The actor, who is the daughter of famed feminist author E.L. James, spoke to PEOPLE about her experience of sexual assault in Hollywood, and revealed that she had no idea what she was doing when she was groped and harassed in front of dozens of men in the past three years.
“I had no concept of what I was doing,” the 34-year-old star said.
“It was a big shock to me.
It was an absolute shock.
I had no clue.”
The New York Post reports that on a December night in the Hollywood Hills, she was with a group of friends.
When she got to the front of the party, a man in a white T-shirt grabbed her breasts, grabbed her legs, and groped her without consent.
She says she screamed and kicked him off, but the man continued on.
She told the Post: “I’m like, ‘What is happening?’
He just grabbed my pants and started laughing. “
When I tried to get away, I was grabbing his pants and trying to get him off.
And he wasn’t even touching me, and then he was trying to shove me away. “
He was laughing and laughing and I was just like, [expletive] what’s happening to me?
And he wasn’t even touching me, and then he was trying to shove me away.
He was trying not to touch me.”
The Post says the man was wearing a shirt that said “Sensitive, Sensitive,” and was “in a hurry to leave the party.”
The woman said the man asked her, “Is this okay?” before he continued to harass her.
She said she ran to a nearby house, but there was no one there.
She said that in the hallway, she saw a man standing by a window, laughing and joking.
She was not aware of the man’s actions until she saw him again later that night.
She told the newspaper: “He is laughing.
I’m like [exclamation mark] …
He’s laughing, he’s laughing.
And I’m trying to keep my mouth shut, but I was like [inaudible].”
The actress said that when she confronted the man, she found out she had been assaulted.
I was really scared, I thought, ‘This is really happening to somebody.’ “
But then I started to think about it.
But when they were in the bathroom, she says, “He said something, and I don´t know what it was. “
When he left, she went back to her friends to tell them about what happened.
But when they were in the bathroom, she says, “He said something, and I don´t know what it was.
And he left and I never saw him ever again.
“There was no warning.”
In the meantime, the actor says she has received several death threats.
She also has been receiving death threats from men on Twitter.
She tweeted about the death threats: “They don’t have a name for me, they call me ‘Darling.'”