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Amber Tamblyn, Spurred by Donald Trump, Details Her Own Tale of Sexual Abuse

Amber Tamblyn, best known for her role on tv soap General Hospital, revealed she was the victim of abuse spurred by the kind of attitude expressed by Donald Trump. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Amber Tamblyn, best known for her role on tv soap General Hospital, revealed she was the victim of abuse spurred by the kind of attitude expressed by Donald Trump. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Donald Trump’s degrading sexual comments about women and celebrity entitlement spurred painful memories for Amber Tamblyn, who came forward with her own story of sexual abuse to highlight the problem in today’s society.

The behavior is known as “sexual objectification.”

It occurs when women are treated as a commodity or an object without regard to their personality or dignity.

Trump’s objectification was classic in its vulgarity.

He boasted about how he used his “celebrity” to take advantage of women in the crudest way. “When you’re a star, they let you do it,” according to a video obtained by The Washington Post.

“Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything,” he crowed.

Trump also bragged about trying to seduce a married woman… without luck.

“I did try and f-ck her. She was married,” Trump said.

“I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, ‘I’ll show you where they have some nice furniture.’”

Trump was married to his third and current wife Melania at the time.

For Tamblyn, 33, the memories came rushing back and she felt compelled to address them.

“I need to tell you a story. With the love and support of my husband, I’ve decided I need to share it publicly,” she wrote in an Instagram caption along with a photo of Trump.

She began this way:

“A very long time ago I ended a long emotionally and physically abusive relationship with a man I had been with for some time. One night I was at a show with a couple girlfriends in Hollywood, listening to a DJ we all loved. I knew there was a chance my ex could show up, but I felt protected with my girls around me. Without going into all the of the details, I will tell you that my ex did show up, and came up to me in the crowd.

The encounter was frightening and demeaning.

“He’s a big guy, taller than me. The minute he saw me, he picked me up with one hand by my hair and with his other hand, he grabbed me under my skirt by my vagina— my p—y?— and lifted me up off the floor, literally, and carried me, like something he owned, like a piece of trash, out of the club.”

Tamblyn recounts kicking, screaming and crying as he carried her toward the door. Her friends were unable to stop him. But, fortunately, his brothers were also at the club and they blocked his way.

“In the scuffle he grabbed at my clothes, trying to hold onto me, screaming at me, and inadvertently ripped off my grandmother’s necklace, which I was wearing. The rest of this night is a blur I do not remember,” she writes.

“To this day I remember that moment. I remember the shame. I am afraid my mom will read this post. I’m even more afraid that my father could ever know this story.”

“That it would break his heart. I couldn’t take that. But you understand, don’t you? I needed to tell a story. Enjoy the debates tonight,” Tamblyn wrote.

Amber’s story drives home the point that Trump’s behavior is more than just “locker room talk.” There are real consequences.

Often the biggest is spouse abuse.

Domestic violence and abuse are used for one purpose and one purpose only: to gain and maintain total control over another person, according to mdical references.

Abusers use fear, guilt, shame, and intimidation to wear down a person and keep them under control. An abusive individual also may go beyond threats and intimidation and physically abuse you or those around you.

The problem is widespread. Around one quarter of all women said they had been the victim of domestic abuse at some point in their lives.

But it begins with attitudes like Trump’s. That’s why his “locker room talk” is being taken so seriously.

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I need to tell you a story. With the love and support of my husband, I've decided to share it publicly. A very long time ago I ended a long emotionally and physically abusive relationship with a man I had been with for some time. One night I was at a show with a couple girlfriends in Hollywood, listening to a DJ we all loved. I knew there was a chance my ex could show up, but I felt protected with my girls around me. Without going into all the of the details, I will tell you that my ex did show up, and came up to me in the crowd. He's a big guy, taller than me. The minute he saw me, he picked me up with one hand by my hair and with his other hand, he grabbed me under my skirt by my vagina— my pussy?— and lifted me up off the floor, literally, and carried me, like something he owned, like a piece of trash, out of the club. His fingers were practically inside of me, his other hand wrapped tightly around my hair. I screamed and kicked and cried. He carried me this way, suspended by his hands, all the way across the room, pushing past people until he got to the front door. My friends ran after him, trying to stop him. We got to the front door and I thank God his brothers were also there and intervened. In the scuffle he grabbed at my clothes, trying to hold onto me, screaming at me, and inadvertently ripped off my grandmother’s necklace, which I was wearing. The rest of this night is a blur I do not remember. How I got out to the car. How I got away from him that night. I never returned for my necklace either. That part of my body, which the current Presidential Nominee of the United States Donald Trump recently described as something he’d like to grab a woman by, was bruised from my ex-boyfriend's violence for at least the next week. I had a hard time wearing jeans. I couldn’t sleep without a pillow between my legs to create space. To this day I remember that moment. I remember the shame. I am afraid my mom will read this post. I'm even more afraid that my father could ever know this story. That it would break his heart. I couldn't take that. But you understand, don't you? I needed to tell a story. Enjoy the debates tonight.

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