Modern Family star Sarah Hyland reveals she was sexually assaulted by a friend in high school
Sarah Hyland is not the only celebrity who has raised her voice and publicly spoken out in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford
With the Time's Up movement gaining momentum all around the world, 'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland, who plays the role of 'Haley Dunphy', has come forward with her own sexual assault story. On Thursday, the 27-year-old actress came forward with details of the horrifying ordeal in a Twitter post, reported Fox News.
"#whyididntreport He was a friend. It was New Year’s Eve. My senior year of high school. Everyone was drunk. He broke into the bathroom I was in," she wrote. "I hoped it was a dream but my ripped tights in the morning proved otherwise. I thought no one would believe me. I didn’t want to be called dramatic. After all, I didn’t say no. Shock can do that to a person."
She concluded her statement with the words: “#believewomen #metoo #ibelieveher.” Hyland added in a follow-up tweet, "I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. I believe Deborah Ramirez. I believe Julie Swetnick. There is no path forward for Judge Brett Kavanaugh."
According to reports, Hyland is not the only celebrity who has raised her voice and publicly spoken out in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both teenagers by delving into their past sexual assault incidents.
Other celebs like Busy Philipps, Padma Lakshmi, Lili Reinhart, and Alyssa Milano have also shared stories of their sexual assault in the past, and Hyland seems to have now joined these women in their fight.
Hyland, moreover, has been accused of being too skinny and having anorexia in the past but that hasn't stopped her from flaunting her body and really living in her skin. In 2002, Hyland revealed that she underwent a kidney transplant as part of her battle with kidney dysplasia. "This year has brought a lot of changes and with, that, physical changes," she said in a tweet. She also revealed that, at the time, she couldn't work out, which was "very upsetting".
"I am not a fan of 'being skinny' which many of you have told me that I am too much of," she wrote. She added, "No one's head should be bigger than their body," she continued, "but considering I've basically been on bed rest for the past few months, I've lost a lot of muscle mass. My circumstances have put me in a place where I'm not in control of what my body looks like. So, I strive to be as healthy as possible, as everyone should."