Jaime King, Inspired By Lady Gaga's Oscar Performance, Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted

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Jaime King, inspired by Lady Gaga's performance of Til It Happens to You on Sunday's Academy Awards, decided she needed to be brave and advocet for survivors of sexual assault by sharing her own story.

King, 36, took to Twitter and Instagram on Monday after Gaga's Sunday night performance of the song written for a documentary about rape on college campuses, revealing that she is also a "survivor."

"Thank you @ladygaga – I finally felt a true healing from years of abuse as a minor in the industry. Time to be brave," the actress tweeted on Sunday.

King also posted a photo of herself when she was a teenager along with shout outs of those who have helped her including Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Lena Dunham and husband Kyle Newman.

Acknowledging the help she garnered from loved ones, King also correctly gave herself
a pat on the back for her own strength.

"Thank you to myself to not choosing to not make this a cover story though that was what was suggested to me but to express from my heart to you all personally which felt the most honest way for me to speak," King said. "Thank you to my Soul, body, mind, emotions, my inner child, my younger self, I love you."

Jaime King shared that her abuse began when she was just 12.

"It's a night of celebration, of change, of not being ashamed of your race, creed color, situation, circumstances and environment, or past. Now I am free, somewhat," she said.

SURVIVOR - Thank you @kyle_newman for loving me whole | My children | @lenadunham for her relentless bravery that always leads my Spirit to stand up| Dr. Randy Harris for YEARS of empathy | Michael Hayes @awaketolove ~ there are no words | Dr. Allan Phillips | @erikaklein | @ladygaga | #DianeWarren for breaking me whole last night and tonight| TS I love you for being there no matter what| Thank you to the only people I have told | Thank you to @damhave ~ you know why | Thank you @hooligandreamer| Thank you @amandadecadenet | Thank you to @unwomen & all organizations that have tirelessly worked to somehow comfort & make right | Thank you to myself to not choosing to not make this a cover story though that was what was suggested to me but to express from my heart to you all personally which felt the most honest way for me to speak | Thank you to my Soul, body, mind, emotions, my inner child, my younger self, I love you. It's a night of celebration, of change, of not being ashamed of your race, creed color, situation, circumstances and environment, or past. Now I am free, somewhat. Thank you for the switch that went off inside finally when I realized my silence said I cannot help nor change and that is not who I am. I love you all very much for creating a safe space. The time is now. I was about 14 here, it started at 12. Peace Be Still ❤️

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"Thank you for the switch that went off inside finally when I realized my silence said I cannot help nor change and that is not who I am. I love you all very much for creating a safe space. The time is now. I was about 14 here, it started at 12. Peace Be Still."

Pam Wright