MeToo: Brave Actress Tells Of Rape And Sex Abuse

A famous French actress and former model has shared this harrowing post detailing times she was sexually abused and raped during her career and as a young child.

French actress Lucie Lucas, who is known for her role as Clem in the French TV series Clem which airs on TF1, shared the post online with her 381,000 followers just over a day ago and it already has over 17,000 likes.

In her lengthy post, she describes a lifetime of sexual abuse, rape, being objectified, blackmailed and harassed.

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Lucie Lucas shared this post on Instagram

In her post, she says: “Me, I liked playing football with the boys but I did not like that they trapped me in the toilets every day, tried to undress me and made me keep their tongues in my mouth when I was 6, 7 and 8 years old

“I liked theatre but I did not like it when my teacher touched my developing breasts and ran his hands along my thighs every time I found myself next to him. It hurt and it was embarrassing.

“I liked going to the swimming pool in the sixth grade but I did not like having to endure the gaze of the teacher who would enjoy comparing the development of my body to that of my best friend.

“I liked science but I did not like it when the biology teacher conducted a survey asking everyone who had had their period to put their hand up.

“I did not like it either when the technology teacher would traps us girls one after the other in his dark storage room and stop us from leaving with his body, looking at us with an amused look on his face, his tongue on his lips.

“I liked being a teenager, becoming a woman. But I did not like being whistled at, grabbed or followed every time I went out into the street.

“I was secretly in love with a boy who was 2 years older than me, every summer during the holidays, but I did not like it when he noticed and then raped me in his cellar while I cried all the tears in my body, saying no, but not shouting or fighting, so I could spare my mother who was sitting a few metres away in the car waiting for me to say my ‘romantic goodbyes.’

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Lucie Lucas

“I liked earning a living as a model, being independent, but I did not like being looked at like a piece of meat, being called a ‘sea cow’, being looked at and touched by photographers who always wanted more nudity and ever more vulgar poses.

“I loved this boyfriend, but what I did not like is when he raped me with the will to hurt me because he thought I had cheated on him.

“I liked being an actress but I did not like it when the director blackmailed me so that I would get naked in front of the whole team for a scene, by making me believe that my body would only be seen from afar, and then discovering as I watched it on TV that my bottom was taking up the whole screen.

“I liked doing adverts but I did not like it when a client regularly tried to kiss me and ended up firing me because I refused his advances.”

The post then carries on on the second page, with her saying: “Examples like this, I have plenty… And sexually disagreeable memories, I have had those since I was 3 years old. I don’t know if I know a single woman who has not had painful experiences to share. And what of those women who die under the blows? We are mothers, sisters, lovers, strangers… We have half of the species.

“We ask for respect, tranquillity, and life. We want to live in a world where we love and respect men and never fear them. We do not accept the hierarchisation of the sexes and violence through actions or words. Peace.”

She captioned the post: “With all my heart, with the women and men who walk the streets today against violence against women. What I share with you in this post is a part of my intimacy, an excerpt of what I am. Thanks to all the women who do not keep quiet anymore.

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Lucie Lucas

“I realise today how terrifying it is to speak even without giving names, dates or places. I do not have the courage of some women, but I would like to share with them all my admiration and gratitude for their immense and good strength.

“I do not want a people’s court, as far as I’m concerned I do not want a court at all. Adele is right, there are no monsters. But there is a society that must wake up, with all its individuals, and strive for respect and fulfilment of everyone in equity and justice.”

Netizens have been supportive, with ‘julyashtray’ saying: “Thank you for this beautiful testimony and for your courage.”

While ‘peangael’ added: “So shocked by your testimony. The actions of all these men make me ashamed. Thank you for your courage.”


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