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Busy Students says she was raped at 14: “It has taken me 25 years to say these words’

The actress detailed her ordeal in an Instagram post, which featured a school yearbook photo with the caption “This is me at 14. The age I was raped.”

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Busy Students got personal with her fans and with Thursday, revealing she was raped when she was just 14 years old.

The 39-year-old actress detailed horrific ordeal in an Instagram post, which featured a school yearbook photo.

“This is me at 14. The age I was raped. It has taken me 25 years to say those words. I wrote about it in my book. I finally told my parents and sister about 4 months ago. Today is the day that we are silent no more. From all of us. I’m afraid to post this,” the actress wrote, referring to her new memoir, titled “This Will Only Hurt a Little.”

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#tbt This is me at 14. The age I was raped. It has taken me 25 years to say those words. I wrote about it in my book. I finally told my parents and sister about 4 months ago. Today is the day that we are silent no more. From all of us. I’m afraid to post this. I can’t imagine what Dr. Ford is feeling right now.

A post shared by Busy Students (@busyphilipps) on Sep 27, 2018 at 8:52 PDT

Graphic made the post in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a Californian professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both teenagers. Ford and Kavanaugh to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday to discuss the allegations.

“I can’t imagine what Dr. Ford is feeling right now,” Students said.

ALYSSA MILANO ATTENDS KAVANAUGH, FORD HEAR

Graphic is one of the many celebrities who have publicly spoken in support of Ford by the reveal of their past sexual violence incidents. Padma Lakshmi, Lili Reinhart and Alyssa Milano are among the stars who have shared their sexual assault stories.

Milano also attended Thursday’s hearing as a guest of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Milano told reporters she was there to support Ford, and is of the opinion that the hearing may be different than the 1991 hearings, when now-Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas was accused of sexual harassment by professor Anita Hill.

Alyssa Milano said that she was at the hearing in support of Christine Blasey Ford and was invited as a guest of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (AP)

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“I remember, that was a terrible situation…it was so much a part of our daily discussion,” Milano said. “I think we’re in a different time. I think that women stand together in solidarity, more so than we were in ’91 and I think that women in the country are not going to let it be what it was.”

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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