didn’t want to put them through that," she said.
She went on to explain why both reported and unreported rapes are equally important statistics.
To say that rapes reported are the only ones that count, contributes to the ideology that survivors of unreported rapes don't matter. It's unfair, it's untrue and unhelpful.