AceShowbiz - Brooke Shields has dropped a major bombshell in her new documentary, "Pretty Baby". In the film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, the "Endless Love" actress reveals that she got raped shortly after graduating college at Princeton.
The 57-year-old said it happened after having dinner with a man where they seemingly discussed work. "He said, 'Come back to the hotel and I'll call a cab,' " she recalls, according to Entertainment Weekly. "And I go up to the hotel room, and he disappears for a while."
Once she was there, Brooke decided to use binoculars left in the room and watched some volleyball players out the window. "The door opens, the person comes out naked, and I've got the binoculars and I'm like, 'S--t,' " she recounted. "And I put the binoculars down and he's right on me. Just like, was wrestling."
According to the model, she didn't try to escape because she was afraid that the man would physically hurt her. "I was afraid I'd get choked out or something," she said. "So I didn't fight that much. I didn't. I just absolutely froze.
"I thought one 'No' should've been enough, and I just thought, 'Stay alive and get out,' and I just shut it out. God knows I knew how to be disassociated from my body," she continued. "I'd practiced that.... I went down in the elevator, and I got my own cab. I just cried all the way to my friend's apartment."
Brooke didn't see it as a sexual assault for a long time although her security specialist, Gavin de Becker, told her that it was rape. " 'That's rape.' And I said, 'I'm not willing to believe that,' " she explained.
Brooke claimed she sent her attacker a letter, letting him know that he had destroyed her "huge trust." She further elaborated, "I just threw my hands up and said, 'You know what, I refuse to be a victim because this is something that happens no matter who you are and no matter what you think you're prepared for or not."
"I wanted to erase the whole thing from my mind and body and just keep on the path I was on," Brooke, who had been sexually objectified by Hollywood since she was a kid, added. "The system had never once come to help me. So I just had to get stronger on my own."