‘Modern Family’ star Sarah Hyland reveals she was sexually abused by a friend in high school

‘Modern Family’ star Sarah Hyland revealed on Thursday she was sexually assaulted in high school by a friend.


“Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland has come forward with her own sexual assault story.

On Thursday, the 27-year-old actress detailed horrific ordeal in a Twitter message.

“#whyididntreport He was a friend. It was new year’s eve in my last year of high school. Everyone was drunk. He broke into the bathroom I was in,” she wrote. “I was hoping that it was a dream, but my torn tights in the morning proved otherwise. I thought that no one would believe me. I don’t want to be called dramatic. After all I do not say no. Shock can do that to a person.”

She closed her statement with: “#believewomen #metoo #ibelieveher.”

#WeBelieveChristine #MeToo #believewomen #IBelieveHer

— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) September 27, 2018

In a follow-up tweet, ” wrote Hyland: “I believe that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. I believe that Deborah Ramirez. I believe that Julie Swetnick. There is no way forward for the Judge Brett Kavanaugh.”

Hyland is one of the many celebrities who have publicly spoken in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford—a California professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both teenagers—by the reveal of their past sexual violence incidents.

Busy Students, Padma Lakshmi, Lili Reinhart and Alyssa Milano are among the stars who have shared their sexual assault stories.

Ford and Kavanaugh to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday to discuss the allegations.

Fox News’ Katherine Lamb contributed to this report.


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