GH alum Amber Tamblyn opens up about past abuse and sexual assault
Posted Sunday, October 09, 2016 7:03:04 PM
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GH alum Amber Tamblyn opens up about past abuse and sexual assault
In the wake of Donald Trump's sexist video scandal, General Hospital's Amber Tamblyn (ex-Emily Quartermaine) has chosen to come forward about her own experience with sexual assault.

As the nation reacts to a controversial 2005 video that reveals Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump making lewd comments about women -- Days of our Live's Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) included -- General Hospital alum Amber Tamblyn (ex-Emily Quartermaine) has taken to social media to share her own experience with abuse and sexual assault.

"I need to tell you a story. With the love and support of my husband [comedian David Cross], I've decided to share it publicly," she begins. "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."

She continues: "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 p--y? -- 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."

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.

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The actress, who starred on GH from 1996 to 1998, says she decided to share the horrifying story in the aftermath of the Trump tape leak that has shocked the nation. The video features the GOP presidential nominee bragging about hitting on women and grabbing their genitalia.

"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," Tamblyn continues. "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."

Since The Washington Post leaked the Trump tapes on Friday, millions of women have taken to social media to share their own stories of sexual abuse. In fact, when Canadian writer Kelly Oxford shared her own story and asked her followers to tweet about their own accounts with abuse and sexual assault, she received nearly ten million responses within 48 hours.

Meanwhile, DAYS' actress Arianne Zucker, who found herself at the center of the Trump scandal because many of his lewd comments were allegedly in reference to her, took to social media with her response to the Republican nominee's eleven-year-old controversial comments.

"I have grown to learn that the words of others cannot effect the value of my self worth or define the content of my character," Zucker shared on Twitter. The entirety of her post can be read here.

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