Comedian and Hollywood actress Amy Schumer has recently revealed her date rape experience, something not often talked about. She recalled how a date night with her then boyfriend had scarred her for life.
“I didn’t consent, and for me, I lost my virginity while I was asleep – and that’s not okay.”
Schumer claimed that she lost her virginity in the date rape. Explaining the horrific incident, the Trainwreck star added that she lost her virginity at the age of 17. The same incident was also mentioned in her 2016 memoir, The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo.
She revealed the sex was non-consensual and was forced on her while she was asleep, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“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’,” Schumer told US media mogul Oprah Winfrey in an episode of SuperSoul Conversations
But confronting him was necessary, Schumer thinks. She also said soon after the incident, he felt bad. Even though Schumer was angry, she had to comfort him.
“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.”
The Rage Within
“I also felt really angry,” she added.
“It was just a feeling I had. I felt really angry at him, and it’s a rage that has stayed with me. I don’t think you lose that. As women, we’re really trained not to get angry because that makes people dismiss you right away… but I felt I wanted to comfort him because he felt so bad and he was so worried, I just tried to push my anger down,” she said.
Years after the ordeal, the actress is still haunted by the incident. Maybe speaking up about it will be cathartic.