Brooke Shields opens up about why she waited until now to reveal the details of her rape in the documentary Pretty Baby

Brooke Shields gets open about her rape in her new pretty baby Documentary that premiered over the weekend 2023 Sundance Film Festival.

The actress, now 57, revealed her sexual assault happened shortly after she graduated from Princeton University.

In another interview with The Hollywood Reporter, brooke open about why she decided to go into more detail now.

Read on to find out more…

In the movie, brooke revealed it happened in 1987, shortly after graduating, and she struggled to find acting work. She then reached out to an acquaintance to discuss a potential film role (via Parade).

“I thought it was a work meeting,” she explained in the documentary. “I had met this person before and he was always nice to me.”

However, during their dinner, “his demeanor changed and the film was not discussed.”

brooke then shared that after dinner she was ready to hail a cab and go home. However, the acquaintance suggested going to his hotel room for further talks.

“I go up to his hotel room and he disappears for a while,” she recalled, before revealing that when he returned to the room he was naked and threw himself on top of her. “It was like wrestling. I was afraid I was going to choke or something, I didn’t know. I played out the scene in my head, so I didn’t fight that much. … I just froze. I just thought, ‘Stay alive and get out.’ ”

When the attack and rape happened brooke “Just shut it out and god knows I knew how to get out of my body. I (as a model) practiced that.”

Speak with THR at the premiere this weekend, brooke addressed the revelation of the rape in the film and shared why she chose to share her experience in the doc.

“I didn’t know if or when or if I was ever going to bring that up,” she said. “It took me many years of therapy to even talk about it. I definitely worked very hard on it and learned to deal with it.”

brooke continued, saying that now she “has come to a point, and we’ve come to a time in our society where we can talk a lot more openly about these things. I had no idea I was going to say that.”

“I thought I’d arrived at this place, and as a mother of two young girls, I hope that just by hearing about my incident, I can help to become a lawyer,” she added. “Because that’s something that happens every day and it shouldn’t be happening. I felt like I had arrived at a place where I could talk about it. It took a long time.”

just recently, brooke reunited with her Blue Lagoon co-star Christopher Adkins about the film in their podcast. See what they shared… Brooke Shields opens up about why she waited until now to reveal the details of her rape in the documentary Pretty Baby

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