Amber Tamblyn took to social media over the weekend to address comments that Donald Trump made about women. Trump’s comments were leaked last week by the Washington Post, and include offensive language about women in what was thought to have been a private conversation with then Access Hollywood host, Billy Bush, in 2005. On Sunday, Amber Tamblyn showed her disapproval for Trump’s vulgar and lewd comments by sharing a personal story on Facebook and Instagram about an abusive ex-boyfriend.
KCCI reports on Monday that Amber Tamblyn, 33, joined several other women who have decided to share stories of sexual assault following Donald Trump’s “vile” remarks that were made on a leaked 11-year-old video clip. Amber Tamblyn, who’s best known for her role as Emily Quartermaine on the long-running and popular ABC soap, General Hospital, openly expressed her disgust for how the Republican presidential nominee described how he viewed women and how he thought he could just “do anything” with them as a “star.”
Amber Tamblyn shares painful story of her own sexual assault: https://t.co/xS3LjXc7XN
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Donald Trump, 70, went on to say in the leaked recorded conversation that women even let him grab them by the “p—y,” a statement that Amber Tamblyn took personally, considering she was once sexually assaulted by a former boyfriend, who she describes as a “big guy.” Tamblyn shared her story of abuse on social media, along with a photo of Trump kissing Olivia Culpo, winner of the Miss USA pageant in 2012. The graphic story describes one particular run-in with an unidentified man who Amber Tamblyn says she had a relationship with for “some time.”
“I need to tell you a story. With the love and support of my husband, I’ve decided to share it publicly.”
Tamblyn’s story has since gone viral, with thousands of likes, shares, and comments on both her Facebook account as well as her Instagram account. Actor and comedian David Cross, Amber Tamblyn’s 52-year-old husband for the last four years, reportedly supported his wife’s decision to go public with the violent story of sexual abuse. Not only did Tamblyn get very detailed in her description of what happened that night “a very long time ago,” she also described how much physical pain she suffered afterward.
Despite the fact that Amber Tamblyn said she never wanted her parents to know the story for fear of shame and that it would “break” her father’s heart, she went ahead and posted it for her thousands of social media followers to read, saying she needed to tell the story.
“I couldn’t take that. But you understand, don’t you? I needed to tell a story.”
In summary, Amber Tamblyn shared that her ex-boyfriend showed up one night at a show in Hollywood where she was listening to a DJ with a couple of girlfriends. Tamblyn had reportedly just ended a long relationship with the man, who she calls both physically and emotionally abusive. Amber went on to say that her ex picked her up by her hair, as well as that part of her body that “the current presidential nominee of the United States, Donald Trump, recently described as something he’d like to grab a woman by.”
According to Amber Tamblyn, her ex-boyfriend then carried her “this way” across the room to the front door, as she kicked, and cried, and screamed. Tamblyn says she doesn’t remember how she got away from him that night, but she was bruised and in pain for the next week.
“I had a hard time wearing jeans. I couldn’t sleep without a pillow between my legs to create space.”
I need to tell you a story. With the love and support of my husband, I've decided to share it publicly. A very long time ago I ended a long emotionally and physically abusive relationship with a man I had been with for some time. One night I was at a show with a couple girlfriends in Hollywood, listening to a DJ we all loved. I knew there was a chance my ex could show up, but I felt protected with my girls around me. Without going into all the of the details, I will tell you that my ex did show up, and came up to me in the crowd. He's a big guy, taller than me. 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 pussy?— and lifted me up off the floor, literally, and carried me, like something he owned, like a piece of trash, out of the club. His fingers were practically inside of me, his other hand wrapped tightly around my hair. I screamed and kicked and cried. He carried me this way, suspended by his hands, all the way across the room, pushing past people until he got to the front door. My friends ran after him, trying to stop him. We got to the front door and I thank God his brothers were also there and intervened. 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 rest of this night is a blur I do not remember. How I got out to the car. How I got away from him that night. I never returned for my necklace either. 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. To this day I remember that moment. I remember the shame. 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.
Amber Tamblyn’s honesty and disgust for what Donald Trump had to say in what he called just “locker-room banter” made Facebook’s list of trending news topics on Monday, and has been met with mostly positive comments from social media users. However, Amber Tamblyn has been openly supportive of Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, 68, and some people are saying that Tamblyn’s ex-boyfriend is the one at fault in the story, not Donald Trump.
Tamblyn has also been accused of making up the sexual assault story “conveniently before a debate.” But even though Amber Tamblyn said she will vote for Clinton come November 8, she has also stood up for Trump one time in the past on Facebook, specifically after nude statues of Trump surfaced randomly across the nation back in August, as shared by the Huffington Post.
“Body shaming is never okay, even when it comes to Trump. These statues aren’t art.”
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