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Selma Blair: 'I've been raped multiple times'

2022-05-12T17:42:57.846Z

Actress Selma Blair started drinking alcohol as a child. The addiction later escalated – and her helpless situation was apparently taken advantage of.



Selma Blair (2019): "I don't know if I would have survived childhood without alcoholism"

Photo: DANNY MOLOSHOK/ REUTERS

Selma Blair doesn't hide, the actress is brutally honest.

When she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018, she wrote on Instagram: "I'm disabled." And later she appeared in public - marked by chemotherapy - with a bald head.

The 49-year-old continues on her way and in her new biography "Mean Baby" also shows her mental scars, from alcoholism to multiple rapes.

"I don't know if I would have survived my childhood without alcoholism," the American told People magazine: alcohol was a comfort and relief for her.

When she drank alcohol for the first time, it was a revelation for her.

She was drunk once when she was seven years old.

At a party, no one paid attention to how often she drank the wine.

She was then laid in her sister's bed: "In the morning I no longer knew how I got there."

Over the years, she has become a seasoned alcoholic "who knew how to hide her secret." Blair says alcohol abuse escalated in her teens and college.

Trauma processed in the book

Blair says she was raped after getting drunk on a spring break trip: "I made myself small and quiet and waited for it to be over." She wished it had been an isolated incident: "But it wasn't .

I've been raped, multiple times, because I was too drunk to say 'Please.

'Stop saying it.'

Apart from a therapist, she has never told anyone about the rapes until now.

The book helped her process the trauma: »I had so much shame and guilt.

I'm grateful that I felt safe enough to put it down on paper." She's been dry since 2016.

Blair became known through films such as »Cruel Intentions« (1999) and »Fog« (2005) and also had roles in various series.

Blair has a son with her ex-partner Jason Bleick.

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Source: spiegel

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