'I lost my virginity while I was asleep': Amy Schumer opens up about her assault in a candid chat with Oprah
Breaking her silence on the traumatic episode and finally labelling it as "rape", Schumer recalled the aftermath and how she found herself comforting her worried ex.
Amy Schumer is hardly the one to shy away from speaking her mind!
And the comic royalty maintained this candid composure as she recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a heart to heart talk on the show, 'Super Soul Sessions'. Amongst the various topics that the stand-up comedian-cum-actress touched upon during the explosive chat was an incident, in her teens, when Schumer says she was sexually assaulted by her then-boyfriend.
Without naming the person, the 36-year-old actress revealed that she was penetrated while she was sleeping and that the sex was non-consensual. While this is not the first time Schumer has opened up about the experience - she had mentioned it in her 2016 memoir, The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo - the comedian made a note that such incident falls in what she calls the "gray-area-rape" or "grape" as she refers in her stand-up acts.
“You think when that happens you say, ‘Okay, well, this isn’t someone I want to see rotting in a jail cell, but what he did to me was wrong’,” the Trainwreck actress, who recently tied the knot with her boyfriend of three months, Chris Fischer, recalled to Oprah. "I didn’t consent, and for me, I lost my virginity while I was asleep – and that’s not okay," she said.
Breaking her silence on the traumatic episode and finally labelling it as "rape", Schumer went on to narrate the aftermath and how she found herself in a position where she was comforting her ex.
“The first thing he said was, ‘I thought you knew'. I didn’t say anything yet. He was my boyfriend. I loved him. I had to comfort him,” she explained to the media mogul.
Schumer noted, citing the incident as an example, how she had to control her anger at the moment and comfort her worried boyfriend - because "as women, we’re really trained not to get angry".
However, when prodded further by Oprah if she would like to reevaluate the episode, Schumer added: "There is the desire to label things so we can store it somewhere and put it away. I personally — I feel like I lost my virginity through rape. I didn't consent, we hadn't discussed it."