Lucy Hale Shares Her Experience with Sexual Assault

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Lucy Hale is opening up about her #MeToo moment.

In an interview with Haute Living, Hale spoke out about being taken advantage of, “I’ve experienced stuff on the small side, but assault is assault.” She adds, “I think there are a lot of people who have been intoxicated and taken advantage of. It’s happened to me and people I know. It’s very common. Luckily, I’ve been unscathed; nothing’s hurt me too badly.”

This isn’t the first time that the Pretty Little Liars star has been vocal about sexual assault. Back in January, Hale wrote in a social media post,  “I never understood sexual assault until tonight. I always sympathized, but never felt the pain of it until right now.”

The post has since been deleted, but she has discussed it vaguely in other interviews as well. Even with the tragic events that have happened, she is finding the somewhat “bright” side of it, like the #MeToo Movement bringing awareness to the frequency of sexual assault. “You know, you see the change happening it’s really an exciting time even though it started from dark times for people, I think the pay off will be extraordinary,” Hale said in another interview with Us Weekly.