Gabrielle Union has revealed how filming the drama series Truth Be Told unearthed specific memories of the rape she survived at age 19.The actress, 50, detailed how she struggled to film the series during an appearance on CBS on Wednesday.
Union, who was assaulted at gun point while working her summer job, described how the show - which focuses on 'sexual violence of young people in the Bay Area' - forced her to reckon with the 'full brunt' of the rape she endured as a teenager. 'My brain was pulling back the curtain on everything': Gabrielle Union has revealed how filming season three of the drama series Truth Be Told unearthed memories of the rape she survived at age 19The Bring It On actress was unaware of the 'depths' of the disassociation she had endured during the attack until she started working on the show.'The show is about sexual violence of young people in the Bay Area.
At 19 I experienced sexual violence, I was raped at gunpoint at my job, and I was very clear about everything that had happened, but throughout the filming of this show, I realized the depths of disassociation. 'So, when it was happening, and when I've been describing this for 25 years, when it was happening, I left my body, and that is what they call disassociation, sort of removing yourself mentally from where you're at.'But I thought I came back into myself by the time the police arrived.
But throughout the filming of this show, what I realized is that for 30 years, I thought I knew everything that had happened, but my mind was protecting me, and so over those five months, it was like my brain was pulling back the curtain on everything - smells, everything that happened, what his skin felt like, all of it, was finally revealed to me.Read more on dailymail.co.uk