Lady Gaga's Oscar Performance Inspired Jaime King to Come Forward About Sexual Assault


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Following Lady Gaga's powerful Oscar performance, Jaime King has opened about being a survivor of sexual assault. The actress shared a lengthy post on Instagram, and while she didn't go into details about the trauma she endured, she wrote at length about the unrelenting support of her loved ones.

Jaime thanked both Lady Gaga and Diane Warren (co-writer of "'Til It Happens to You"), as well as Lena Dunham for her "relentless bravery," and Taylor Swift for "being there no matter what." She also gave herself a much-deserved pat on the back for making it through the experience.

"Thank you to myself to not choosing to not make this a cover story though that was what was suggested to me but to express from my heart to you all personally which felt the most honest way for me to speak," Jaime wrote. "Thank you to my Soul, body, mind, emotions, my inner child, my younger self, I love you. It's a night of celebration, of change, of not being ashamed of your race, creed color, situation, circumstances and environment, or past. Now I am free, somewhat."

The 36-year-old star wrapped up her post by explaining that the below photo was taken at age fourteen, just two years after "it started at 12."

Our thoughts are with Jaime, as well as all brave survivors of rape and sexual assault.

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.