Minnie Driver is telling her story and standing by victims of assault. The British actress, 46, recently visited SiriusXM’s StandUP! with Pete Dominick where she recounted an expertise she had shortly once turning 17 while on vacation in Greece.
“This guy came, and he reasonably elbow grabbed me and he said, ‘You’re going to bop with me.’ And that i said, ‘No,'” she recalled. “And i pulled my arm far from him and he grabbed me by the rear of my hair and i tried to kick him and he punched me.”
Driver noted that the police were known as and the man was arrested, however added that she did not feel the male officers took her situation seriously.
“They’re like, ‘Sure if you would like to come back back to Athens and press charges,’ but the means they presented it was, this guy was just having a smart time and if you’d gone along with it, it might are fine,” she said. “If you’d just danced with him, you wouldn’t be during this position that you’re in now. And that i think that is the manner it’s framed for most young girls.”
The Oscar nominee went on to say that each woman she knows has experienced some kind of assault in her lifetime.
“When you’re 17, 18, you are going out, the concept of unwanted male attention is something that you are supposed to put up with as a result of it’s somehow your role that a guy can return and touch you,” she said. “He will put his hand means too far down the tiny of your back therefore that his hand is kind of going into your butt which that’s alright. That you’ll be shepherded, herded, touched, mauled. I suppose young ladies are belittled when they’ve said one thing. I remember obtaining known as a ‘prude.'”
Driver certainly is not the primary to talk out regarding her own personal experiences, especially in light-weight of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s leaked 2005 Access Hollywood tape.
Actress Amber Tamblyn conjointly penned a graphic essay about how her ex sexually assaulted her, employing a photo of Trump kissing a Miss Universe winner to illustrate her point.