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‘Law & Order’ star actress recalls being raped in her 30s

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Mariska Hargitay, known for her role in “Law & Order: SVU,” shared in a personal essay that she was raped in her thirties, emphasizing that the experience doesn’t define her.

She coped by privately advocating for victims of sexual violence and founding the Joyful Heart Foundation.

Hargitay highlighted the importance of acknowledging acquaintance rape and expressed hope that sharing her story would empower others. (Trending: Joe Biden Caught In Another Major Lie About J6)

“A man raped me in my thirties. It wasn’t sexual at all. It was dominance and control. Overpowering control,” wrote Hargitay.

“I went into freeze mode, a common trauma response when there is no option to escape. I checked out of my body,” recalled the actress. “I did what I had to do to survive,” she explained.

“Now I’m able to see clearly what was done to me. I understand the neurobiology of trauma. Trauma fractures our mind and our memory,” wrote Hargitay.

“That’s why I’ve talked so much about acquaintance rape, because many people still think of rape as a man jumping out of the bushes. This was a friend who made a unilateral decision,” said Hargitay.

She also honored sexual assault survivors and expressed gratitude for her current state of renewal and compassion.

Hargitay wrote, “they’re the ones who’ve been a source of strength for me. They’ve experienced darkness and cruelty, an utter disregard for another human being, and they’ve done what they needed to survive.”

“For some, that means making Olivia Benson a big part of their lives,” she added.

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