Jaime King suffered “years of abuse as a minor”.
The ‘Hart of Dixie’ star has thanked Lady Gaga for helping her speak out about what she went through as a young girl after she watched the moving performance of ‘Til It Happens To You’ at the Academy Awards on Sunday night (28.02.16).
She wrote on Twitter: “Thank you @ladygaga. I finally felt a true healing from years of abuse as a minor in the industry. Time to be brave. (sic)”
The 36-year-old actress – who has James, two, and Leo, seven months, with husband Kyle Newman – also thanked her other half and friends, Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift, for their long-running support.
In a lengthier Instagram post, she added: “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 (sic)”