Amber Tamblyn is speaking out in light of the recently released video of Donald Trump’s derogatory comments about women. The 33-year-old actress penned a graphic essay on Instagram about being sexually assaulted by her ex, using it as the caption of a picture of Trump kissing a Miss Universe winner.
She began the piece writing that she was sharing her story “with the love and support” of her husband, David Cross. Tamblyn noted that prior to her four-year marriage to Cross, she ended “a long emotionally and physically abusive relationship.”
She recalled attending a show with some friends in Hollywood shortly after her split, when her ex approached her in the crowd.
“He’s a big guy, taller than me,” she wrote. “The minute he saw me, he picked me up with one hand by my hair and with his other hand, he grabbed me under my skirt by my vagina - my p**y? - and lifted me up off the floor, literally, and carried me like something he owned, like a piece of trash, out of the club.”
Tamblyn went on to note that she fought back, screaming and kicking as her ex continued to sexually assault her.
“I thank God his brothers were also there and intervened,” she wrote. “In the scuffle he grabbed at my clothes, trying to hold onto me, screaming at me, and inadvertently ripped off my grandmother’s necklace, which I was wearing.”
The “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” star then used her story to slam the GOP nominee, saying, “That part of my body, which the current Presidential Nominee of the United States Donald Trump recently described as something he’d like to grab a woman by, was bruised from my ex-boyfriend’s violence for at least the next week. I had a hard time wearing jeans. I couldn’t sleep without a pillow between my legs to create space.”
Concluding the piece, Tamblyn noted her fear in sharing the story, writing, “I am afraid my mom will read this post. I’m even more afraid that my father could ever know this story. That it would break his heart. I couldn’t take that. But you understand, don’t you? I needed to tell a story. Enjoy the debates tonight.”