‘I thought my ‘no’ should have been enough’: Actress Brooke Shields reveals she was raped early in her career

The 57-year-old actress, revealed in “The Blue Lagoon” unveiled it in a documentary presented very recently at the Sundance film festival in the United States. The identity of her attacker whom she knew has, for the moment, remained secret.

Brooke Shields, 57 years old today has decided to lift the veil on a heavy secret. In the documentary “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields”, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States, the American actress reveals that she was raped at the very beginning of her Hollywood career.

“It was like a fight”

For the time being, the ex-model has decided to keep the identity of her attacker secret. But she says she knew him and that she had an appointment with him, shortly after graduating from university, to discuss his participation in a casting for a new film.

The alleged attacker would have taken her back to her hotel, claiming to want to call a taxi for her from her room. Instead, he went to the bathroom before emerging naked and raping her. “It was like a fight … I was afraid of being suffocated or something like that, testifies the actress in the documentary. I did not fight much. I did not do it. I was just completely petrified. I thought my ‘no’ should have been enough. And I was just like, ‘Keep alive and go,’ she says.


Until now, the actress had never spoken publicly about this attack. A friend to whom the actress had confided had nevertheless assured her that it was “a rape”. But Brooke Shields replied: “I’m not ready to believe it”.

The theme of this documentary also deals with the hypersexualization that Brooke Shields was subjected to at a very young age, notably during a naked photo shoot at the age of 10, as well as after her appearance at 11 in the film Pretty Baby in which she played a child prostitute. These revelations come in an ever-intense #MeToo wave.

The documentary will air on the Hulu streaming platform in two parts.

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