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Amber Tamblyn Shares Sexual Abuse Story That Is Harrowingly Similar To Trump’s ‘Grabbing’ Comments

"I needed to tell a story.”
Amber Tamblyn shared a story of a previous abusive relationship following Trump's sexist comments.
Amber Tamblyn shared a story of a previous abusive relationship following Trump's sexist comments.

Amber Tamblyn has spoken out about a former abusive boyfriend, spurred by recently uncovered recordings of Donald Trump making disgusting and offensive comments about assaulting women.

In response to the Republican presidential candidate’s uncensored comments, including his saying he could do anything to women, including “grab them by the pussy” because of his fame, Tamblyn shared an extremely personal story on Instagram Sunday. 

“A very long time ago I ended a long emotionally and physically abusive relationship with a man I had been with for some time,” the actress wrote alongside a photo of Trump kissing pageant queen Olivia Culpo. “One night I was at a show with a couple girlfriends in Hollywood, listening to a DJ we all loved.” 

She continued:

“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.”

Tamblyn went on, explaining that her ex carried her across the room and toward the front door, as her friends ran after him in an effort to stop him. Luckily, his brothers were there and intervened. 

The incident left Tamblyn understandably shaken ― not to mention physically and emotionally hurt. 

“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,” she wrote. “I had a hard time wearing jeans. I couldn’t sleep without a pillow between my legs to create space.” 

Tamblyn wrote that the moment was one she’ll never forget, adding that she was afraid her parents would see her post.

“But you understand, don’t you?” she asked. “I needed to tell a story.” 

You can read the full note below. 

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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Tamblyn has been outspoken throughout this election season, once even defending Trump against body shamers after nude statues of the former “Apprentice” host popped up in various locations nationwide. 

“Body shaming is never okay, even when it comes to trump,” she wrote in a note on Instagram, alongside a photo of the statue covered with a sign that reads, “Shame me for my behavior not my body.”

Despite her defense, Tamblyn is a proud Hillary Clinton supporter and says she will be standing with her come November. 

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